An air display over Blackpool Promenade.

What’s on in Blackpool 2024

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Blackpool: stalwart of the British coastal holiday, and home to two of our Haven parks – Marton Mere and Cala Gran

Bustling Blackpool is home to a plethora of annual events, with attractions like Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Zoo arranging lots of fun things to do throughout the year. But Blackpool is also ideally located to access some of the brilliant events on offer in wider Lancashire, and even the southern Lake District, which is close by. 

So without further ado, here’s a look at all of the brilliant events you can look forward to when you stay with us in Blackpool in 2024.

Year-round

Year-round

Spooky Tours and History Tours 

When: various regular tours 

Where: Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road 

Hop in the car and visit a piece of Lancashire history less than half-an-hour’s drive away in Samlesbury Hall. A Tudor-style property packed with history, and – if you believe the stories – ghosts, it also has an on-site café, waffle house and adventure playground. Explore it in detail with one of the regularly scheduled guided tours.   

Parkrun 

When: Every Saturday at 9am 

Where: Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, and Outer Promenade, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 

Everyone is welcome at the Blackpool and Fleetwood parkrun. This inclusive event is suitable for everyone, regardless of how fast you are. Buggies and dogs are also welcome! The 5k event happens on a weekly basis and is FREE to enter. Just head to parkrun UK’s website to register and get your barcode for the event. 

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Lytham Hall Classic & Performance Motor Show 

When: May 19, 2024 

Where: Lytham Hall, Lytham 

Interested in horsepower, history and Georgian halls? This is definitely the place for you! Set on the manicured lawns of Grade-I listed Lytham Hall, just outside Blackpool, this huge display of motors spans classic cars, 4x4s and even military vehicles. There are also stalls, car club stands, and entry includes access to the historic hall – and its tea room – as well as the 78-acre park.

July

Lytham Festival 

When: 3-7 July

Where: Lytham Green, Lytham 

Just outside of Blackpool is Lytham, whose increasingly popular annual music event is set to become even bigger for 2024! Usually set over five days, the festival attracts music lovers from far and wide with its impressive line-up. While 2024 acts haven’t yet been confirmed, in 2023 the likes of Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Blondie, Kaiser Chiefs, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Lionel Richie will be taking to the stage. Already wishing you had tickets? Yep, us too!

Sister Act The Musical 

When: July 15-20  

Where: Opera House Winter Gardens, Blackpool 

Based on the ever popular movie that starred Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill, Sister Act The Musical is touring the UK, with a stop off at Blackpool in summer 2024. Mother Superior will be played by Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph. 

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August

August

Blackpool Air Show 

When: 10-11 August

Where: Blackpool Promenade, Blackpool 

Showcasing amazing British aviation, this fantastic free annual weekend event always attracts families. Watch talented pilots take to the skies in a range of flying machines, and you might just catch a display by the world-famous Red Arrows, too. 

The British Country Music Festival 

When: August 30-September 1, 2024 

Where: Winter Gardens, Blackpool 

Launched in 2019, this independent festival celebrates country-style songwriters from across the UK and Ireland in an indoor musical celebration. Covering Americana, roots, blues and British indie-folk, it’s an eclectic and welcoming scene.

September

September

Blackpool Illuminations 

When: 1 September 2024-January 2025 

Where: Blackpool Promenade 

It’s hard to picture Blackpool without the shining lights of its famous illuminations, available to explore and wonder at from autumn into winter. A highlight must be the dutifully lit-up, train-shaped tram – always popular with the youngest visitors! Grab a portion of fish and chips and take a stroll, or drive, through the electrifying display.

October

The Open Worlds 

When: October 26-27 

Where: Blackpool Tower Ballroom 

This professional ballroom and Latin American dance competition sees dancers from around the world compete in a range of categories. But don’t worry, you won’t need your Salsa shoes to spectate – just your ticket!

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Brand new holiday homes from £34,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cardigan View, Church Farm, Cala Gran, Far Grange, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay. 

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.  

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Pre-owned holiday homes from £19,995

Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Church Farm, Cala Gran, Cardigan View, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

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‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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