A Typical Gala Year

1st Year

January - The last Friday of the month is our gala choosing where it all begins. We usually hold a disco and incorporate the choosing within that - this consists of the children being asked questions by our independent judges.
February
- Parents meetings start with the Queens Committee. Working as a team each retinue group must come up with a theme for their float. Once the theme has been confirmed the building of the float begins. (The committee will provide the basic wooden framework and £200 to complete the float, anything extra or over this amount will need to be paid for by the retinue parents).
March
- During March we have a celebration of the previous years retinues achievements. The newly chosen retinues are asked to attend.
April
- At the end of April our rehearsals for Gala Day begin
May
- Our gala programmes are given out to the retinue members to try and sell and help raise some funds for the gala
June
- Gala day is here!! The second Sunday of the month is our gala day - we will parade around Thornton and make our way back to King Georges Playing Fields to start our afternoon celebrations.
- the new retinues will then attend the following galas/club days
- Fleetwood Carnival
- Lytham Club Day

- Singleton Gala

July - Hambleton Gala
- Bispham Gala
- Presall and Knott End Gala
- St Annes Carnival
- Normoss and Staining Gala
August
- Blackpool Carnival
September
October
November
- The Gala Queen and Gala Princess will join the Gala chairman representing Thornton Cleveleys Gala at the local cenotaph service.
December
- Our Gala Queen is usually invited to attend the local Christmas lights switch on.

2nd Year

January - Our gala retinues are requested to attend the gala choosing.
February
March -
During March we have a celebration for the retinues achievements.
April
- At the end of April our rehearsals for Gala Day begin

May - Our gala programmes are given out to the retinue members to try and sell and help raise some funds for the gala

- Our retinues will attend Caterall Gala
June
- Our retinue will take part in Poulton Gala the fist Saturday of the month 

- Our Gala queen will attend the Thornton & District Horse Club Gymkhana to present trophies to the winners.

- Gala Day!!