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About Fleetwood Tram Sunday 16 July 2017

All about Fleetwood Festival of Transport - or Tram Sunday

Fleetwood Festival of Transport is otherwise known in local parts as ‘Tram Sunday’.

Tram Sunday - Sunday 16 July 2017

The fun-packed transport event for all the family... is 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.

Lord Street Fleetwood during Tram Sunday 2015

Tram Sunday is certainly the biggest event in Fleetwood, with stalls, cars and amusements and a full day of entertainment for all the family.

Make a Date for Tram Sunday 2018 -

Sunday 15 July 2018

Have a look at the Tram Sunday 2017 programme here

Fleetwood Festival of Transport Tram Sunday programme 2017


Tram Sunday 2017 Classic Car Run

For the first time this year, a cavalcade of Classic and Vintage Cars will wind its way through the country lanes and beautiful countryside of the Borough of Wyre,to end their journey by taking part and exhibiting their vehicles in Tram Sunday in Fleetwood.

The organisers are inviting individual owners and car clubs to take part and join in this new highlight.

Tram Sunday Classic Vehicle Tour 2017

The borough of Wyre is named after the River Wyre which flows through this place of fabulous views and country drives. ­It's the home of picturesque towns including Fleetwood and Garstang as well as many rural villages. On one side of the area you'll find stunning beaches and unspoilt coastline and on the other unforgettable landscapes in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Vehicle Tour begins at 9.30am with the first car leaving the Crofters Hotel at Cabus, Garstang which is a small market town with a big history. The hotel itself has 25 attractively furnished bedrooms and welcomes anyone wishing to stay prior to the event.

Following a breakfast of tea/coffee and a bacon sandwich the Tour will set off at 1 minute intervals through beautiful Wyre countryside to the seaside town of Fleetwood which will be hosting the Fleetwood Festival of Transport, known in local parts as "Tram Sunday".

This event that all participants in the Vehicle tour are invited to take part in is a  fun packed transport event for all the family, the largest free event of its kind attracting crowds of 70,000 plus. It's a great day out for vehicle enthusiasts of all kinds and a perfect place to show off your pride and joy to appreciative visitors.

Having displayed your vehicle why not take a look around the event, look at the other vehicles displayed and enjoy the atmosphere, you may even wish to go and have a  look at the seafront and the views out to Morecambe Bay. Should you wish to extend your visit the North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood  is one of several hotels able to offer accommodation to visitors.

The entry fee for the Vehicle Tour which includes your entry to the Fleetwood Festival of Transport is £15 per car and includes tea/coffee  and a  bacon sandwich for driver and one passenger (if required) at the Crofters Hotel, Garstang, along with a rally plaque and route book - which will be issued on the day.

As an incentive for clubs, bring 6 vehicles and pay for 5, bring 12 vehicles and pay for 9, or bring 25 vehicles and pay for 20.

Download the registration form here


News from the Organisers

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!

You can expect to see SpareParts again - the magnificent parade of all kinds of transport themed, weird and wonderful exhibits.

SpareParts parade at Fleetwood Tram Sunday

Walking, steam powered, pedal powered and more kinds of vehicles - some thanks to professional artists and performers and many more from the community, with local schools and groups all getting involved, plus street performances in a number of locations.

Keep tuning in to find out more about the 'Tank Project' and the 'Mobility Scooter Project'.

There are plans to make the Festival more accessible to partially sighted people with the help of charity N-Vision.

Blackpool and the Fylde College students are working on a photographic exhibition of images of Fleetwood.

Lots of exciting things are coming, all set to unfold in the following weeks. We'll keep you posted!


More about 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

And much more in the menu of other pages in this section!


Tram Sunday 2016 highlights video

Have a look at the Fantastic Faces of Fleetwood 2016.
At SpareParts you laughed, you smiled.....did a double take, grimmaced 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. Read about exhibits from 2016 in the Highlights page.

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. Read more on the Highlights page.

Tram Sunday first took place in 1985 as a part of the celebrations for the anniversary of Blackpool trams and continued to develop over the years to include any form of transport: classic cars, motor bikes, buses 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!


Find out More

Like Fleetwood Festival of Transport on Facebook

Follow on Twitter @FdFestTramSun.

Subscribe to the LeftCoast email 

Sign up here for the Visit Fylde Coast weekly email newsletter


Event Partners

The organisers would like to say a big thank you to partners including Wyre Council, Blackpool Transport, LeftCoast, A B Ports, Chris Allen Garages and Freeport Fleetwood to name but a few. 

Meet the Partners and Sponsors here


Tram Sunday Merchandise

Tram Sunday Rock - new in 2015

Check out this great video of it being made, put together by cameraman Steve Berger and Fleetwood Festival of Transport - Tram Sunday.

Fleetwood Festival of Transport Enamel Badges

Tram Sunday Enamel Badge

Made in the UK, featuring the centre section of the FFOT logo, in four colours of enamel, there's just 200 available.

Costs just £3 - or two for £5. You can buy yours from the Sky Deli in Fleetwood Market or on the day.


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 2017 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 2017 and I’m looking forward to sharing all their exciting news throughout the coming months.”


Find out More

Have a look through the pages of this section for much more information about the event, how to volunteer and photos from previous years.

Fleetwood Festival of Transport website

Like Fleetwood Festival of Transport on Facebook

Follow on Twitter @FdFestTramSun.

Subscribe to the LeftCoast email 

Sign up here for the Visit Fylde Coast weekly email newsletter

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