SUMMER may be over but there are still plenty of fun events taking place in East Lancashire this weekend.

Here is our pick of five of the best to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday.

1. Chocolate Festival, Accrington Town Square

Lancashire Telegraph:

Head to Accrington town centre on Saturday to take part in a massive snakes and ladders game, eat free chocolate and be in with the chance to win a £200 trip to Cadbury World.

Sponsored by local Estate Agents, Property Shop, the town will be taken over by sweet treat and chocolate stalls with fun activities for all the family.

Children will even get the chance to meet Little Miss Wonka and her Oompa Loompas.

Steven Chippendale, joint managing director of Property Shop, said:

"We can't wait for this weekend, the Property Shop team will be out on the town square running the giant snakes and ladders game, giving out free chocolate bars and we are of course available to chat to anyone who has any questions selling, buying or letting in the local area."

The festival will run from 10am until 4pm and is free to attend.

2. Scooter Rally, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

The Ribble Valley will be hosting its annual Mod weekender, now called the Scooter Rally this weekend.

Motor fans can watch the scooter precession on Saturday, then head to The Grand for entertainment from Block 33, a brand-new Mod revival band from the South of England.

Trophies are also up for grabs for the best scooters on display.

It is free to attend the event. For more information, visit

3. Russell Kane, King George's Hall, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

For those after a good laugh, limited tickets are still available to see comedian Russell Kane at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall on Sunday.

He is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and as the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric.

Now, the comedian is back for his 2019 tour The Fast and the Curious, where he will explore family life and give the audience a night to remember.

For times and tickets, go to

4. Suffrajitsu – Bacup

Lancashire Telegraph:

Visit The Boo theatre in Waterfoot on Sunday, where a suffragette puppet show will tell the story of Annie, a young mill girl, as she fights for her right to vote.

However, the fight for change is not easy and young Annie must learn to defend herself and her fellow suffragettes from those that seek to stop them.

The show starts at 2pm. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

5. NT Fleabag – Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

On Saturday, watch a screening of award-winning show Fleabag at Darwen Library Theatre.

Inspired by the BBC’s hit TV series, Fleabag, will be broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, also in Killing Eve, and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag centres around a woman who is battling against herself and life with tragedy always floating around her, and struggling to make her relationships work.

Tickets cost £14. Go to