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What's on in Preston

Preston is a vibrant city with a colourful event scene, which celebrates its diversity and longstanding cultural traditions. From popular annual event staples, such as the Encounter Festival, Central Lancashire's key cultural event, Rockprest, the UK's largest tribute act festival, and Egg Rolling, a large Easter tradition going back 150 years, to its varied quality offering of events and exhibitions taking place across the year, there's always something exciting happening for everyone to enjoy when visiting the city.

Events calendar

Our events calendar below gives you a list of upcoming events in and around Preston. From music gigs, festivals, theatre and film to family fun sessions, creative workshops, interesting talks and more, there's plenty going on! This year, we also have have a host of exciting events taking place in the city centre. For details see Preston City Centre Annual Events 2023.

Add your event

If you would like to submit an event to be included in our events calendar, complete the following online form:

Submit an event

To find out more about why to choose Preston for your event, and where to hold it, view our Preston Outdoor Event Location Guide (PDF) [3MB].

For insider inspiration and ideas around things to do, plus all the latest happenings in and around the city, take a look at our visit blog.