Get ready for Harborough by the Sea 2017

Published Tuesday 11 July 2017

Are you ready for Harborough by the Sea 2017?

More details have been released about the popular fun-packed family event, taking place in Market Harborough from Friday 28 to Monday 31 July 2017.

This year’s event will have a vintage 50s and 60s theme, and as well as the giant sandpits and deckchairs there will be a host of other activities and entertainment.

Pick up a free Harborough by the Sea postcard and invite family and friends to join you for the long weekend. Two different designs are available from a number of shops and other locations in Market Harborough, including The Symington Building.

Don your 50s and 60s outfits and celebrate at the Harborough by the Sea launch party on Friday evening with music, food stalls and a summer tasting tour where you can sample some great wines and beers provided by Duncan Murray Wines and the Beerhouse. You can buy your ‘passport’ style tickets for the tour in advance from Duncan Murray Wines on Adam and Eve Street in Market Harborough – passport tickets cost £10, or two for £15.

Keep an eye out for some colourful displays as shops and businesses in the town centre take part in the Best Dressed Shop Window competition. There have been some amazingly imaginative designs in previous years and this year will be no exception with everyone vying for the first prize.

Dance all weekend as the music stage on The Square will play host to a fantastic line-up of acts over the 4 days. Everyone’s tastes are catered for with classic rock ‘n’ roll, sixties favourites, jazz, a brass band, and hymns at a songs of praise event on Sunday morning. The full line-ups for each day are available on the website.

Sunday 30 July will see the first Harborough Classic Car Show take place, with classic vehicles displayed across the town. To accommodate the event several roads will be closed in Market Harborough and the Harborough Market and Commons car parks will also be closed to traffic. A free park and ride service will be available on the Sunday to provide visitors with quick and easy access to the town. This will be operating from the Leicestershire County Showground located just off the A6 to the north of Market Harborough. Plenty of parking spaces will be available and a regular bus service will take you to and from the event. More details about the park and ride service, and maps showing the road closures are available on the website.

There is still time to register your classic vehicle for the Harborough Classic Car Show as some spaces are still available. Whether car, motorbike, scooter, van or other classic vehicle make sure you register to be part of the show and you could be in with a chance of winning the Best In Show award sponsored by supermarket Tesco. Register your classic vehicle on the website.

Find out more about Harborough by the Sea and the Harborough Classic Car Show 2017 on the website at   


Notes to editors

Harborough by the Sea and the Harborough Classic Car Show 2017 are delivered by Harborough District Council and supported by a number of partners which are listed on the website at