The Festival Market
Combine shopping and sightseeing at Morecambe’s Festival Market.
Excellently located by Morecambe’s Promenade, with its unbeatable views towards the Lakeland hills, the Festival Market is one of the highlights the town has to offer for shoppers looking for a unique experience.
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About the market
More than 100 stalls
With over a hundred stalls selling an enormous selection of products, some that you would expect to find in a market, others unique to us, you are sure to find what you are looking for. There are two welcoming cafes serving homemade meals and cakes and onsite public toilets.
Shoppers can be certain to find a warm welcome from the established stall holders at this traditional market and if you happen to be visiting one of the special events hosted by the market, the atmosphere will be even better.
A trip to the market is ideal for visitors wanting to experience all that Morecambe has to offer. Within walking distance are some wonderful iconic buildings including the famous art deco Midland Hotel and the Winter Gardens. The promenade offers 5 miles of wonderful scenery with interesting features along the way such as artwork and sculptures, a stone jetty, award-winning flower beds and the world famous Eric Morecambe statue – bring your cameras to recreate that famous pose.
Pick up a bargain by the sea
The Festival Market is easily accessible by train, bus, bike and car. There are large adjoining car parks, and Morecambe train station and bus station are close by.
The market is wheelchair friendly.
The market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (4.30pm winter) and all Bank Holidays from Easter to August.
How to find us
Address: Festival Market, Central Drive, Morecambe Lancashire LA4 4DW
By car: Use the map below to get your journey directions. For satnav, use the postcode LA4 4DW. There is a large pay-and-display car park adjacent to the market.
Close to numerous attractions and stunning views
By bus: Stagecoach bus service numbers 3 (Lancaster University to Morecambe Battery), 4 (Lancaster University to Heysham), 5 (Carnforth to Overton) run along Morecambe Promenade. The Festival Market is close to the Platform bus stop.
By train: There is a regular service from Lancaster to Morecambe train station which is only a 10 minute walk from the Festival Market.
The Festival Market is delighted to be able to offer its traders and customers with an exciting calendar of events for 2014.
Halloween Spooktacular - 25th - 30th October
We've got some spooky surprises in store for children this Halloween.
From the 25th - 30th October, the Festival Market's doors will creak open at 9am offering children the chance to take part in a number of activities including a visit to a haunted house, pumpkin carving, a pumpkin parade and free competitions with prizes. Everyone is invited to go along… if they dare!
Throughout the week, children can go on a ghost hunt around the market's stalls and shops. Find all the spooks and ghouls lurking within and you could be in with a chance of winning shopping vouchers to spend at the market.
Pumpkin carving sessions will take place on Thursday 30 October from 2pm until 4pm. This activity will be followed by a pumpkin parade and fancy dress parade giving everyone the opportunity to showcase their creepy creations and scary costumes.
There will also be a free colouring competition throughout the week with prizes for the most creative entries.
Entry forms for the colouring competition and Ghost Hunt are available to download and to pick up at the market office.
Lancashire Day - Tuesday, 25th November
Come along to the market on Lancashire Day and meet Radio Lancashire presenters in their big red bus as they broadcast live from Morecambe from 9am until 4pm.
Late night shopping - Thursday, 4th December
Indulge yourself in a bit of late night Christmas bargain hunting when the market will be staying open until 8pm.
Stay tuned for more information on the arrival of a big Christmas surprise at the market on this day!
Christmas Festival - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December
Get your Christmas off to a fabulous festive start with additional stalls, live entertainment (including special guest and antiques expert Paul Hayes and his band), delicious seasonal fayre, additional stalls, bands and choirs. There will also be loads of fun attractions for children including a magician, clown, fairground rides, face painting and even a flea circus.
You'll also get the chance to win £30 worth of Festival Market shopping vouchers by helping us to decide which market trader is wearing the most impressive festive jumper. Entry forms and ballot boxes will be available at the market office. All entries will be entered into a free prize draw to win £30 worth of Festival Market vouchers.
Don’t miss Santa arriving on his sleigh to open his grotto on Saturday, 6th December at 11am. The grotto will be open every Sunday in the run up to Christmas from 11am to 3pm.
Entry £2 per child (includes gift).