Friday 8th May 2020

7pm  onwards – Parties and Celebration

In association with the National Association of Local Councils and One Voice Wales, town and parish councils and local communities are being encouraged to organise celebrations and parties in streets and neighbourhoods, on town and village greens, and in pubs, clubs and hotels.

It’s a chance to bring communities together in common friendship. Towns and cities twinned with those overseas may consider inviting them to join in the celebrations, providing an opportunity to reinforce international bonds and reflect on the importance of peace on the occasion of this important anniversary.

Celebrations could take many forms. From street parties with a 1940s theme to barbecues and fireworks displays. Whatever you plan, let us know by clicking the register button at the top of the page and providing your details.


Saturday 9th May 2020

Enjoy a whole day of celebrations and parties. The weekend offers the chance to organise something really special to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

We’re expecting parties galore in streets, pubs, neighbourhoods, schools and village halls, perhaps with food and dress reflecting the 1940s. Wartime loaf, eggless sponge cake, vegetable turnovers, curried carrots and Lord Woolton pie. And don’t forget the Spam!

Let us know what you’re planning on Saturday by clicking the register button at the top of the page and entering your details.

Street Parties Celebrating the VE Day


  • Blyth Parish Council, 08-05-2020, Village Green, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, John L Orange (Chair)
  • Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council, 10-05-2020, Holymoorside Village Hall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, Kathryn Brailsford
  • Butterton History Group, 08-05-2020, Village Hall and St Bartholomew's Church, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, Maggie Risby
  • High Knightswood and Anniesland Community Council, 08-05-2020, Local Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Ellen Wright
  • Debden Fete Committee and Debden Parish Council, 09-05-2020, Debden Village Hall and Recreation Ground, Essex, United Kingdom, April Gardner