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Annual events in Preston

Don't miss these fantastic city centre events taking place each year.

From the excellent egg rolling Easter Monday tradition to the extraordinary Encounter Festival, an action packed arts and culture weekend of events taking place each September, the city welcomes its ever popular yearly staples, as well as a host of other amazing events which take place across the year.

To find out what other events are taking place in Preston take a look at our what's on calendar.

Egg Rolling

Join the popular Easter tradition going back over 150 years.

Encounter Festival

Don't miss Central Lancashire's key arts and cultural festival.


From music shows to comedy nights, expect a top notch line-up of acts.


Come along to the UK's biggest tribute act festival.

Caribbean Carnival

Celebrate the flamboyant and creative Caribbean culture.

City of Preston 10K

Sign up to compete in the 2K, 5K and 10K challenge.

Preston Pride

Celebrating and supporting the city's LGBTQ community.

Preston City Mela

Join the celebration of South Asian arts, culture, tradition, and heritage.

Preston City Wrestling

A great spectacle of match brawls outside in the summer sun, with a colourful display of strength and competitiveness.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Join the Christmas celebration on the Flag Market.