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Event Programme

Thursday 9th May

The morning of Thursday 9 May will begin with the siren sounded from Victoria Tower at 8:59 am, in remembrance of those who fought in the Second World War.  This will be followed by a two-minute silence before the sounding of the 'all clear' siren.

The historic Guernsey Schools Relay Race will be back in St. Peter Port again this year with races for boys and girls.

The Bailiff of Guernsey will lay a commemorative wreath at the War Memorial at 09:50am.

The The Liberation Day Military Parade will start at The North Beach carpark, ending at Town Church. The parade will be inspected by the Governor, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell.

The Liberation 7 is Guernsey’s oldest race and forms part of the Liberation Day celebrations on 9th May. The seven-mile race is open to all. Starting at 10 am at Rousse, the course crosses the north of the island before snaking down the east coast and finishing in town.

Join St Matthews Church for the Liberation Slipway Service at Cobo Bay , led by Reverend Gill Nobes. 

The People’s Liberation Day Service will be held at Guernsey Salvation Army, The Fortress, La Route du Picquerel, Vale, GY6 8JA on Thursday 9th May at 10:30am.

Everyone is welcome.

Castle Cornet is open to the public, full programme can be seen below.




The traditional Church Service at the Town Church will take place alongside services across the Island's churches to mark the day at 11 am. 

Please find all parish events and other events around the island here

The much-anticipated Cavalcade is set to return this Liberation Day, supporting by CA Duquemin. The Cavalcade, will travel along Guernsey's coast on Thursday 9 May.

Approximately 100 military vehicles and motorbikes from the Guernsey Military Vehicle Group, classic cars from the Old Car Club and tractors will join the Cavalcade this year.

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Market Square will be home to a variety of children's and family activities including t-shirt printing, ID card creation, bubble shows, face painting and a talent show.

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The Cavalcade, supported by CA Duquemin, will form a static display along the seafront from Crown Pier to Albert Pier for a chance for people to get a close up look at some of the vehicles. 

With Live music and dancing from the era, featuring big band tunes and 40’s classic songs, dress to impress in 40’s style outfits.

Crown Pier, St Peter Port

Refreshments from 12:00

Bar open 17:00 – 21:15

The traditional fireworks always signal the end of the day’s celebrations and will be launched from La Vallette.

The display is being livestreamed online and can be viewed here.

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