Discover What’s On In Blackburn with Darwen

Discover what's on in Blackburn with Darwen

What’s On In Your Area?

Take a look at upcoming food events in Blackburn with Darwen.

We’re keen to bring you the latest news about what’s happening in your area so that you can gain access to the best events, support and knowledge to end food waste, end the food crisis and achieve a healthier lifestyle:

Food campaigns & conferences

Community groups & gatherings

Support & charitable events

Food festivals

Read on to find out more…

Upcoming Events

Coming soon…

National School Meals Week 6th-10th November 2023

National School Meals Week 6th-10th November 2023

National School Meals Week is a promotional activity designed to raise the awareness of great school food served daily by professional caterers in school across England and Wales. There are lots of ways to get involved and some of the themes for the week include:

  • Come Dine With Us: Let’s get parents into dining rooms across the country, where they can sample how great the meals are and to see what a great environment it is to work in.
  • National Roast Dinner Day: A roast dinner day showcasing the best local British produce, and LACA challenge you to create the best plant-based version as well.
  • Try something new: A day to encourage children who haven’t tried meals in a while or to get existing customers to sample some new dishes.

you can find out more from the Local Authority Caterers Association website and download a range of resources:

Date: 6th – 10th November 2023

Growing Places Community Planting

Growing Places Community Planting

Join Sue Jeffries for a community gardening session in Blackburn Town centre with Blackburn BID Growing Places and Blackburn BID on

Wednesday 15th November 10am and 1pm

They will be planting shrubs, plants and spring bulbs in planters around town. All are welcome. re:fresh Blackburn with Darwen BwD BC Adult Learning


Foraging Fruit: Teas & Stews

Foraging Fruit: Teas & Stews

Join us at The Greenhouse Project for a walk gathering fruit and talking about their health benefits before making teas and a fruit stew.

Date: Saturday 30 September 2023

Time: 10am – 12pm

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Appleday 2023

Appleday 2023

Celebrate National Apple Day at Whitehall Community Garden, Whitehall Park Rose Garden, Darwen.

Activities include:

  • Apple tasting
  • Children’s crafts from the Little Potting Club
  • Still life drawing
  • Apple pressing
  • Apple tree planting

Date: 21 October 2023

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Working across all sectors to bring good, sustainably produced food to our community

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