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Lancashire Encounter

Street performance taking place during Lancashire Encounter Festival.

Lancashire Encounter Festival 15th - 17th September 2023

Lancashire Encounter will be back again in 2023 with more fantastic performances, inspiring arts and impressive music.

Check out the Lancashire Encounter 2023 event page. More details are to be confirmed so keep an eye out.

What to expect

The Lancashire 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, Lancashire 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 Lancs Encounter - About.

Relive Lancashire Encounter 2022

Lancashire Encounter 2022 has been and gone! The festival returned over the weekend of 16 - 18 September and saw plenty of our lovely Prestonians engaging with all the events that took place. The Torchlight Procession on the Saturday evening was full of music and dance and paid a fitting tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Events, workshops, performances, music, art, and so much more took place around city centre locations. 

Take a look at the photos and details here at Lancs Encounter - Lancashire Encounter 2022.

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Lancashire Encounter 2018 video