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Free family events at Preston Markets this summer

28 June 2024

Another year, another summer of free family fun with a range of events on Saturdays throughout August at Preston Markets.

Beneath Preston's iconic Victorian canopy, there will be a series of free summer events for the whole family to enjoy. From scientific exploration of the senses to a fantastic bubble show; back by popular demand. Dance with the Funguys, see the world from a different perspective and pick up free gifts being handed out by some interesting characters.  

Pick up something delicious for lunch from one of our fantastic eateries and whether you're planning a BBQ or you just love your local market, bag yourself the best, locally sourced produce from our fantastic traders.

Tubs of ice cream
Cartons of organic 100% fruit juice
Customer purchasing oranges
Baskets of fruit
Child with ice cream interacting with Wallace and Gromit statue

What's on this summer?

Saturday 3 August: Scientific Exploration (11am - 3pm)

Senseomatic performers

Two plucky, young, aspiring scientists mix real science with historical tales about the development of scientific study using their walkabout, much-talked-about, spectacular, scientific discovery machine.

Anne and Lottie invite the curious to take part in their experiments, one for each sense (touch, smell, taste, sound and sight).

This science-meets-Victoriana show looks at technology and science being used to understand the world around us.

Saturday 10 August: A Few Feet Up (11am - 3pm)

A few feet up performers

See the world from a different viewpoint. Presenting the theory that a slight physical change of perspective can encourage a conceptual one. A Few Feet Up asks you to collaborate with two performers and their giant periscope, to view the world from a different angle.

Saturday 17 August: The Funguys (11am - 3pm)

Funguys performers

The Funguys are sure to provide great entertainment beneath Preston Markets' Victorian canopy. The colourful characters will be bringing plenty of smiles and laughter through a combination of dance, music, and toys. Get ready to have a blast!

Saturday 31 August: Paris Bubbles (11am - 3pm)

Girl with bubbles

Paris Bubbles are returning to Preston Markets for a third year with giant bubbles, tiny bubbles, smoke filled bubbles and more. Bubble entertainment is a stunning spectacle to watch, versatile and astonishingly entertaining all at once, everyone loves bubbles.

All year round

Preston Markets host a bi-monthly record fair throughout the year with the next event set to take place on Saturday, 10 August, beneath the Box Market Canopy and adjacent to the fantastic outdoor exhibition of local artists work, Fill The Frame

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Map address for Preston Markets

Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.