SpareParts Festival - the 2018 Parade

About Fleetwood Tram Sunday – 2021 POSTPONED

Find out more about Fleetwood Tram Sunday – it’s the biggest event of the year! It’s officially known as Fleetwood Festival of Transport, featuring SpareParts Festival.

It’s 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.

POSTPONED – Fleetwood Tram Sunday – 16-18 July 2021

Today (2 April 2021) the Directors of Fleetwood Festival of Transport announced their decision to postpone the 2021 Festival. The current restrictions on movement and gatherings of large groups make it impossible for them to guarantee the safe running of such a large public event as Tram Sunday.

We’re sorry to disappoint so many people, but our plans are to come back bolder, better and stronger in the future”, they said.

BACK ON 17 JULY 2022

But The SpareParts Festival, now so much a feature of Tram Sunday, is bringing an installation by a world-renowned artist, Luke Jerram, to the town over Tram Sunday weekend, 16-18 July 2021.

Find full details on their site: SpareParts – Outdoor Arts programmes that excite and delight. (sparepartsfestival.co.uk)

About Fleetwood Tram Sunday
Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Tram Sunday

New Chairman

Preparing for future Festivals, the Directors have appointed Terry Rogers to the vacant role of Chairman for the company. They’re delighted that Terry is leading the team into the next event. “We’re sure he’ll bring a fresh new approach to this beloved annual Festival”, they said.

Terry is looking to add new volunteers to the team. He said, “I would love to hear from anyone who can offer their time and skills to plan the 2022 Festival and those following. Please get in touch if you’d like to help.”

The organisers want to thank all those who have attended, exhibited, assisted, promoted, volunteered and supported the Festival in the past. They hope you will continue to do so in the future.

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.

Featuring ‘SpareParts. The UK’s ONLY touring festival of art, performance and spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion.

  • Catch the vintage vehicle parade and the ‘SpareParts’ parade.
  • SpareParts performances from walkabout artists.
  • More about SpareParts here

Day out for all the family

It’s the perfect family day out for all ages, on the streets of the historic Victorian seaside resort of Fleetwood.

For vehicle enthusiasts are classic cars, vintage trams, buses, commercials and motorcycles. Plus other special interest vehicles of all types, sizes and descriptions.

SpareParts performances and artistic workshops for all ages take place throughout the day, keeping you entertained from start to finish.

Visit the Continental Market

The Continental Market often features at Tram Sunday, usually at Adelaide Street near Fleetwood Market.

Continental Market at Tram Sunday
Continental Market at Tram Sunday

Find out all about Fleetwood Tram Sunday

This section on Visit Fleetwood is the official information about Fleetwood Tram Sunday. Explore these pages to find out –

News from the Organisers about Fleetwood Tram Sunday

Planning and organisation for Tram Sunday – Fleetwood Festival of Transport – is a twelve month operation. There’s always lots of exciting new things in the pipeline!

BIG Funding News for SpareParts Festival

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

SpareParts Parade at Tram Sunday 2018
SpareParts Parade at Tram Sunday 2018

The SpareParts Festival was pioneered by Fleetwood Festival of Transport. It received a three-year investment thanks to Arts Council England.

The investment sees the hugely popular transport themed art festival ‘accelerate’ to three northern transport events, increasing to five by 2020. This way the spectacular programme can reach new audiences.

Walking, steam powered, pedal powered and more kinds of vehicles appear in Fleetwood. Some are 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!

The History of Tram Sunday

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 transport enthusiasts and local people.  With 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. It brought exciting, transport themed professional arts performances, entertainment and displays. Including the incredibly popular professional street artists, which have made the event bigger and better!

Find Fleetwood Tram Sunday on Social Media

Like Fleetwood Festival of Transport on Facebook

Follow on Twitter @FdFestTramSun.

Event Partners

The organisers would like to say a big thank you to partners and sponsors.  Who supports the event varies from year to year. Wyre Council, Blackpool Transport, LeftCoast, AB Ports, Chris Allen Garages, Balfour Beatty and Affinity Outlet Fleetwood (formerly Freeport Fleetwood) are some, to name but a few.

Media Partner Appointed for Tram Sunday

The organisers of Fleetwood Festival of Transport are delighted that Visit Fleetwood online and publishers The Rabbit Patch Ltd are official media partners for the event. We’ll keep you posted throughout the year with news about Fleetwood Tram Sunday.

Tram Sunday is the epic day-long event which fills the town of Fleetwood from end to end. It attracts 70,000 people with something for all the family. It also incorporates the fabulous Spare Parts Arts Festival.

The executive team grew the event in 2016, developing the arts content and introducing new features. It’s important to share these developments with the local community and those further afield.

Spreading the news

Director and Secretary Peter Brown said “Part of the strategy of the day is to attract visitors to the Port. To showcase what a great place it is, and encourage people to make return visits. It doesn’t matter where they’re coming from – Blackpool, Poulton, Preston or further afield. What matters is they come to Fleetwood, have a great day and come back. They won’t come if they don’t know that it’s happening. The Rabbit Patch, through Visit Fleetwood and the Visit Fylde Coast websites, 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. I’m delighted that we will be official media partners once again for Tram Sunday and I’m looking forward to sharing all their exciting news throughout the coming months.”

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7 thoughts on “About Fleetwood Tram Sunday – 2021 POSTPONED”

  1. Gary Littlewood

    It says to use the ABP car park. But this isn’t on the supplied map, nor are there any directions about how to get to the festival from there??

    1. You won’t need directions Gary – the map is at the end of the A585 main road in and will be signposted from the roundabouts. You will see the event from the car park.

  2. I can’t find a list of events or any times. Surely this needs to be published. I have friends performing at the library but can find no mention of this event or the times of their performances which are 11.00, 12.00 and 2.30. I hope it is not too late to make this information available

  3. Brenda Jarratt

    I have just read the above about tram sunday but could not find a time for the parade. I missed it last year and was told it had been in the morning. Please can you let me know the starting time and the route.
    Thanking you in advance
    Brenda Jarratt

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