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Visit Preston Blog 2023

Pumpkins with carved faces

Let our Visit Blog inspire your trip to Preston with insider information on things to see and do, plus current events and happenings around the city - all in one handy place. If you're interested in finding out about the latest investment and business news taking place across the city visit Invest Preston - Business Blog.

Blogs featured are for 2023. For previous posts see our archive:

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Halloween 2023 - where to pick pumpkins in Preston and surrounding areas

26 September 2023: Baby pumpkins, huge pumpkins, fancy pumpkins... Preston's pumpkin patches have it all this year.

Encounter Festival 2023 highlights

22 September 2023: Incredible images from an extraordinary weekend of spectacular performances, inspiring arts and amazing music.

Student Guide 2023 - things to do in Preston City Centre

13 September 2023: Whether you're a fresher or returning student, get a head start to your new term with some great places to visit, eat and drink across the city centre.

Encounter Festival's Torchlight Procession to illuminate the streets of Preston

13 September 2023: Encounter Festival is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Torchlight Procession, a magnificent spectacle that will illuminate the streets of Preston with music, dance, and vibrant energy.

Encounter Festival showcases a diverse and captivating lineup

4 September 2023: Encounter Festival is pleased to unveil the exceptional lineup of performances that will take over Preston with creativity and performance during the weekend of Friday 15 until Sunday 17 September.

Preston City Council and UK Media and Events Limited team up

18 August 2023: A landmark partnership to lead the production and event delivery services for the city of Preston.

Encounter Festival unveils exciting programme

14 August 2023: With a weekend packed full of captivating performances, this year's Encounter Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for of all ages.

Summer holidays in Preston 2023

9 August 2023: Fun things to do with the kids in Preston this summer. A cracking list of activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank.

Great places to eat and drink outdoors in Preston City Centre

28 July 2023: Get yourself down to some great al fresco drink and dine spots this summer.

Summer things to do and events in Preston 2023

30 June 2023: with summer now upon us, if you're wondering how to spend those long sunny days, then Preston has plenty to offer this season.