Events & What's On
Garstang offers a variety of events to suit all interests throughout the year. As well as our traditional festivals there are often amateur performances from community groups. Be sure to visit www.wyrebc.gov.uk search: "What's On" to keep up to date.
GARSTANG WALKING FESTIVAL - MAY
Come and visit Garstang in May for our Walking Festival, which attracts more and more people each year. The festival includes short walks, easy walks, long walks, children's events, canal boat trips, health walks, themed walks and much more. For further information and bookings please call 01995 602125 or click here to download a PDF
THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL - MAY
This popular festival is held at Whitsuntide, the last Bank Holiday Weekend in May. The highlight is the procession of decorative floats that travel around the town with children in bright costumes supporting their gala queen. For the children there are sports events and danving competitions, and the adults can even join in the fancy dress competition. For further information call 01995 605549 or click more info.
THE GARSTANG SHOW - AUGUST
Reputedly one of the Best One Day Shows in the Region, the Garstang Show has been running for almost 200 years and is a spectacular ecent in the locla Annual Calendar. From 8.00 am until 9.00 pm you can see Shire Horses, Show Jumping, Vintage Tractors, Children's Activities, and much more. The event attracts in the region of 15,000 spectators making it a superb day out for all the family. For further information call 01253 799119 or click
GARSTANG ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL - AUGUST
This event is a weeklong event held every August. The week is packed with old favourites such as the outdoor evening concert from Morecambe Band, music from John Towers Big Band. On market day and both Saturdays you'll be sure to spot a street entertainer - magician, musician or a live band. Get involved in the workshops on offer, or just relax and watch the local artists at work around town. For further information call 01995 602125 or click
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - DECEMBER
This festival draws hundreds and hundreds of people each year. This is held in the week before Christmas and even Santa Claus pays a visit to the children! The traditional hog roast and hot roasted chestnuts are a few culinary delights to try. The main High Street is closed off to traffic so visitors can roam freely and safely through the historic weinds and visit the shops to grab some last minute presents! more info
To get information on other events in the town please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01995 602125 or use the following contacts:
- Garstang Arts Centre - Painting Exhibitions, Craft Fairs, Local Groups 01995 606648
- Fairtrade Steering Group - Fairtrade Fortnight, Fairtrade Events 01995 602637
- Garstang Tourist Information Centre - Events, Walks, Festivals 01995 602125
- Chamber of Trade - Local Events, Membership, Christmas Festival 01995 604453
- Garstang in Bloom - Competition Information, Events 01995 602841/604764
- Millennium Green Group- Meetings, Fundraising Events 01995 600778
- Sports and Social Club - Sports Days, Local Teams and Fixtures 01995 600159
- Visit www.visitlancashire.com or www.focusmags.co.uk for the latest news on local events.