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
Makers Market 11/5 Flag Market Large
Carnival 26/5 Flag Market Small
Summer Saturdays -Jazz Festival 1/6 Flag Market/Harris Small
Summer Saturdays – Vintage Vehicles 8/6 Flag Market Medium
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.

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For details on events marked with an asterisk, please contact


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