The early May bank holiday weekend kicks off tomorrow and many people around the UK can look forward to a day off on Monday.

Luckily for Lancashire locals, you don’t have to stray far to have a great day out, as there are plenty of festivals taking place on your doorstep.

Whether you’re a music lover or looking for a boozy day out, there is a festival for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

Here are five festivals taking places in Lancashire:

1. Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Kyla Brox, previous performer at Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues festivalKyla Brox, previous performer at Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues festival

The 13th annual festival kicks off on Friday 29 April and will run until 2nd May.

It showcases the very best of jazz and blues in all it's genres and brings together performers from across the world to focus upon Clitheroe.

They will perform at various venues across the Ribble Valley, with the headlines taking stage at The Grand in Clitheroe.

On Friday, new international jazz star, Georgia Cécile will be setting the bar high for a diverse programme of performance from innovative artists at the cusp of national/international careers, street music and free gigs to inspire and put live music back at the centre of life in the Ribble Valley and beyond.

K.O.G. Kweku, Kirk McElhinney, Peter Riley and The Gelatos are just some of the other artists who will be performing Arthur Geldard Quartet, Women in Jazz, The Mighty Revelators and Midnite Jonny.

Ticket prices vary. Weekend passes from £55 or £45 or £15 for under 25s.

Tickets to see individual acts can also be purchased.

For more information visit - https://www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk/

2. Burnley Live, Penny Black Bar, Burnley

This free and family-friendly event is back after a two year break and will take place on Sunday (1 May).

The event kicks off at 1pm and will last until 9pm.

Local acts, including Dirty Suns, The Vibe, Bridle Lights and Roadkill Survival, will be taking the stage.

It will take place at the Penny black bar, Burnley.

Barbequed food will also be available

Get tickets via Fatsoma.com.

3. Blackburn Beer and Gin Festival, Blackburn Rugby Club

Lancashire Telegraph:  Three-day beer and gin festival returns to town's rugby club for sixth year Blackburn Beer Festival. Three-day beer and gin festival returns to town's rugby club for sixth year Blackburn Beer Festival.

Blackburn Beer and Gin Festival will take place on April 29, 30 and May 1 2022 at Blackburn Rugby Club.

The three-day event will showcase a line-up of beer and cider from local and regional brewers, with more than 60 real ales to sample.

The festival will also have a great line up of music featuring some of the best local talent including solo artists and bands.

Tickets are £5-£10. Get yours via Eventbrite.

4. Lancaster Food and Drink Festival, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road

2022 brings the 10th Lancaster Food and Drink Festival - a place for the hardcore foodies and the culinarily curious to gather in one place to scoff and quaff the fabulous flavours of 40+ food and drink stalls.

This year, the festival will be held on 30th April and 1st and 2nd May at Lancaster Brewery, from 12 pm ‘til 6 pm, and will showcase all of the best food and drink from the local area and beyond. 

You’ll be able to enjoy hot street food and buy cheeses, sauces, meat, wine, and spirits to take home with you… not to mention get your hands on some free samples whilst you’re there.

The event is completely accessible, with blue badge parking, accessible toilets, and everything on one level with no steps.

Everyone’s welcome to come along - dogs, too!

Admission is free.

5. Restricted Rocks Tribute Festival, Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn

Running from 30 April – 1 May, Restricted Rocks will be offering a fun packed family festival with 12 of the best AAA Rock Tributes Bands.

Here is the full line-up

Saturday, April 30
The Clone Roses
Noasis
Happy Mondaze
Courtbetweeners
The Smiths UTD
True Order

Sunday, May 1
Not Thee Rolling Stones
Meatloud
Status Quo
Foo Fighterz
Nirvana Tribute
Green Haze

Ticket prices are £5 for children and £10 for adults.

Get your tickets on Skiddle.