D-Day 74th Anniversary - 2018

Compiled by DDAY.CENTER, the most comprehensive list of events to remember D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Welcome to DDAY.CENTER's dedicated website for events being held to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Whilst most events take place in France, remembrance services and other events occur in the UK, United States and Canada.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Normandy in France to pay homage to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy. Veterans and their families, political figures, re-enactors, military vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of other men, women and children pay tribute to the those who fought to liberate Europe and remember those who never returned.

2018 marks the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings
2018 marks the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings

The organisers of D-Day events include local authorities, museums, private clubs and larger organisations, and there is no single official listing encompassing all commemorations. Several years ago we decided to compile our own guide using numerous publicly available sources with the intention of providing our visitors with as comprehensive a guide as possible.

As the information provided here is based on third-party sources we regret that we cannot be held responsible for cancelled events or incorrect details. Wherever possible we try to include the contact details for the organisations responsible for arranging each event. As new events are confirmed we will add the details to this site, so if you know of a #DDAY74 event taking place that we've not listed here then please get in touch and let us know.

You can also download the latest version of our D-Day 74 Events guide as a PDF document.

D-Day - Remembering The Fallen, Honouring The Living

Remembrance

There are numerous ceremonies organised, both large and small, many with open access for the public.

Learning About D-Day

Education

Various organisation and communities organise events to educate both the young and old on the events of 1944.

D-Day Living History

Living History

See the many re-enactors in uniform, reconstructions of military camps and many hundreds of restored vehicles.

D-Day Concerts

Concerts

From military bands and bagpipes, to jazz and swing bands, there will always be something for everyone.

D-Day Fireworks

Fireworks

Witness some of the most spectacular pyrotechnic displays in the skies above sites of historic importance.

D-Day Sporting Events

Sporting Events

For the healthy and energetic there a numerous events, from guided walks to races and cycling challenges.



Colourised image by Marina Amaral of 101st Airborne paratrooper Clarence Ware as he applies war paint to Charles Plaudo

The 6th June 1944.

After years of war and many months of planning and preparation, Allied forces under the overall command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, invaded Hitler's "Fortress Europe". Paratroopers and gliderborne infantry landed on French soil in the early hours of the morning, whilst at around dawn an enormous armada of ships landed soldiers onto five beaches across a 50-mile front.

By the day's end, 156,000 troops had been landed and a tentative but growing beachhead established. The "second front" had been opened.

American soldiers drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo

Operation Overlord.

This was the codename given to the task of creating a secure lodgement in France from which further operations to liberate Europe and defeat Nazi Germany could be carried launched.

The Battle of Normandy began with the Allied assault on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. The Battle culminated towards the end of August with the encirclement and capture of around 150,000 German soldiers at Falaise, and with the Allied forces crossing the River Seine on their march towards Paris. The War was far from over, but the end was now clearly in sight.

Events commemorating the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy usually take place between April and September. Click on the links below to jump straight to the event listing for the chosen month. We compile this event listing from multiple sources, so check back for updates.

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Sainte-Mère-Église, 2014

Wreaths and floral tributes laid at the Airborne Monument near the famous church.

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April 2018: D-Day 74th Anniversary Events



Saturday 21st April

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1000 - 1500hrs
    "Prelude to Invasion" living history event with actors wearing period dress telling stories of the war, workers on the Home Front, members of Eisenhower's staff who helped plan the invasion, liberated French residents and the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who landed in France. WWII-era encampments will be scattered throughout the grounds and WWII veterans will be on hand to share their personal experiences of the war. Regular admission fees apply. Contact the Memorial's Education Department for more information.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 586 3329 ext. 111
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event education@dday.org




Arromanches, 2014

One of the numerous pyrotechnic displays held in commemoration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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May 2018: D-Day 74th Anniversary Events



Saturday 12th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Bude, Cornwall

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    D-Day and VE Day 1940s' Tea Room - The Kitchen Front creates a 1940's style canteen in an atmospheric Grade II listed building. The bunting will be up, swing music will be playing, and tables are laid with proper table cloths and vintage fine china. Serving traditional afternoon tea, high teas and cakes with loose leaf tea and artisan coffee. WAAF staff are on hand to serve you. The Kitchen Front can only seat 16 people, so please book in advance. Prices start at £5 per person for a pot of tea and generous slice of homemade cake, up to £25 for Churchill's Tea Cabinet which serves two. (Until 13th May)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +44 (0)1288 350107 to make a reservation
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.thekitchenfront.co.uk/contact-1940s-inspired-gifts-and-events-cornwall/



Sunday 13th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Bude, Cornwall

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    D-Day and VE Day 1940s' Tea Room - The Kitchen Front creates a 1940's style canteen in an atmospheric Grade II listed building. The bunting will be up, swing music will be playing, and tables are laid with proper table cloths and vintage fine china. Serving traditional afternoon tea, high teas and cakes with loose leaf tea and artisan coffee. WAAF staff are on hand to serve you. The Kitchen Front can only seat 16 people, so please book in advance. Prices start at £5 per person for a pot of tea and generous slice of homemade cake, up to £25 for Churchill's Tea Cabinet which serves two. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +44 (0)1288 350107 to make a reservation
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.thekitchenfront.co.uk/contact-1940s-inspired-gifts-and-events-cornwall/



Saturday 26th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Denmead, Hampshire

  • 0900 - 1730hrs
    Solent Overlord Show with over 300 vehicles, 500 re-enactors and 90 trade stalls. There will be marching bands, living history, arena vehicle displays and re-enactment battles. Food available on site. Last post will be played to honour the fallen. Price £10 per adult. (Until 28th May)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://overlordshow.co.uk


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • Time TBA
    The 10th Annual Book Fair "History & Memories", with around fifty Norman and French authors. To be held at the town hall - free entrance. Organised by Mèdiathéque and Community of Communes of the Cotentin Bay. (Until 27th May)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 04 60 19 or +33 (0)9 62 39 20 49
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mediatheque-steme@orange.fr

  • 1730hrs
    The 12th International March for Peace - "Let's build PEACE". End of march - arriving at the church square.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 48
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://marche-internationale-pour-la-paix.fr




Sunday 27th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1030hrs
    Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery. Attendance is free and open to the public.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 51 62 00
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.abmc.gov


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Denmead, Hampshire

  • 0900 - 1730hrs
    Solent Overlord Show with over 300 vehicles, 500 re-enactors and 90 trade stalls. There will be marching bands, living history, arena vehicle displays and re-enactment battles. Food available on site. Last post will be played to honour the fallen. Price £10 per adult. (Until 28th May)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://overlordshow.co.uk


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-James, Manche

  • 1600hrs
    ceremony at the Brittany American Cemetery to remember the fallen. Attendance is free and open to the public.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 89 24 90
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.abmc.gov


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados
  • 1000hrs and 1200hrs
    "Tell me the Omaha Story" - a walk with commentary. The guide will explain how, within a few hours, the wonderful golden sandy beach was transformed into the tragic "Bloody Omaha".
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche
  • Time TBA
    The 10th Annual Book Fair "History & Memories", with around fifty Norman and French authors. To be held at the town hall - free entrance. Organised by Mèdiathéque and Community of Communes of the Cotentin Bay. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 04 60 19 or +33 (0)9 62 39 20 49
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mediatheque-steme@orange.fr



Monday 28th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Denmead, Hampshire

  • 0900 - 1730hrs
    Solent Overlord Show with over 300 vehicles, 500 re-enactors and 90 trade stalls. There will be marching bands, living history, arena vehicle displays and re-enactment battles. Food available on site. Last post will be played to honour the fallen. Price £10 per adult. (Final Day)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://overlordshow.co.uk


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com



Tuesday 29th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com



Wednesday 30th May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 1800hrs
    Soldiers dinner, with host families, meeting at the Town Hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1800hrs
    Soldiers Dinner with host families, meeting at the town hall. Organised by: AVA (Amis des Vétérans Américains).
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event contact@ava-normandy.org



Thursday 31st May

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Country meal, near Rex Combs Square.

