The Lancashire Market will return to Preston city centre later this month.Advertisement
Exotic animals, live entertainment, an Easter egg hunt and a picnic on the high street are some of the things that will be brought to Preston’s ever popular street party on Saturday, March 26.
The Lancashire Market is now in its sixth year and celebrates fine food and drink from across the county.
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Mark Whittle, manager of Preston BID, said: “Ever since the Lancashire Market was launched, the BID has said this is a way of not only attracting people to a great event, but an opportunity for Preston to showcase itself.
“Our research has shown that many people who are attracted to the city centre by the Lancashire Market do stay and visit other retail and leisure businesses, therefore supporting the local economy
“Working with the Healthy High Street team, the city is pulling out all the stops to ensure that those visiting Preston on Easter Saturday have an enjoyable time.”
Lancashire Market is held three times per year and is a way of promoting the city as well as increasing footfall.
Andrea Mellon, restaurateur and member of the BID Committee, added: “The Lancashire Market is a hugely popular event that has seen tens of thousands of people visit the event and, moreover, our great city centre.
“Preston has a long and historical connection with markets and, as such, it’s vital that all quarters of the community, from business to residents alike, continue to support such vital community hubs.”