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Wigan & Leigh Fan Festival

Mark your calendar this summer for the UEFA Women’s EURO Fan Festival.

Coming to the streets of Wigan & Leigh in July, expect a celebration of art, heritage, music and of course, football!

The Fan Festival offers a host of family-friendly activities, with something for everyone, whether you are a diehard football fan or looking to enjoy your first tournament. Think community events, arts and heritage programmes, live performances, coaching clinics and much more.

At the heart of the festivities is the Fan Party – read on below to see the exciting activities taking place around Leigh town centre.

Festival programme

The full Fan Festival schedule is now available on the Event Companion on the official Women’s EURO 2022 app, providing everything you need to know to celebrate the tournament in style.

Download the app for the full Fan Festival programme

Wigan & Leigh Fan Party

Celebrate UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 at the Fan Party in Leigh town centre. Civic Square will welcome fans and friends of all ages, from home and abroad, to be a part of the biggest ever European women’s sporting event.

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Key Facts

📍 Location

Civic Square, Leigh town centre and the surrounding area, including Leigh library, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh town hall and St Mary’s church.

🚍 Leigh bus station is the closest public transport stop to the Fan Party – just a 5-minute walk from Civic Square.

🕐 Times and dates

Saturday 9 July, 12:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 13 July, 14:00 – 18:30

Sunday 17 July, 12:00 – 16:00

Friday 22 July, 14:00 – 18:30

🎟️ Entry

  • Free to enter!
  • All ages welcome
  • Non-ticketed, so you can come along as many times as you like
  • The Fan Party is a neutral site, so expect to meet fans and supporters of all teams

🎉 Activities

The Wigan & Leigh Fan Party offers a packed programme of activity, including:

  • Live music
  • Spoken word performances
  • Street theatre
  • Art exhibitions
  • Starling Bank face painters and table football
  • Drinks and food of various cuisines, so come hungry!
Check out the full programme on the app


Will food and drink be available?

Food options include fish and chips, burgers, pizza plus ice cream. Drinks will also be available to purchase on site, including alcohol from a licensed bar.

Can I use a credit or debit card on site?

Card payments or cash will be accepted on site.

Are there any restricted items I can't bring into the Fan Party?

Small bags and personal belongings will be allowed with bag checks made prior to entry. You will be responsible for any possessions you take to the Fan Party.

Items deemed unsafe or illegal will not be allowed on site. In addition, glass and alcohol will not be allowed to be taken into the site.

Will parking be available?

Parking is not available on site, but Pennington Flash, Leigh Miners and Spinning Gate car parks are all less than 15 minutes' walk away.

Limited disabled parking is provided opposite the site at Market Place Leigh.