  • 1400hrs
    Ceremony, at Rex Combs Square.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at the USAAF monument in front of the church, in honour of Airborne troops and crew. Military authorities will be in attendance, including a large unit of American soldiers (paratroopers and flight crew) and German paratroopers. Accompanied by Military music.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48 or +33 (0)7 83 19 49 43
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event Charles.dennebouy@orange.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1600hrs
    Ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud Monument.

  • 1630hrs
    Memorial service.

  • 1730hrs
    Ceremony at the AVA Monument, Rue Général de Gaulle.




Sainte-Mère-Église, 2017

Veterans, military personnel and civilians alike enjoy the atmosphere with some music, food and beer.

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June 2018: D-Day 74th Anniversary Events



Friday 1st June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 0900hrs onwards
    "Camp Arizona" Re-creation of an American army camp. Official opening of the camp will be at 0900hrs. (Until 3rd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 1000 and 1200hrs
    "The Men, One battle". Conference about the liberators of the city. Free entrance.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00

  • 1115hrs - weather dependant
    Parachute jump with men in period uniforms, at Purple Heart Lane. Organised by RCPT.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 48 14 57 81
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event staff@rcpt.eu

  • 1400hrs
    Meeting with 15 veterans and the association "Veterans back to Normandy".

  • 1415hrs - weather dependant
    Parachute jump with men in period uniforms, at Purple Heart Lane. Organised by RCPT.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 48 14 57 81
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event staff@rcpt.eu

  • 1630hrs
    Official Ceremony, at Le Carré de Choux (front of "BUT" furniture store) followed by a military parade to the Signal Monument next to Carentan Town Hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 74 32
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event i.anquetil@carentan.fr

  • 1900hrs
    GI's Soup, served by war widows.

  • 2000hrs
    Swing Evening - 40's atmosphere. with Alain Duval.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Foucarville, Manche

  • 2030 - 2130hrs
    Concert on the seafront at "Foucarville Bunker" with Jipé Jazz Gang.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com

  • 2245hrs
    Night re-enactment of the "Bloody Gulch" battle. €10 per person, prior booking required. Contact: Memorial de Bloody Gulch, Manoir de Donville (Until 3rd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22 or +33 (0)6 47 51 02 69


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Picauville, Manche

  • 1900hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th Infantry Division Memorial. Organised by: Picauville Se Souvient in partnership with the Town Hall
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48 or +33 (0)7 83 19 49 43
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event Charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

  • 2000hrs
    Friendship Dinner at Salle JC Flambard. An unforgettable moment to meet American and German soldiers invited by "Picauville Se Souvient". Prior booking required. €25 per person. Organised by: Picauville Se Souvient in partnership with the Town Hall
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48 or +33 (0)7 83 19 49 43
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event Charles.dennebouy@orange.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Wreath Laying at the memorial monument to Generals Gavin and Ridgway, at the town hall. Organised by: C-47 Club Normandy Chapter.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 75 15 90 90
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event c-47clubnormandychapter@hotmail.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1900hrs
    SOLD OUT Normandy International World War II Film Festival. VIP Event at the Utah Beach Museum with D-Day & WWII Veterans, as well as actors from HBO's Band of Brothers Television Series. (Ticketed Event). Organised by WW2 Foundation.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 2000hrs
    SOLD OUT Normandy International World War II Film Festival. Red Carpet Event for the public at the Utah Beach Museum with food & drink and celebrity guests and veterans. (Ticketed Event). Special musical appearance by the band Nashville Exile (with lead singer Nick Aaron, who played "Popeye" Wynn in HBO's Band of Brothers).
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/



Saturday 2nd June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Angoville-au-Plain, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Azeville, Manche

  • 1400hrs - weather dependant
    Parachute jump.

  • Time TBA
    Conference about the reconstruction of the Kasino (junior rank of German soldiers).


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 85 89 79 54

  • 1000, 1500 and 1700hrs
    The Canadian Landings. A guided walk with commentary, aimed at understanding the huge events that took place and enabled Freedom. Meet at the Bernières-sur-Mer Tourist Office. €5 per adult.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69

  • 1100 - 1500hrs
    "La Bernièraise". A nautical rally for all sailing and paddle enthusiasts. Each boat takes on Canada's colours in order to pay tribute to the Canadians who landed on the beach and fought for freedom in 1944
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 02 69 38 59


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 0700 - 1630hrs
    Carentan Liberty March. A historic walk for re-enactors of American paratroopers in World War 2. Military and civilian dioramas will be set along the way. Welcome of the participants will be at 0700hrs at Cole's Monument (near Mercedes garage). Start will be at 0800hrs (theme: 327/401st, 501st and 506PIR).
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event carentanlibertymarch@outlook.com

  • 1630hrs
    Liberation picnic with vintage clothes and accessories. Bring your own sandwiches.

  • 0800 - 1600hrs
    6th Annual Military Fair presenting antiques at the market. €15 per stall and free admission. Organised by BBB.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 71 96 46 70
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event bbbww2@live.fr

  • 0900hrs onwards
    "Camp Arizona" Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. (Until 3rd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 1230hrs
    American Ceremony with a 45-strong native American delegation, attending alongside veteran Medic Charles Norman Shay.

  • 1230hrs
    Liberation picnic with vintage clothes and accessories. Bring your own sandwiches.

  • 1430hrs
    Concerts and Exodus re-enactment. Come and take part of this event and dress in 1940's civilian clothes, and with accessories and vehicles (hats, handbags, suitcases, bicycles etc). Organised by: Carentan Liberty Group
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event lesneangelique@free.fr

  • 1630hrs
    Arrival of the Carentan Liberty March at the Republic Square.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event carentanlibertymarch@outlook.com

  • 1700hrs
    Behind the Scenes Panel featuring the Band of Brothers actors discussing and taking questions about Episodes 2 & 3 of Band of Brothers. David McCallum, from the movie, The Great Escape, will be present to talk about the making of the epic film. Event will be translated into French & English. Ticketed Event - €20 per person.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.wwiifoundation.org

  • 2100hrs
    Rock and swing liberation evening at the Town Hall, with band the "Witch Doctors". Tickets €7.00 per person. Organised by: Carentan Liberty Group.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)3 32 33 42 19 86



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an allied military camp with period costume and vehicles. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 13 53 72 41
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.hillman@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Access to Site Hillman command bunker (closed between 1200-1400hrs) (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of military camp at the Overlord Museum (Until 6th June)

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Presentation of 1/6th scale dioramas with figurines and vehicles (including some with engines). Wargaming tables with figurines. (Until 4th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 22 00 55

  • 1400 - 1800hrs
    Book-signing by authors and historians on their works on the Battle of Normandy and the Second World War. Organised by: Overlord Museum.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 22 00 55


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Conference and book signing. Tom Wilson, Canadian Anglican priest, will present the "Allied Chaplains in the Battle of Normandy". Organised by: Juno Beach Centre
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 37 32 17

  • 2030hrs
    Anniversary Concert with Nathalie Pena Vieira Jazz Quartet at Juno Beach Centre, to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Juno Beach centre and the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. It will include classics frmo Ella Fitzgerald, Cesaria Evora, Édith Piaf and more. Free concert. Organised by: Overlord Museum.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 37 32 17


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 75 37 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com

  • 1130hrs
    Parade of Military vehicles (1130hrs) Rue du Général de Gaulle

  • 1315hrs
    Musical pre-lunch drinks with a jazz band on the basilic forecourt. Prior booking not required, open to all. Participants are invited to come dressed in period clothes.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 97 30 41


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 1400 and 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Until 6th June, and again on 9th June) Entrance €5.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • Check for times
    Helicopter trips above the historic sites of the Landing Beaches (5 places per helicopter). Reservation required. Organised by: Héli Événements. (Until 6th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.helievenements.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Formigny, Calvados

  • 1700 and 1830hrs
    Conference with movie and slides to present the town of Bedford and its Memorial, little known by the Normans. And yet 11 "boys of Bedford" are buried in the Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Come and discover this region of the United States which has a special relationship with Normandy.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hémévez, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony at the Monument in memory of the seven paratroopers who were killed in this village on June, 6th 1944.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie.hemevez@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Paths of Memory. A history walk (9km) with commentaries, "the night when the eagles screamed", following in the paths of 101st Airborne Division paratroopers. Organised by: US Normandie.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • Check for times
    Tandem parachute jumps. Sky dive into D-Day history in Normandy. Meet at Cherbourg-Maupertus airport to board (five places per plane) and fly over Utah Beach before preparing to jump. €380 per jump, €135 for photos and video and €105 for video only. Prior booking required.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event a2parachutisme.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an American Second World War aerodrome at Lessay airfield. Exhibition of vintage aeroplanes with the possibility of flights (chargeable). U.S. camp, Allied military vehicles, catering and refreshments. Free public access. (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com

  • 2030hrs
    Night Spectacle Jazz concert. Booking required.

