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Welcome to Burnley’s Staycation Celebration!

Over six Saturdays, from 24th July – 28th August, tastes of culture from around the world are coming to town for the summer holidays.

Each Saturday there will be attractions, events and activities taking place in Burnley town centre from 11am-4pm, all relating to a number of different countries/geographical areas.

The focus will be on Greece first before moving on to France, Italy, Spain, USA and then finally the Caribbean.

Some details and performers are still being finalised but you can get a feel for what’s taking place below. This page will be updated throughout the summer so please keep checking back for the latest information.

Burnley’s Staycation Celebration is brought to you by Burnley Business Improvement District, Charter Walk, Burnley Council and Burnley Markets.

ACTIVITIES AT EVERY EVENT
11am-4pm unless stated otherwise

Face painting – All day
Glitter tattoos – All day
Cooking demonstrations
Dirty Twist Cocktail Bar – All day
Create your own mug with Cooper and Bear – 11am, 1pm & 3pm

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SATURDAY 24th JULY – GREECE

  • Greek guitar
    11am – 4pm (In Charter Walk by new Job centre)
  • Mamma Mia Dance Troupe
    11:30am and 12:15pm (St James Street/Market Sq)
  • Greek statues
    4 x 30 minutes 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm (Nr Herbert Brown, Nr Wilko, Covid Centre, St James St)
  • Traditional dancers
    1pm & 3pm (St James Streeet/Market Sq)
  • BFC Children’s games
    10:30am onwards (Curzon Street)
  • Cooking Demo (Top of Little Barista)
  • Balloonatic
    3 x 45 minute walkarounds (Roaming)
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SATURDAY 31st JULY – FRANCE

  • Balloonatic
    3 x 45 minute walkarounds (Roaming)
  • Can Can dancers
    4 x 5 minutes (St James Street, Nr Wilko)
  • Mime artist
    4 shows 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm (Nr Herbert Brown, Nr Wilko, Covid Centre, St James St)
  • Street painting (WHSmith) 
  • Tim’s Cracking Caricatures (Standish Street)
  • Cooking Demo (Kei in the market Frogs Legs)
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SATURDAY 7th AUGUST – ITALY

  • Alegra String Quartet
    2 x 1/2 hours spots 1:30pm – 2pm (St James, Mkt Sq)
  • Italian statues
    4 x 30 mins 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm (Nr Herbert Brown, Nr Wilko, Covid Centre, St James St)
  • Italian street painting (WHSmith)
  • Flag Dancers
    6 x 15 mins 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm (Wilko, St James St, Mkt Sq, Curzon Street, St J & Mkt Sq)
  • Cooking Demo
    12pm (Italian from the market – Pasta Demo)
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SATURDAY 14th AUGUST – SPAIN

  • Spanish guitar
    2 x 40 mins 11:30am & 1pm (St James, Mkt Sq
  • Traditional dancers
    6 x 5 mins 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm (Wilko, St James St, Mkt Sq, Curzon Street, St J & Mkt Sq)
  • Balloonatic (Roaming)
  • Story Teller (WHSmith)
  • Cooking Demo
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SATURDAY 21st AUGUST– USA

  • The Ski Band (Roaming)
  • Cabinet of Curiosities (St James St, Mkt Sq)
  • Dance Troupe
    11:30am & 12:15pm (St James St, Mkt Sq)
  • Jared Warne – Elvis
    1pm & 2:30pm (Market Square, then Ivy Jones)
  • Balloonatic (Roaming)
  • Superheroes & Princesses
    5 x 45 sets at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm (Roaming)
  • Cooking Demo (Kei in the Market – a USA recipe)
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SATURDAY 28th AUGUST – CARIBBEAN

  • Street painting (WHSmith)
  • Pantasy Steel Band (St James Street, Curzon Street)
  • Caribbean food (St James Street)
  • Caribbean hair braiding (Curzon Street)
  • Balloonatic (Roaming)

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