Now in its fifth year we bring you this award winning Festival of Living History into the heart of Gloucester City Centre.


The four main gate streets will be turned back in time Westgate 1900 -1949, Northgate 1950s, Eastgate

1960s, Southgate 1970 to modern day times.


The streets will be lined with Historic & Classic Cars & Vehicles from all over the Country & themed with

memories of times past with music, fashion, food, businesses, banks, shops & re enactors all playing their

part. Star Wars characters, Army Personnel, Tank & Military Vehicles, Superhero Cosplayers, Buses,

Motorbikes, Ladies & Gents in Fashion, Hippies, Rock & Rollers, TV Personalities, Civics & VIPs all attending.


Kings Square will play host to Live bands, Singers with a Dance Arena, whilst Kings Walk plays tribute to our

Industrial past with an exhibition from ex employees of Famous Local Manufactures. This is a free event

supporting many charities with lots to see & do, so do come dressed to impress & enjoy a great day out!

Take a trip through time on Saturday 24th August as the unmissable Gloucester Goes Retro returns!

Previous cars that have been exhibited include:​

  • Jensen Interceptor

  • Jaguar E Type

  • Aston Martin

  • Rolls Royce

  • Bentley

  • Ford GT40

  • AC Cobra

  • Austin Healey

  • Triumph

  • Armstrong Siddeley

  • Austin Allegro

  • Morris Minor

and many more...

You can also get involved by dressing up in an outfit from your favourite era with prizes for best dressed person, couple, business and vehicle.

Get into the swing of things!

Do you have a classic or vintage car?

If you own a classic or vintage car and would like to get involved then you can apply by filling in form below.

By submitting this form you are confirming you would like to be notified about future events.

Alternatively you can download and return the application form

View some of the excellent cars and costumes from previous years here.