  • 2245hrs
    Night re-enactment of the "Bloody Gulch" battle. €10 per person, prior booking required. Contact: Memorial de Bloody Gulch, Manoir de Donville (Until 3rd June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Until 7th June)
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  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary. (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Muskegon, MI

  • 1100hrs - all day
    "D-Day Plus 74". This community-wide commemoration of the sacrifices made by America's heroes in World War II is sponsored by Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4 veterans support group and USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, a ship that was at Omaha Beach on D-Day 74 years ago for the invasion of Normandy. All proceeds benefit the museum. The day will include veteran and military displays, free tours of LST 393, an aerial display by historic aircraft, a Muskegon D-Day Pinup Contest, "Movies on Deck" and much, much more! More details will be posted as they become available.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event info@lst393.org
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.michigan.org/event/d-day-plus-74


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Neuville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1400hrs
    Ceremony in memory of the 505 PIR 82nd Airborne Division.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    The D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944 changed the course of history and the lives of those who took part. Join us for family friendly activities - including the Bailey Bridge challenge - and meet our Second World War re-enactors. There will be a talk from the Curator at 1100hrs on specialist equipment created for D-Day, and at 1400hrs on carrying out family history research.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://theddaystory.com/the-big-d-day-story/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1900 - 2030hrs
    Late night at the World War 2 Museum. (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1900 - 2300hrs
    Pre-dinner concert at town hall. Music and dancing event in a 1940's atmosphere. Military vehicles and vintage posters, clothing from the period, food truck on site.
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  • 2230hrs
    Open air cinema with projection of the movie "The Dictator". Bring deckchairs and blankets. Food also available on site from 1930hrs.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1000 - 1300hrs
    At the D-Day Experience Museum, a reunion of American veterans and Band of Brothers actors.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    1st Edition of "La Varrevillaise", running in memory of the Pathfinders over a distance of 9km. Entrance €5 per person. Walking "La Varrevillaise" - walking in memory of the Pathfinders, over 10km route for €1.00 per person. Running for kids (8-11 years old): 1km, free.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event valognesherve@gmail.com

  • 1600hrs
    Ceremony in memory of the Pathfinders.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Until 7th June)
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  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
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  • 1900hrs
    Giant picnic on Omaha Beach with a swing atmosphere. Food available on site. To end the event, people will be asked to participate in the Freedom run on the beach. Registration on site.
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  • 2030hrs
    Freedom on the Beach - Family event with crews of two people (1 adult + 1 child under age 12) - running on the beach to catch the flags of D-Day. About 1.5km maximum. Registration from 1400 - 2000hrs at the kiosk of the Tourist Office or EOLIA's office at St-Laurent-sur-Mer.

  • 2200hrs
    Lighting of the flame and torches.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf-de-l'isle, Manche

  • All Day
    Encampment and re-enactment of the storming of the German Crisbecq Battery (1400 and 1700hrs). (Until 3rd June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.batterie-marcouf.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
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  • 0700 - 1700hrs
    Military Fair at the Stadium. Free entrance. Contact: Holdy Shop.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Geronimo" - Re-creation of a US Army paratrooper camp, next to the Airborne Museum. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 6th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Exhibition of Military Vehicles in the Place Chènevière (in front of Airborne Museum) and Rue Eisenhower. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 4th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1200hrs
    Normandy Day picnic with concert from the Tennessee Band (1215-1400hrs). Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

  • 1400 - 1700hrs
    American Band Parade. Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

  • 1700 - 1800hrs
    Parade of the American Marching Band and military vehicles. Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

  • 1800hrs
    Special parachute drop on the church square

  • 1900hrs
    Banquet of Liberty, share a dinner and evening with paratroopers from different nationalities that taken part on Sunday during the parachute drops. Some Veterans and families will also attend the dinner. Limited number of participants. With prior booking until 1st May. Price €35 per adult and €15 per child (7-12 years). Organised by AVA
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event contact@avanormandie.org

  • 2030 - 2130hrs
    Vintage Talent Show and musical entertainment. Recreation of a 1940's Talent Show, with amateur singers or bands, come and perform in professional technical conditions. Singers or bands must perform songs or music pieces from 1940's/1950's. Public prize with applause-meter. Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

  • 2145 - 2315hrs
    Concert with Bul Mazette. Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

  • 2330hrs
    Firework display "A Peaceful World". Organised by: Town hall
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainteny, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Moment of recollection at la Roserie (RD 171, direction Périers, second road on the left).

  • 1115hrs
    Moment of recollection at Les Forges (RD 971)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Saunton, Devon

  • 1200 - 2200hrs
    Living history, Army cadet assault course, interactive displays, airsoft range, beach cinema showing Second World War film, live 1940's music, family activities, food and drink available. Free entry (charge for parking). (Until 3rd June)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://sauntondday.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/sauntondday/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Toccoa, GA



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Normandy International World War II Film Festival. Behind the Scenes Panel featuring the Band of Brothers actors discussing and taking questions about Episode 2 & 3 of Band of Brothers-Day of Days & Carentan. Event translated into French & English. Organised by WW2 Foundation. (Ticketed Event).
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 1900hrs
    Picnic, food available on site.

  • 1900 - 2100hrs
    Late night at the Utah Beach Museum

  • 2000hrs
    Private VIP Dinner/Exclusive Tour Package with Band of Brothers actors, Normandy guides and historian. Q & A with everyone following dinner. Event translated into French & English. Organised by WW2 Foundation. (Ticketed Event). LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 2000 - 2230hrs
    Teejays Band Concert

  • 2300hrs
    Release of sky lanterns in the memory of the American soldiers who gave their life for our freedom.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Until 7th June)
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  • 0900 - 1700hrs
    Re-creation of a military camp. American and German forces with an educational approach. Members of associations with historic uniforms, many displays and historic material and vehicles will be presented during the event. Role-playing games and playlets about the soldiers' life on the camp. (Until 3rd June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vouilly, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Visit the Press Room of the War Reporters. On June 10th 1944, Château De Vouilly became the headquarters of the American press camp, welcoming dozens of war reporters.
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Sunday 3rd June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Time: See Description
    D-Day Cross Triathlon, with swimming at sea, ATV and trail. M Form departure at 0900hrs. Swimming 1000 metres, ATV 24km and trail 8km (Normandy Championship). (0830 - 1330hrs) S Form departure at 0945hrs, swimming 1000 metres, ATV 12km and trail 4km. 200 places on each run. Approved by FF Triathlon.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Angoville-au-Plain, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Until 7th June)
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  • 1400hrs
    Parade by the "Auld Alliance Pipe Band Normandy" from the Îlot des Français towards the seawall and in front of the Canadian House.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brévands, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event filthy13@hotmail.fr

  • 1400hrs
    Parade by the "Auld Alliance Pipe Band Normandy" from the Îlot des Français towards the seawall and in front of the Canadian House.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Arizona" Re-creation of an American army camp. Opens at 0900hrs. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 1000hrs
    Parade of military vehicles starting at Camp Arizona, ending on Place du Grand Valnoble (at around midday) where the vehicle will be on display. Organised by: CAPA
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 1200 - 1600hrs
    Picnic with 1940's music.

  • 1400hrs
    Concert of 1940's music with Kelly Ann Sproul in Place de la République. Free entrance and parking.

  • 1900hrs
    Festival's winning films shown in Carentan (historic town square), Winning filmmakers will be introduced to the crowd.

  • 2100hrs
    Special musical performance by "Nashville Exile" including lead singer Nick Aaron - who played Popeye Wynn in HBO's Band of Brothers; and "Deadbeat Delta".



