When Event
06/04/19 to 06/04/19
Newton-in-Bowland Duck Race

The annual village duck race. Cheer on your rubber duck as it bobs down the River Hodder.

06/04/19 to 07/04/19
Stonyhurst Open Weekend and Museum Entry

Stonyhurst College is open to the public at limited times of the year for guided tours of the College, and entry to the Old Chapel Museum. Visitors are given the opportunity to see the various chapels and historic rooms within the building.

This includes former pupil, Arthur Conan Doyle’s school desk, the Great Hall with portraits of the seven former pupils awarded the Victoria Cross and the table Oliver Cromwell slept on the night before the Battle of Preston in 1648.

The tour will also give an insight into the daily of life of Stonyhurst pupils, past and present.

02/05/19 to 07/05/19
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

The 10th annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival hits the streets of Clitheroe and resounds around the valleys on May Day bank holiday weekend 2nd - 6th May.
It showcases the very best of Jazz in all it's genres and brings together performers from across the world to the pubs, clubs restaurants and venues in and around Clitheroe. The magnificent Grand Theatre is the focus for most of the headline acts. Previous years (take a look here...) we've seen stars such as Jacqui Dankworth, Liane Carroll, Soft Machine, Claire Martin, James Taylor, Courtney Pine, Dennis Rollins, Snake Davis, Stacey Kent, Arun Ghosh and many, many more. In fact each year we have over 500 performers mainly from the brass, drum, swing and big bands we bring together for our Saturday Street Festival, Sunday picnic at Holmes Mill and our grand finale on bank holiday Monday.

04/05/19 to 04/05/19
Clitheroe Cheese & Wine Festival

10/05/19 to 11/05/19
Clitheroe Beer Festival 2019

Come along to the 12th Clitheroe Beer and Cider Festival .

Why not try our festival Ale from Bowland Brewery, just one of several ales brewed specially for this festival by talented brewers from some of Lancashire’s finest small breweries. Choose from over 70 real ales, ciders and perries representing breweries from across the country as well as a selection of key keg beers and German and Czech bottled beers. The festival is in central Clitheroe and handy for buses and trains, with car parking close by. We’ll also have a large marquee in the church grounds. Food will be available throughout the day on Friday and Saturday and local bands will provide entertainment. Our nominated charity is East Lancashire Hospice, so come along for a great day out.

Opening times:- Thursday 6.30-9.30(Sponsors, Trade and CAMRA members ONLY)
Friday 11am – 11.00pm £3 entry( £4 after 6pm)
Saturday 11.00am -10.30pm £3 entry (£4 after 6pm)
*CAMRA members FREE ENTRY to all sessions

12/05/19 to 12/05/19
May Queen Festival

Celebrate the May Bank holiday with a traditional Mary Queen Festival and a day of family entertainment in the picturesque village of Slaidburn.

17/05/19 to 19/05/19
CMV Folk Weekend - Downham Village Hall

Don’t miss this fantastic line up, brilliant music, good beer, great food just altogether a weekend not to be missed

THE HAYES SISTERS, BEV CLARKE, COBALT TALES, DAWN IVERSON, EDWINA HAYES, ELFIN BOW, FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE, FUSCHIA JONES, HAZEL ROWLANDS (Ginjammers), JACKIE OATES singer and fiddle player (winner and nominee of various Radio2 Folk Awards since 2003), JAN HOUGH, LUCY WARD (winner and nominee of various Radio2 Folk Awards since 2009), KARIN GRANDAL PARK, KATIE GALLAGHER (KTG ), KATIE SPENCER, SONNY CASEY plus more artists to be confirmed.

For how to get tickets contact Linda on 07401 629 304 or email Linda at cmvfolkweekend@gmail.com We look forward to seeing you there.

25/05/19 to 27/05/19
Chipping Steam Fair

The next Chipping Steam Fair runs on Sat 25th, Sun 26th & Mon 27th May 2019. Admission 10am - 5pm.
Adults £10, Over 12's & Senior citizens £8, Under 12'sFREE We offer something for everyone with three fun packed days for all the family.

02/06/19 to 02/06/19
Ribble Valley Wedding Show-Stonyhurst College. 12noon -4.00pm

The hugely successful Ribble Valley Wedding Show will be returning to Stonyhurst in June 2019, alongside a number of the area’s leading wedding business, suppliers and venues.

The Ribble Valley Wedding Show will be the most sought-after wedding show in the Autumn wedding fair calendar, with the added element of the magnificent Stonyhurst backdrop. The show will be incredibly popular with couples across the region.

The Ribble Valley has a wealth of talent in the wedding industry and this is your chance to meet with the leading experts and businesses in the area and be inspired by their creativity.

09/06/19 to 09/06/19
The Ribble Valley Ride

Calling all cyclists to ride through the stunning Ribble Valley countryside with a choice or 26, 60 or 100-mile routes. Make sure to register online beforehand –

15/06/19 to 17/06/19
Middle Earth Beer and Music Festival- Waddow Hall

The Ale House Clitheroe presents this great event. The vast beer selection, fantastic live music, local food and the stunning location allow for a wonderful atmosphere.

21/06/19 to 23/06/19
Cloudspotting Festival

CLOUDSPOTTING FESTIVAL 2019 – TICKET LAUNCH The award-winning Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival will return to Gisburn Forest in 2019 on June 21-23 – the closest weekend to the Midsummer solstice. Early Bird tickets are available from The Grand Box Office from Thursday, December 6th. The family friendly event will be similar in format to last year’s A Break in the Clouds event – taking place from Friday afternoon to Sunday early afternoon. This year, revellers can look forward to a full programme of live music and activities from 6pm on Friday. The entertainment will conclude early on Sunday afternoon. Cloudspotting is unlike any other festival. The beauty is in its intimacy. Located deep in Lancashire largest forest, Cloudspotting offers a wonderful escape in a totally exclusive back-to-nature experience shared with a few hundred like-minded souls. It’s a festival where you are so close to the action you are always involved and with the range of arts and cultural activities on offer, there’s ample opportunity to try new things, or simple relax and soak up the entertainment.

22/06/19 to 23/06/19
Waddington Scarecrow Festival

Follow a trail around the pretty village of Waddington and keep a look out for scarecrows on the way. This years festival runs alongside the Village Club’s Fine Food and Wine Festival, and the annual village Duck Race so it’s sure to be a weekend of fun for young and old alike.

05/07/19 to 06/07/19
Ribble Valley Live Music

Read Football Ground
Whalley Road
BB12 7PN
The Family Friendly Festival.

We wanted to create a music festival for all the family. Similar to Carfest but on a smaller scale- oh and without cars! We have great bands, great food, amusements for the kids, beers and gins aplenty for the Adults!

Midway between Clitheroe, Burnley, Barrowford and Blackburn. The Perfect Venue for a Music Festival

07/07/19 to 07/07/19
Goosnargh & Longridge Agricutural Show

This true country show ensures entertainment for the whole day. From cattle competitions through to band performances and children’s activities, this agricultural show will delight the entire family.

12/07/19 to 14/07/19
Beat-Herder Festival 2019 Sawley

Way back in 2006, the first Beat-Herder was hot. The land was baked like a biscuit and 1200 people came, enjoyed and partied really hard. There were fewer areas back then. We had a tiny stage in the main field; there was Trailer Trash, there was Colin (Still the best Reggae tent of the Northern hemisphere), a witch tent, a naked sauna and couple of hippy food stalls. Since then...a colossal creation of some 16 additional areas for music, 14 bars, 40 + stalls, fairgrounds... the list goes on. Mother Beat-Herder has been busy.

13/07/19 to 14/07/19
Downham Hall Open Gardens

Downham Hall opens it’s gardens to the public. Enjoy browsing a variety of stalls, local crafts and attractions, as well as live entertainment and children’s activities.

19/07/19 to 21/07/19
Royal Lancashire Show-Salesbury Hall

The Royal Lancashire Show has been one of the countrys biggest attractions for over 250 years.
To get in touch simply use the telephone number 01254 814712, or send an email info@royallancashireshow.co.uk to enquire about tickets to the event.

July 19th 20th 21st 2019 at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester

Show Gates Open 9.30am - 5.30pm

10/08/19 to 10/08/19
Clitheroe Food Festival

Clitheroe Food Festival is an annual showcase of the hard work and dedication of local food and drink producers, and their fabulous produce. The festival, run in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council and the kind sponsorship of many local businesses, has increased in popularity by several thousand visitors in the last few years and has also been listed in the Top Ten UK Food Festivals by Eventbrite.
Expect glorious, quality Lancashire produce, inspirational chefs, exciting culinary activities for all the family and great music from the area. A huge array of wonderful foods, from organic meat and dairy produce made from traditional Lancashire breeds to handmade pies and pastries and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with authentic, home-grown flavours.

11/08/19 to 11/08/19
The Classic Car Show-Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Classic Shows is a long-standing organiser and operator of classic vehicle events having organised over 1,000 events since its inception in 1985.

Since this time Classic Shows has operated events from most of the UKs major indoor venues including Alexandra Palace, GMEX, NEC and Event City and a large number of prestigious country homes locations such as Blenheim Palace, Harewood House, Clumber Park, Capesthorne Hall, Bodelwyddan Castle and Cholmondely Castle.

The Classic Car & Motorcycle Show will be returning to Stonyhurst College next year. The one day event will be held on Sunday 11th August 2019 10am – 4pm.

There will be a variety of private vehicles displayed by age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s-03) and category (sports and convertibles, kit, custom and replica and American) plus a wide range of club stands. The event will also feature trade/autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, accessories, merchandise, tools, manuals, paints, signs, vintage items and clothing.

Admission information and tickets can be found on the Classic Shows Website, www.classicshows.org

Ample car parking is available on the rugby fields opposite the entrance to Stonyhurst College. Visitors will be directed to park upon arrival and visitor parking is free for all events run by Classic Shows at Stonyhurst College

Mobile food and drink facilities are available at the event selling hot food along with hot and cold drinks. Portable and permanent male, female and disabled toilet facilities are also available.

Visitors will also get the chance to pre-book a guided tour of the College.