National Day 2018 - Programme of Events




Monday 10th September 2018

The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group has announced the programme of events for this year’s Gibraltar National Day on Monday 10th September 2018. The events are being organised by the SDGG, with the Gibraltar Cultural Services collaborating and assisting the SDGG to ensure the smooth running of all events.

The National Day Celebrations are once again at its original venue in Casemates Square. Celebrations begin at 9.30am with live music and performances. This year’s 25th anniversary event, will include the Twinning Ceremony between Gibraltar and Kingston, Jamaica, the Freedom of the City Ceremony of the Hon Sir Joe Bossano and the Political Rally. Both the Twinning and Freedom of the City Ceremonies will be organised by the Mayoral Office. Her Worship the Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez GMH will be leading on these ceremonies.

A spectator stand of 50 seats for the elderly will be made available on a first come first served basis. There will also be a spectator stand of 50 seats for persons with a mobility disability and a viewing platform to accommodate wheelchair users. Persons wishing to avail themselves of this service must be blue badge holders.

Persons wanting a space at the wheelchair viewing platform or the stand for persons with a mobility disability will be able to obtain tickets on a first come served basis by contacting the Gibraltar Cultural Services directly on telephone 20067236 before the 28th August 2018, to register and pick up their ticket. Ticket holders may be accompanied by one other person. Blue badge to be presented on collection of tickets. No tickets will be available on the 10th September.

In addition, National Day will also see the return of a British Sign language interpreter who will be coming to Gibraltar, especially for the event.

The full programme of events is as follows:  

9.30am to 11.30am - Live Music and Performances at Casemates Square

10am - Children’s Fancy Dress at Piazza

11.40am - Twinning Ceremony between Gibraltar and Jamaica at Casemates Square


12 noon - Freedom of the City Ceremony of Sir Joe Bossano at Casemates Square

12.20pm - Political Rally at Casemates Square


1.10pm to 3pm - DJ Music at Casemates Square

1.30pm to 7pm – Fun for Kids at John Mackintosh Square

1.30pm onwards - Popular Live Music and Family Fun Activities at Kings’ Bastion Leisure Centre

2pm onwards - Live Music at the Rock on the Rock Club

2pm to 10pm - Live Music and DJ’s for Over 17’s at the Bayside Sports Complex


2.30pm - Aerial Display at Eastern Beach

2.30pm to 7pm - Jazz Friends at Governor’s Parade

3.30pm - Aerial Display at Rosia Bay 

9pm to 12.30am - Rock Concert at Casemates Square

10.30pm - Fireworks Display at Detached Mole