Find out more about Fleetwood Tram Sunday – it’s the biggest event of the year – officially known as Fleetwood Festival of Transport, featuring SpareParts Festival.
Fleetwood Tram Sunday – 15 July 2018
Tram Sunday is the fun-packed transport event for all the family. It’s the largest FREE event of its kind, attracting crowds of 70,000+ to fill the town of Fleetwood. There’s something for everyone and entertainment for all the family.
All About Fleetwood Tram Sunday
Fleetwood Festival of Transport ‘Tram Sunday’ is the UK’s largest FREE family vintage transport and arts event. It’s certainly the biggest event in Fleetwood, with stalls, music, cars and amusements it’s a full day of entertainment for all the family.
Once again it’s featuring ‘SpareParts’ the UK’s ONLY touring festival of art, performance and spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion.
- Catch the vintage vehicle parade at 11am and the ‘SpareParts Super Scrap Race’ finale at 3pm.
- SpareParts performances take place in Albert Street car park.
- Wheelchair friendly and BSL performances in Euston Gardens
It’s the perfect family day out for people of all ages on the streets of the historic Victorian seaside resort of Fleetwood.
On hand for vehicle enthusiasts are classic cars, vintage trams, buses, commercials, motorcycles and other special interest vehicles of all types, sizes and descriptions.
SpareParts performances feature technological creations from Ulik Robotnik and the death defying Vander Wheel of Death, plus more besides. An array of artistic workshops for all ages will also be on offer throughout the day, keeping your family entertained from start to finish.
Find out More About Fleetwood Tram Sunday
- More about SpareParts Festival here
- Where to park at Tram Sunday here
- Tram Sunday highlights
- Tram Sunday news
- Find out how to Volunteer for Tram Sunday here
- Find out how to Book a Stall at Tram Sunday here
- Find out how to Enter a Vehicle at Tram Sunday here
- The event is only made possible by the support and sponsorship of partners and local businesses. Find out more here
News from the Organisers About Fleetwood Tram Sunday
Planning and organisation of this years Tram Sunday – Fleetwood Festival of Transport – is well underway, with lots of exciting new things that are in the pipeline!
BIG Funding News for SpareParts Festival
You can expect to see SpareParts Festival again – the magnificent parade of all kinds of transport themed, weird and wonderful exhibits.
The SpareParts Festival, pioneered by Fleetwood Festival of Transport, is to receive a three-year investment thanks to Arts Council England.
The investment will see the hugely popular transport themed art festival ‘accelerate’ to three northern transport events this year, increasing to five by 2020. It will ensure that the spectacular programme can reach new audiences.
Walking, steam powered, pedal powered and more kinds of vehicles will be back in Fleetwood. Some thanks to professional artists and performers and many more from the community. Local schools and groups are all invited to get involved. Plus enjoy street performances in a number of locations.
Lots of exciting things are coming, all set to unfold in the following months. We’ll keep you posted!
Highlights from Tram Sunday 2016
Have a look at the Fantastic Faces of Fleetwood 2016. At SpareParts you laughed, you smiled…..did a double take, grimaced and at times you were even scared. Are you here?
The Tram Sunday footprint was extended for 2016 and, for the first time, included Memorial Park with an exciting finale to the event.
Throughout the day you can enjoy stalls, entertainment and attractions, alongside the main exhibit of the Transport Festival which is vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
The SpareParts Festival will be back with transport themed street theatre throughout the day. Read more about 2016’s SpareParts.
The Craft Village was new for 2016, near Ash Street (the Asda end of Lord Street). At the other end of Fleetwood, the Euston Gardens in front of the North Euston Hotel was the children’s area.
Find out About Fleetwood Tram Sundays History
Tram Sunday first took place in 1985 as a part of the celebrations for the anniversary of Blackpool trams. It continued to develop over the years to include any form of transport. Classic cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles and buses are included, and of course, not forgetting the trams.
Its popularity has increased through the years with both transport enthusiasts and the local community in Fleetwood. Under the leadership of a new management team in recent years, the festival has grown with the inclusion of further attractions.
In 2014 the “SpareParts Festival” ran for the first time in conjunction with the event and brought exciting, transport themed professional arts performances, entertainment and displays to the event including professional street artists, which have been incredibly popular with everyone and only made the event bigger and better!
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The organisers would like to say a big thank you to partners and sponsors including Wyre Council, Blackpool Transport, LeftCoast, AB Ports, Chris Allen Garages and Freeport Fleetwood to name but a few.
Media Partner Appointed for Tram Sunday
The organisers of Fleetwood Festival of Transport, or Tram Sunday to give it its more popular name, are delighted to announce that Visit Fleetwood online and publishers The Rabbit Patch Ltd will once again be official media partners for the 2018 event.
Tram Sunday is the epic day-long event which fills the town of Fleetwood from end to end, attracting 70,000 people with something for all the family. For the third time, this year it will once again incorporate the fabulous Spare Parts Arts Festival.
The executive team grew the event in 2016, developing the arts content and introducing new features, and want to share these developments with both the local community and those further afield.
Director and Secretary Peter Brown said “Part of the strategy of the day is to attract visitors to the Port, showcase what a great place it is, and encourage them to make return visits. It doesn’t matter where those people are coming from, they might be from Blackpool, Poulton, Preston or further afield. What matters is that they come and they have a great day and they come back. They won’t come if they don’t know that it’s happening, and through Visit Fleetwood and the associated Visit Fylde Coast websites, the Rabbit Patch can help to share that message for us.”
The Visit Fleetwood website is part of an online resource which includes extensive social media coverage and a well-loved weekly email newsletter.
Publisher Jane Littlewood adds “I love living on the Fylde Coast, and passionately want to Fleetwood do well. I’ve organised big events before and know how much hard work goes into it, and wanted to help the team. I’m delighted that we will be official media partners once again for Tram Sunday 2018 and I’m looking forward to sharing all their exciting news throughout the coming months.”
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