Join us at Barnsley's Armed Forces Day celebrations

Barnsley will be celebrating Armed Forces Day on Saturday 15 June. Join us from 10am for a day full of fun, with a military parade through Cheapside and armed forces themed activities in the Glass Works Square.

Starting at 10.25am, the military parade will set off from the top of New Street and go along Cheapside, finishing in the Glass Works Square.

You can look forward to live performances by the Yorkshire Military Band at 11am and Viva La Vintage at 2.30pm. Following the parade, families and children will also be able to get involved in various armed forces themed activities, including airsoft range, climbing wall, face painting and much more.

The day is a great opportunity to learn more about the armed forces and show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community – from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor John Clarke JP, said: “We are very excited to be bringing this event to Barnsley town centre once again, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for our communities to get together and celebrate our armed forces.

“Everyone is welcome to join us at the Glass Works Square, enjoy the entertainment, get stuck into a range of armed forces themed activities, and show support for those who make up the armed forces community in Barnsley.”


As part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations, the following road closures will be in place on Saturday 15 June:

  • From 7am until 4pm – Westgate
  • From 9am until 1pm – Albert Street and New Street

On-street parking on the above-mentioned streets will be suspended from the early hours on Saturday 15 June.

For the latest updates on the event, please follow our official Facebook event.

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