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Adults Only

Brace yourself for an electrifying night of unadulterated pleasure and indulge in the “Dreamboys: Stripped Back” 2024 Worldwide Tour. Be part of our explosive, immersive, and seductive dance show as the Dreamboys take the stage.

Thursday 11 July 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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Freddy Davies - A comedy life

Freddie Davies is the grandson of a music hall entertainer and one of Great Britain’s best-loved comedians. From the 1960s-1980s, Freddie appeared in numerous TV shows, including Opportunity Knocks and Sunday Night at the Palladium.

Friday 12 July 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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Showboat - Tribute Fridays - Jared Lee as Elvis

It's time to show you're faith in the showboat as we proudly present our fantastic tribute to George Michael. Bringing you all his solo and wham classics this night will have you partying all night long. So wake up and go go get your tickets now!

Friday 12 July 2024
The Showboat

Dart competition in the Empress Ballroom full of spectators.

PDC World Matchplay Darts

Darts in the North West of England by the sea in the summer live from one of the greatest darting venues, Blackpool Winter Gardens.The Match Schedule will be confirmed with defending Champion in action on the Opening night. Players will compete for the for The Phil Taylor Trophy.

13 to 22 July 2024
Winter Gardens - Impress Ballroom

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Dirty Dancing Brunch

Prepare yourselves for the ultimate brunch experience, jam packed with unforgettable moments! Expect, LIVE performances of the greatest movie sound track ever, including all of the iconic dance scenes, huge sing-a-long moments and 90’s rave rounds.

Saturday 13 July 2024
The Tower

A poster with drawings of Pippi, Bring It On musical and Mrs Doubtfire.

Cats With Red Shoes - 2024 Musical

This year the Cats With Red Shoes Academy are presenting a musical tribute to 4 mini-musicals namely ‘Pippi Longstocking’, ‘Bring It On The Musical’, ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ The Comedy Musical and ‘101 Dalmations The Musical’.

Saturday 13 July 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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The Lancashire Hotpots

Bernard and the boys are back to give you a fun-filled evening packed with silly songs and the humour that that made the Hotpots famous throughout the land.

Saturday 13 July 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none – powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road.

Sunday 14 July 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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Sister Act

All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including Coronation Street and theatre legend Wendi Peters as Mother Superior and West End star Landi Oshinowo as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!”

15 to 20 July 2024
Winter Gardens - Opera House

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Critically acclaimed Ensemble Theatre returns to the Grand still flying high from their major hit production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the Broadway smash musical Footloose!

17 to 20 July 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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Showboat - Tribute Fridays - Plastic Beatles

The Plastic Beatles first got together in 2003 and performed all around the Uk for several years. After a few years break and a refreshed line up they are now back on the road doing what they do best.

Friday 19 July 2024
The Showboat

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We are pleased to present International vocalist Marty Wade performing with son Jamie Gray as Father and Son duo ’ 2-Alike’. Marty is well known for his distinctive voice and has appeared right around the world.

Saturday 20 July 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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An evening with the legendary Stan Boardman

Stan was born on Merseyside, and his great schoolboy ambition was to play professional football for Liverpool. After failing to make the grade in big-time soccer, he eventually started his own haulage business which earned him a steady living. Then, in the summer of 1976, his entire life and career changed dramatically almost overnight

Saturday 20 July 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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Viva - Abba Bottomless Brunch

Calling all ‘Dancing Queens’ and party people! Brace yourselves for the ultimate ABBA Bottomless Brunch like no other, filled with the timeless tunes you know and love, and get ready to kickstart your night out in the most fabulous way possible!

Saturdays 20 April, 25 May, 20 July, 17 August 2024

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Time to Dance

Join the Rarity School of Dance which celebrates its 11th award-winning year. Time to Dance is the perfect celebration, showcasing talented students from ages 4-18.

Sunday 21 July 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as Juliet ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way. Created by the Emmy-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told.

23 to 27 July 2024
Winter Gardens - Opera House

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Circus Show - Adventure on the Sea

Get ready for a big sea adventure in the all new summer circus show. Join our hilarious comedy hosts and a cast of amazing circus performers as they embark on a BIG sea adventure. You're all part of the crew, so shipmates, get ready to board the "Jammy Dodger Galleon".

Wednesdays 24 July to 27 August 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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Summertime Games

Take part in a host of fantastic fun family games and compete for the chance to be a Blackpool Pleasure Beach Record Holder!

26 to 31 July 2024
Pleasure Beach

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Showboat - Tribute Fridays - Amy Winehouse

She was top of your list when you answered the call to name the tributes you would most like to see this year. Sit back to black and relax as we present An evening of Amy Winehouse.

