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.
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.
- For details of individual stalls see Festival Market Boards.
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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.
Pick up a bargain by the sea
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.
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.
Close to numerous attractions and stunning views
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.
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.
6th and 7th July - Family Fun Weekend (10am - 4pm)
A weekend of entertainment, attractions, competitions and give-aways. Come along and enjoy Punch and Judy shows, trial bike displays, the Astral Circus and demonstrations by the Lancashire fire and Rescue Service. Everyone is invited to showcase their cooking skills by taking part in the market's first ever bake off.
There are several categories in the competition including best cupcake, best biscuit, best scone and most unusual cake as well as a prize for the best cake made by under 12s.
The winner of each category will receive £10 worth of market vouchers and the overall winner will find themselves sampling afternoon tea delights for free at the Midland Hotel. Free entry forms are available to download now. All cakes will be sold to raise money for St. John's Hospice.
21st September - Dog Show (11am - 4pm)
Get ready to pamper your pooch and put your favourite pets on centre stage. Registration opens at 10am and there are plenty of categories including best dog, waggiest tail, dog most like its owner and dog with the best smile. There will also be prizes for the best veteran, puppy and rescue dog and many more. Other entertainment on the day and a raffle and tombola. The RSPCA will be offering micro-chipping and the council's Dog Warden Service will be on hand to offer information and advice.
26th – 31st October - Halloween Celebrations
There’ll be spooky goings at the Festival Market including Pumpkin Carving, a Pumpkin parade and free competitions - everyone is invited to go along… if they dare!
30th November and 1st December - Christmas Festival
Get your Christmas shopping off to a festive start, with carol singing around the Christmas tree, a brass band and mulled wine and mince pies. There will be additional stalls selling unique gifts and stocking fillers. Come along on the Saturday and see Santa arrive on his sleigh and decorate a festive biscuit before warming yourself up with bag of roast chestnuts and a cup of hot soup whilst listening to Christmas storytelling. Santa will also be in the market’s grotto every Sunday in the run up to Christmas.
More information will be available on all these events in due course.