2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

2025 Festival Dates Released!

11th July 2024

The seventh edition of the National Festival of Making will return to Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of July 2025!


Last weekend, record-breaking crowds gathered in Blackburn for a celebration of all things making! The town centre transformed into a vibrant playground of creativity and experimentation, offering something for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors engaged in diverse workshops, enjoyed lively performances, explored curated marketplaces, and visited fantastic exhibitions – just to name a few.



Mark your calendars – we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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