10 September 2015

National Day 2015

Gibraltar National Day, celebrated annually on 10 September, is the official national day of Gibraltar. The day commemorates Gibraltar's first referendum of 1967, in which Gibraltarians were asked whether they wished to either pass under Spanish sovereignty or remain under British sovereignty.

The official Gibraltar National Day events usually begin with a children’s fancy dress competition followed by a number street parties and musical performances, the main one taking place at Casemates Square. There are also a number of short speeches by local and visiting UK MPs and other dignatories. This is followed by a traditional release of 30,000 red and white balloons at Casemates Square.



Programme of Events

9.30am to 12.10pm   Live Music and Performance  Casemates Square

10.30am   Children’s Fancy Dress   Piazza 

12.30pm   Political Rally and   Casemates Square

  Release of Balloons    


1.15pm to 3pm  DJ Music  Casemates Square

1.30pm to 7pm  Fun for Kids   John Mackintosh Square

1.30pm onwards   Popular Live Music   Rock Bastion Restaurant     Kings’ Bastion Leisure


1.30pm onwards   Family Fun Activities:  King’s Bastion Leisure

  Bowling, Ice Skating & More  Centre


1.30pm onwards  Live Music   Rock on the Rock Club

2pm to 9pm   Live Music and DJ’s   Bayside Sports Complex

  (Over 17’s)  Victoria Stadium 

2pm to 8pm   DJ and Foam Party  Adventure Playground     (16 and Under)

3pm   Aerial Twister Display   Catalan Bay & Rosia Bay

2.30pm to 7pm   Jazz Friends  Governor’s Parade


8.40pm   Aerial Twister Display  Detached Mole

9.00pm to 12.30am   Rock Concert   Casemates Square

10.30pm   Fireworks Display  Detached Mole