Fleetwood’s brilliant Tram Sunday, first held in 1986, makes a welcome return next Sunday 16th July. This wonderful free event is centred upon a large transport festival, in which classic cars, buses, bikes and other vehicles of all eras are arranged in static displays along the length of main high street, Lord Street, and roads off it. However, this year trams will certainly play a big role as the event also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the trams coming to Fleetwood (1898-2023).
There is also a host of acts, vintage vehicles, parades and other events throughout the day as well as a parade of vehicles. The parade itself will start from Ash Street at 11:45 a.m. travelling the length of Lord Street and North Albert Street, before ending up at Euston Gardens. The big day is organized by a dedicated team of volunteers who share a love for Fleetwood’s history and transport heritage.
TV and movie fans should look out for replicas of the iconic cars:
🚗 Lightening McQueen (Cars)
🚗 Ecto 1 (Ghostbusters)
🚗 The A-Team Van
🚗 KITT (Knight Rider)
🚗 DeLorean (Back to the Future)
🚗 Chevy Blazer (Stranger Things)
🚗 Volvo P1800 coupe (The Saint)
🚗 1969 Dodge Charger (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Since 2014 the Festival has been supported by SpareParts, launched by Fylde coast art company LeftCoast and this special day has become an even bigger attraction. SpareParts brings transport inspired arts, performance and spectacle, dedicated to transport, travel and motion to the Festival once again this year. On the menu will be theatre with eccentric, transport-themed invention, interactive walkabout performances, unexpected characters and crazy contraptions, along with music, dance and giant puppets. Look out for:
🎭 Artizani Lifeboat (Walkabout act)
🎭 Bell and Bullock (Walkabout act)
🎭 Bombay Baja (Europe’s leading Indian Brass Band)
🎭 Elton Wrong (Walkabout act)
🎭 Circus Fudge (Walkabout act)
🎭 Thingumajig Theatre (Walkabout act)
🎭 Spirit of Courage accompanied by Blackpool based drag artist Nikky Rush and ‘The Ocean’
🎭 The Fleetwood dance school The Monarchy Dance Squad
🎭 The Gastropods (Giant Glowing Snails)
🎭 The Bloco Band (A six piece Brazilian Bloco drumming band)
🎭 Rum Ba Ba the giant inflatable whale (on Victoria Street – outside Fleetwood Market)
Parking is free, the designated event car park is The ABP (Associated British Ports) Car Park on Dock Street (postcode FY7 6NU).