What's on inWigan

Welcome to Wigan

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Wigan - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Wigan to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Wigan

03
JUL
Madness
Haydock Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUL
Cameo & Vinyl Presents: Michael Parr
Cameo, Preston

Join us this Saturday 6th June for 2 nights rolled into 1...We have an extra special guest joining us for a special meet & greet session ‐ Emmerdales very own Michael Parr aka Bad Boy Ross Barton.Before 11:00pm we bring that bar…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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05
JUL
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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08
JUL
PLANET CIRCUS THE WOW FACTOR!
SPA ROAD PLAYING FIELDS

Planet Circus The Wow Factor in BOLTON.Dont miss Britains number one family circus and its brand new 2015 super showFeaturing everything a traditional circus has with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the worlds most dangerous…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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11
JUL
Cheshire Steam Fair
Daresbury Showground

Attractions include: 30 x Steam Engines 200 x Classic Cars 150 x Vintage Commercials 40 x Land Rovers 150 xClassic Motorcycles 80 x Tractors Stationary Engines Miniature Steam Engines Military Section Model Boat Display with Pool FalconryMiniature Railway Trade Stands Craft &…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01751 200839
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11
JUL
Joanne Shaw Taylor
The Citadel

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a leading light of the British blues music scene. Discovered by Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart Joanne is now touring with her latest album The Dirty Truth. Don't miss this great evening of brilliant blues‐rock. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
JUL
Woolton Village Art & Craft Market
St James Church Hall

From 10am to 2pmOur Art & Craft Markets are truly Artisan events where you can buy beautiful items many of which are unique direct from the maker. This event is sure to be a delight for buyers of high quality handmade goods.There…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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16
JUL
Master Of The House
The Citadel

A devised melodrama by the Citadel Youth Theatre that celebrates the history of the Citadel and marks the end of their Heritage Lottery Project.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUL
The Stranglers
King George's Hall

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JUL
2376 (Bamber Bridge) Squadron Banner Dedication
Our Lady & St Gerards Church

After a period of fundraising 2376 Bamber Bridge Squadron Air Training Corps have purchased a new ceremonial banner. Before it can be used in an official capacity such as on Remembrance Sunday it must be Dedicated in a church service.This dedication ceremony…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 491136
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23
JUL
Widnes BizMums Child Friendly Networking
Crazy Club

Join local mums in business to share what you do and make some new connections. You are welcome to bring your children along but if they are at school or all grown up you are welcome to come alone too. Members and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07847 554418
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01
AUG
Kids Planet Beamont - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Beamont (Warrington)

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 1st August 11am ‐ 3pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting hook a duck hoopla refreshments and…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 630879
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01
AUG
Kids Planet Lymm - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Lymm

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 1st August 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle ice cream BBQ face painting tombola raffle and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 759220
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01
AUG
Kids Planet Warrington - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Warrington

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 1st August 11am ‐ 3pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting arts & crafts hook a duck…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 417350
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07
AUG
Kaiser Chiefs
Haydock Park

Although best known through their seat in Alternative Musics class of 2005 Kaiser Chiefs originally began life as the less successful Parva in 1996. Their reinvention a decade later saw them take the country by…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
AUG
Wigan Athletic FC Business Academy
DW Stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous DW Stadium.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together.Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means to engage…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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15
AUG
Kids Planet Widnes - Summer Fair & Open day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Widnes

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 15th August 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle and moreKids Planet Widnes…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 577079
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16
AUG
The Secret Garden
Hoghton Tower

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 669187
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21
AUG
Ghost Hunts at Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall

In partnership with Haigh Hall UK Shadow Seekers are offering a Ghost Hunt that may turn your hair greyHaigh pronounced Hay Hall is located in Wigan Lancashire.A Grade II listed building built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay the 7th Earl…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01942 832895
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30
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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05
SEP
Blackburn Rovers Zipwire
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Are you ready to flyCalling all daredevils.. Fancy taking part in the first ever zipwire happening at Blackburn Rovers Football Club on Saturday 5th September 2015 Why not join Blackburn Youth Zone for this fantastic exhilarating event where youll be taken to…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01254 292000
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12
SEP
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
The Citadel

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are two of the biggest names in British folk music and they tour together in 2015.Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days and brings a maturity born of many…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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17
SEP
The Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are one of the UKs most unique touring bands and are steadily being singled out from the wave of Bjork & Kate Bush influenced Alt.Folk artists that have arisen this decade. With Strings Guitars Drums Bassoon and Synths Moulettes music weaves…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Cash (No.1 Johnny Cash Tribute)
The Citadel

As is so often the case with unique artists it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since Ben Welburn aka CASH has effortlessly recreated…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Join us for our first charity Sportsman Dinner. To be held in Jacks Lounge at Ewood Park on Friday 18th September. Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm sitting. Included in the £32 ticket price is a delicious 3 course meal by…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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19
SEP
JUDIE TZUKE - Songs and Stories
The Citadel

Judie Tzuke rose to fame with the hauntingly beautiful track Stay With Me Till Dawn. She has had a number of top 10 albums including the much celebrated Welcome To The Cruise. Listen to songs old and new at this intimate gig.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
SEP
Nuclear Operations and DECOM Summit 2015
AJ Bell Stadium

UNITING ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRYThe Institutions globally recognised DECOM event has been rewritten There is increasing demand on the nuclear industry to plug the gap and opportunities within the sector will continue to grow as new builds start. Newstations however…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02079 731258
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25
SEP
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
The Citadel

Rough tough and always rocking the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys' zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA. As anyone who has…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Wigan Event & Wedding Showcase
Macdonald Kilhey Court

Ntertain is delighted to have been invited back to Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel after a fantastic showcase in September 2014. For 2015 we are bringing an even bigger and better selection of entertainers for your entertainment pleasure. You will experince 8 live…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01942 530503
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Tourist Attractions


Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Dream

This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.Dream was commissioned by local ex‐miners and St. Helens Council as part of the Channel 4 Big Art Project, an ambitious…

North West Museum of Road Transport

A unique & extensive collection of vintage buses is the centrepiece of this Regional Transport Museum.The Museum houses the North West Museum of Transport Limited's collection of vehicles. It can trace its roots back forty years, when a group of enthusiasts from the St.Helens area got together to…

Wigan Pier

At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. Witness the Victorian way of life from schooldays through to work and play. You can experience…

World of Glass

Visit The World of Glass for a great day out ‐ so much to see and do You can see live glassblowing demonstrations with Sarah, Charlie & Graeme. or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glass blowing courses Experience our…

51st State

51st State Nightclub in Wigan, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01942 829819 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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