#AmazingAccrington’s biggest weekend coming up this August Bank Holiday!

Accrington’s Town Square is set to host Amazing Accrington’s Big Weekend this August Bank Holiday, with a packed programme of events bringing fun and excitement into the heart of Accrington, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August.

The weekend kicks off on the Square on Friday with ‘Accrington’s Biggest Quiz’, a fun family interactive quiz where Accrington Town Square will be transformed into an outdoor garden with family friendly entertainment and a big screen to track your scores. Many teams are now booked on, and the quiz is getting even bigger, don’t miss your chance to join in, registration is £10, so if you have 5 team members that’s only £2 each for quiz entry and a family prize bingo ticket.

On Saturday afternoon the Square will host a ‘Pop Party’, featuring free live music, fairground rides and community stalls. This family friendly event is set to entertain all afternoon, designed for teens, tweens and in-betweeners, this music event will have everything for all budding festival goers.

The Biggest Weekend will end spectacularly on Sunday 25th with a ‘Fantastical Forest Parade,’ a colourful and lively procession of giant puppets, including a fifteen foot Oaken Giant, all complete with handmade props, parading though the town in a spectacle of music and dance.

The puppets and props are being made in a series of local workshops running up to the weekend which are open to anyone who wants to make costumes, parade art or help create a giant puppet. So don’t miss your chance to get involved in the last event of Accrington’s Biggest Weekend! The FREE interactive workshops are taking place over the next two weeks, so get involved and to help create puppets, or learn how to walk on stilts – unleash your creative side.

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, said;

“We’re looking forward to Amazing Accrington’s Biggest Weekend, a packed weekend of fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy this August Bank Holiday. It’s part of the programme of events for Accrington’s Town Square and everyone is welcome, come and be part of it.”

For more information about Accrington’s Biggest Weekend’s events and to get involved in making puppets and props for the Fantastical Forest Parade, visit https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/events/, or contact Katie Laxton, the Council’s Events Coordinator, on 01254 388111, or via Katie.laxton@hyndburnbc.gov.uk