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Encounter Festival - Preston City Centre

The Encounter Festival takes place over a full weekend in September. The festival is the key cultural event for Central Lancashire and drives the development of the County's arts and culture.

Bringing the city of Preston to life, Encounter transforms key locations in the city centre into colourful bursts of creativity. The Harris, Preston Flag Market, Preston Markets, Winckley Square and Avenham Park are just some of the locations which see displays of local talent in the form of performances, installations, music and more.

For more details visit Encounter Festival - About.

Relive Encounter Festival 2023

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2023 saw the return of the Encounter Festival, which was a resounding success. The three day arts and cultural extravaganza transformed the heart of Preston into a vibrant hub of creativity, unity and celebration, through a diverse lineup of performances, workshops, and activities.

Take a look at the photos and details here at Encounter Festival - Encounter Festival 2023.

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Encounter Festival 2018 video