Community & Local Events

The following are events coming up in the local area.  Organised by local communities, tourism businesses or other organisations:

Slaidburn Steam

10th to 11th June

Slaidburn Steam logo

Over the years the weekend has grown into what many enthusiasts call a unique event and firmly established on the steam rally calander. Steam engines arrive from as far south as Cheshire, some vintage tractor enthusiasts drive their tractors from Hebden Bridge, a journey that takes three hours. In addition to steam engines and tractors, vintage and classic cars compliment the show.

In the beer garden local crafts can be seen, which include one of the last makers of clogs, you can also see the stick maker work at carving ornate handles to go on top of the sticks. Local ladies will be selling deliciously homemade cakes and on Sunday there is always a mouth watering BBQ.  Whilst inside the pub a selection of cask ales and food with a Steam theme are available.

For further information visit:

Open Garden Weekend, Townhead, Slaidburn

24th and 25th June

Townhead Open Garden

Open garden weekend at listed Georgian property, includes large walled garden, rose arbour, wildflower meadows, formal gardens, rockery, ponds, quirky creations and lots more!

Tea and cakes available to buy.

£5 admission. (Children have free admission but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)

Parking: please use Slaidburn village public car park (BB7 3ES)

No booking needed but, for further details, please phone 07703 217910 or email

Lunesdale Arts Trail

Studio Trail weekends:  24th – 25th June  &  1st – 2nd July 11am to 5pm each day 

Arts trail logo

For more than 20 years visitors have followed the arts trail in and around the Lune valley, seeking out the studios and work places of artists producing ceramics, paintings, woven/felted textiles, sculpture, lino cuts and creative glass.

Each studio will have a display of current work for visitors to view and to purchase. Should you wish to commission an exclusive piece – just ask!

If you decide to make a full day (or two) to visit everyone, there are plenty of very good pubs, restaurants and hotels for food and accommodation.  

For further information visit: 

Tateham Modern Art Exhbition

The Tateham Modern at Maiden Bridge – Art Exhibition

Sat 24 June continuing every Saturday and Sunday until (& including) Sunday 30 July 2023, 11am to 5pm

Each year since 1996 the Maiden Bridge Gallery exhibition has featured the best of Northern UK Artists and a small number of internationally renowned contributors from Europe and Scandinavia.

Some of the artists selected change each year to include new discoveries and young talent.  Exhibits this year range from paintings, textile art and ceramics to etchings, sculpture and turned wood. 

For further information visit:

Seek Out Festival

21-23 July

Gisburn Forest

Seek Out Festival

Join in this summer to Seek Out a big family adventure – filled with music, arts, and family-friendly activities in the Forest of Bowland.

Located in the beautiful Gisburn Forest, SEEKOUT arts and music festival aims to bring an eclectic mix of brilliant artists to perform on the newly refurbished forest stage in the heart of the Forest. 

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