Get set for #AmazingAccrington’s biggest weekend!

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.

The weekend kicks off on the Square on Friday with ‘Accrington’s Biggest Quiz’, a fun family interactive quiz which is open to all and sure to bring out your competitive side! On Saturday afternoon the Square will host a ‘Pop Party’, featuring free live music, fairground rides and community stalls. 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 will be 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.

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 the 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, or contact Katie Laxton, the Council’s Events Coordinator, on 01254 388111, or via