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City Centre Events

Event Name Date Location Scale
Skiddle Bus 23/2 Flag Market Small
Stand Together Against Racism 23/3 Flag Market Medium
The Great Preston Scavenger Hunt 30/3 Avenham Park/Flag Market Small
Egg Rolling 22/4 Avenham Park Large
Carnival 26/5 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturdays -Jazz Festival 1/6 Flag Market/Harris Small
Summer Saturdays – TBC 8/6 Flag Market Small/Large
Summer Saturdays – Making a Mark 15/6 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturdays – Preston Rocks* 22/6 Flag Market Large
Summer Saturdays – Prestfest* 22/6 Flag Market Large
Summer Saturdays – Armed Forces Day 29/6 Flag Market Large
UCLan Science Festival 30/6 UCLan Large
Summer Saturdays – Preston City Mela 6/7 Flag Market Large
Summer Saturdays – Vikings 13/7 Flag Market/Harris Museum Small
Summer Saturdays – Bus Anniversary 20/7 Flag Market/Harris Museum Small
The Lancashire Festival 20/7 Miller Park Small
Summer Saturday – Preston Pulse 27/7 Flag Market Medium
Summer Saturday – Street Theatre Day 3/8 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturday – Preston Youth Theatre 10/8 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturday – Preston City Wrestling 17/8 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturday – Youth Music Event 24/8 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturday – Feast for Peace 30/8 Flag Market Small
Preston Pride 28/9 Flag Market Large
Run Preston 29/9 City Centre Large
Remembrance Sunday 10/11 City Centre Large
Armistice Day 11/11 Flag Market Small
Christmas Concert & Lights Switch On* 23/11 Flag Market Large

Additional events may take place from private businesses across the sites.  Details will be added to the calendar when we are made aware.

For further details on the events above contact events@preston.gov.uk

For details on events marked with an asterisk, please contact bid@lancschamber.co.uk

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