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We’re thrilled to announce that Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist Steve Royle will be headlining this year's event! 

Steve Royle, known for his hilarious and impressive juggling acts on BGT, will bring his unique comedy juggling routines and humorous stage show to Darwen.

You won't want to miss his performance that left the judges in stitches and the audience amazed!

But that’s not all!

We’ve got an incredible lineup to keep you entertained all day long:

Fat Cat Brass:

This high-energy brass band features four horn players and two drummers on stilts, playing original arrangements of classic pop tunes from the last five decades. Get ready to sing and dance!

Crystal Ball Magic Man:

Watch the mesmerising contact juggling skills of one of the world's most experienced jugglers. His visually stunning performances are sure to captivate you.

Lancashire Dance Academy:

Witness the grace and talent of the Lancashire Dance Academy as they showcase their stunning dance routines. These performers bring a mix of styles and incredible energy to the stage.

Zoe Taylor Dance Academy:

Enjoy the vibrant and dynamic performances by the Zoe Taylor Dance Academy. Known for their impressive choreography and passionate dancers.

Nature Workshop & Wishing Tree:

Participate in fun and creative activities to raise environmental awareness, and share your wish for a brighter world on the Wishing Tree.

Free Face Painting:

Bring the kids for delightful face painting with a wide selection of fun designs to choose from!

Darwen Monthly Artisan Market: Explore an array of unique crafts and goods from local makers and creators. Plus, enjoy delicious street food to keep you fueled throughout the day.

A huge thank you to Darwen Town Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for their generous funding to make this free event possible.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable day of entertainment for the whole family and secure your free tickets now..

For more information, visit Darwen Town Centre or contact us at

See you there! 

Travel Instructions to Darwen Artisan Market

Darwen Market is located in the heart of Darwen Village in Lancashire. Whether you're arriving by car, public transport, or on foot, getting to the market is easy and convenient. Follow these travel instructions to reach Darwen Market Square and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Darwen's Monthly Artisan Market.

By Car:

If you're coming from the M65 motorway, take Junction 4 onto the A666 towards Darwen.
Follow the A666 into the town center, and you'll see signs leading you to Darwen Market Square.
There are several parking options available near the market. Look out for public car parks or on-street parking spaces.
By Public Transport:

Darwen has excellent public transport links. If you're arriving by train, Darwen railway station is just a short walk from the market square.
Various bus routes serve Darwen, connecting it to nearby towns and cities. Check the local bus schedule for the most convenient route to Darwen Market.
On Foot:

If you're already in Darwen, getting to the market on foot is a pleasant option.
The market is centrally located, making it easily accessible from many points in the town.

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