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Preston this Summer

Date Saturday 01 June 2019 - Saturday 31 August 2019
Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location Preston Flag Market, Cheapside, Preston, PR1 2PP
Cost Free

Mela taking place, with lots of crowds and dancing, on Preston Flag Market.

Keep your Saturdays sizzling in Preston this Summer with these events...

Summer Saturdays are back for 2019, making sure your weekends are loaded with fun things to do throughout the summer in and around the city centre, including Preston Flag Market, Preston Markets and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

Each Saturday will see a new and exciting free event, helping you keep your summer packed full of fun.

Keep checking back as more details about the events are added.

Jazz in the City - Flag Market, Preston Markets and the Harris

Saturday 1 June, 12pm-4pm

As part of the Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival, you can expect top jazz performances and improvisational events. The Flag Market, Preston Markets and the Harris will host Shade of Dango, Aziz Ibrahim, and the Worldwise Samba Drummers.

For more details visit Jazz in the City.

Vintage Vehicles - Flag Market and Preston Markets

Saturday 8 June, 10am-4pm

Get up close and personal to some classic vehicles and interesting artefacts on Preston Flag Market and at Preston Markets.

For more details visit Vintage Vehicles.

Making a Mark - Flag Market and the Harris

Saturday 15 June, 12pm-4pm

With this year's theme of the affect of plastics in our oceans, this Making a Mark event invites you to bring along single-use plastic items. Artists will turn these into usable items as well as a giant installation.

For more details visit Making a Mark.

Preston Rocks & Prestfest - Flag Market

Saturday 22 June, 12pm-11.30pm

Enjoy two headline events on the flag market; kicking off with catwalk shows presented by Mark Wright and followed by international musical performers.

For more details see Preston Rocks & Prestfest.

Preston Armed Forces Day - Flag Market and Preston Markets

Saturday 29 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Celebrate the city's serving soldiers, their families and Preston's connection with the armed forces.

For more details see Armed Forces day

Rockprest - Moor Park

Saturday 29 June, 1pm - 11pm

The UK's biggest free rock tribute festival is back in Preston for the summer of 2019, with over 40 live tribute bands which will keep you rocking all Saturday and Sunday.

For more details see Rockprest.

Preston City Mela - Flag Market and Preston Markets

Saturday 6 July, 11am-4pm

Brightening up Preston's Flag Market and Preston Markets, the annual Mela celebrates South Asian arts, culture, tradition, and heritage.

For more details see Preston Mela.

Vikings - Flag Market

Saturday 13 July, 12pm-4pm

Witness Preston Flag Market be turned into a Viking settlement.

For more details see Vikings on the Flag Market.

Preston Bus Station and Ribble Bus' anniversary - Flag Market

Saturday 20 July, 12pm-4pm

The Flag Market will come alive in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ribble Buses as well as 50 years since the iconic Preston Bus Station was built. Expect a kids party bus and more.

For more details see Bus, Bus, and More Buses.

Preston Pulse - Flag Market and Preston Markets

Saturday 28 July, 10.30am-4pm

Preston's annual Pulse is led by the community and celebrates the diversity in the city. There will be a fun-packed day of free activities and entertainment as well as stalls filled with food.

For more details see Preston Pulse Community Celebration Day.

Alien Invasion - Flag Market and Preston Markets

Saturday 3 August, 12pm-4pm

Strange visitors are landing on the Flag Market and at Preston Markets, communicating to earthlings through movement in a creative and unique performance. You can join in and enjoy the performance further by taking part in the aliens' family workshops.

For more details see Alien Invasion.

CAPTIVE - Flag Market

Saturday 10 August, 12pm-4pm

Don't miss this thrilling fusion of dance, acrobatics, and aerial work inside a large cage. This performance will have you on the edge of your seat.

For more details see CAPTIVE.

Ramshackilicious: The Band at the End of the World - Flag Market

Saturday 10 August, 12pm-4pm

Existing in their own apocalyptic microclimate, Ramshacklicious are a brass band at the end of the world.

For more details see Band at the End of the World.

Wrestling - Flag Market

Saturday 17 August, 1pm-3pm

Wrestling is back for 2019, full of drama and excitement for both new and old wrestling fans.

For more details see Live PCW Wrestling Show.

Youth Music Festival - Flag Market and Preston Markets 

Saturday 24 August, 12pm-4pm

Preston Gateway Housing Association are bringing a programme packed full of musical entertainment to Preston's Flag Market and Preston Markets.

For more details see Youth Music Festival.

Feast for Peace - Flag Market

Saturday 31 August, 12pm-4pm

This year Feast for Peace will celebrate the food heroes of World War I as well as deliver a diverse day of food and music.

For more details see Feast for Peace.

Map addresses for Summer Saturdays 2019

  • Preston Flag Market, Cheapside, PR1 2PP.
  • The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.
  • Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.