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an allied military camp with period costume and vehicles. (Until 6th June)
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.hillman@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Access to Site Hillman command bunker (closed between 1200-1400hrs) (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of military camp at the Overlord Museum (Until 6th June)

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Presentation of 1/6th scale dioramas with figurines and vehicles (including some with engines). Wargaming tables with figurines. (Until 4th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Concert of The Dutch band plays mainly Second World War music such as Give Me Five Minutes More; Lily Marlene; When Johnny Comes marching home; It's a long way to Tipperarry, La Vie en Rose...etc. Free event
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  • 1200 - 1500hrs
    Military Vehicle Display at Juno Park. Organised by: Juno Beach Centre
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  • 1400 - 1700hrs
    Signing event featuring Mike Bechthold, executive director of the association Centre Juno Beach Canada and the author of "Flying to Victory".
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  • 1530hrs
    Parade by the "Auld Alliance Pipe Band Normandy" from the Market Square to the seawall.
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  • 1800hrs
    Gathering of about 20 bagpipers at Centre Juno Beach.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Until 7th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Bagpiping parade with music and costumes by the "Auld Alliance Pipe Band Normandy" from the Cour d'Yvrande towards the Basilica.

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 1400 and 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Until 6th June, and again on 9th June) Entrance €5.00 per person.
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • Check for times
    Helicopter trips above the historic sites of the Landing Beaches (5 places per helicopter). Reservation required. Organised by: Héli Événements. (Until 6th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.helievenements.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Gonneville-en-Auge, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1230hrs
    Walk of 7km, beginning in the drop zones British paras, with the FRANCE 44 association representing the British, and the STAHL-M1 association (representing the German). There will be playlets along the route showing ambushes, military posts, wounded post etc. A welcome drink awaits at the arrival and lunch born by the participants.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 0700 - 1800hrs
    Military Fair with parking and restaurant on site. Exhibitors price €15 with table, €12 without table (inside) and €7 for an outside pitch.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • 1100hrs - weather dependent
    Parachute drops from two C-47 aircraft, with 100 parachutists of the Round Canopy Parachute Team wearing period World War II uniforms. Organised by: Town Hall.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event staff@rcpt.eu
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.rcpt.eu

  • 1100 - 1400hrs
    Parade and musical performance from the "New Machine Band".

  • 1230hrs (weather dependent)
    Military parachute drops with around 600 American, German and British paratroopers from six C-130 aircraft. Organised by: Town Hall.
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  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the Iron Mike monument. Organised by: Town Hall.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Langrune-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Bagpiping parade with music and costumes by the group "Piperade" on the seawall and the Place du 6 Juin.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an American Second World War aerodrome at Lessay airfield. Exhibition of vintage aeroplanes with the possibility of flights (chargeable). U.S. camp, Allied military vehicles, catering and refreshments. Free public access. (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Luc-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Parade by the band "Piperade" starting from the Parc de la Balaine (town hall) towards the seaside
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com

  • 2245hrs
    Night re-enactment of the "Bloody Gulch" battle. €10 per person, prior booking required. Contact: Memorial de Bloody Gulch, Manoir de Donville (Until 3rd June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Until 7th June)
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  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary. (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Montfiquet, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1300hrs
    Family hike of 7km in the Cerisy Forest and the town of Balleroy-sur-Drôme where you will discover the occupation lived by the inhabitants between 1941 and 1944; bombardments at the branch, the arrival of the allies and the several events which met the witnesses of the time. Compulsory registration €4.00.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 0600 - 2000hrs
    D-Day Trail - 56 (28 on the 100km / 28 on the 50km) passionate long-distance runners and 14 hikers will dash for 100km or 50km on the Landing Beaches from the cliffs, the paths and the woods to reach Utah Beach (Sainte Marie du Mont) via Gold, Juno and Omaha Beach. A commemorative flame will be alighted in five official checkpoints to remember the peace in the world. No classification, no timing. Registration online.
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    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.normandiecourseapied.com

  • 1500 - 1800hrs
    Vintage Car Exhibition at the Esplanade Alexander Lofi
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  • 1500 - 1900hrs
    Swing Dance Demonstration at the Esplanade Alexander Lofi
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  • 1500 - 1700hrs
    Girly Swing Concert at the Esplanade Alexander Lofi
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  • 1700hrs
    "Sword" will be written in the wet sand on the main beach
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1900 - 2030hrs
    Late night at the World War 2 Museum. (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1530hrs
    Parade by the group "Piperade" starting from the seaside towards the Canadian Square.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony in the centre of the town.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0830hrs
    Braves Hike. Historic 3 hour march. Free entrance. Meeting point at the sculpture named "Les Braves" on Omaha Beach.
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  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1130hrs
    Nurses ceremony - unique in France, in tribute of the women who served in the Second World War. Meeting point at the Signal Monument.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Marcouf-de-l'isle, Manche

  • All Day
    Encampment and re-enactment of the storming of the German Crisbecq Battery (1400 and 1700hrs). (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 68 41 09 04
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.batterie-marcouf.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Geronimo" - Re-creation of a US Army paratrooper camp, next to the Airborne Museum. Organised by: Airborne Museum. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Exhibition of Military Vehicles in Place Chènevière (in front of Airborne Museum) and Rue Eisenhower. Organised by: Airborne Museum. (Until 4th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1500 - 1700hrs
    Concert with the "Summertime Jazz Quartet" - in memory of Sydney Bechet.

  • 1545hrs
    Concert by the 82nd Airborne Choir in the Church Square.

  • 1700 - 1800hrs
    Parade and musical performance.

  • 1745hrs
    Paratroopers return from La Fière with a military vehicle parade, including a welcome speech from the Mayor and a troop review.

  • 1800hrs
    Parade of military vehicles.

  • 2300hrs
    Re-enactment of pathfinders stick in the church square.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Saunton, Devon



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1800hrs
    10th Battle of Normandy Book Fair. Over 60 publishers, authors, booksellers, historians and veterans will be gathered at the Tilly Museum. Theme "The DDay Landings and the Battle of Normandy". For its 10th Anniversary, all participants of the previous editions have been invited.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • Check for times
    Tandem parachute jumps. Sky dive into D-Day history in Normandy. Meet at Cherbourg-Maupertus airport to board (five places per plane) and fly over Utah Beach before preparing to jump. €380 per jump, €135 for photos and video and €105 for video only. Prior booking required.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event a2parachutisme.com/

  • 1100hrs
    Normandy International World War II Film Festival. Band of Brothers Actors signing at Utah Beach Museum. Organised by WW2 Foundation. (Ticketed Event).
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 1500hrs
    Normandy International World War II Film Festival. Private Tour with Band of Brothers Actors and Normandy tour guide/historian Paul Woodadge-Part of Dinner/Tour Package. Organised by WW2 Foundation. (Ticketed Event). LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 36 18 85 12

  • 0900 - 1700hrs
    Re-creation of a military camp. American and German forces with an educational approach. Members of associations with historic uniforms, many displays and historic material and vehicles will be presented during the event. Role-playing games and playlets about the soldiers' life on the camp. (Final Day)
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Monday 4th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1145hrs
    Ceremony at the 507th PIR Monument. Organised by: Town Hall in partnership with US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr

  • 1200hrs - weather dependant
    Parachute jump time dependant on weather). Organised by: Liberty Jump Team
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr

  • 1630hrs
    Paths of Memory. History walk (8km) with commentaries - "These decisive days". Fierce fighting took place in the marshlands in June, and this is your chance to learn about it. Organised by: US Normandie. Fee €4.00.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Exhibition of vehicles. (Until 5th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event + 33 (0)6 85 89 79 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Catz, Manche

  • 0900hrs
    Band of Brothers, Episode Boot Camps. The Normandy Victory Museum will inaugurate their "Soldiers' training trail" especially for this anniversary. During this event some of the actors from Band of Brothers will be in attendance. In order to meet the actors you will need to purchase a VIP PASS at €80 per person. This allows access to the practice the training course, a visit the museum, a 10-minute tank ride and participation in a prize draw. Only people with the PASS will be allowed to take part of this event and meet the actors - no admission without a VIP Pass. Actors will arrive at 1100hrs.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event info@normandy-victory-museum.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an allied military camp with period costume and vehicles. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 13 53 72 41
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.hillman@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Access to Site Hillman command bunker (closed between 1200-1400hrs) (Until 6th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of military camp at the Overlord Museum (Until 6th June)

