Getting here 

For information on how to get to the event including parking we recommend using Visit Gloucester's information here

There are many car parks in the city making it convenient to explore all that Gloucester Goes Retro has to offer. You can find a full list of car parks here

What to expect

This year's Gloucester Goes Retro event is going to be bigger and better than ever. 

Each of Gloucester's Gate Streets will be themed to a different era:

Westgate Street 1900s - 1949. Wander through the roaring 20s to the war years.
Northgate Street 1950s. Put your best jiving foot forward for a taste of the 50s.
Eastgate Street 1960s. The 60s when the mini - car and skirt - ruled the world!
Southgate Street 1970s - 1980s. Step back to a time when disco led the way.

In addition to this Over 500 historic cars, motorbikes, scooters and commercial vehicles will fill the historic Gate Streets and Gloucester Docks. You will find famous car brands from yesteryear including Aston Martin, Jensen, Bentley, Triumph, Morris and Alvis to name just a few. There are time-honoured vehicles from the turn of the last century through to the Roaring Twenties, from the War Years to the gleaming chrome of the fifties, the iconic designs of the Swinging Sixties and classic sports cars from the eighties.

At Gloucester Docks you will find Imjin Village, a mixture of historic and cultural stalls for the family to commemorate and mark the 70 Anniversary of the Battle of Imjin River. We have an award winning Korean Chef cooking up a storm in front of the museum too. 

The Main Stage also located at the Docks will have the best of swing dancing and retro music from the 1930'-60's with a full scale replica Spitfire as the backdrop! 

Walking around the city if you keep your eyes peeled you'll find Star Wars characters including Darth Vader and his iconic Storm Troopers will be at this years event.

Gloucester Cathedral's organist will be playing some familiar tunes from yesteryear at 12noon and 2pm. Head over to the cathedral to listen to some classics, why not even join in! 











Where to Stay 

Why not make a weekend of it and explore all that the historic city of Gloucester has to offer. 


You can find out more about Gloucester's activities and information on where to stay in Gloucester here