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Aug 22Wednesday

Cinema at Crescent

2:00pm – 4:00pm at Bolton Library, Le Mans Crescent

Holiday special presents a viewing of the "The Little Mermaid" Showing time is 2pm - 4pm, entry is free. No age limit but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available.

Aug 24Friday

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

All Day at Bolton Town Centre

Today sees the start of the Food and Drink Festival with 210 stalls situated around the town centre. The event will be launched by top chef Michael Caines. In the evening Michelin starred chef Michael will host the Gala Dinner. Telephone 01204 334321 for more information. Also Bolton FM will be there to entertain you.

Aug 25Saturday

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

All Day at Bolton Town Centre

Day two of Bolton Food and Drink Festival sees the welcome return of Nadiya Hussain. Nadiya was the winner of British Bake Off. Ever popular demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day with Nadiya at the helm. You can also join in all the fun of the festival with Bolton FM who will be on Victoria Square throughout the day. Telephone 01204 334321 for more information.

Aug 26Sunday

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

All Day at Bolton Town Centre

Day three of the festival sees the return of Ainsley Harriett. The very funny popular chef will be holding demonstrations and may even be joined by his friends Suzy Salt and Percy Pepper. He will also have the company of Bolton FM who will be on Victoria Square throughout The Festival. Telephone 01204 334321 for more information.

Hamer Cup Final

All Day at Westhoughton Cricket Club, Cappadocia Way, Westhoughton, BL5 2FB

Farnworth CC face Kearsley CC in this year's Hamer Cup Final at Westhoughton Cricket Club in one of the biggest events on the Bolton Cricket League calendar. The match begins at 1pm. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for under-18s and OAPs. There will be food available along with drinks from the bar and outside with a bottle bar being set up on the day.

Bolton Ramblers 50th Anniversary

All Day at Horwich Parkway Station, Arena Approach, Horwich, BL6 6LB

Join the Bolton Ramblers this Sunday as they walk another leg of Bolton Boundary Walk. This will be a circular walk of 12 miles. The walk will take in the outskirts of Westhoughton and continues to Hindley Green. We return via footpaths and tracks of Westhoughton and Wingates. The walk is Free. Suitable walking gear and packed lunch required.

Family Fun Day

12:00pm – 6:00pm at Westhoughton Lions Rugby League Club, The Den, Cunningham Road, BL5 2AN

Come and joins us on our Family Fun Day. There will be a variety of stalls, also will face painting, bouncy castle, raffle and Men v Women Rounders match. There will be a bar and food available. Entry is free, and all proceeds are for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Aug 27Monday

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

All Day at Bolton Town Centre

To tickle Bolton's Taste Buds on the fourth and final day of the festival we have our favourite chef James Martin returning for the tenth time. As usual he will be holding demonstrations and later in the day he will close the festival. Bolton FM will be there on hand to help and assist him. Telephone 01204 334321 for more information.

Aug 29Wednesday

Cancer Awareness at the Asian elders Resource Centre

10:00am – 12:30pm at 61 Northfield Rd, Bolton, BL3 5JH

Macmillan Living along with Beyond Cancer Team are holding a coffee morning to raise awareness in partnership with Asian Elders. There will be translators present for Gujarati and Urdu speakers. There will be a question and answer session with specialists available. The event will finish with a free lunch.

Sep 01Saturday

The Big Thank You

2:00pm – 10:00pm at Rivington Terraced Gardens

We are holding a Big Thank You music event for the Emergency services who dealt with the fires on Winter Hill. Featured acts will be James Holt, String Box, Toria Wooff and more yet to be confirmed. Tickets Adults £10, Children (u 16) £5, emergency services free. To book tickets please visit:

Sep 08Saturday

Heritage Day

11:00am – 3:30pm at The Victoria Hall,37 Knowsley St, Bolton, BL1 2AS

Join us for a Day of Heritage from 11.00 am to 3:30pm with free tours of the magnificent Victoria Hall (a Grade II listed building) and adjoining suites, such as the Walker Suite, the Wesley Suite, the Drama Theatre, “Ada’s Corridor” etc. A Variety Concert will be held in the Victoria Hall starting at 7:00pm. Step back in time to the early 1900’s, Ladies and Gentlemen, sit back and enjoy an unrivaled bill filled with the cream of local variety entertainers. Refreshments are available. Tickets are available from Victoria Hall Box Office or online via TicketSource.

