Leyland Festival 2018 – what’s on, how much is it and when is it

Posted on - 12th June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, What's On in Preston
Sun shines down on Leyland Festival
Sun shines down on Leyland Festival

Leyland’s annual festival returns during mid-June as the town celebrates its heritage and hopefully enjoys some sunshine.

With a parade through the city, a car show, live music, food and more there’s plenty for everyone to do.

More than 13,000 people visited during 2017 to the event in Worden Park.

The parade

Making its way through Leyland town centre there’s dancers, music and floats from schools and community groups.

Starting around 11am the parade will make its way to Worden Park.

The theme for the parade is World Book Day.

Leyland Festival parade road closures

The following roads are closed from 11.15am and likely to be closed for at least an hour:

B5254 Churchill Way from retail park entrance to Hough Lane Roundabout

Chapel Brow

Turpin Green Lane Roundabout to King Street

Hough Lane and Towngate

St Andrews Way

Church Road Junction of St Andrews Way West to Junction of Worden Lane

Worden Lane Junction of church Road to junction of Langdale Road

What’s on in the park

Lined up along Worden Park will be some classic cars to enjoy.

Trophies are available for multiple classes and the best in show award. The cars will also be driving the parade route.

Paws In the Park returns with a dog show as dogs take on agility challenges and more.

Part of the dog show
Part of the dog show

Two stages of live music and entertainers are being put on.

A sports arena has zorbing, martial arts and dance displays.

Singing at last year's Leyland Festival
Singing at last year’s Leyland Festival

For those who want to do a bit of shopping there will be a craft and gifts market, vintage team room and more with various stalls set up.

Parked up on the festival site will be Skiddle’s new DJ bus.

The events and tickets website is bringing a double-decker bus on site to run free DJ classes for anyone interested.

Read more: Not able to make Leyland Festival? See plenty of other things to do with our what’s on in Preston section

What can I eat?

A food court is being set up with an international flavour of food stands.

Market Ale Tavern is being set up for a beer and the Worden Park Cafe is open as usual.

What the organisers have to say

Chairman of this year’s festival Tony Harrison said: “We are tremendously excited for the 2018 Leyland Festival and can’t wait to get stuck in and see what the community makes of this year’s entertainment. There has been an incredible amount of investment in this event and we have been working hard to ensure the Festival is the biggest and best Leyland has ever seen.

“Leyland has a wealth of talent and successful businesses and the Festival not only gives them the opportunity to showcase their work, but also celebrate everything that makes our town special. It is such a pleasure to be part of something that makes a notable difference to our community and we are very much looking forward to seeing everyone on 16 June.”

How much is it?

Advance tickets are £2.50 from Skiddle.

It’s £3 on the day and under-16s go free.

When is it?

Saturday 16 June from 11am to 5pm.

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