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Civic events calendar

Armed Forces Day (Saturday 18 June 2022)

Armed Forces Day returns to Middlesbrough this weekend with a packed programme of events to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Head to the crossroads of Linthorpe Road and Corporation Road and enjoy entertainment from 11am including live music from vintage singing trio, The Lipsticks, dancing, large outside games, dancers from Tower Ballroom, free face painting, and arts and crafts. Free event.

Nagar Kirtan parade (Sunday 17 July 2022)

The festival, celebrated by Sikhs worldwide, marks the anniversary of the birth of the eighth Guru of Sikh faith, Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji.

Battle of Britain parade (Sunday 18 September 2022)

The Battle of Britain parade is held annually in September at the cenotaph, where a service and wreath-laying ceremony take place, supported by the RAF Cadets.

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.

Trafalgar Day parade (annual - October)

The Trafalgar Day parade is held annually in October at the cenotaph, where a service and wreath-laying ceremony takes place, supported by TS Erimus Sea Cadets. The parade is usually attended by the Mayors of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton, and Hartlepool.

Laying of the first poppy (Thursday 10 November 2022)

The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Preston, will be laying the first poppy on the field of remembrance at the cenotaph.

Pupils from Middlesbrough's primary and secondary schools are invited to lay a poppy cross in the field of remembrance.

Armistice Day (Friday 11 November 2022)

A service will be held at the cenotaph, where a two minute silence will also be held.

2022 also sees the centenary of the cenotaph, so a special tribute will be held. Check back for more details later in the year.

Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 13 November 2022)

The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Preston, will attend the Remembrance Sunday parade and service. A parade will form up and march to the cenotaph for the service, which will take place at approximately 10:45am.

Holocaust Memorial Day (Friday 27 January 2023)

Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Other events

Additional events may be arranged for Armed Forces Day and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee so keep checking this page for more information.