Blackpool Air Show 2016 @ Tower Festival Headland
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm

Blackpool Air Show 2016

It has just been announced that the amazing Red Arrows will return to Blackpool Air Show 2016

Blackpool Air Show is back for 2016.

This amazing aerial display takes place over two days in front of the Famous Blackpool Tower.

The Red Arrows will perform their amazing display on Sunday 7th August 2016.

The rest of the line up for the Air Show are yet to be announced.


Slimefest 2016 @ Tower Festival Headland
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – Sep 4 @ 10:00 pm

Slimefest 2016

Visit Blackpool and Nickelodeon have gone into partnership to present the UK’s first ever Nickelodeon Slimefest 2016.

Slimefest 2016 will form part of the world famous Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On weekend.

Slimefest 2016 will offer a combination of free and paid for events.

The Slimefest live shows will take place in the Empress Ballroom at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

An outdoor festival will take place on The Tower Festival Headland over the weekend.

Expected to entertain thousands, Slimefest 2016 will feature two live shows, activities, characters, music and plenty of Slime.

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.