Head into Preston on Saturday 2 October from 7pm, to be mesmerised by the Mayor of Preston’s Covid Thank You torchlight parade, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.Advertisement
Firstly, enjoy the Mayor’s torchlight parade, which will be a tribute to all keyworkers in Preston. In this you can expect to see a mix of vehicles and walking participants, with proud Prestonians alongside astonishing acts from further afield the procession will have the theme of ‘light’. This event will provide the opportunity for a city
celebration and appreciation for all who have sacrificed and worked hard to support Preston through the pandemic.
Then enjoy the breath-taking fireworks display, which can be viewed from anywhere in the city centre! Why not make an evening of it and go ‘out out’ in Preston by heading out for tea, enjoying the parade then picking your spot to watch the fantastic display.
The fireworks have been commissioned as part of the city’s Welcome Back Fund action plan, the fireworks have been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said: “I cannot wait for the parade and fireworks, it will be a spectacular event for the city and a fitting tribute to thank the key workers who have given so much in the collective struggle against Covid-19.
“It is also a way to thank our residents, businesses and community groups who have pulled together throughout this difficult period by looking out for one another and making Preston proud.
“As we close the curtain on what promises to be a wonderful Lancashire Encounter festival, I am looking forward to welcoming people the city centre to enjoy a stunning fireworks display and everything else on offer in Preston.”
So save the date, Saturday 2 October from 7pm and get ready to be amazed!
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