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Preston City Centre Annual Events 2023

Avenham Park Mela event in the distance and Japanese Gardens close up

Prepare for an action-packed year in Preston City Centre.

With an exciting array of things to see and do in 2023, get ready to enjoy your favourite annual events that will undoubtedly keep you engaged and exploring the city you love.

From the vibrant Preston Pride parade, to the electrifying RockPrest, the wonderful and colourful Preston City Mela, and music pumping Preston Weekender, there are endless activities to look forward to in our bustling City Centre!

Stay informed about upcoming events with our comprehensive What's On calendar, and make the most of your summer with the our Summer Things to Do in Preston 2023 guide.

Makers Market

12 August - 09 December: On Preston Flag Market on the second Saturday of every month, come and take a look at a range of local craft stores, decadent cakes and handmade breads to an array of cheeses and locally distilled Gins...


1 September to 7 October: The MET (Mobile Event Tent) is Preston's newest and most exciting entertainment venues. Don't miss out on Squirrel Walnutkins' eco-adventure, captivating theatre performances, singer-songwriters and even a nerf party!

Preston Pride

23 September: Bringing together Preston and the North West for celebration and support of the city's LGBTQ+ community in the City Centre...

Preston 10k

24 September: Runners of all ages and abilities can join this fun and friendly race through the heart of Preston city centre...

Armistice Day

11 November: At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month - we will remember them...

Remembrance Sunday

12 November: We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism...