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Event Date(s): Sat 03/06/2017 - Sat 26/08/2017 (Ends in -509 days)

Location: Flag Market Preston

~Didn’t it always feel like the summer lasted forever as a child. Our concept of this warm season changed as we became adults yet having fun and enjoying the activities that this season encouraged,  got us out of our sofas and into an exciting environment.

From Saturday 3rd June - Saturday 26th August 2017 from 9am -11.30pm the Flag Market in Preston City Centre has got a whole feast of summer fun to be had.

All the events are free including performances and activities for the kids.

Here is a complete overview of the scheduled events :-

Saturday 3 June, 12noon - 4pm
Making a Mark
Paint a picture or take a photo - an explosion of art in the Harris and on the Flag Market for everyone to get involved with.
For more details, visit the Making a Mark event page.

Saturday 10 June, 12noon - 4pm
Urban Astronaut
Without Walls present Urban Astronaut. Combining stunning design, this includes never before seen aerial performance providing a glimpse of a future that might be...
For more details, visit the Urban Astronaut event page.

Saturday 17 June, 12noon - 4pm
Carnival's King & Queen
See the annual event crowning the Carnival King and Queen with spectacular showcase costumes.

Saturday 24 June, 11am - 5pm
Armed Forces Day
Celebrate Preston's armed forces in style with attractions, demonstrations, military vehicles and a free music concert.
For more details, visit the Armed Forces Day event page.

Saturday 1 July
Lancashire Music Hub, 12noon - 4pm
Musical performance and a chance to sing along in the Harris and on the Flag Market.

Derelict17 Festival, 12noon - 4pm
This outdoor festival on the Flag Market will engage everyone with spectacular and participatory performance delivered by emerging national and international artists.

Saturday 8 July, 7pm - 11.30pm
Brought to you by Preston's Business Improvement District (BID), international music performances including Tom Zanetti and Fatman Scoop will be live on the Flag Market at this spectacular open-air gig.
For more details and how to get tickets, visit the PrestFest event page.

Saturday 15 July, 12noon - 4pm
Superhero Academy
Interactive workshops for young people to create a superhero identity on Preston's Flag Market.
For more details, visit the Superhero Academy event page.

Saturday 22 July, 12noon - 5pm
Preston Tringe (full festival 21-30 July)
An exciting mix of theatre, comedy, dance, music and more in the Harris and on the Flag Market.
For full details, visit the Preston Tringe event page.

Saturday 29 July, 10am - 4pm
Preston Strong Man competition
Head to the Flag Market to watch the competitors battle it out for the Strong Man title.
For more details, visit the Preston Strong Man event page.

Saturday 5 August, 12noon - 4pm
Preston Mela
A vibrant celebration of South Asian culture that will see the Flag Market filled with the sounds of modern and traditional music.
For full details, visit the Preston Mela event page.

Saturday 12 August, 12noon - 4pm
Preston City Wrestling
A live wrestling show in the heart of the city centre, as part of PCW's 6th anniversary, for fans both old and new.
For full details, visit the Preston City Wrestling celebrations event page.

Saturday 19 August, 12noon - 4pm
Feast for Peace
Celebrating Preston's cultural diversity with plenty of opportunities to eat, listen to music and dance together.
For full details, visit the Feast for Peace event page.

Saturday 26 August, 12noon - 4pm
Blaze Lounge
A chance to hear some of the North West's best up and coming musicians performing their own new music.
For more details, visit the Blaze Lounge event page.

In addition to the above there is also 6 more events happening in Preston this summer. These include :-

*Pretty Muddy
*Race for Life
*Preston Caribbean Carnival
* Lancashire Science Festival
*Classic Cars

You can also upload your own event if it takes places in Preston city centre or surrounding area. Visit www.prestonguildicty.co.uk/Events for full details.

If you would like a personal copy of the events mentioned you can download a Pdf document which gives the summer of the flag market 2017 in it’s entirety :- Summer on the Flag Market 2017 programme (PDF, 3.3MB) >

For more information about this summer’s forthcoming attractions to the city centre you can contact the organiser via email :-events@preston.gov.uk . Or by phone :- 01772 903215.

Summer on the Flag Market :- 03/06/17 - 26/08/17

^Alex Ashworth