About Annual Events
Join in with Preston's annual festivities and make some memories...
Dance along in the Caribbean Carnival or take on the Run Preston challenge, there are an abundance of festivities and events Preston invites you to join in with.
Witness Preston's Caribbean Carnival bring the streets of Preston to life. Every summer people from all walks of life come together and light up Preston with colourful costumes, vibrant displays, live music and lots of dancing. Of course the carnival wouldn't be complete without some refreshing and tasty food.
Easter time invites everyone together for Egg Rolling along with many other Easter festivities. Every year you can get creative with an Easter bonnet competition and enjoy an assortment of stalls and entertainment. The event never fails to surprise and makes for a unique and fun Easter celebration for all the family. Expect music, theatre, workshops...and the unexpected!
Lancashire Encounter Festival
The Lancashire Encounter Festival is an annual festival in the making. But don't let its youth mislead you; the previous festivals have been a roaring success. Many artists and performers gather together to bring the streets of Preston alive along with pop up markets, workshops, exhibitions and much more. The festival delivers lots to see and participate in for all kinds of visitors.
For the avid runners out there, Run Preston is an annual running challenge which takes place in September. Over 1500 runner line up to compete in the 2K, 5K and 10K challenge. The route takes runners through the scenic Avenham and Miller Parks and the city centre streets. For the bystanders, the flag market is host to entertainment and activities.