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Preston Guild City

Summer on the Flag Market

Date Saturday 03 June 2017 - Saturday 26 August 2017
Time 9:00am - 11:30pm
Location Flag Market, Preston, PR1 2PP

Crowd and event on the Flag Market

Join us for a summer of FREE* fun and performances on the Flag Market (and some in the Harris too)

See everything from music, dancing and street theatre to comedy, Carnival King & Queen and Armed Forces Day.

You can also download the full programme from the documents section on this page.

* Most of the events and performances are free; see specific event pages for full details.

Saturday 3 June, 12noon - 4pm

Making a Mark

Paint a picture or take a photo - an explosion of art in the Harris and on the Flag Market for everyone to get involved with.

For more details, visit the Making a Mark event page.

Saturday 10 June, 12noon - 4pm

Urban Astronaut

Without Walls present Urban Astronaut. Combining stunning design, this includes never before seen aerial performance providing a glimpse of a future that might be...

For more details, visit the Urban Astronaut event page.

Street Theatre

Be transported to other worlds, classic tales from the Shed of Stories and meet Bill Oddity's Bewildered Beasts.

Saturday 17 June, 12noon - 4pm

Carnival's King & Queen

See the annual event crowning the Carnival King and Queen with spectacular showcase costumes.

For more details, see the Carnival King & Queen event page.

Saturday 24 June, 11am - 5pm

Armed Forces Day

Celebrate Preston's armed forces in style with attractions, demonstrations, military vehicles and a free music concert.

For more details, visit the Armed Forces Day event page.

Saturday 1 July

Lancashire Music Hub, 12noon - 4pm

Musical performance and a chance to sing along in the Harris and on the Flag Market.

For more details, visit the Lancashire Music Hub event page.

Derelict17 Festival, 11am - 4pm

This outdoor festival on the Flag Market will engage everyone with spectacular and participatory performance delivered by emerging national and international artists.

For more details, visit the Car-boot Disco Bingo event page or the Audio Caff event page.

Saturday 8 July, 7pm - 11.30pm


Brought to you by Preston's Business Improvement District (BID), international music performances including Tom Zanetti and Fatman Scoop will be live on the Flag Market at this spectacular open-air gig.

For more details and how to get tickets, visit the PrestFest event page.

Saturday 15 July, 12noon - 4pm

Superhero Academy

Interactive workshops for young people to create a superhero identity on Preston's Flag Market.

For more details, visit the Superhero Academy event page.

Saturday 22 July, 12noon - 5pm

Preston Tringe (full festival 21-30 July)

An exciting mix of theatre, comedy, dance, music and more in the Harris and on the Flag Market.

For full details, visit the Preston Tringe event page.

Saturday 29 July, 10am - 4pm

Preston Strong Man competition

Head to the Flag Market to watch the competitors battle it out for the Strong Man title.

For more details, visit the Preston Strong Man event page.

Saturday 5 August, 12noon - 4pm

Preston Mela

A vibrant celebration of South Asian culture that will see the Flag Market filled with the sounds of modern and traditional music.

For full details, visit the Preston Mela event page.

Saturday 12 August, 12noon - 4pm

Preston City Wrestling

A live wrestling show in the heart of the city centre, as part of PCW's 6th anniversary, for fans both old and new.

For full details, visit the Preston City Wrestling celebrations event page.

Saturday 19 August, 12noon - 4pm

Feast for Peace

Celebrating Preston's cultural diversity with plenty of opportunities to eat, listen to music and dance together.

For full details, visit the Feast for Peace event page.

Saturday 26 August, 12noon - 4pm

Blaze Lounge

A chance to hear some of the North West's best up and coming musicians performing their own new music.

For more details, visit the Blaze Lounge event page.

What else is happening in Preston?

There is a full and comprehensive list of what else is happening in and around Preston in our What's On Calendar including other summer events in different parts of the city:

You can also upload your own event if it takes places in Preston city centre or surrounding area.