THE famous Soapbox challenge, World War II re-enactment, beer festival and bike and bus event are among the highlights of the #AmazingAccrington event planned for 2021.

The events calendar in 2019 in #AmazingAccrington was jam packed with fun, friendly events for all ages but unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to ensure public safety organisers had to cancel all plans for 2020.

The line up in Accrington's Town Square includes:

Saturday 24th April

#AmazingAccrington Bus & Bike Fest

Featuring vintage buses and coaches, plus motorbikes of all types and size, this is sure to be a winner with motor enthusiasts of all ages.

Saturday 15th May

#AmazingAccrington Live Music Festival

Once again on an outdoor stage we will be showcasing the best of our schools, local musical talent and a fun day out for all the family. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of our lineup!

Saturday 5th June

#AmazingAccrington Food Festival and World War II Re-enactment

Bigger and better than previous years, we never stop developing ideas for the variety of food and drinks on offer. Additionally, next year's re-enactment will feature not just a Spitfire but also a Sherman Tank, and a Russian KrAZ military truck.

Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June

#AmazingAccrington Beer Festival

The Beer Festival will return for the weekend in the Town Hall, featuring a diverse line up of quality real ales plus alternative drinks and entertainment.

Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August

#AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

The incredibly popular Soapbox Challenge will return for the delight of the onlookers - for 2021 we will tour not only Accrington town centre on the Saturday, but also for the first time look to close down Queen Street in Great Harwood on the Sunday, and make this a multi site event across the weekend.

Saturday 25th September

#AmazingAccrington Accrington Day - new for 2021

In collaboration with Hyndburn Borough Council, this is the day the community unites to celebrate all things heritage, business, retail, football and tourism in the borough, helping to put Accrington on the map. Let's honour and celebrate all of our borough's achievements, as we come together to plan the next step in our growth.

Cllr Miles Parkinson, leader of Hyndburn Council talked about the proposed 2021 schedule.

He said: "The team at #AmazingAccrington have really elevated the town's events over recent years, bringing in thousands of visitors and really giving a boost to our town centre. They always put on a high quality event worth going to, and draw people in."

Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn, added: "I'm really looking forward to getting our town centres back to normality post Covid-19 restrictions.

"This is a fabulous line up of events for our residents and visitors, and I'm particularly looking forward to the Accrington Day where we can get together and celebrate our achievements in business, retail and football amongst others - they're really something to be proud of."

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