We are very luck here at The Ruskin Hotel, as Blackpool has so many events that take place each year. With the World Famous Illuminations, Blackpool Air Show, St Annes Kite Festival, Blackpool Armed Forces Week, Rebellion and so much more.

As events are released we will add them to this page, so keep checking back to see what is on.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach is open full time from 2nd April to 6th November 2022, then they are due to open for winter weekends again for approximately 4 weekends.

Please check their website for opening times, dates and prices.


The popular attraction returns for 2022 after being reimagined.

*NEW* The Hub

The Hub is the home of live entertainment at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. With a fully licenced bar, retail and catering units it’s the ideal place to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the shows and entertainment

*NEW* Icon

The UK’s first and only double-launch rollercoaster ICON is getting twisted this season with ENSŌ. In a first for Europe, ICON’s rear seats have been adapted so that riders can spin and twist freely during the ride’s thrilling duration. ICON’s exhilarating high-speed accelerations, electrifying twists and turns and heart-stopping interactions will all be turned up to a whole new level by ENSŌ. 

Late Night Riding

These nights the park is open until 10pm with FY4 Club DJ and the spectacular Dancing Water Fountains;

25th June – 23rd July – 30th July – 6th August – 24th September


2022’s production ‘Rapture’ is set to be a spectacular fast-moving live performance, which promises to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. Hot Ice is a dream that is brought to life by the stunning lighting that reflects the mood and magnificence of each scene. The young and dynamic skaters gracefully slide and glide into a world of creative paradise with intricate choreography performed to beautifully written music, conceived and inspired by the greatest soundtracks to our lives.

Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show

2022 Dates: 13th & 14th August 2022

The free event, which attracts up to 100,000 visitors, has been cancelled for the past two years because of COVID restrictions on mass gatherings.
But VisitBlackpool has announced that the show will return for 2022 with some of the world’s finest military and civilian aircraft performing over the iconic seafront.

To complement the aerial programme, there will be plenty to see and do on the ground with a wide range of stalls, attractions and food concessions in the Air Show Village on the Tower Festival Headland.


St Annes Kite Festival

A partnership between Fylde Council and SmileFactor10 with support from St Annes Town Council. The fabulous international Kite Festival Returns to St Annes on Sea and will feature single line kites of all shapes and sizes, including inflatable octopus, flying cows, whales and many more. The Event is of course entirely weather dependent and the planned programme may change at short notice due to operational constraints or weather conditions.

Opening Times

Season2 Sept 2022
Friday18:00 – 22:00
Season3 Sept 2022
Saturday11:00 – 17:00
Season4 Sept 2022
Sunday11:00 – 16:00
St Annes Kite Festival
St Annes Kite Festival

Blackpool  Illuminations

Shining from 2nd September to 2nd January 2023

Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ 

Blackpool Illumination 2022 is a little different again this year. The annual Illuminations display is extended by two months to provide an invaluable boost to the resort’s tourism season after COVID-19. 


The full list of new and old installations is yet to be released, but if 2021 was anything to go by, expect some imaginative and spectacular fresh additions mixed in with classic favourites.

Lightpool 2022

From 14 – 31 October, the programme boasts 16 nights of light-based art installations, lasers, stunning live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows involving local, national and international artists.


Introducing Odyssey, the biggest 3D installation in the Blackpool Illuminations to date.  Odyssey has been created by international designer Jack Irving in collaboration with a team of computer scientists from Lancaster University.

Standing almost 10 metres high, the installation comprises six large-scale structures that are combined with state-of-the-art technology to create an immersive and interactive projection show themed on creatures from the deep sea


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation’s favourite family (and elf) friendly resort.

Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland will be transformed again into a breath-taking festive village complete with simulated snowfalls, log cabins, magical forest, larger-than-life light installations, festive light projection shows and Santa tram rides on the Golden Mile.
Wrap up warm, grab a tasty sweet treat or gift from our charming cabins and spend an evening discovering all what’s on offer in this unmissable outdoor experience.
Click this link for all the information from our partners Visit Blackpool!! https://www.visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/christmas-in-blackpool/christmas-by-the-sea/