Victory in Europe Day – 75th Anniversary


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Hosting a Victory in Europe Day event in Milton Keynes?  Please email and tell us about it - we'll list all events taking place across MK on this webpage.

VEDay75 in May 2020 is a three-day national and international event that is set to be one of the biggest commemorations of the end of World War 2 in Europe.  Tens of thousands of people will be taking part from 8 to 10 May 2020 in a whole range of inclusive events:

8 May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

12 noon onwards: Parties and celebrations in pubs, clubs, hotels, town and village halls, on village greens and lots of other locations.

3pm: Pipers playing Battle’s O’er and the specially composed tune VE 75 Years, and The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2.

7pm: The Cry for Peace Around the World and Ringing out for Peace.

9 and 10 May 2020

10.30am: Service of celebration and commemoration, the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post.


Events taking place in Milton Keynes

If you’re hosting an event to celebrate VEDay75, start by registering it on the official VE Day website.  Email and we'll list all local events below.

Click here to download our Events Management toolkit. (PDF, 528KB)


Request a temporary road closure

Hosting a street party or public event?  You'll need to request a temporary road closure - click here to download the temporary road closure application form.


Mayoral attendance

Mayor of MK Cllr Sam Crooks would like to attend your event.  You'll need to fill out the Mayoral Engagement Application Form - click here to complete it online.


National Events

The Royal British Legion has organised a special programme of events marking to take place over the Early May Bank Holiday 2020 in Central London, and has been designed to be of particular interest to all from the Second World War generation who served at home and overseas across the European theatre.  Click here to find out more.


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Last Updated: 22 January 2020