Gloucester Day Parade

Saturday 2nd of September 2023

The Steampunks of Gloucestershire will be mustering at the DeCrypt Cafe 11:30am. Most of us will be attending the Thanksgiving service at 12 noon. We will then be joining the parade from 1:30pm on the bowling green behind the museum of Gloucester 

The Cross Streets of Gloucester will come alive with stalls, stands, lively performances (on the stage on Southgate Street) and all the pomp and ceremony of the traditional Gloucester Day parade through the four main gated streets, led by the Mayor and Sheriff of Gloucester, in full Civic Regalia.

Gloucester Day traditionally marks the launch of the festival and raises morale in the City. The Gloucester Day event is the reinstatement of the original Gloucester Day – a day of celebration on the lifting of the siege of Gloucester – in 1643. This occasion was celebrated annually for centuries..

Gloucester Day, Saturday 2nd September 2023

The Mock Mayor of Barton’s Parade

Gloucester Day Civic revue

Thanks Giving Service St Mary De Crypt


Stalls in Gate Streets Gloucester Day Parade

The Gloucester Day Committee invites you to join us on Gloucester Day for the Gloucester Day celebrations and parade. Please read carefully and respond A.S.A.P.

The event will take place in the Historic City of Gloucester, on Saturday 2nd September 2023. The first Parade, the Mock Mayor of Barton’s Parade, commences at 11 am followed by a Thanksgiving Day service at St Mary De Crypt. At 2 pm the Gloucester Day Parade will make its way through the four main gated streets and is led by the Mayor and Sheriff of Gloucester, in full Civic Regalia.

This event is designed to install and promote pride in our historic city by creating interest in its rich heritage and colourful past. The major catalyst is to reinstate the original Gloucester Day celebration, which was the lifting of the siege of Gloucester in 1643. This occasion was celebrated annually for centuries, hence Gloucester becoming known as The City saved by God.

The Gloucester Day Committee hope that you enjoy the event and will be encouraged to play your part by joining the Parade or manning a stall promoting your organisation and culture. In joining us you will be drawing attention to this great City by helping to install pride once again in its many institutions, be it civic, cultural, military, auxiliary or as active members and ambassadors of a charitable organisation, community or faith group.  We encourage Regalia, Decorations, National Costumes to be worn prominently. Banners and flags of organisation may be paraded at the Gloucester day parade.

                             COMMUNICATE            ASSIMILATE              PARTICIPATE


Running order

08.00                Stall holders arrive at Gloucester Cross. Pitches allocated on the day. Gloucester organisations and Charities are Free.    

                        (Commercial stalls negotiable per pitch)

09.45               Stalls operational

Please note bollards are raised between 10 am and 5 pm therefore vehicles are unable to enter or exit the 4 Gate Streets during this time

16.30               Stalls Pack up

10.15 am The Mock Mayor of Barton’s Parade assembles along Constitution walk behind Brunswick Rd Museum and on the bowling green

11.00 am         Parade Departs along Constitution walk, through Queens Walk turning left into Eastgate St making its way to Gloucester Cross, then down Westgate turning right into St John’s Lane, crossing over Northgate St into St Aldate St, into Kings Sq. Ceremonial will take place on Main Stage, The Mock Mayor of Barton Meets the Right Worshipful Mayor of Gloucester and exchange Tokens followed by speeches. M P will also address all assembled. Parade departs along the Oxbode turning left into Northgate St making its way over Gloucester Cross, along Southgate St to St Mary De Crypt for the Gloucester Day Thanksgiving service.

11.10               Mayor of Gloucester and Civic party need to be on stage in Kings Sq by 11.20

11.20               Mock Mayor meets the Mayor of Gloucester

11.40               Parade departs to St Mary De Crypt.

12.00               Gloucester Day Thanksgiving Service St Mary De Crypt

12.45               Refreshments     Brunswick Baptist Church

13.30               Parade forms up on the Bowling green, stewards assemble Constitution walk outside Conservative   Club.    

Briefing by Alan Myatt Parade Marshall.

14.00               Parade Departs making its way to Eastgate St following the Via Sacra paving through Queens Walk then turning left into Eastgate St, making its way over Gloucester Cross down Westgate St turning right into St Johns Lane, crossing Northgate St into St Aldate St, into Kings Sq. The Mayor and Civic Party take the Salute on the main stage. The Parade makes its way along the Oxbode turning left into Northgate St making its way over Gloucester Cross along Southgate St falling out at Brunswick Baptist Church. The Veteran Contingent will form up outside St Mary De Crypt and form a guard of Honour for Civic Party then Veterans shall Depart for the Regiments of Gloucestershire Museum reception

15.00               light refreshments served Brunswick Baptist Church

Additional Information

Current. Covid Guidelines to be followed

Orders and Decorations to be worn.

This year we are having stalls at this event. If you are interested in marketing your organisation or fund raising, please let me now a.s.a.p. Gloucester registered charities are free. No hot food to be sold. No electricity or tables provided. No amplification or P.A. address equipment to be used on any of the stalls except for main stage. No offensive literature to be distributed. No Faith or Political orations to be made at this event. Please lay out your stall as attractively as possible if members of the public show an interest, then please engage in conversation. No aggressive marketing tactics will be tolerated. This event is by invitation only

Please e-mail me with up-to-date details of your organisation, numbers if you who wish to join in, contact details, names etc at or contact me on 07973 472896.

Open invitation to join in the Mock Mayor Of Barton’s Inauguration Ceremony

30th August 2023         6.30 for 7pm

One Eyed Jacks, Barton St, GL1 4EN

Gloucester Day

Saturday 2rd September 2023