Festival of Light – Summer Parade Workshops – Blackburn Market
Saturday 24th August to Saturday 31st August 2019
The Festival of Light Summer Parade takes place on Sunday 1st September 2019. Join in the end of summer celebration.
Drummers, dancers, street bands, colourful costumes, giant puppets, stilt walkers, circus skills and more will fill the town centre streets with colour and music in a huge community celebration.
Blackburn Market is hosting workshops in the week before the event and it is a great way for you to take part.
Jessica Rost, the artist who created Spinning Jenny for the Festival of Light winter parade in 2018, is back!
She will be based on Blackburn Market and will be creating a Giant Ark out of recycled materials.
Join her every market day from 10am-4pm to help lend a hand.
Children must be accompanied at all times.
On Friday 30th and Saturday 31st we have Parade Craft sessions also on the market, where you can create and easy item to bring to the parade, and carry alongside the Ark.