Fleetwood’s Festival of Transport: Tram Sunday is returning next month alongside creative arts festival SpareParts, brought to town by local arts company, LeftCoast.
The two, FREE events will be taking over the town on Sunday 17th July – with a whole host of acts, performances and special vehicles lined up for the day.
This year, both the transport and art parades are combining together to make one unforgettable show.
The parade will start from Lord Street at 11am, where it will travel the length of North Albert Street, ending up at Euston Gardens.
Fleetwood Festival of Transport: Tram Sunday
Tram Sunday is the UK’s largest, free transport and arts event that showcases retro and vintage car displays ranging from the 40s, as well as the town’s classic trams.
This year will feature the legendary Cevic Trawler Tram, Fleetwood Fire Station’s Fire Engine well as, The Royal Poppy Bikes, 10 All Star HGV Trucks and Roger Moore’s classic car from the TV Series The Saint, with many more vehicles yet to be announced.
Terry Rogers, the new chairman of Fleetwood Festival of Transport, said: “I am delighted to announce the return of the much loved Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
“It’s a fun-filled day for all the family and we hope people from across the Fylde coast and beyond will come along. Together as a community we can showcase the very best that Fleetwood has to offer.”
As well as the special vehicles, the day will also include:
• Food stands
• Arts and craft stalls
• Live music and entertainment stage
• Fun fair
• SpareParts Festival
Terry added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the amazing SpareParts, the UK’s only touring festival of art, performance and spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion.
“They have been busy devising and creating an awe inspiring range of incredible performances for all ages that will take place throughout the day, keeping you entertained from start to finish.”
Spectacular, whacky and outrageous! SpareParts Festival will be packed full of interactive walkabout performances. Look out for unexpected characters, crazy contraptions, music, dance and giant puppets.
Tina Redford, LeftCoast’s Artistic Director, said: “Its great to be back in Fleetwood with SpareParts after Covid-19. It is such a brilliant day out. Where else would you see a glowing snail, operated by a pushbike, being followed by a rainbow-coloured mammoth? Our fantastic SOS vehicle will also be in the morning parade and that always gets an amazing reaction from the crowds.
“We cannot wait to celebrate with everyone again, and would encourage everyone who can to join us at 11am for the fabulous parade.”
LeftCoast are looking for volunteers to help steward, chaperone and take part in SpareParts.