What’s on: events in Blackburn with Darwen

Published July 13, 2018 at 12:27

Events in and around Blackburn & Darwen.

Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of the events below. For more information see our web site or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email:

Blackburn Town Centre

  • Until 4th August: Art in Manufacturing Legacy Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Wednesday – Saturday 12noon-4.45pm)
  • Until 27th July: Make Blackburn Beautiful Exhibition, Prism Contemporary Gallery, Lord St West Mon –Sat 10am -4pm
  • 17th – 21st July: Blackburn Open Walls,  the walls of Blackburn Town Centre will be brought to life by artists see for more information
  • 19th July: Dark Truck- Unselfie, become part of the art in this interactive installation, Cathedral Square 1pm -6pm
  • 20th -25th July: Summer Activities at The Mall – Fantasmapods, Virtual Reality Experience. Victoria Court, The Mall Blackburn 10.30am -4.30pm
  • 20th July: ArtSpace, The Bureau Centre for the Arts 6.30pm – 10pm
  • 20th July: Night at The Museum 9, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm
  • 21st July: “Make it on the Market” Craft & Activity Workshops on Blackburn Market 10.30am -12 noon / 12.30pm -4pm
  • 21st July: Street Art Tour, hosted by Blackburn Open Walls 4pm
  • 21st July: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 22nd July: Community Feast, The Bureau Centre for the Arts 2pm – 4pm. (Bring some food to share)

Darwen Town Centre

  • 18th July: Darwen Flower School “Festival Feather Crowns” Dolly’s Tea Room 7pm
  • 18th July: Author Visit – Jennifer Palmer, Darwen Library 3pm
  • 19th July: Brambles East School Showcase, Darwen Market Square 11am  – 11.30am
  • 21st July: Luke Concannon & Guests, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 22nd July: The Big Tower Walk – Postponed

Other events around the borough

  • 17th July: Blackburn Flower School “Summer Vegetative Design”, St Marks Club 7pm
  • 18th – 21st July: RV International Piano Week, The Croston Theatre, Westholme School. See  for details of all the concerts.
  • 19th -29th July: Mega Value Fun Park, Witton Country Park, £5 per session, open 1pm -9pm (Sunday 1pm -6pm)
  • 19th July: Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool, Pre Season Friendly, Ewood Park 7.45pm
  • 20th July: Folk at The Barlow with The Wilsons, The Barlow, Edgworth 8pm
  • 21st & 22nd July: Showtime 2018 by Highfield School of Dance, in aid of Derian House, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7pm Sat/ 6pm Sun
  • 21st July: Summer Fun Day, Roe Lee Park 12 -4pm
  • 22nd July: Art in the Garden, Turton Tower 11am – 4pm

We try our best to keep up to date with what’s going on around the borough but if you know of any other events please let us know so that we can add them to our listings. If you know of anyone else who would like to receive our weekly updates please email us their details:

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