Covid 19 Gloucester Day

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Saturday 4th September 2021


We are delighted to be able to start the 2021 Festival with Gloucester Day as a live event!

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 Timetable:

Programme and running order is subject to change, dependent on local and national Covid-19 Guidelines.

11 AM

Mock Mayor of Barton Parade and Mayor Making Ceremony

12 Noon

Gloucester Day Service St Mary DeCrypt Church (Discover Decrypt)

2 PM

Gloucester Day Parade
Grand opening of the Cathedral Quarter on Westgate St

Stalls at The Cross will be open between 09:45 am and 4 pm

Southgate Street Stage Performances

10 AM

Gospel Choir

11.20 AM

Mock Mayor of Barton’s Parade welcomed into the City by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Gloucester.

11.40 AM

Bygonz Performance

12:00 Noon

Gloucester Strings Ukulele Club

1:20 PM

Gloucester Swing Dance

2:20 PM

Civic Party take the salute


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.

Working in partnership with Alan Myatt, the Crier to the Cathedral City and Port of Gloucester, in 2020 we presented our first ever socially distanced Gloucester Day.

Gloucester Day 2020

Gloucester Day Events Below

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Event Location

05sep12:00 pm4:00 pmThe Folk of GloucesterOpen Day12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type:Gloucester Day,Heritage Opening Days

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