Hall i' th' Wood Open Day

12:15pm at Hall i' th' wood, Green Way, Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8UA

There will be special tours of Hall i' th' wood museum. so special that the tour of the hall will include access to the Attic where its alleged that is where Samuel Crompton hid his Spinning Mule. Admission is Free For more infomation call 01204 332853

Sep 14Friday

Cricket Club Charity Quiz Night

7:00pm – 11:00pm at Bradshaw Cricket Club

A charity Quiz night in aid of Guide dogs for the blind and Bolton Hospice. Tickets are £6 a person and supper is included. Contact Sue or Ray Taylor for tickets by email : or phone on 01204 308 357

Sep 15Saturday

Brass Impact Band

7:00pm – 11:00pm at Bolton Citadel, St Georges Rd, Bolton

The Salvation Army present an evening of music with the Brass Impact Band. The band is made up of musicians from various Salvation Army Centres. It is conducted by Brian Johnson and tickets are just £5 each U16s free. All proceeds to The Big Collection. Pay on the door.

Sep 16Sunday

Bubble Rush 2018

11:00am at Queens Park

The Bubble Rush is a family friendly sponsored 5k run at Queens Park in September. Registration is now OPEN! The 5k course starts in a sea of bubbles and features four Bubble Stations along the route where cannons pump out coloured foam to create a 4ft deep bubble bath. Every course is family friendly, so you can run, jog, walk, dance or toddle through the foam. And for the first time, Finn the Bubble Fish will be in Bolton as the Bubble Rush 5K mascot.

Sep 21Friday

Bolton Pride

All Day at Various Bolton Venues

Bolton Pride is Back. The town will be hosting the third Pride Festival. The LGBT Festival will be held over the three days of 21st to 23rd September. Bolton FM will also be present. Watch this space for more details nearer the time.

Late Summer Beer, Gin and Prosecco Festival

5:00pm – 11:00pm at Astley Bridge Cricket Club, Sharples Park, Moss Bank Way BL1 6PZ

Over the weekend, there will be a wide range of real ales from around the UK. There will be ciders, international lagers, gin and prosecco bar. There will also be great food and entertainment. Friday 5:00pm – 11:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 11:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm Entrance fee is £3 and includes a commemorative pint glass and programme.

Sep 22Saturday

Charity Flower Day

10:00am – 3:00pm at Parish Hall, Bolton Parish Church, Silverwell St, BL1 1PS

We are having a Charity Flower Day to raise funds for Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme. The days programme includes Morning coffee, a demonstration, lunch, a workshop and Afternoon tea to finish. Equipment and Flowers are provided, bring your own tool box. Come and enjoy a relaxed day of fun with flowers. Tickets £35. Parking available in church car park.

Scarecrow festival 2018 Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sept.

10:00am – 5:00pm at Kearsley

Can you believe we are on our fourth scarecrow festival which this year will take place over 2 days.There will be hundreds of scarecrows on display around the Kearsley ward area. The scarecrow trails have been split into 8 scarecrow trail maps which will be available to purchase over the weekend. We welcome visitors from far and wide to come and support the event. The event is family friendly and suitable for all ages, suitable for wheelchairs and prams and also friendly dogs are welcomed as long as they are on leads and under control at all times.

Comedy & Curry Night

7:00pm at Heaton Sports Club, Lower Pools, Church Road, Heaton, BL1 5RH

Doors open at 7pm then the food will be served from 7:30pm then acts throughout the night like; Big Lou, Stephen Cookson and your host Ben Lawes. Tickets are £15 Each or £25 for 2.

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