#AmazingAccrington launches spectacular line-up of events for 2024

By Scott Dawson Advertising

29 Jan 2024

Website
The Amazing Accrington Soapbox Challenge will take place on Saturday 24th August 2024.jpg.jpg

#AmazingAccrington has secured the contracts after tender to organise three spectacular events in Accrington in 2024, including the Accrington Food & Culture Festival, Soapbox Challenge and Christmas Light Switch On.

Over 40,000 people attended #AmazingAccrington’s events in Accrington town centre in 2023, with over 18,000 alone turning out for the extremely popular Soapbox Challenge, which was listed as one of the top 30 free Bank Holiday activities nationally and is up for the Marketing Lancashire ‘Large Event of the Year’ at the 2024 tourism awards.

Fans of the Soapbox will be delighted to see the return of the event on Saturday 24th August, with plans already underway for an even bigger and better Soapbox Challenge including a brand new two-level height ramp, a free pedal track for youngsters, vintage fairground rides and much more.

#AmazingAccrington will also be proudly organising the Accrington Food & Culture Festival on Saturday 1st June, which will feature a fantastic day of activities and fun for all the family including the very best Lancashire produce, a 50th anniversary celebration for Hyndburn Borough Council and a very special commemoration for the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Following an incredible end to the year in Accrington with the 2023 Christmas Light Switch On, headlined by Junior Andre, #AmazingAccrington will once again organise the Light Switch On in 2024, taking place on Thursday 28th November. With the introduction of nostalgic stalls, carol singers and a special Santa experience, this will be another event to remember in Accrington.

All three of the events will be supported and are sponsored by Hyndburn Borough Council, who are celebrating 50 years since their formation in 2024.

Acting leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, Coun Peter Britcliffe, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the #AmazingAccrington team on what is going to be another amazing year of events here in Accrington.

“We were very impressed by the plans tendered to us by #AmazingAccrington and they have some really exciting ideas to take these flagship events to an even higher level, we can’t wait!”

Murray Dawson, chair of #AmazingAccrington, added: “We are extremely proud to be hosting these three key events in the town once again. It is testament to the work we have done over the years, that we have been chosen by Hyndburn Borough Council to organise them again and planning is already well underway.

“Not only will we be making some very exciting additions to all three events this year, but we will also be running initiatives to involve even more of our local businesses. We specifically run our events on Saturdays, where possible, to ensure our local businesses feel the maximum benefits of these events, with visitors encouraged to #ShopLocal throughout.”

#AmazingAccrington will also be organising several other events throughout 2024, including the Education Summit in May and the Futures Event in October, both of which will be held at Accrington Stanley’s world class hospitality venue.

Alongside that, #AmazingAccrington will be involved in the Easter Egg giveaway at Accrington Stanley in March, the Accrington Stanley big shirt giveaway in September and the #AmazingAccrington Halloween trail in October, as well as visiting primary and secondary schools alongside fellow Hyndburn business leaders.

Businesses looking to book a stall or sponsor an event in 2024, can find more information on the #AmazingAccrington website: https://www.amazingaccrington.co.uk/

Latest news

1

More than £100m in Levelling Up funds heading to Lancashire King Georges Hall

More than £100m in Levelling Up funds heading to Lancashire

05 Mar 2024

2

Private equity fund buys into school uniform firm Trutex Deal

Private equity fund buys into school uniform firm

04 Mar 2024

3

How a legal professional can help businesses with debt recovery Business-debt-recovery-1280x600.jpeg.jpg

How a legal professional can help businesses with debt recovery

05 Mar 2024

4

Shake-up at Elite Group sees new brand launched Elite Group CEO Adam Turton

Shake-up at Elite Group sees new brand launched

05 Mar 2024

5

Ribbon is cut to open SPAR Netherfield Road in Nelson SPAR Netherfield Road 1.jpg.jpg

Ribbon is cut to open SPAR Netherfield Road in Nelson

05 Mar 2024

Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
LBV115 Magazine Launch Event
DSC9389
Networking
20 Mar 2024

LBV115 Magazine Launch Event

Delta Hotels by Preston Marriott, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

16:00 - 18:00

Techy Tuesday Meet-Up at Society1
Techy Tuesdays.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Techy Tuesday Meet-Up at Society1

Society1, Preston, PR1 3LT

12:00 - 13:00

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
05 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
EVENT LISTING Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
06 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos
EVENT LISTING BNI Kudos.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
07 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos

Prairie Sports Village, Windemere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

06:45 - 08:30

The PM+M Spring Budget seminar - East Lancashire
Spring budget East Lancs.jpg.png
LBV Hub Seminars
07 Mar 2024

The PM+M Spring Budget seminar - East Lancashire

Lakeside Suite, Crow Wood Hotel, Holme Road, , Burnley, BB12 0RT

08:00 - 10:30

The PM+M Spring Budget seminar
Spring Budget Bury.png.png
LBV Hub Seminars
07 Mar 2024

The PM+M Spring Budget seminar

Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Road , Walmersley , BL9 5NA

12:45 - 15:15

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle
EVENT LISTING BNI Castle.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
07 Mar 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle

Vale of Lune RUFC, Powder House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT

06:45 - 08:30

Amber River True Bearing Investment Seminar
AR_MASTER_LOGO_TRUE_BEARING LIGHT 2000pxSQUARE VERSION.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Seminars
07 Mar 2024

Amber River True Bearing Investment Seminar

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Blackburn, BB5 5JP

16:00 - 18:00

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more Lbv114 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin