Southport Flower Show
The Hodder Show



Lancashire is alive with a huge variety of special events and festivals throughout the year. What ever your age or interests, Lancashire can offer something for everybody all year round.

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Featured Events


The annual Chipping Steam Fair  will be held over the weekend of the 25th, 26th -27th May. With over 450 exhibitors and many new features, the show is one of the North West's premier attractions


This year the annual Bowland festival in June will be replaced by a new 'year-round' calendar of events that celebrate the birds, wildlife, landscape and culture of the Forest of Bowland AONB.
 For listed events visit  'Forest of Bowland events'.
24th June - 30th June - Blackpool Armed Forces  Week celebrates Britain's armed forces past, present & future. For further details visit the website.

  21st June - 23rd June  Blackpool Championship Dog Show featuring over 10,000 dogs and 125 breeds.

The Colne Grand Prix cycle race takes place around the streets of Colne on the 17th July.


 Visit Garstang on the 3rd August for a great day of family entertainment
The Garstang Agricultural Show reputedly one of the Best One Day Shows in the Country, takes place on the 3rd August 2013. For further details click here.

Southport Flower Show  runs from the 15th-18th August and is one of the largest, most diverse and friendliest shows in the country. Set in the 34 acre Victoria Park, visitors can expect to see spectacular show gardens, water features and 1 million beautiful blooms. It's the ideal opportunity to chat to gardening celebrities, browse the arts & crafts and sample the best produce in the fine foods marquee, with cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs.

For the family there is live music, arena entertainment and plenty for the youngsters including the new Kidz Kr8, a marquee dedicated to educate children about our environment, healthy eating, physical developmental and outdoor fun.
It's a great day out for the whole family! Children under 16 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For details on tickets and how to get there click Southport Flower Show

Blackpool Illuminations
 The 30th August sees the Big Switch on Blackpool Illuminations. At 10 kilometres long and using over one million bulbs, the illuminations are an awesome spectacle and run until the 3rd November. For further information on where to stay and what to do in Blackpool visit Lets Stay Lancashire Blackpool Area Guide.

The 69th Annual Hodder Valley Show is on Saturday 14 September, 2013 in Newton in Bowland. The event is a traditional agricultural and horticultural show, being the perfect family day out, with something for everyone to enjoy. Every year the show is visited by upwards of 3000 people, experiencing a slice of rural life in an idyllic setting.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015