EAST Lancashire is once again full of action-packed events this weekend.

Things to do and see include the popular Pendleside Charity Tractor Run starting at 4.30pm in Sabden Fold on Saturday.

No less than 100 tractors and vintage vehicles are set to hit the streets of Burnley and Pendle.

The event is in memory of Andrew Nutter, of Sabden Old Hall Farm, who died of cancer in 2009 aged 40.

In its ninth year, the event has raised more than £30,000 for several charities.

This year’s tally going to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the Chemotherapy unit in Royal Blackburn Hospital where Mr Nutter was treated.

Mr Nutter’s sister Laura Standring, who organised the tractor run, said: “We are really excited to hopefully raise a lot of money for our charities.

“We hope the weather is kinder to us than last year.”

Those feeling brave can take part in a ‘Brave the Shave’ event at Accrington Town Hall on Saturday at noon.

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking for men, women, young and old to shave their hair off to support those who lose it during treatment.

If you fancy a walk by the canal why not take part in free paddle boarding in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

The event is part of a campaign to fight against plastic pollution and people are asked to help clean up the canal near Eanam Old Road.

The brave folk can take a trip to Clitheroe Castle and take part in a ghost hunt investigation.

Those who visit the spooky keep will learn different ghost hunting techniques and about its history on Saturday from 8pm to 2am.

A Met Office spokesman said there is a chance of rain over parts of East Lancashire on Sunday afternoon but remaining dry on Saturday.

Darwen's gala will set off in full flow this weekend.

Lots of floats and walking parties will parade through the town's streets, starting at the Darwen FC ground in Anchor Road and along the A666 on Saturday from 12.30pm.

A summer fun day is set to take place at the Rising Sun Inn pub in Gisburn Road, Nelson.

Brierfield Bridge Club is holding an open day to invite people to take part in the card game.

Identified as the 13th best attended clubs out of 600 in the country, the open day will start at 10am.

Tomahawk throwing, archery, fairground rides, a miniature railway and facepainting are among the things to do at the Thompson Park Fun Day on Sunday.

From noon to 4pm families will be able to take part in lots of events at the park.