About Fleetwood Tram Sunday

About Fleetwood Tram Sunday

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.

Fleetwood Tram Sunday – 21 July 2019

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.

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Here’s some of the SpareParts Parade in 2018 to whet your appetite for this year!

SpareParts Parade at Tram Sunday 2018
About Fleetwood Tram Sunday
Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Tram Sunday

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.

It also features ‘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.

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.

Enjoy SpareParts performances and artistic workshops for all ages throughout the day, keeping your family entertained from start to finish.

Take a look at the 2018 photo gallery here

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 he 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!

About Fleetwood Tram Sunday on Social Media

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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 Lancashire (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, 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. The Rabbit Patch, with Visit Fleetwood and the associated 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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    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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