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Presentation of 1/6th scale dioramas with figurines and vehicles (including some with engines). Wargaming tables with figurines. (Final Day)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 75 37 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Military Fair in the service building. Entrance €4.00 per person. Organised by: Hangar à Dirigeables and the Black Lions
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02 or +33 (0)6 43 20 83 58
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event barthelemy.ballester@club-internet.fr
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.aerobase.fr

  • 1400 and 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Until 6th June, and again on 9th June) Entrance €5.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • Check for times
    Helicopter trips above the historic sites of the Landing Beaches (5 places per helicopter). Reservation required. Organised by: Héli Événements. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.helievenements.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Foucarville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the old German prison of war camp.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Gourbesville, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th Division / 82nd Airborne Monument. Organised by: Town Hall in partnership with US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an American Second World War aerodrome at Lessay airfield. Exhibition of vintage aeroplanes with the possibility of flights (chargeable). U.S. camp, Allied military vehicles, catering and refreshments. Free public access. (Until 6th June)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.facebook.com/events/579117535755400


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 72 63 87 51

  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary. (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Neuville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1230hrs
    Barbeque and Ladies for Liberty Concert. Price €15 per person.
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  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary. (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1900 - 2030hrs
    Late night at the World War 2 Museum. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ravenoville, Manche

  • 1800hrs
    6th Annual Eternal Heroes Memorial. A tribute to the soldiers who liberated the village.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Geronimo" - Re-creation of a US Army paratrooper camp, next to the Airborne Museum. Organised by: Airborne Museum. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Exhibition of Military Vehicles in the Place Chènevière (in front of Airborne Museum) and Rue Eisenhower. Organised by: Airborne Museum. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1800hrs
    Ceremony for Peace, at the Town Hall

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 36 18 85 12



Tuesday 5th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Exhibition of vehicles. (Final Day)

  • 1100hrs
    Bagpipe performance

  • 1600hrs
    Bagpipe performance


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Memorial Service for the Parachute Regiment.
  • 1815hrs
    Concert to welcome veterans with the "Combined UK Police Band" - west of Town Hall.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event + 33 (0)6 85 89 79 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Beuzeville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1830hrs
    Ceremony at Bienaimé Agnès' Monument.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bréville-les-Monts, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Remembrance service for the Parachute Regiment.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an allied military camp with period costume and vehicles. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 13 53 72 41
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.hillman@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Access to Site Hillman command bunker (closed between 1200-1400hrs) (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61

  • 1100hrs
    Memorial Service at the Montgomery Statue, led by the Reverend Mandy Reynolds. This will be followed by a Vin d'honneur hosted by the Mayor on the sea front. Organised by: Spirit of Normandy Trust.

  • 1600hrs
    Tribute concert "D-Day Pipes & Drums", at the Bill Millin statue.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of military camp at the Overlord Museum (Until 6th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1000-1800hrs
    Radio Ham Week. Visit the museum of radio and the BBC Tower of the Château de Creully. The first BBC studio in France from 6th June 1944. Closed 1200hrs to 1430hrs. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 70 46 08 82

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 75 37 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 1400 and 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Until 6th June, and again on 9th June) Entrance €5.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • Check for times
    Helicopter trips above the historic sites of the Landing Beaches (5 places per helicopter). Reservation required. Organised by: Héli Événements. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.helievenements.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Graignes, Manche



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    "In the footsteps of the Allies in Hermanville-sur-Mer". A walk lasting approximately 2½ hours, stopping at key steps of the Landings through the town. It will start at 0930hrs on the sea wall, rue de Fécamp and will finish with a free drink at 1230hrs. The return to the car park is possible by bus. Lunch possibilities at Courbet of Malaga restaurant, in front of the sea. Booking required - at the Town Hall.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event libertyjumpteam@aol.com
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 36 18 00
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an American Second World War aerodrome at Lessay airfield. Exhibition of vintage aeroplanes with the possibility of flights (chargeable). U.S. camp, Allied military vehicles, catering and refreshments. Free public access. (Until 6th June)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.facebook.com/events/579117535755400


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Lynchburg, VA

  • 0800 - 1800hrs
    "World War II in Film Conference". Make plans to attend the WWII in Film Conference at Liberty University hosted by the National D-Day Memorial Foundation and Liberty University History Department to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Saving Private Ryan. Acclaimed WWII author and consultant for historical film productions Dr Donald Miller of Lafayette College will be the keynote speaker. He is the author of numerous books including Masters of the Air: American Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, D-Days in the Pacific, and The Story of World War II. He has also worked as a historical consultant on numerous film and television productions including The Pacific, WWII in HD, The Air War, and He Has Seen War. He is currently working with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on a HBO miniseries based on his Masters of the Air. For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.dday.org.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 586-3329
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.dday.org/event/world-war-ii-in-film-conference/

  • 1845 - 2200hrs
    Following the conclusion of the WWII in Film conference, there will be a screening and discussion of Saving Private Ryan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release. The screening is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for admission. For more information visit www.dday.org.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 586-3329
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.dday.org/event/world-war-ii-in-film-conference/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 72 63 87 51

  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary. (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Moulins-en-Bessin, Calvados



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Wreath laying at the Commandos Memorial - Kieffer Monument.

  • 1400hrs
    Tribute and wreath laying - monument to the dead.

  • 1415hrs
    Ceremony - roundabout Avenue du Grand Large.

  • 1430hrs
    Ceremony - roundabout Route of Saint Aubin d'Arquenay.

  • 1445hrs
    Civil Cemetery - tribute to British and French civilian victims and Commandos.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Pointe-du-Hoc

  • 1600hrs
    Ceremony in tribute to the Rangers of the 2nd Battalion who scaled the cliffs on 6th June 1944 and those of the 5th Battalion who landed at Omaha beach.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event jml.debarquement@orange.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1900 - 2030hrs
    Late night at the World War 2 Museum. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1500hrs
    History hike of approximately 13km. Follow in the footsteps of the Canadians who landed on Juno Beach, the hike crosses the Acadians brèche, Nan Red, Bernière-sur-Mer, Tailleville and return via Langrune-sur-Mer liberated by the English. Commented hike. Bring a picnic, water, appropriate clothing and shoes. Dogs not allowed.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)02 31 97 30 41


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Geronimo" - Re-creation of a US Army paratrooper camp, next to the Airborne Museum. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0830 - 1530hrs
    Military Fair in the market, Rue Eisenhower. Organised by: The Timberwolves Association. €4 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 08 45 24 65
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event ballesterbarth@aol.com

  • 0900hrs
    Ceremony at the monument at the sports field, in memory of temporary military cemeteries.

  • 0930hrs
    Memorial Mass in the church. Organised by: Centre paroissial.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the Signals Monument, Rue du Général de Gaulle. Organised by: Town Hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie-sme@wanadoo.fr

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 36 18 85 12



Wednesday 6th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Alrewas, Staffordshire

  • 1130hrs
    A Memorial Service, including wreath laying, to commemorate D-Day at the Normandy Campaign Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 0900hrs
    D-Day 44 Challenge 2018. Run and Trek in support of Blesma - The Limbless Veterans, Blind Veterans UK, Combat Stress charity. 22 Mile Challenge starts at 0900hrs at Arromanches-les-Bains, then to Ouistreham and finally finishing at Pegasus Bridge.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://classicchallenge.co.uk/challenge-finder/D-Day+44+Challenge+2018/

  • 1400hrs
    Musical performance from the Dutch Military.

  • 1600hrs
    Parade of Veterans and memorial service, accompanied by the Somme Battlefield Pipe Band.

  • 1900hrs
    Miss Paramount singing musical standards from the liberation era.

  • 2000hrs
    "Nasty Tricks" - 12 artists on stage including musicians, dancers, Irish dancers and the Scottish Pipe Band.

  • 2145hrs
    "Hot Rod 56" singing famous cover versions from the 1950's.

