Friends of Stanley Park

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

 

Events on Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland

Read about past events click here

Read about our 90th Summer Celebration 2017 click here

Read about one of our Easter Fairs

Read about one of our stage shows, The Merry Wives of Windsor

Bandstand Next Show

Stanley Park Blackpool

Sunday 26th May 1pm to 4.30pm

 

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The Bone Idol, Sleepwalker

Come to Stanley Park Bandstand in Blackpool for live music on Summer Sunday afternoons. 

The bandstand shows are hosted by the Friends of Stanley Park who\'s volunteers staff the venue. We request a donation towards putting on the shows. We\'re also always looking for extra volunteers, if you\'re interested please contact us at the show or message us on Facebook. Email addresses are on our website About Us page.

When you leave please put anything you aren\'t taking home in a bin.

 

 

The next flower workshop is on Saturday 1st June at 12.30

Michelle\'s number is 07826 793439 to book

Make this lovely Pot au Fleur, an all summer long planter with plants and cut flowers. Cost is £29.95 payable in cash on the day.

Flower Workshiop  May 2024

 

 

Stanley Park Bandstand Summer 2024 Showlist #Blackpool

Great summer Sunday afternoons, and a Bank Holiday Monday, on Stanley Park. Blackpool\'s prize winning park.

 

May


Sun 5th Graeme King of Bispham, The Jeps, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 12th Boomshanka, Northern Alibi, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 19th Parka Monkeys, The Immediates, Daisy Atkinson, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 26th The Bone Idols, The Sleepwalkers, 1pm to 4.30pm (**note the change**)

June

Sun 2nd Bob on, Escape The City, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 9th Cherished Times, Kind Hearted Thieves, Daisy Atkinson, Harrison Rimmer, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 16th Touch the Pearl, Freefly Crew, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 23rd Ska Face, Scarlet Carnival, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 30th Limbo Days, Georgie Weston, Cloe Velez, 1pm to 4.30pm

July

Sun 7th Rupert Fabulous, Waterloo Ladies Choir, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 7th Motorcycle show in the Italian Gardens, run by MAG, 11am to 4pm

Sun 14th 50\'s & 60\'s event, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 21st Maka Paka Party Band, Dan Clarke acoustic solo, Simon Clarke keyboard solo, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 28th Glam Rockerz, Neon Rain, 1pm to 4.30pm

August

Sun 4th Leap of Faith, Flash Floods, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 11th The Cracked, The Casinos, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 18th Blackpool Music School, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 25th Elvis at the Bandstand, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 25th Classic Car show in the Italian Gardens, run by BVPG, 1pm to 4.30pm

Mon 26th Northern Soul DJs, 1pm to 4.30pm: Jimmy Scrivens, Rod Allsworth, Jim Rabjohn, Terry Shaw.

September

Sun 1st The Waiting, The Deal, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 8th THROWBACK, The remedies, 1pm to 4.30pm

Sun 15th Trip Wire, Dave Rutland, 1pm to 4.30pm

 

Sound Engineer: Simon Gelson

 

Please bring your own chair.

Note the bandstand is zero alcohol tolerance.

Parents must be responsible for their children at all times.

 

Bandstand Shows are hosted and operated by the Friends of Stanley Park in conjunction with Blackpool Council.

Shows in the Italian Gardens are run by the group named on the event.

All bandstand events have no entry fee although we ask for donations which pay for the expenses of the show and amenities.

The shows are dependant on the weather and band availability. We always attempt to get an alternative if a band isn\\\'t able to perform.

We are always looking for volunteers to staff the bandstand. Please contact Carole or Nigel or contact us via the Facebook page. Click here to visit it.

 

2024 Stanley Park Blackpool Events announced

Bandstand Shows on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Love Parks Week. Fundraising fairs. More....

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland Calendar

April to December 2024 (as announced 10th April 2024)

April

13th National Literacy Trust: Spring Time Stories at Stanley Park 10am: 1pm
14th Bandstand Volunteers Training Day: Visitors Centre 1pm
20th AGM All Members Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Flower Arranging Group 1pm: pre-booking required

May

3rd Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
5th Bandstand 2024 Season begins(details are above)
6th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Trefoil Guild
18th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Rotary

June

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 2pm
7th Donnas Dream House Coffee Morning
15th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
28th Blackpool Arts Society Exhibition begins

July

5th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
20th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th ECO day in the Park
29th Love Parks Week begins

August

2nd Love Parks Week ends
9th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
17th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
17th Charity Bowling for Disabled
24th Strawberry Gardens Table Top Sale
25th Classic Car Show

September

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
15th Last of the Summer Bandstand shows
21st Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

October

4th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
19th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
26th Halloween Event
27th Halloween Event

November

1st Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
16th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

December

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
7th Christmas Fair
8th Christmas Fair
12th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
22nd Carols In The Park with Blackpool Light Operatic Society

The above dates are correct at 10th April 2024 but may be subject to changes and additions

Bandstand Events on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Please see the separate list for individual dates.

 

 

 

Join the Creative Hub Facebook Group Click Here

Creative Hub Exhibition in Stanley Park Visitor Centre March 2024 Blackpool

 

 

Carol Singing on Stanley Park

Sunday 17th December 2023 raised £700

On Sunday 17th December 2023 at 1pm there were Christmas Carols on Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool. With singing led by Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company. Collections were for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund for better patient care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Together we raised £700 for Blue Skies Hospital Fund at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

 

Find us on Facebook

 

 

 

At the last show of 2023. Volunteers get a thankyou.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gomm

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool, volunteers at the last bandstand show of 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up to date on our Facebook page

Link to our Facebook Page, click like when you get there

 

 

 

The Friends of Stanley Park hold regular events on the park. These include music on the bandstand, theatrical productions, Easter, Charitable Events, Halloween, Christmas Fairs, Summer family activities. These activities enable us to raise funds that contribute to the maintenance of the park and the cost of the events.

Music on the bandstand
Photo: The Helen May Blue Band 15th May 2022

Photo by Elizabeth Gomm
Helen May Blues Band on Stanleyh Park Bandstand 15th May 2022  Blackpool

 

 

 

 

The Visitor Centre is open at follows:

Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm. Information about the park. Staffed by volunteers from the Friends of Stanley Park.

Craft Club Tuesday 10am to 2.30pm, weekly.

Dog Club Wednesday 10am to noon, weekly.

Gardening Club Thursday 10am to noon, weekly.

Book Club: Every 4th Thursday in the Visitor Centre at 2.30pm.

Monthly Meetings 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm

New club members welcome.

In the Visitor Centre:

Stanley Park Photographic Exhibition by the New Langdale Centre

The Dog Walkers Club, Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Bandstand

Stanley Park Bandstand Shows every summer

May to October

Volunteers are needed on the bandstand for supervising the audience and clearing up afterwards. Please contact Carole Thaw. email: Carolethaw001@gmail.com for details.

 

Photo of Ska Face on Stanley Park Bandstand 2018:Ska Face on Stanley Park Blackpool 2018

Volunteers always wanted to assist with the bandstand events.

 

All events subject to change/cancellation based on artist availability/weather. Keep up to date on our Facebook page.

If you know of any bands or performers who are interested in playing, please contact us via the Facebook page.

The Annual Love Parks Week in July for all the family

Photo of the annual Wordpool by Blackpool Arts and Libraries:

Wordpool on Stanley Park Blackpool

Easter Fair 2016: Members and Councillor Members

Easter Fair 2016

 

Updated: 22nd May 2024