Blackpool Shows & Events 2016


Blackpool has a jaw-dropping events calendar with mouth-watering shows, concerts and special events.

Renowned as the Dance Capital of the World, Blackpool boasts two magnificent ballrooms  at The Blackpool Tower and the Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens. They both regularly host major competitions; the largest is Blackpool’s annual Dance Festival  26th May to 3rd June 2016

Blackpool Gay Pride – 11th & 12th June 2016 – Winter Gardens

International Soul Festival – 17th – 19th June 2016 – Winter Gardens

Blackpool will once again be celebrating Britain’s Armed Forces, past, present and future, with a week of events during 20th to 26th June 2016.

BETVICTOR WORLD MATCHPLAY DARTS 16th to 24th July 2016 – Opera House

Blackpool Punk Festival – 4th to 7th August 2016 – Winter Gardens

Blackpool Air Show

Aircraft both classic and modern take to the skies in Blackpool’s brilliant FREE airshow – a marvellous family day out for young and old! Sunday 7th & Monday 8th August 2016.

The World Firework Championships in September sees international pyrotechnical experts stage amazing displays in the skies above the Promenade. Starts Friday 9th September the every Friday until 30th September 2016.

Blackpool Illuminations is the greatest free lights show on earth. The Big Switch-On weekend starts on Friday 2nd September 2016. The lights shine until Sunday 6th November.

Don’t miss your chance to preview the famous Blackpool Illuminations on Tuesday 30th August 2016 as part of the popular Ride the Lights . So grab your bike and ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. You can ride as much or as little of the route as you are able.

Blackpool’s events calendar is regularly updated with new and exciting reasons to visit the resort. Keep checking these pages to discover what else we have in store for you during your next visit.


Killer Queen – A Killer Experience! – 28th May 2016 – Opera House

Save the last Dance for Me – 31st May – 4th June 2016 – Opera House

Avenue Q – 6th – 11th June 2016 – Opera House

Hits & Hits Reloaded – 18th & 19th June 2016 – Opera House

A Day at the Opera Organ Concert – 25th June 2016 – Opera House

Jane McDonald – 30th June 2016 – Opera House




To find out more of what’s on in blackpool Click on the Theater to go to their Website.

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