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 0845 - 1700hrs
    "In the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando" - a 20km walk along the 47 Commando route. Follow in their footsteps and learn the story of the mission and the courageous actions of the French community who helped them. Starts at Asnelles main car park by the bunker. Finish at Port-en-Bessin.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event ken.cowdery@tiscali.co.uk or lesgensduphare@live.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Bedford, VA

  • 1100 - 1700hrs
    74th Anniversary of D-Day. Pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 74 years ago and honour those who lived to fight another day. The ceremony at 11am features music by the 29th Division Band, special speakers, a plaque dedication, recognition of Normandy and WWII veterans, a veteran's reunion tent and more. Admission is free.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 586-3329
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.dday.org/event/74th-anniversary-of-d-day/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 2100hrs
    Concert at the front of the Château de Bénouville. Mezzo-Soprano Emma Brown and the orchestra "Band of Liberation".
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 74 25 18 08


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1800hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event + 33 (0)6 85 89 79 54

  • 0930hrs - onwards
    Ceremony on the beach including English, Canadian and French hymns. Wreath laying at Square des Canadians at Verdun Street, wreath laying at the War Memorial near the tourist office and Wreath Laying for the Civilian Victims at the Tailleville Road Cemetery.

  • 2130hrs
    Remembrance service with Pegasus Pipes and Drums, at Canada House.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Until 7th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • 0915hrs
    Tribute to the 87 fighters shot on 6th June 1944 at the Caen prison. This ceremony will take place in front of the commemorative plaque of the prison, rue du General Duparge
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event v.rapeaud@caen.fr

  • 1015hrs
    Ceremony to pay tribute to all civilian casualties that fell in June and July 1944 during the operations of the Normandy Landings and the Battle of Normandy. It will take place in front of the tomb of the unknown civil victim, near the Saint-Georges church at the Château de Caen
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event v.rapeaud@caen.fr

  • 1115hrs
    Tribute to soldiers of the 3rd British Infantry Division who liberated Caen during the summer of 1944 in the presence of the 3rd Infantry Div It will be held in front of the monument located Avenue de la Libération, at the foot of the castle.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event v.rapeaud@caen.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-Montgomery, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an allied military camp with period costume and vehicles. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 13 53 72 41
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event camp.hillman@gmail.com

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Access to Site Hillman command bunker (closed between 1200-1400hrs) (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 97 12 61


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1900hrs
    Reconstruction of military camp at the Overlord Museum (Until 6th June)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Documentary Film Screening "Storming Juno" at Juno Beach Centre to celebrate the 74th Anniversary of DDay. Organised by: Juno Beach Centre.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1000-1800hrs
    Radio Ham Week. Visit the museum of radio and the BBC Tower of the Château de Creully. The first BBC studio in France from 6th June 1944. Closed 1200hrs to 1430hrs. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 70 46 08 82

  • 1100hrs
    Memorial Service at the 4th / 7th Royal Dragoon Guards Memorial.

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Until 7th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 1400 and 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Until 6th June, and again on 9th June) Entrance €5.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • Check for times
    Helicopter trips above the historic sites of the Landing Beaches (5 places per helicopter). Reservation required. Organised by: Héli Événements. (Until 6th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.helievenements.com/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 1730hrs
    Tribute Ceremony in the presence of the American forces at the following places: Tomb Commander Kieffer, Monument Lieutenant Lomel and Sergeant Perigory.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1500hrs
    Commemorative ceremony honouring the crews of the Royal Navy and all the allied navies who fought and died in Normandy in 1944. Prayer, raising of colours, wreath laying.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Herouvillette, Calvados



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Lessay, Manche

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of an American Second World War aerodrome at Lessay airfield. Exhibition of vintage aeroplanes with the possibility of flights (chargeable). U.S. camp, Allied military vehicles, catering and refreshments. Free public access. (Until 6th June)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.facebook.com/events/579117535755400


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only with guided tour). (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com

  • 2245hrs
    Night re-enactment of the "Bloody Gulch" battle. €10 per person, prior booking required. Contact: Memorial de Bloody Gulch, Manoir de Donville (Until 3rd June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 72 63 87 51

  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary Reconstruction. (Until 7th June)

  • 1600hrs
    Main International Ceremony.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 1600hrs
    Wreath laying at the ferry terminal.

  • 1615hrs
    Wreath laying at La Rafale, Avenue Pasteur.

  • 1630hrs
    Wreath laying at Avenue Winston Churchill.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Pointe-du-Hoc, Calvados



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    The D-Day Story museum. Visit us to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings and meet veterans of the Second World War. At 11:30 there will be a short ceremony to dedicate the museumís Memorial Wall. No need to book.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://theddaystory.com/6-june-1944/

  • 1015hrs
    The Royal British Legion 74th Anniversary of D-Day Service of Remembrance will be held at the D-Day Stone Southsea, at 1015hrs. Deputy Lord Mayor will be in attendance.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Eventhttp://www.rblportsmouthsouth.co.uk/Events.htm


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1900 - 2030hrs
    Late night at the World War 2 Museum. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • 1415hrs
    Ecumenical ceremony at the Ranville British War Cemetery.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Charles-de-Percy, Calvados

  • 1645hrs
    Ceremony at the cemetery in the presence of VIPs and British veterans and their families. "The Troubadours" will provide the musical part of the ceremony Ringtone, British anthem, Marseillaise - with participation from the primary school children of Montchamp.

  • 1800hrs
    Ceremony at Saint Charles Town Hall in front of the Monument Vin d'honneur.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Until 7th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

  • 0900hrs
    Danish-French ceremony at the Memorial to Danish Seamen.

  • 0900hrs
    Ceremony at the Richard Winters Monument.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • All Day
    "Camp Geronimo" - Re-creation of a US Army paratrooper camp, next to the Airborne Museum. Organised by: Airborne Museum. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 2030hrs
    Concert for Peace in the church.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Staunton, VA



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Torquay, Devon

  • 1100hrs
    D-Day 74th Anniversary Commemoration Service with Normandy Veterans, Widows and Friends Alliance at Beacon Quay, Torquay.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Official Ceremony, near the museum.

  • 1200hrs
    Concert with Avond Old Riddlers Band.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0700hrs
    Tribute to the soldiers of the D-Day Landings, with a parade of vehicles at Boulevard de Campigny.

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Until 7th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Washington, D.C.




Thursday 7th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Alexandria, VA



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1900hrs
    Bayeux Liberty Ball at Place du Gaulle with music from "Hot Rod 56"
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of military camp, Rue Victor Tesnière (Last Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 85 89 79 54


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Brucheville, Manche

  • From 1000hrs
    Reconstruction of US military camp by the Currahee Commémo Airborne Group (Final Day)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • 1430hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony in the Canadian Garden of Remembrance at the Caen Memorial.

  • 1530hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony at the Canadian Place Monument of the old Boucherie.

  • 1630hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony in the garden of the Abbey of Ardenne (Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe) where 20 Canadian soldiers were brutally murdered on 7th and 17th June, 1944.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colombières, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Exhibition "The US Propaganda Services in the Château de Colombières 1944" including: objects, documents, testimonies, photos, videos and a unique private collection. Guided tours by the owner. Reservation required. (Until 8th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 22 51 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Creully, Calvados

  • 1000-1800hrs
    Radio Ham Week. Visit the museum of radio and the BBC Tower of the Château de Creully. The first BBC studio in France from 6th June 1944. Closed 1200hrs to 1430hrs. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 70 46 08 82

  • 1400-1900hrs
    Reconstruction of a World War II military camp. Exhibition of allied vehicles including Sherman tank, jeeps, tracked vehicles, motorcycles. Vehicle entrance by D12, and by the castle for pedestrians. Free entrance and open to all. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 75 37 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Méautis, Manche

  • 0900 - 1800hrs
    "Bloody Gulch" - reconstruction of a military camp at the Manoir de Donville, once a headquarters for the SS and German paratroopers. with American, German and civilian vehicles. Guided visit of Bloody Gulch battle field (archaeological remains, museum and manor with fee) as well as new exhibition of 40's bicycles and civilian material. Reconstruction of a 1944 school (only on guided tour). (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 42 02 33
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event museebloodygulch.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1800hrs
    Reconstruction of a British military camp by the Association France 44, as well as a German camp by the Association STAHL-MA including a German horse-drawn carriage from the HVCA. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 72 63 87 51

  • 1100 - 1400hrs
    Ceremony for the Commando squad n°3 (1100hrs), enjoy the opportunity to meet the veterans of this Commando squad as well as those of the 9th Battalion who will enjoy lunch on the site.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 72 63 87 51

  • 1300 - 1800hrs
    Visit the C-47 Skytrain aircraft "SNAFU Special"" on its 10th Anniversary Reconstruction. (Final day)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    Wreath Laying at the War Memorial.

