Dates for the diary have been announced by Hyndburn Borough Council with a full list of exciting events planned for Accrington Town Square this summer.

There are some brand-new events taking to the square for the first time including a ‘One World Together’ festival on the 10th July and ‘Hyndburn Sounds’ music festival on 10th September, alongside the return of family-favourite soapbox challenge on the 27th August.

Cllr Marlene Haworth (pictured), Deputy Leader of Hyndburn Council and portfolio holder for Town Centre events said:

“I am proud that we are funding such a variety of events this summer, there really is something for everyone and I urge the community to get involved. That could be through attending the events, letting friends and family know that they’re happening, or even through volunteering to help out.

“The other great thing this year is the new way the council are booking in event organisers. The Council release a list of event themes with the budget available and any business or organisation is invited to bid to organise the event. This has meant lots of different organisers are taking part and have the opportunity to bring our town square to life, I look forward to seeing the results.”

So far eight dates have been confirmed for events, with two more set to be announced later this month.

10th July One World Together Festival – organised by Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

28th July, 11th and 25th August Children’s Theatre in Accrington Market Hall – organised by Civic Arts Centre

13th August Eco Fest – organised by Prospects Foundation

14th August Ron Hill 10K Run – organised by The Running Bee Foundation

23rd August ‘The Whale’ installation – organised by Maynineteen Events

27th August Soapbox challenge – organised by Amazing Accrington

10th September ‘Hyndburn Sounds’ – organised by Accrington Community Events

29th October ‘Halloween Festival – organised by Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

Details of events are subject to change and people are encouraged to check for full information directly with event organisers.