1940s Day | Valley Gardens | Harrogate | Sunday 17th June 2018

This hugely popular event is moving into its 8th year. Previously organised by Friends of the Valley Gardens Jane Blayney and her team have done a fantastic work over the last 7 years and we would like to thank and congratulate her for building such a successful 1940s Day celebration and choosing the Festivals to continue her legacy. We are thrilled to be moving forward with such a strong and valued community event in our portfolio, we intend for the general style and feel of the day to stay the same so it remains accessible for all.

Vehicle Booking Form

We are inviting owners of period and military vehicles to attend our event. 

Please Click here to download this years attendance form.

Market Stalls

For more information on taking a pitch at this event please contact Kate Robey by email for booking information


The 1940s day will feature stalls selling vintage clothes, hats and uniforms. As well as wartime military vehicles there will be representatives from the Royal Air Force and the Army and vintage cars.

We are delighted to welcome to the bandstand the Harrogate Band and the Harrogate Harmony Barbershop Chorus as well as welcome back to some old favourites, Maria Manchester and Echo 4 2, all introduced by Major Swing.

Weather permitting; there will be a thrilling low-level flypast.

Children’s activities include funfair rides and a bouncy castle. There will be food trucks, tea, cake stall and tombola, a bar, Pimms tent or bring your own picnic, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

If you would like any more information about this event please do not hesitate to contact us.

Harrogate International Festivals | 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB

T: +44 (0) 1423 562303

E. kate@harrogate-festival.org.uk