Events


Whatever time of year you visit, Ribble Valley offers a packed programme of festivals, events and cultural activities for all the family. 

If it is food that appeals, Clitheroe Food Festival provides a showcase for local food and drink producers and their fabulous products. The town is literally taken over by food, and food related events, with ample opportunity to sample and buy the very best local produce. Obsession Festival of Food and Wine, at Northcote Manor is another great food celebration where fine food and drink connoisseurs meet face to face with some of the greatest chefs in the world.Music lovers of all genres will be able to find a festival to suit their tastes. From the mirth and jollity of summer music festivals to laid back acoustic evenings in the local pubs throughout the year, you can sit back and soak up, or else get up and dance along to, all kinds of musical events. Supporting live music is a great way to experience something unique, and you may well discover a new favourite band or artist along the way.

What’s On:

Why not get out and explore the Ribble Valley and attend some of our fantastic and varied events? Whether you like walking, wildlife, birds, gardens, sport, kids’ activities or boat trips there is something for you.

Diamonds in the Landscape

Diamonds in the Landscape

February 10, 2024 - April 28, 2024    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Originally designated in 1964, the Forest of Bowland celebrates 60 years in 2024 and starts the New Year with a new name – Forest of [...]
Event title Finds Day with the Portable Antiquities Scheme at Clitheroe Castle Museum

Event title Finds Day with the Portable Antiquities Scheme at Clitheroe Castle Museum

April 16, 2024    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Did you know that thousands of archaeological objects are discovered every year by people going about their daily lives? Have you found a mystery object [...]
Slay Boredom! - A weekend with Academie Glorianna

Slay Boredom! - A weekend with Academie Glorianna

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
Join Academie Glorianna, experts in historical swordsmanship, for an action-packed St George's weekend. Watch combat demonstrations, handle weapons and listen to bitesize talks. Simply drop [...]
20 Apr

Vintage Swing Thing at The Grand

April 20, 2024    
7:00 pm
Following a triumphant sell out show at The Grand in 2022, local swing and jazz legend Arthur Geldard is making a return to the Clitheroe-based [...]
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival

Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival

May 3, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
All Day
Live music and numerous venues across the area, a ‘must visit’ event for jazz lovers. This great event is not organised by us, so for [...]
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