News & Events

Keep up to speed with all the latest news and views from Burnley Town Hall by clicking on the links to news stories in the box on the right.

More and more good things are happening in Burnley, Padiham and round about these days !  From sporting occasions, art exhibitions, music concerts and great family days out, it's well worth checking out what's on in the borough.

Click on the links below for more information about some of the big events coming up which Burnley Council is organising, or supporting other organisations to put on. (Please note that the council isn't responsible for the content of other organisations' websites).

If you want to check out what is happening at the historic house, museum and art gallery Towneley Hall, click here

Upcoming events: 

Burnley Literary Festival is coming up. It runs from Friday 6th October to Monday 9th October. There are lots of events, with readings, open-mic sessions, colourful shows which bring books to life, creative workshops and much more.

For more information, or to get invovled, visit

Looking ahead, put a date in your diary for Saturday evening 4th November. That's when the town's big bonfire and fireworks extravaganza will be taking place at Towneley Park. Tickets will be on sale in a few weeks: watch this space.

And the weekend of 18th and 19th November sees the Christmas Lights switch on in Burnley town centre. With the improvement programme currently underway, and a wide range of shops gearing up for their festive promotions, it will be a great weekend for shoppers and visitors.

Want to organise an event yourself?

If you are thinking about organising an event in the borough, documents, forms and advice on event safety can be found here