Friday 26 July 2024
The Showboat

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The Jolly Gang are back

Coming to The Joe Longthorne Theatre actors from the best sitcom ever made, 'Only Fools and Horses.' On stage for an evening of memories will be original cast members Michael Fenton Stevens, Daniel Peacock and Philip Pope who will be performing ‘Cwing’.

Sunday 28 July 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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The Haunting of Blaine Manor

The Haunting of Blaine Manor – England, 1953. Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in Blaine Manor, said to be the most haunted building in England.

31 July to 3 August 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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Slime Time

SLIME games, SLIME competitions, Dance til you drop with the resident SLIME sounds DJ, Take home your very own SLIME from the SLIME station, AND GET TOTALLY COVERED IN SLIME IN THE SLIME TANK!

1 August to 30 August 2024
Pleasure Beach -Nickelodeon Land

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Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festivals is the largest INDEPENDENT Punk / Alternative music festival in the world. Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in Punk gather for the social event of the year.

1 to 4 August 2024
Winter Gardens

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Showboat - Tribute Fridays - Memories of the Drifters

Through turmoil and changes, the (original) Drifters managed to set musical trends and give the public 13 chart hits, most of which are legendary recordings today. Enjoy a tribute night that will bring you back memories of the Drifters.

Friday 2 August 2024
The Showboat

A picture of Stephanie Airds holding a bottle of sparkling wine and a glass in her hands.

Stephanie Aird's LOLs Live

Stephanie Aird is a comedian from Hartlepool whose videos have been viewed over 60 million times across her social media pages. The show has many elements, so expect comedy and music in this action-packed show.

Saturday 3 August 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

A picture of the cast with Su Pollard as the fairy godmother.

Stephanie Aird's LOLs Live

Bring the whole family to Cinderella, a spellbinding new Summer pantomime. You can expect to see some famous faces in this traditional panto with a modern twist, TV actress Su Pollard stars as The Fairy Godmother.

Saturdays 3 to 31 August 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

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Lipstick on Your Collar

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Sunday 4 August 2024
The Grand Theatre - Main auditorium

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The Magic of Motown

Seen by over a million people, now in its 18th year! It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year.

Thursday 8 August 2024
Winter Gardens - Opera House

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Thank you for the music

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number-one hits to the stage in a production like no other. Join us for the party of the year, you can dance, you can jive, and have the time of your life. The ultimate tribute to ABBA.

Friday 9 August 2024
Winter Gardens - Opera House

A poster showing `tribute Fridays' written in gold and white.

Showboat - Tribute Fridays - Adele

Say hello from the other side to one of the finest Adele tribute artists you will EVER see. Rumour has it her voice got the green light from Adele herself. Miss it , miss out.

Friday 9 August 2024
The Showboat

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Blackpool Air Show


A two days event where incredible aerobatics and fly-bys over Blackpool will be performed. Previous years there were RAF Chinook Display Team, AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers,Blades Aerobatic Team, Typhoon, Red Arrows…

10 & 11 August 2024
Blackpool Promenade

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Twilight Thrills

Experience the park after dark like you’ve never known it before. At Pleasure Beach Resort, they keep rides open as the sun sets into the evening, so you can enjoy 11 hours of adrenaline-fueled fun.

30 March, 25 May, 10 August, 21 September 2024
Pleasure Beach

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Legends of Soul & Motown

The Legends of Soul & Motown with Dayton Grey at the Joe Longthorne Studio. He's got a voice as smooth as silk, and so "Get Ready" for an incredible performance of the Soul & Motown Classics.

Saturday 17 August 2024
The Joe Longthorne MBE Studio North Pier

Hundreds of people riding bikes on Blackpool promenade. The illuminations are switched on.

Ride the Lights

Ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. You can ride as much or as little of the route as you are able and enjoy the Blackpool Illuminations at your own pace.

Tuesday 27 August 2024

Illuminated stage with a band on it. In front of the stage there are hundreds of people standing and watching.

Illuminations Switch On!

Every year, since 1934, a big show is organised on the promenade to celebrate the switch on of the Illuminations. Strictly Come Dancing star Shirley Ballas will pull the switch in the Tower Ballroom.

Friday 30 August 2024

Fireworks from the North Pier with people watching from the promenade.

World Fireworks Championship Blackpool


Every time a different country will compete by creating a fantastic fireworks display, for usually around 20 minutes. The event starts at 19:30 and the fireworks from around 20:30.

7, 21 September and 5 October 2024
Beach opposite Tower

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