See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Blackpool area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
February 14-23, 2014, a vibrant international festival of circus, magic and new variety brings world-class talent to Blackpool. Showzam's Carnival Ball at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom has a different theme each year. See website for updates.
June 8, 2014, 7:30pm-11:59pm at The Sands Venue on Blackpools Promenade with a host of talent as usual and special guests, A wonderfull evening of fun & frivolities.
June 14-15, 2014. Saturday parade 11am-12pm on the Promenade, from Central Pier, towards North Pier, then right on Talbot Rd and right on Abingdon St, ending up at the Winter Gardens where Blackpool Pride Festival events begin, and continue through Sunday. The Blackpool Same Sex Dance Festival, European Championship 2014 take place at the Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom.
June 14-15, 2014 at Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Church St. During the same weekend as Blackpool Pride, all at the Winter Gardens. Competition Categories: Open Men's and Women's Ballroom, Open Women's Ballroom, Senior Men's and Women's Ballroom, Open Men's and Women's Latin, Senior Men's and Women's Latin, Showdance Couples and Teams.
August 1-3, 2014. A multi venue and outdoor weekend based on Upper Queen Street, North Shore, at our BEAR CENTRAL marquee. A fun packed extravaganza of entertainment for up to 2000 bears and their admirers, with 3 days of non-stop fun, friendship and excitement to bring our favorite members of the LGBT community back home. Host hotels: Trades Hotel and Nevada Hotel, both on Lord Street.
August 29 - November 9, 2014. The annual Big Switch On - Lights shine for 66 nights, through early-November each year, features include special celebrity guests & free concert.
Fridays from September 5-29, 2014, annual events at Tower Festival Headland. International pyrotechnical experts stage amazing displays in the skies above the Promenade from approximately 7:30pm.