  • 1030hrs
    Wreath laying at the Garden of Remembrance, rue du Phare.

  • 1130hrs
    Wreath laying at the monument of "Captain Cousins" chemin des Artilleurs.

  • 1215hrs
    Wreath laying at the 47 Royal Marine Commando monument, Place Gaudin.

  • 1400 - 1800hrs
    Parade of military vehicles accompanied by numerous re-enactors wearing period uniforms. The parade will end on Place Gaudin, where the vehicles will be displayed.



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Putot-en-Auge, Calvados

  • 1730hrs
    Mass and wreath laying at the Church.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Quinéville, Manche

  • 1430hrs
    Ceremony at the monument to 39th Regiment of the 4th Division.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Visit Maison de la Libération (closed between 1200 and 1400hrs). Reconstruction of a US "Big Red One" camp with period scenes. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • All Day
    Re-creation of an American army camp. More information will be posted when available. Contact: Holdy Shop. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Reconstruction of a military camp at the Mulberry Whale Pontoons, exhibitions, tours in jeeps, dodges and half-tracks. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 36 18 85 12



Friday 8th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colombières, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Exhibition "The US Propaganda Services in the Château de Colombières 1944" including: objects, documents, testimonies, photos, videos and a unique private collection. Guided tours by the owner. Reservation required. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 22 51 65


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 87 40 35 63

  • 1830hrs
    Concert for peace with Senagalise singer Youssou N'Dour


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Verona, VA

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Stonewall Brigade Museum, at 566 Lee Highway, for the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. there will be many activities including the WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour and document scanning, military vehicles, costumed interpreters, D-Day exhibits, Museum tours.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 248 0116
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event 116thdirector@gmail.com



Saturday 9th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Alexandria, VA

  • 1430 - 1700hrs
    7th Annual D-Day Commemoration. The program will include World War 2 reenactors, vehicles, and static displays; period music from "Blue Jazz" along with swing dancing on Market Square, and an official remembrance ceremony with Alexandria elected officials. Children are encouraged to attend, and all activities are free.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event alexandriacaensistercities@gmail.com
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event alexandriacaen.wordpress.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 2000hrs
    "Up the Johns" Liberty Ball to be held under lanterns and flags. Travel back to 1944 just after the liberation and come and dance and celebrate victory in the concert hall. Bar and food available. Music by Miss Paramount.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)7 77 31 86 20
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Burlington, WA

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    D-Day: 74th Retrospective (June Fly Day) featuring some of our oldest aircraft from World War 2. Our T-6 Texans and P-51 Mustang will be featured during this event. Come on down and witness history fly over Skagit County. Event will be hosted at the Heritage Flight Museum, located at Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS) in Burlington. Food will be available courtesy of Tacos El Valle
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (360) 424 5151
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event admin@heritageflight.org
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event heritageflight.org/events/fly-days/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • 1900hrs
    "La Rochambelle" is a 5km walk/run in aid of the fight against breast cancer. It will leave Parc Expo at 1900hrs (max 20,000 participants). Pets and strollers are strictly prohibited for safety. "La Rochambelle" is also a tribute to the Rochambelles (the female nurses and ambulance drivers who belonged to General Leclerc's famous Second Armoured Division)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event https://www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/the-rochambelle1


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000, 1500 and 1700hrs
    The Canadian Landings Guided Walk with Commentary. Guided tour aimed at understanding the huge events that took place that enabled freedom. Meet at the Tourist Office. €5.00 per adult.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69

  • 1930hrs
    Music and pre-dinner drinks with Berny Swing Club (1930hrs). Food available on site.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 36 17 17

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Écausseville, Manche

  • 1430hrs
    Ceremony dedicated to the 8th infantry US Army at the airship hangar. Organised by: Hangar à Dirigeables.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1600hrs
    Conference about the hangar battle which took place on the 9th and 10th June 1944. (Final Day) Entrance €5.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 1700 - 1900hrs
    Parade of US military vehicles in the town centre and port. Up to a hundred American military vehicles will be exhibited by the MVCG France including tanks. Visit by the HMS Dumbfounded.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1900 - 2300hrs
    American Barbeque at the port. Single menu and drink available.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 22 63 22 or +33 (0)6 60 15 19 55

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Exhibition of military vehicles in the town centre. Up to a hundred American military vehicles will be exhibited by the MVCG France.
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  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    "Rock'n Go" band swing event at Place de Gaulle.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England London

  • 1900hrs - late
    D-Day Blitz Party Special. Dance lessons, floor shows, wartime snacks and entertainment. Dress code is 1940's glam, home-front utility clothing or Allied uniform. Venue will be a secret London bunker to be revealed one month prior to the event. General admission tickets from £35 per person.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.theblitzparty.com/the-agenda/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Longues-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Luc-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • All Day
    10 years ago, the Douglas C-47 47-15073, returned to Merville Battery as a hero. It has been restored and classified a "Historic Monument". To celebrate this anniversary, the volunteers of the association Merville-Dakota will welcome you for a guided tour of the interior of the plane. (Until 10th June)
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Exhibition about Jean Moulin and guided tours that show the history of the Maison de la Libération and the action of the resistance in the Omaha beach sector. (Until 9th June)
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  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick Village D-Day Revival. For the fifth year in a row, the village of Southwick will commemorate the anniversary of D-Day with events including exclusive D-Day Map room visits (at Southwick House), talks by Second World War historians, 1940's Dance and lots more. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +44 (0)23 9232 5252
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Swindon, Wiltshire

  • 1100 - 1500hrs
    War To Wildlife - D-Day Operations at Blakehill Farm. 74 years ago on June 5th 1944, Dakota aircraft of 233 Squadron RAF flew from this former air station to commence the airborne phase of the invasion of Europe. Again, we are offering visitors the chance to join Volunteer Reserve Warden and RAF Blakehill Farm Historian Vince Povey for a tour of the former airfield and learn about its fascinating history. Booking Required £20 per person.
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event RCallow@wiltshirewildlife.org or AmyB@wiltshirewildlife.org


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks, part of nine simultaneous and coordinated displays with other towns along the D-day Festival Normandy shoreline - to promote the initiative to list Normandy Landing Beaches as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Traditional ceremony at B3 Ver sur Mer Road in memory of the airmen.

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony at Clos St Martin in front of the War Memorial and the Remarkable Maple in memory of the liberating Canadian troops of the commune.

  • 1230hrs
    Aperitif offered by the town and outdoor country meal at Clos St Martin.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Verona, VA

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Stonewall Brigade Museum, at 566 Lee Highway, for the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. there will be many activities including the WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour and document scanning, military vehicles, costumed interpreters, D-Day exhibits, Museum tours. BBQ plate lunch.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 248 0116
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event 116thdirector@gmail.com



Sunday 10th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 0855hrs
    "Les Courants de la Liberté" is a festival of races for everyone. The half-marathon known as "The Pegasus" will start at Bénouville at 0855hrs and finish at Parc Expo in Caen. Maximum of 5,000 participants.
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/pegasus


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Wreath laying in the cemetery at the grave of Danièle Laisney. This 8 year-old girl attended Silver Star ceremony where the medal was given to American soldiers and she gave flowers to an officer. She has been killed by enemy bombing. Each year, she is honoured by the Town of Carentan.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Colombières, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1700hrs
    Colombières and the Ritchie Boys. Following the landing of 6th June 1944, take part in a 5km hike departing from the church. The hike follows the advances of the Allies, crossing the Aure marshes and arriving at the Château de Colombières which General Omar Bradley visited and on 10th June and created its first headquarters for psychological warfare.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Coursuelles-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0910hrs
    "Le Marathon de la Liberté" also known as the "D-Day Landings Marathon" is now in its 30th year. Set over a legendary 42.195km both personal endeavour and the discovery of major milestones of the Normandy Landings (Juno Beach, Sword Beach and Pegasus Bridge) add a historical element to this sporting challenge. Starting at Courseulles-sur-Mer at 0910hrs and finishing at Parc Expo Caen there is a maximum of 3,000 participants and is open to anyone born in 1998 and before (minimum age 20).
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com/en/page/the-marathon-de-la-liberte1

