Showzam 2017 @ Winter Gardens
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day

Showzam 2017

Showzam is an exciting Free festival of magic and circus.

Acts include:

Magic Carpet Theatre

Yvette – The Headless Lady

Cleo – a 5 inch tall girl swimming in a gold fish bowl

Dr Fantasma’s Sideshow

Sam the Scam

Blackpool Junior Dance Festival @ Empress Ballroom
Apr 17 – Apr 23 all-day

Blackpool Junior Dance Festival

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival has been running in Blackpool since 1947 with young dancers from all over the world visiting Blackpool to compete.  The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival was originally held at Blackpool Tower Ballroom but moved to The Empress Ballroom in 2010.  The Empress Ballroom is situated in the famous Blackpool Winter Gardens and has been its home every year since.

In accordance with tradition The Festival always begins on Easter Monday and lasts for seven days.  There are two age groups of children – Juveniles (6 to under 12 years) and Juniors (12 to under 16 years).

There are three styles of dancing – Latin American, Ballroom and Sequence.  Over the seven days there are 29 competitions, four team matches and three formation competitions.  In 2015 a total of 33 countries represented at The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival with over 400 couples including 8 Sequence Formation Teams and 74 Latin American and Ballroom Formation Teams competing.

The Strathdon Guest House is situated close to the Promenade and less than a mile away from The Winter Gardens.  Ideal if you prefer to stay just outside the hustle and bustle of Blackpool town centre

May Blackpool Dance Festival @ Empress Ballroom
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day

May May Blackpool Dance Festival

The May Blackpool Dance Festival began in 1920 in The Empress Ballroom at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The Dance Festival attracts amateur and professional competitors from all over the world.

Covering a period of nine days this is the largest dance festival in Blackpool.

There are five dance festivals held in Blackpool every year.

The May Dance Festival show cases Ballroom and Latin American dancing.

The competition includes the British Open Championships for both Amateur and Professional couples.

The Strathdon guest house ideally situated only three tram stops from the Winter Gardens.

If you are competing or spectating in the Dance Festival check our availability for this fantastic annual event.

UB40 Grandslam Tour @ Blackpool FC
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

UB40 Grandslam Tour

The UB40 Grandslam Tour finishes its run in the Northwest at Blackpool FC’s stadium, for one night only on 16th June 2017

The UB40 concert takes place at Blackpool FC stadium, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.

UB40 feature Ali, Astro and Mickey, who are the original members of this iconic band from the 1980’s.  This concert is part of the bands’ Grand Slam Tour.

UB40 will be joined on stage by 80’s band Level 42, also Raging Fyah and The Original Wailers.

In the 1980’s UB40 songs included ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ plus many more.

This is the third concert staged at Bloomfield Road.  The previous two concerts were total sell outs.

The Strathdon is ideally situated for the concert, only 2 minutes walk away.

Rooms are limited for this must see event.  Check availability now!



Blackpool Air Show 2017 @ Tower Festival Headland
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm

Blackpool Air Show 2017

It has just been announced that the amazing Red Arrows will return to Blackpool Air Show 2017.

For the first time Blackpool Air Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday


Watch planes classic and modern take to the skies in front of the world famous Blackpool Tower.

Gasp at spectacular wing walkers and admire some fantastic flying machines from the past and present.

This is a wonderful day out for all the family.