What's on 2008 - See List
Events and activities is what Blackpool is all about. Welcoming
hundreds of shows, concerts and special events each year, and
with the events calendar continually growing and expanding,
there are lots of reasons to visit Blackpool and stay the whole
Blackpool is kmown as one of the main dance venues in the
World. With two magnificent ballrooms, Blackpool regularly
hosts major national and international events. With the success
of TV's "Come Dancing" its popularity has grown enormously.
The largest and most famous of these events is Blackpool’s
Annual Dance Festival, which attracts top international competitors
from around the world.
Blackpool International Fireworks Championships – Each
year the skies above Blackpool provide for a spectacular
firework display, competing with the international fireworks
competition of Plymouth Hoe. As with many seaside resorts
there is a spectacular end of season firework display every
November at the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Check the weatehr
and phone for a last minute update however.
"Blackpool Illuminations", that famous turn of
phrase,is the biggest night of the year when the resort bathes
into a glory of colour as the world famous Illuminations
are switched on. Many thousands of people gather at this
free event to celebrate the start of the incredible 66 night
Blackpool Air Display – As with may seaside resorts,
such as another of the UK's leading resorts; Torquay, today’s
top pilots including the World Famous Red Arrows regularly
visit the resort.
Blackpool’s events calendar is a moving target and
need constantly checking for updates.