What’s on in Blackpool this May

Summer is on the way, and Blackpool is buzzing during the month of May.

Elmer Elephant Trail

Throughout May, Blackpool is hosting its first-ever public art trail, Elmer’s Big Parade, sponsored by Brian House Children’s Hospice.

This delightful event features 60 vibrant Elmer the Elephant statues, each uniquely decorated, dotted across the town until June 9th. It’s not just an art display; it’s an invitation to explore and reconnect with Blackpool.

Make sure to download the free trail app and join the adventure. As you follow the trail, take this chance to discover hidden gems of the town or perhaps rekindle old memories of familiar spots.

Elmer’s Big Parade in Blackpool

Blackpool May Day Cup

Get ready for the Blackpool May Day Cup, the highlight of the May Day bank holiday weekend, organized by Sir Tom Finney FC! This prestigious youth football tournament attracts teams from across the UK to compete in a vibrant, festival-like atmosphere.

Held annually in Blackpool, the event not only showcases young athletic talent but also offers a fantastic day out for families with food, drinks, and interactive games. Join the community in celebrating youth sport and spirit at this exciting sporting event. Don’t miss the chance to see future stars in action and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of football!

Blackpool Dance Festival

From May 18th to 27th, the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival lights up the Winter Gardens Ballroom. Celebrating over 90 years of dance history, this event is a cornerstone of Blackpool’s cultural heritage. Dancers from around the world flock to the festival, making it a spectacular showcase of talent and artistry.

Join Us in Blackpool This May

As you revel in the events of May, don’t forget that Viva Blackpool is the heart of entertainment in our seaside town. With a dazzling array of shows catering to couples, friends, and families, there’s always something spectacular to see. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic evening with dazzling performances, a lively night out with friends, or a family-friendly show that delights all ages, Viva Blackpool has you covered.

Join us at Viva Blackpool this May and enhance your experience of the town’s festive spirit. Make your visit unforgettable by adding a show (or two!) to your itinerary.

Check out the brilliant shows & events happening in Blackpool in May 2024

Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite!

Jersey Beats – Oh What A Nite!

Fri 24 May 19:30
ABBA Bottomless Brunch

ABBA Bottomless Brunch

Sat 25 May 13:00
Viva Spring Spectacular

Viva Spring Spectacular

Sat 25 May 20:00
Viva Broadway! From Stage to Silver Screen

Viva Broadway! From Stage to Silver Screen

Sun 26 May 19:45
Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA

Viva Voulez Vous! A celebration of the music of ABBA

Wed 29 May 19:45
Elton Unleashed! A Cirque Fantasy

Elton Unleashed! A Cirque Fantasy

Thu 30 May 19:30
Queens of Rock & Soul

Queens of Rock & Soul

Fri 31 May 20:00