Organized by Vauxhall Trust CIC, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Festival is a two day festival in July, held on the weekend before the summer’s main event the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park. Saturday brings a delightful range of live non-mainstream music and contemporary dance in the afternoon with a full orchestral concert in the evening. A Glyndebourne on the Thames. Sunday is a family sports day with races for kids and big kids, competitions, play equipment, lots for the kids to do.
GFMA/RVT Sports Day (August)
The annual GMFA/RVT Sports Day is organised by the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and takes place on the August Bank Holiday Monday. It features teams such as Superqueeroes, Bear Patrol and Get Your Drag On who compete fiercely at tug of war, egg and sack races and other noble sports. They raise a few thousand pounds to support GMFA’s HIV prevention work as well as the local charities, Vauxhall City Farm and the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Garden. A big THANK YOU from the Friends Of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
Harvest Festival (September)
Organised by Vauxhall Trust CIC, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Harvest Festival takes place in September.The community of Vauxhall brings their home grown vegetables and a community feast is made for everyone to enjoy.If you want to grow your own seeds, pots and compost are available from the Tea House Theatre from May.
Ice Rink (November/December)
In late November 2014 to 4th January 2015 an ice rink was installed in the Vauxhall Pleasure Garden as an initiative of Vauxhall One , a business consortium operating in our area. It was attended by 15,000 skaters. It also featured a Christmas tree maze. 3000 free skating sessions were given away to schools in Lambeth and 6 other boroughs and 600 free skates to the local community.
Festival of Lights (January)
Organised by Vauxhall Trust CIC, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Festival of Light is a simple affair, bringing light to the dark of mid-winter.Light based art installations light the trees for one night, to delight those passing through the gardens.
Maureen Johnston Memorial Tea Cup Football Tournament
‘The Maureen Johnston Memorial Tea Cup’ five-a-side football tournament is attached to the various festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with local young people in the area for healthy competition and a trophy, using the facilities that are on the park. This is our most successful community event, with a following and the rivalries of a now established football tournament