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Summer Events at Preston Markets

Date Saturday 23 June 2018 - Sunday 23 September 2018
Time 8:00am - 8:00pm
Location Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA
Cost Free

Preston Markets Exterior

Enjoy music, dancing, street theatre and more at the new Preston Markets this Summer...

There's a variety of entertainment coming to Preston Markets this Summer. From dancing and singing to puppets and art, there is something intriguing for all the family to discover and enjoy.

For even more Summer events around Preston see Summer Saturdays.


Saturday 28 July, 8am-8pm 

The Markets will be filled with Irish music as the Whelan Joyce School of Irish Dance undertake a twelve hour danceathon. The danceathon will raise money throughout the day for St Catherine's Hospice and the dance school. 

As well as constant dancing there will be a chance for you to join in and brush up on your own dancing skills.  

All donations will be going to St Catherine's Hospice and the dance school. You can sponsor them on the day or visit JustGiving - Whelan Joyce Irish Danceathon.


Saturday 4 August

Bees! is an intriguing walkabout performance and installation all about bees! In this multi-sensory experience you can explore the world of bees and get up close and personal with a deluxe and sumptuous beehive.

More information and times to follow.

The Pentagon

Saturday 4 August

The Pentagon is a stunning free-standing plywood installation, swathed in attention-grabbing hand drawn cartoons. Children and adults can’t help but be drawn in and get stuck in with the paint pens to create a huge piece of community artwork.

More information and times to follow. 

Record Fair

Saturday 4 August

MASA Record Fairs return under the fish market canopy, selling many types of music on vinyl, CD's, tapes and music memorabilia.

More information and times to follow.

The Story Tent & The Rat Race

Saturday 18 August

The Story Tent contains a very sweet little old man, sitting inside a mobile tent filled with all sorts of interesting objects. Each item comes with a fascinating story, told using special effects, music and puppetry.

Perfect for all of the family, the Rat Race is a surreal and darkly funny commentary on modern life... as told by rats in a ginormous block of cheese. 

More information and times to follow. 

Live Music

Saturday 8 September

More information and times to follow.

Lancashire Encounter 

Friday 21-23 September 

Taking place over the weekend, Lancashire Encounter is a festival celebrating arts, music and dance. Fun for all the family there will be plenty of chances for you to also get involved. 

Performances will be taking place throughout the city centre, including the Markets. 

For more details see Lancashire Encounter

Map address for Preston Markets

Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.