Top 5 things to do this July

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July is upon us and the sun is most definitely out and about so, helpfully, we’ve put together a handy top 5 things to do this month. Read on and find out what Blackpool and the Fylde Coast has in store.

1. Wordpool Family Day – Saturday 4 July
Wordpool is back for 2015 and with it the ever popular Family Day in the beautiful surroundings of Blackpool’s magnificent Stanley Park. Families are invited to register at the Visitor Centre, Cocker Tower or the Italian Gardens from 1pm and receive a handy guide to everything going on during the action packed afternoon of Story Safari in the park right up until 4pm. Find out more on the Wordpool website.

2. Sand, Sea & Spray Urban Art Festival – 10 to 12 July
After a years hiatus Sand, Sea & Spray is returning to Blackpool and is set to bring another bumper line up of UK based and international urban artists to town from as far afield as Russia, Poland and beyond. Kicking off the action on the Friday night is the artists Q&A followed by the Launch Party at Bootleg Social – and not forgetting a packed Saturday and Sunday of live painting around the town centre. Find out more on the Sand, Sea & Spray website.

3. Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club at Bootleg Social – 17 July
Blackpool’s favourite new nightspot Bootleg Social have scored a coup this month with Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club heading to the Topping Street venue on Friday 17 July. After a storming success at the Winter Gardens back in December it’s great to see Craig returning to town in a more intimate venue. With a great line up of guests including Cowbell Radio’s Soul Food and live music from the Breaktone5 this is one night you don’t want to miss. Find out more and grab your tickets on the Facebook event.

4. Tram Sunday featuring SpareParts Arts Festival – 19 July
Fleetwood is again gearing up for Tram Sunday and a day of heritage transport, family fun and the SpareParts Arts Festival. Headlining the bill this year are Extraordinary Bodies performing their new show Weighting where the disabled and non-disabled cast will defy gravity on a spectacular flying staircase outside Marine Hall. If you’re looking for something a little unusual you’d do worse than checking out the arts parade winding its way through town from 3pm onwards with festival favourites Rag & Bone leading the way. Find out more on the Fleetwood Festival of Transport website.

5. Love Parks Week at Stanley Park – 26 July to 2 August
The dedicated Friends of Stanley Park have been hard at work preparing a whole host of activities to celebrate Love Parks Week. With everything from bug hunts to archery, circus skills to orienteering – oh and of course the Wizard of Oz – there is pretty much something to suit every taste. With activities taking place every day of the week and giving you the perfect excuse to show how much you love your park, this one is a no-brainer. Find out more on the Facebook event.

Don’t forget when you’re out and about this July to tweet us your pictures to @altblackpool on Twitter or post the on our Facebook page.

Featured image courtesy of Red Snapper Photography.

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