  • 1500hrs
    The Juno Beach Centre offers a meeting / book signing session with Nicolas Paquin, Quebecois author of the "Les Volontaires" trilogy.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Crepon, Calvados

  • 1200hrs
    Memorial Service at the Green Howards Memorial.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados

  • 1130 - 1630hrs
    Guided tours of the radar facility, in English. Duration approximately 1½ hours. (Final Day)
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event amismuseeradar@gmail.com


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1200hrs
    Giant Picnic with Rock'N'Roll/Rockabilly atmosphere and music.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Merville-Franceville, Calvados

  • All Day
    10 years ago, the Douglas C-47 47-15073, returned to Merville Battery as a hero. It has been restored and classified a "Historic Monument". To celebrate this anniversary, the volunteers of the association Merville-Dakota will welcome you for a guided tour of the interior of the plane. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 31 00 14 96


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1830hrs
    Reading accompanied by cello of "BERLIN, 1940-1945. Give the floor to the Germans during the war."
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in England Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick Village D-Day Revival. For the fifth year in a row, the village of Southwick will commemorate the anniversary of D-Day with events including exclusive D-Day Map room visits (at Southwick House), talks by Second World War historians, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Time TBA), 1940's Dance and lots more. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +44 (0)23 9232 5252
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event http://www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1100hrs TBC
    Memorial Service at the Green Howards Memorial.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Verona, VA

  • 1200 - 1700hrs
    Stonewall Brigade Museum, at 566 Lee Highway, for the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. there will be many activities including the WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour and document scanning, military vehicles, costumed interpreters, D-Day exhibits, Museum tours.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +1 (540) 248 0116
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event 116thdirector@gmail.com



Wednesday 13th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Baupte, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Ceremony for the liberation of Baupte, to be held near the cemetery and the Karl Beck building. Organised by: Town Hall.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 0930hrs
    "In the footsteps of the Allies" - a walk of approximately 2½ hours, stopping at key stages of the landings through the town. Departing from the sea wall, rue de Fécamp and finishing at 1230hrs with a complimentary drink. Return via bus if required. Lunch possible at Courbet of Malaga Restaurant, by the sea. Booking required at the Town Hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)2 31 36 18 00
    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event accueil.hermanville@orange.fr



Friday 15th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • All Day
    "Civilians during Summer 1944 in Normandy" - an exhibition at the Salle de la petite Vitesse. Organised by: association patrimoine local été 44 (Until 17th June)



Saturday 16th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • All Day
    "Civilians during Summer 1944 in Normandy" - an exhibition at the Salle de la petite Vitesse. Organised by: association patrimoine local été 44 (Until 17th June)

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Rocquancourt, Calvados

  • 1200 - 0100hrs
    "Operation Totalize" - at the football stadium rue Pasteur, convoy of military vehicles (1500hrs), parachutists stand and animation, sale of historic books, concert by "Highland Safari" (2030hrs) and fireworks to finish the evening (2300hrs). Food available but booking required.
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Sunday 17th June

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • All Day
    "Civilians during Summer 1944 in Normandy" - an exhibition at the Salle de la petite Vitesse. Organised by: association patrimoine local été 44 (Final Day)


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hémévez, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Liberty Barbeque in Castle Square. €16.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2018 D-Day 74 event +33 (0)6 45 63 88 39




Bayeux, 2009

Honouring the Fallen. Poppy wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

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July 2018: D-Day 74th Anniversary Events



Friday 6th July

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Hermanville sur Mer, Calvados

  • 1930hrs
    British and Norwegian Ceremony. Place du Cuirassé Courbet Ceremony to the monuments of the 3rd British Infantry Division and to the Norwegian monument "Le Matelot". Parade of veterans and English troops to the British cemetery. 2010hrs - British Cemetery 1900hrs: Arrival of the troops 1930hrs: Ceremony at the Monument. Homily pronounced by the British military chaplain. National anthems sung by children Laying wreaths on graves by children. 2030hrs - Mobile Room Speech. Wine of honour offered to veterans and participants.



Thursday 19th July

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Caen, Calvados

  • 1730hrs
    "The Liberation of the Right Bank of Caen". Ten days after the liberation of the Left Bank of Caen, the Canadian regiments with the support of the Resistance finally liberated the Right Bank. The ceremony, which will take place at the Monument des Canadians at 1730hrs, honours our liberators and marks the 74th Anniversary of Lever des Couleurs and Liberation on the right bank of Caen on July 19, 1944.


2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Cormelles-le-Royal, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Speech by the Mayor and the President of the Veterans Affairs, intervention of children and youth of the reception and local youth (reading texts, flower depot and flags made by them), presence of the SNCF fanfare, wreath laying.



Sunday 29th July

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Manche

  • 0930hrs
    Ceremony at the Leclerc monument at Utah beach commemorating 2nd Armoured Division of General Leclerc. Mass for Jacques Hébert, companion of the Liberation, 501st RCC of the 2nd DB. Banquet can be booked.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event mairie.stmartin.varreville@orange.fr




Arromanches, 2014

A lovingly-restored US Army CCKW truck on Gold Beach at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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August 2018: D-Day 74th Anniversary Events



Friday 10th August

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Bény-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony of Remembrance in Honour of Acadian Soldiers at the cemetery. Many Canadian soldiers from Acadian lands came to fight to defend the motherland France. The Acadian flag, blue, white, and red with the star of Mary, is permanently flying in the Acadian provinces. National Acadian Day is held every August 15th.



Friday 17th August

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    "D-Day Conneaut" is fast becoming America's premier living history event, and has now been running each year since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the United States and Canada. Entrance is free to the public but donations are welcomed. (Until 18th August)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.ddayohio.us



Saturday 18th August

2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    "D-Day Conneaut" is fast becoming America's premier living history event, and has now been running each year since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the United States and Canada. Entrance is free to the public but donations are welcomed. (Final Day)
    Visit website for 2018 D-Day 74 Event www.ddayohio.us
Arromanches, 2011

British D-Day veterans enjoy some musical entertainment at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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Long Running Events



2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 15th March to 30th September
    "Bastogne 1944, The Battle of the Bulge" at the library, this exhibit follows in the footsteps of the US Airborne troops from Sainte Mère Église to the Battle of the Bulge, including the Battle of Carentan.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Houlgate, Calvados

  • 8th June to 16th July
    Photographic exhibition by "Lee Miller", a photo-journalist who covered the Second World War from the front line. Held in the garden in front of the tourist office.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 4th June to 30th September
    10 years of sponsorship of the Fusillés Marins de Lorient on the beach. Exhibition tracing the last 10 years since the date of signature of the sponsorship's charter between ORB and the school of the "Fusiliers Marins de Lorient" showing the creation of the Commando Kieffer, the presence of the Presidents of the Republic, 65th and 70th anniversaries of the Landings of the Allies in Normandy etc.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • 5th June to 15th December
    Exhibition "Faith Under Fire" - Exhibition dedicated to the military chaplains of the Allied armies killed during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 8th May to 11th November
    Photographic Exhibition "Omaha 44" at the Ferme de la Sapinière. Exhibition of period photographs taken in the various commemorative sites of Omaha Beach. Distribution of a guide to allow exploration of the exhibition and the tour "Places of D-day in Omaha".
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 31st March to 30th September
    "Agents of the Shadow: the secret services for the liberation of France between 1940 and 1945" - at the Airborne Museum. Various scenes highlight the men and women, servicemen or civilian, who became secrets agents during the Second World War.
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2018 D-Day 74th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1st May to 30th August 2018
    Exhibition "Looks". Florent Plana has spent the last four years in the Unites States meeting and interviewing several World War 2 veterans. They share their memories. Many of them can't return to Normandy. Florent Plana took some emotional pictures of them. Free entrance at the tourist office of Sainte-Mère-Église.
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    Send email about this 2018 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr











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