Armed Forces Day Prom in the Park

Start date and time: Saturday 24 June 2:00 PM
End date and time: Saturday 24 June 5:00 PM

Location: Princes Gardens, Aldershot

Cost: Free

Join hundreds of people as we wave Union flags and sing along in celebration of our troops.

Bring your flags, rugs, picnics, friends and family to enjoy the mix of modern and traditional live music.

The afternoon’s festivities start at 2pm, when the bar, tea tent and street food stalls open, alongside free children’s crafty fun, a bouncy castle, face painting and community stalls.

Between 2pm and 3pm, dancers from Guildford Lindy will be hosting a fun Lindy Hop and dance workshop, accompanied by local vintage swing singer Helen Muggeridge.

At 3pm, the main prom begins in the bandstand, with Rushmoor Concert Band, Farnborough Band of the Royal British Legion and local classical singer Toni Nunn, leading a toe-tapping concert of popular live music.

The prom will end in flag waving style with traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and Land of Hope and Glory. There will also be a special interval musical performance and a thank you speech from Aldershot’s Garrison Commander.

You can buy programmes and flags from our charity partners SSAFA.

To say thank you to our armed forces and their families, we will be giving out a free ice cream, when you show your military ID and dependents ID card.

Photos from last year's event

Our sponsors

We organised and funded this free event in partnership with Aldershot Garrison and is kindly sponsored by Harlow Hall, Taylor Wimpey, toob, Lincad and Peepal Mortgages.

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