Make a date for welcoming millions into Blackpool

It's going to be a busy summer in Blackpool.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:27 pm
Blackpool Air Show
Blackpool Air Show

Tourism chiefs have announced this year’s programme of events that is set to attract millions of people to the resort over the coming months.

Featuring award-winning events, the packed schedule features a range of free events and festivals that include summer staples such as the air show and Ride the Lights.

Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council said: “We offer an excellent free events calendar in Blackpool every year enabling as many people as possible to enjoy this fabulous resort.

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“It makes no difference whether you are a resident or a visitor because these events are for everyone and we pride ourselves on ensuring they appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

“It is very rare to find a town with so many large scale free events and it is very easy to take them for granted but a huge amount of work is carried out by the VisitBlackpool team to ensure our events are the best every time.”

In addition, the resort will host a range of entertainment, with hit shows including Sister Act, Hairspray and Evita coming to the Winter Gardens.

To see the full programme of events for 2017, visit