Events

Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool 2016
Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool 2016

 

The Reluctant Dragon by the Quantum Theatre Company A Midsummer Night's Dream

Volunteers always wanted to assist with the bandstand events.

Bandstand, Friends of Stanley Park Meetings and Family Events 2018

Scroll down for family events, Friends Meetings, Craft Club, Dog Walkers Club and Gardening Group.


Bandstand Showlist

Free live music on the bandstand, unless otherwise stated

Musicians wanting to play on the bandstand should contact Carole Thaw, via our Facebook page or using the instructions on there.

In summer there are Free live music shows on the bandstand, events in the Italian Gardens, Visitor Centre and around the park.  We also have special events in the Visitor Centre throughout the year.

2018 bandstand shows 1pm to 4.30pm unless stated otherwise…..

20th May 2018 Sunday  –  Ska Face

27th May 2018  Sunday –  Rupert Fabulous

28th May 2018 Monday – Rio Sanchez, Emma Louise Jackson, Stacey Rafferty

1st June 2018 Friday – 3pm – The Reluctant Dragon by the Quantum Theatre Company, Family Fun, For ticket prices see poster above.

3rd June 2018 Sunday – Shaun Preston and Steve McCartney

10th June 2018 Sunday –  Dub Day Afternoon featuring Bob On and DJ Spinush Hashbrown   –   Also at 2pm approx the 56th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run in the Italian Gardens.

17th June 2018 Sunday – Monster Squad, Louise Spiteri, Adam Soar and guests

22nd June 2018 Friday – 6.30pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Quantum Theatre Company – Shakespeares great midsummer comedy.  For ticket prices see poster above.

24th June 2018 Sunday – Stowe School Big Band 11am to 1pm.  Preston Concert Band 2pm to 4pm.

1st July 2018 Sunday – Sixth Form College Bands

8th July 2018 Sunday – The Ask, Kudos.  Plus The Motorcycle Show in the Italian Gardens

15th July Sunday – Johnny Bullitt and the Promise, Martini Blonde, Two Birds and a guitar.

22nd July 2018 Sunday – Dreamthieves and Go Getters, plus one more.

29th July 2018 Sunday – Rock ‘n Soul, Prime Mover, and Maakpaka Party Band

5th August 2018 Sunday – Love Cats, Bandit, Freeroll

12th August 2018 Sunday – Touch the Pearl ‘Touch the Bandstand’ and Special Guest.

19th August 2018 Sunday – Brother Rabbit, Jon Brindley, Melvyn Ankers

26th August 2018  Sunday – Soul in the Park with DJs Jimmy Scriv, Tim Rabjohn, Rod Allsworth.  The Classic Car Show in the Italian Gardens

27th August 2018 Monday – Bad Moon, Electric Boogie Club, Jeannie and the Tonics

2nd September 2018 Sunday – Blackaways

9th September 2018 Sunday – Elvis rocks the Bandstand – The Sweet Aspirations, Prime Mover, wear your Elvis gear

16th September 2018 Sunday – The Cracked, Martini Blonde and Repeater

Note 23rd September is a Run and Music event on the promenade for Streetlife, Blackpool.  People will be handing out leaflets for this event at some of our events through the summer.


Family and Friends of Stanley Park Special Events:

May

Thurs 3rd          10am               First Aid Training                   Visitor Centre

Tues 15th          6pm                 Launch of Wordpool                Art Deco Café

Sat 19th    2pm         Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting,    Celebrating the Royal Wedding  with Yuri & Tonya from the Circus School

 June

Fri  1st             3pm                 Children’s Outdoor Theatre       The Reluctant Dragon  – book in the Visitor Centre

Sat 16th  2pm          Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting, Guest speakers are the   Wordpool Girls

Sun 17th           2.30pm            Heritage Tour in Stanley Park, book in the Visitor Centr

Fri 22nd            6.30pm            Adult’s Outdoor Theatre             Midsummer Night’s Dream – book in the Visitor Centre

Sat 30th            11am – 3pm    1940’s or Forces’ Day

 

July

Sat 7th             10.00am          Wordpool AND Field Day for Fields in Trust

Sun 15th           2.30pm            Heritage Tour in Stanley Park

Sat 21st    1.30pm      Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting  –   16th  Birthday Tea Party

Mon 23rd to Sun 29th               Love Parks Week

 

August

Sun 12th           2.30pm            Heritage Tour in Stanley Park

Sat 18th    2pm          Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting    – guest speaker to be announced.

 

September

Sat 15th      2pm        Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting – guest speakers are the   Wordpool Girls

Sat 29th            10.30am          Macmillan Coffee Morning           Visitor Centre

Sun 30th           10.30am          Macmillan Coffee Morning            Visitor Centre

 

October

Sat 20th     2pm         Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting   – Guest Speaker  Emma Heslewood  (The Cyril Critchlow collection)

Sat 27th            10.30am          Halloween Festival                          Visitor Centre

Sun 28th           10.30am          Halloween Festival                          Visitor Centre

 

November

Sat 17th     2pm        Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting  – guest speaker to be announced.

 

December

Sat 1st              10.30am          Christmas Fair  in the Visitor Centre

Sun 2nd           10.30am          Christmas Fair  in the  Visitor Centre

Sat 8th             T.B.A.             Theatre –Snow Queen,   Visitor Centre

Sat 15th    1pm         Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting –  Christmas Party

Wed 19th         7pm                 Christmas Dinner,   Number One South Beach

Sat 22nd           2pm                 Songs & Carols,   Bandstand or Visitor Centre

 

 

Visitor Centre

Tuesday Craft Club every Tuesday 10am to 2pm February to December.  Just drop in and ask for Mike or ring on the day 01253 699470.

Wednesday Dog Walkers Club every Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm February to December.  Just drop in or ring on the day 01253 699470.

Thursday Gardening Group alternate Thursdays, information to follow or ring the Visitor Centre 01253 699470.

 

Stanley Park Visitor Centre

Heritage Exhibitions in the Visitor Centre as well as the usual environment displays.

The Visitor Centre: Open Wed to Sun 11am to 3pm from the end of May.  Until then weekends only except for clubs mentioned above.  Ring 01253 699470 to contact the Visitor Centre.

It is also open for hire, please see here for more information.