Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

The countdown is on until we get to celebrate her majesties platinum jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. It’ll be an amazing opportunity for all communities to come together and celebrate this historic milestone, as well as have an extra-long weekend! Hooray!

We’ve put together some tips to help you get into the spirit of celebrations, as well as some local events that are commemorating the Queen’s special weekend.

Enjoy a glass of Pimm’s or two
A classic, British favourite! Soak up the sun and make that perfect glass of refreshing, ice- cold Pimm’s whilst enjoying the four-day bank holiday weekend.

Attend a local street party
All over the UK, we can guarantee there will be a street party being held in most communities. As a country, we have a huge history of organised street parties, with the Sunday being the big day. Invite some friends and family to indulge and celebrate friendship, food and fun. Don’t forget the Victoria sponge!

Hang that flag out!
Embrace the party vibes and hang bunting between houses to unite the street together. Flags can also be hung from inside your windows or from your porch. Try to shop local and support small businesses, or simply make your own at home and get the kids involved!

Play some British anthems
Whether it’s on the radio, Spotify or YouTube, play some of those British chart-toppers to get you in the dancing mood. Classics from ABBA and Oasis I bet even the Queen would approve of.

Watch the big screen
Grab a glass of fizz and put your feet up, head over to the BBC and watch all the celebrations straight from the comfort of your own home. There will be plenty of action from parties, parades and pageants to pay tribute to the Queen.

Local Events

Clacton-on-Sea
Head down to the Martello Bay Car Park on Thursday 2nd June and watch the Jubilee beacon be installed to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, as well as marking Clacton’s 150th birthday.

Colchester
Starting from 11am, Colchester Castle Park will be hosting a community picnic, a Royal gun salute and lighting of the Beacon by the local mayor later in the evening.

Thorpe-le-Soken
Over at the Lady Nelson Playing Field on Saturday 4th June, the community will be hosting a wide range of stalls, music and fireworks from 12-10pm. Entry is free, and we’ve heard the local beer is good too!

Harwich
Harwich Town Council have commissioned a day of family fun on Sunday 5th June at Cliff Park. Come and enjoy the local Flower Show as well as a Social History Exhibition, children’s activities and much more.

Walton-on-the-Naze
Love a wildlife walk? Local charity, Essex Wildlife Trust, are holding a nature hike at The Naze on Saturday 4th June between 10:30 - 12:30. Bookings are essential, and a small donation is required to support the trust.

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, Frinton will be holding a Jubilee Summer Fair at The McGrigor Hall, as well as a Street Party down Frinton's most famous high street, Connaught Avenue. Entry is free and there will be children's activities, rides, stalls and lots more!

Manningtree
A platinum jubilee beach party will be held from 7-10pm on Thursday 2nd June including a delicious hog roast and a candlelight parade (vegan options available).

For any further information, click the link below to search all events happening in your area, or you can head to your local authorities website.

https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events/

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