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Whats On

Whats On

...keep up to date with our comprehensive guide to events in & around Blackburn & Darwen.

Welcome to Blackburn & Darwen

Welcome to the official website guide to Blackburn and Darwen. 
The borough is a vibrant, happening place to be with great food, good sport and a fashionable heritage as well as two town centres that are creative, entrepreneurial and entertaining places to be.

For more information contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 / 669187 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

Big Christmas Nutcracker Prize Trail

BIG Nutcracker Prize Trail

Discover Blackburn by following the Nutcracker Trail around business locations in the town centre! The competition begins on Saturday 3rd December...

BIG Christmas Street Fair

BIG Christmas Street Fair

Don't miss the Blackburn Bid's BIG Christmas Street Fair on 10th December 2016 from 10am - 6pm. The day to do all your Christmas shopping with...

Happy Birthday Elvis

Happy Birthday Elvis with Paul Molloy

Paul Molloy & his band return to Thwaites Empire Theatre on Sunday, 8th January 2017 with his Happy Birthday Elvis show. Elvis remembered takes...

  • Thumbnail for Meet Father Christmas at The MallMeet Father Christmas at The Mall 25/11/2016Bring the children to see Father Christmas in his spectacular Grotto in Victoria Court, The Mall Blackburn The grotto will be open from Friday, 25th November to Saturday 24th, December 2016.
  • Thumbnail for BIG Nutcracker Prize Trail BIG Nutcracker Prize Trail 03/12/2016From 3rd - 17th December 2016 discover the hidden giant Nutcracker Soldiers hidden around Blackburn town centre and win with Blackburn BID. Pick up a leaflet from mid-November, follow the clues and get your special Nutcracker Trail stamped at each location.
  • Thumbnail for Happy Birthday Elvis with Paul MolloyHappy Birthday Elvis with Paul Molloy 08/01/2017Paul Molloy & his band return to Thwaites Empire Theatre on Sunday, 8th January 2017 with his Happy Birthday Elvis concert. The show takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s. Paul Molloy and the Red Alert concert band bringing you a full two hour live show.
  • Thumbnail for The Pitmen Poets The Pitmen Poets 12/01/2017An evening of music song and spoken word illustrated by atmospheric archive photography by The Pitmen Poets at Darwen Library Theatre on 12th January 2017 at 7.30pm

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