The events calendar in 2019 for Amazing Accrington was jam packed with fun, friendly events for all ages.
From Live Music events, to BusFest, the annual Beer Festival, the coinciding Food and Drink festival & the #AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge, the 2019’s #AmazingAccrington calendar was filled with inspiring community events.
You can watch a video roundup here:
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to ensure public safety we had to cancel all plans for 2020. We are now in a position to launch our exciting 2021 proposed schedule of events – although we will follow all current guidance nearer the time.
The line up in Accrington’s Town Square includes:
Saturday 24th April:
#AmazingAccrington Bus & Bike Fest
Featuring vintage buses and coaches, plus motorbikes of all types and size, this is sure to be a winner with motor enthusiasts of all ages.
Saturday 15th May
#AmazingAccrington Live Music Festival
Once again on an outdoor stage we will be showcasing the best of our schools, local musical talent and a fun day out for all the family. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of our lineup!
Saturday 5th June
#AmazingAccrington Food Festival and World War II Re-enactment
Bigger and better than previous years, we never stop developing ideas for the variety of food and drinks on offer. Additionally, next year’s re-enactment will feature not just a Spitfire but also a Sherman Tank, and a Russian KrAZ military truck.
Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June
#AmazingAccrington Beer Festival
The Beer Festival will return for the weekend in the Town Hall, featuring a diverse line up of quality real ales plus alternative drinks and entertainment.
Saturday 28th August & Sunday 29th August
#AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge
The incredibly popular Soapbox Challenge will return for the delight of the onlookers – for 2021 we will tour not only Accrington town centre on the Saturday, but also for the first time look to close down Queen Street in Great Harwood on the Sunday, and make this a multi site event across the weekend.
Saturday 25th September
#AmazingAccrington Accrington Day – new for 2021
In collaboration with Hyndburn Borough Council, this is the day the community unites to celebrate all things heritage, business, retail, football and tourism in the borough, helping to put Accrington on the map. Let’s honour and celebrate all of our borough’s achievements, as we come together to plan the next step in our growth.
We are grateful to have the support of Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn and Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council.
Miles commented on our 2021 proposed schedule:
“The team at #AmazingAccrington have really elevated the town’s events over recent years, bringing in thousands of visitors and really giving a boost to our town centre. They always put on a high quality event worth going to, and draw people in.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting our town centres back to normality post Covid-19 restrictions. This is a fabulous line up of events for our residents and visitors, and I’m particularly looking forward to the Accrington Day where we can get together and celebrate our achievements in business, retail and football amongst others – they’re really something to be proud of.”
For more information about Amazing Accrington please visit www.amazingaccrington.co.uk – thanks must go once again to all our wonderful sponsors, without whose support these events could not take place.
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