Civic Community Awards
The awards ceremony is being held virtually this year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You can find out more on the Civic Awards page.
Battle of Britain Parade (annual - September)
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there will not be a parade by the RAF Cadets to mark the Battle of Britain this year. A small service will be held at the Cenotaph, where a wreath laying ceremony will take place.
The Battle of Britain parade forms up at the South African war memorial in Albert Park and marches to the Cenotaph for the service. Following the service, the parade marches through the park gates for the salute to be taken at the war memorial. The parade is then dismissed.
Trafalgar Day parade (annual - October)
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we've been advised by the TS Erimus Sea Cadets that the parade has been cancelled this year.
The annual Teesside District Trafalgar Day Parade is held in October. Cadets form up at the East Lodge and then march to the South African War Memorial and on to the cenotaph. Following a service, the parade marches through the park gates for the salute to be taken at the war memorial. The parade is then dismissed.
Letters patent ceremony (annual - October)
This is the official opening of the Law Courts, and is usually attended by the High Sheriff and the Mayors of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton, and Hartlepool. Unfortunately due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current government safety guidelines, the High Sheriff and Mayors will not be in attendance this year.
Laying of the first poppy and turning a page in the Book of Remembrance | Thursday 5 November 2020
Due to the ongoing restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), the Laying of the First Poppy Ceremony will not be able to go ahead as normal. A small service will be held, with no more than 6 invited civic guests, where the Mayor will lay a poppy cross. We would encourage residents to 'remember from home'.
Remembrance Sunday | Sunday 8 November 2020
Due to the ongoing restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we're unable to hold the usual parade on Remembrance Sunday this year. A small service will be held, with no more than 6 invited civic guests, where the Mayor will lay a wreath. We understand that people will want to commemorate the day, so we're encouraging residents to 'remember from home'. The small service and wreath laying ceremony will be live-streamed to watch online.
Armistice Day | Wednesday 11 November 2020
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we're continually reviewing our plans for this year's events. We'll be updating this page soon with further details of how - or whether - events will be taking place.
A two-minute silence will be held at the cenotaph from 10.45am. All are welcome to attend the service to observe the two-minute silence.
Nagar Kirtan parade (postponed until July 2021)
The festival, celebrated by Sikhs worldwide, marks the anniversary of the birth of the eighth Guru of Sikh faith, Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji.