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.
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