Portchester Gala

Portchester Gala is a community run event that dates back over one hundred years.  It is held annually comprising of a procession through the village followed by a day of events, games and stalls in the grounds of Portchester Castle, “the most impressive and best-preserved ‘Saxon Shore’ forts”.

The Gala is held every June (the 3rd Saturday in June) and over 5,000 visitors are expected each year.  The day includes craft stalls, a fun fair, dancing displays and much, much more to keep the whole family entertained all day.

Portchester Gala 2019 promises to be bigger than ever!  Please join in and help us to make the Gala as fantastic as possible be it as a volunteer, a procession entry or with a stall at the Castle.


The Gala is held annually on the third Saturday of June.  This year the date is Saturday 15th June 2019.  Save the date!


Grounds of Portchester Castle, Church Road, Portchester PO16 9QW


Fun fair, parade through White Hart Lane, donkey rides, performances from local organisations, music performances, tug-of-war, classic cars, army vehicles, bouncy castles, childrens activities, Trigger the train rides,  ice creams, large variety of catering options, raffle, face painting, craft fairs, local produce for sale, marching bands.. Something for everyone!

Free entry, an event for all the family.

Don't miss the parade!

The Parade shall will step off from Wicor Primary School at 11.00 where it  will make its way down White Hart Lane and Castle Street arriving at the Castle at 12.30pm

Make sure you get a spot in the streets to get a good view!

Road Closure

On Saturday 15th June 2019, White Hart Lane and Castle Street shall be closed from 10.30 -12.30. Roads shall re-open once the parade has gone past. 

Many local children and families have great fun taking part in the parade and it is for their safety that the road is closed. We ask that vehicles are not left parked on Castle Street and White Hart Lane, for the safety of participants and the crowds. 

We organise the Gala for local people to enjoy! The event is brought together by the goodwill of local people who volunteer to help on the day to make this event for you. We therefore ask for your patience regarding the road closure.