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Jubilee Tram Parade

Blackpool is aiming to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style – with a spectacular parade of its heritage trams.

The event, which is being staged in association with Blackpool Transport, is planned for the afternoon of Thursday 2 June, the first of the two public holidays over the extended Jubilee weekend. Around a dozen heritage trams from the Blackpool fleet will travel in convoy from the Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham.

The convoy, which sets off at 2.30pm, will pause at the Tower Festival Headland for a unique photo opportunity.

Between 3pm and 7pm, people will be able to relax at The Big Comedy Picnic, an al fresco eating out area opposite The Blackpool Tower, with free live entertainment.

Then, between 9pm and 9.45pm, there will be further entertainment before the resort joins the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, followed by a light show and a burst of fireworks on The Blackpool Tower.

Although the historic trams were officially “retired” when new European-style trams were brought into service on the seafront route in 2012, a number of them were retained and thanks to an army of volunteers have been brought back into regular use. They now form one of the finest heritage fleets in the world.

Blackpool’s Heritage Trams are mostly operated by volunteers who give up their time to preserve one of Blackpool’s most loved attractions. The future of the Heritage Trams are uncertain and funding is needed to make sure they survive for future generations to enjoy. Read more about Blackpool Tram fundraising efforts here

This event is staged in association with Blackpool Transport and the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)