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July 2017

Still time to register your classic vehicle

Due to demand we have extended the deadline for classic car owners to register their vehicles for the first Harborough Classic Car Show on Sunday 30 July 2017.
Taking place in Market Harborough during the popular Harborough by the Sea event thousands of visitors are expected to enjoy the spectacle – and you can be a part of it.

Everyone is welcome to take part and display their vehicles whether as part of a club or an individual. The only stipulation is that the vehicle (whether car, bike, scooter, van or other classic vehicle) must be from pre-1990. With the theme of the 4-day event being the 50s and 60s era we would especially love to see cars from these decades.

It is free to exhibit your classic vehicle but you must register beforehand. Find out more and register for the Harborough Classic Car Show.



Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll at Harborough by the Sea

There will be music throughout this year’s Harborough by the Sea event with acts announced for the long weekend.

Enjoy some 60s classics on Friday night with the Revolvers.

Then on Saturday the sandpits open and while the children are enjoying making sandcastles, relax in a deckchair and listen to rock ‘n’ roll with the Rock and Roll Kings. There will also be a mix of musical acts including Dr Len Jazz and Boon Doon.

Sunday will start with a Songs of Praise hour followed by a full programme including Jubilee Brass, Fingers and Thumbs, Hub Cap, Harborough band and some 60s retro.
And on the Monday, as we wave goodbye to the event for another year, there will be some great music from Chris Duckett and Ashleigh Chester.

Take a look at the schedules for the event to find out more – make sure you don’t miss out. Please note that the timings and items may change if so required.

July 2017

Park and Ride

Park and ride to avoid road closures on Classic Car Show Sunday
A number of roads will be closed in Market Harborough town centre on Sunday 30 July while the Harborough Classic Car Show takes place.

The good news is that a free park and ride service has been setup to help you get into town top enjoy the day.

The park and ride will be operating from the Leicestershire County Showground just outside the town centre in Market Harborough, postcode LE16 7QX. There is plenty of parking space available and a regular bus service will take you to and from the event.

Find out more about the park and ride service 


March 2017

First bands confirmed for Harborough by the Sea 2017

The first bands have been booked for this year’s Harborough by the Sea event taking place in Market Harborough from Friday 29 July to Monday 31 July.

The Revolvers will provide the music for the launch event on the Friday evening with music in The Square from 5pm to 8pm. Their sounds of the sixties show will help set the tone for the vintage theme of this year’s event.

On the Saturday there will be music throughout the day including sets from the Rock n Roll Kings.

Sunday will also see a full day of musical entertainment with Sixties Retro.