2023 #AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge

26 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Accrington Town Square, Accrington, BB5 1LA

10:00 - 16:00

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The incredibly popular and free-to-attend Soapbox Challenge will return to the delight of the onlookers in Accrington town centre on Saturday, 26th August 2023.

Last year the challenge saw around 15,000 people flock to the town to enjoy a fantastic day of racing, fun and shopping local.

A fast and frenetic race down the 170-metre long track, participants will come up against jumps, water pumps, pit lanes and many more surprises along the way.

This year, an interval will be added between the karting and what a line-up is in store. From Brazilian-style dancers and a Samba band, to Vuvuzelas and performances from Blowjangles and the Hyndburn Comets Majorettes, this is a great chance to enjoy the August Bank Holiday weekend in style.

Visitors will also be encouraged to use the interval to visit local eateries, to #ShopLocal and enjoy the amazing food and drink on offer.

Back by popular demand, The Code Show will return to Accrington Market Hall. A local coding roadshow celebrating how 1980’s Britain embraced the home computer. Do you remember the BBC B Micro, Sinclair ZX81, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and Commodore 64?

Come along to play on the games – and be inspired to get into coding yourself. Exhibits also on display include a Sinclair C5 and 1980’s technology, such as a dial up telephone and video recorder, that in the 21st century fits into your mobile phone as an app!

The event is being sponsored by Sundown Solutions, Accrington & Rossendale College, Boohoo, Hyndburn Borough Council and Financial Affairs. 

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