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Preston City Centre Events 2024

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

With an exciting array of things to see and do in 2024, get ready to enjoy your favourite annual events that will undoubtedly keep you entertained 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.

City Centre Events Guide

Feel free to download and take with you our  Visit Preston City Events 2024 Programme (PDF) [1MB]  so you don't miss out!

Also check out the City Events Showreel at YouTube - Visit Preston City Events Showreel.

Heritage Open Days

6 - 15 September: Experience Preston's history, architecture and culture...

Encounter Festival

21 - 22 September: The Encounter Festival is back again with more fantastic performances, inspiring arts and impressive music in the City Centre...

Preston Pride

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

Remembrance Sunday

10 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...

Armistice Day

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

Christmas Lights Switch On

23 November: Kicking off the start of Christmas in Preston...

Festive Fire Garden

7 - 8 December: Warming up your Christmas season with artistic fire sculptures...