In June the nation will enjoy a four-day bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The traditional May bank holiday weekend has been moved to Thursday, June 2, with an additional bank holiday on Friday, June 3 to create a four-day weekend.
Events in London will be complemented by events in communities across the UK and Commonwealth, allowing people to join together to celebrate the Jubilee marking Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
In Thanet there will be events marking the milestone with residents organising street parties in their areas but there are also some public events being staged over the holiday:
June 1-June 5, Victoria Gardens and prom
Platinum Jubilee Party with family fun including live music, stand up comedy, street foods, drinks, workshops, street theatre and eclectic street market selling crafts, art, grocery foods and clothing.
Opening Times (subject to change)
Wed – Fri: 10am to 7pm
Sat: 9am to 7pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm
More details on Zoom Events website
June 3, Pierremont Hall, Pierremont Park.
A day of fun and memories for the whole community.
Have a professional photographic portrait taken with friends, family and even pets, with a special backdrop designed by the children and young people of Broadstairs (props provided but your own fancy dress welcomed)
Share memories of past Jubilees and what the Platinum Jubilee means to you, all for a very special historical recording.
Enjoy refreshments, face painting and much more.
To sign up email email@example.com
Harbour on 2nd June with a half road closure from Wetherspoon to entrance to East Pier Yard Car Park:
Daytime: children’s funfair (small rides and stalls, bungee trampolines), maker’s market, live music with the Queen’s Head pub, crown making and corgi workshops (Mooch and Terri Askew), facepainting.
At 2pm there will also be an official National proclamation made by the Town Sergeant,
Evening: Beacon lighting on Main Sands and a traditional, heritage fireworks display funded by Ramsgate Tunnels and Ramsgate Town Council.
At Ramsgate Tunnels will be party band ‘The Dial’ playing outside between 7pm-9pm and there will be free viewing of Tunnel Town from 7pm.
The lead up to Ramsgate Town Council’s official Beacon lighting ceremony begins from around 9:20pm outside the Tunnels with a choir, followed by official Bagpipe and Bugle music and then the Mayor lighting the Beacon on the Main Sands at 9:45pm.
Immediately after the Beacon lighting there will be a Heritage Firework display, arranged by Ramsgate Tunnels and Ramsgate Town Council, on the main sands opposite the Tunnels.
Harbour on 3rd June with a half road closure from Wetherspoon to entrance to East Pier Yard Car Park :
All the daytime events from June 2 continue.. Parade from the top of High Street through to Harbour Parade turning circle at 2pm – 3pm followed by a street party for 200 (TBC)
Prizes for Catch that Corgi Trail: businesses will have a handknitted corgi in the window and badges will be given to children who successfully complete the trail.
Harbour on 4th and 5th June: Handmade Market and live music at Queen’s Head (no stage or road closure).
Town Centre on 4th June: Jubilee Jamboree, belly dancers, live music, dress up fun.
Government Acre on 4th and 5th June: Bucket and Spade plus children’s funfair.
Ramsgate Tunnels on 5th June: Dad’s Army tribute
June 3, Ramsgate Bowling Club will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee with a bowls match. All spectators are welcome to come and join in the fun.
June 2 to June 6 the Dunkirk Little Ship Fleet will be celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Ramsgate Harbour.
The public are welcome to come and view the ships on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th between 10am and 4pm.
A service will be held on Sunday 5th at the Sailors Church at 10am, a short but important reflection on the history of 1940 and the part played by the Little Ships. The Royal British Legion with their standard bearers will be in attendance as will representatives from the Royal Navy and the Sea Cadets.
June 4, San Clu garden party (Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate) from 1pm to 4pm with stalls, food and drink, entertainment
June 5, Comfort Inn, Ramsgate, 10am-3pm, fun day with stalls, design your own crown, sand art, candy floss, fun activities for the kids, diecast models, books and all sorts of collectibles.
June 5: Ellington Park. Open 12pm – 4pm
The Friends of Ellington Park are holding a celebration for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee…
Strawberries & Cream
Kenseitaiko Drummers and The Penguins
Stalls, Train Rides, Raffle and Crown crafting for Procession and Competition
Jubilee Beacon Lighting on Thursday 2nd June at St Mildred’s Bay, 8:15pm – Choir Performance, 9:15pm – Beacon lighting.
Jubilee Community Picnic on Saturday 4th June at the Lymington Road Community Centre Green, 1pm-7pm.The Thanet Big Sing Choir will be performing
Bring your own blanket and picnic
Westgate Town Council is planning a weekend of events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the beginning of June.
Thanet Big Sing Community Choir will open the day at 1pm…
Academy FM follows with fun, games and music from the 50s to the present day, right up to 7pm
* Queen’s portrait competition for children under 11 years old
* Jubilee cake decorating competition for 18 years and over
* Traditional fun & games
June 2, The Charter Trustees will be lighting the Beacon on Fort Hill at 9.45pm.
June 3, There will be a fireworks display on Margate Main Sands at 10.00pm
The Piazza and seafront will be decorated with bunting; the dolphin lights should be in red, white and blue, and the plantings along the seafront and piazza will be in the jubilee colours. Courtesy of the Mayor and Charter Trustees of Margate.
June 5, The Piazza, The Parade, 2pm-6pm
A celebration of 70 years of music with Mick Tee
(Also taking place over the holiday is the Margate Mod/60s festival organised by Olby’s Soul Café. – All
daytime events on Saturday & Sunday with live bands, DJ’s and vintage market are in the Old Town. Evening events take place at Olby’s Music Room)
Artist and printmaker Dawn Cole and the Caves team will be celebrating achievements big and small – from the Queen’s 70 years on the throne to those personal mini wins that get you through the day. Chalk up your personal achievements while ﬁnding out more about local accomplishments and history.
There will be templates available from the Caves to create your own Chalk Up poster to display in your window, or on your fridge – and share your achievement on #chalkupmargate. Submissions will be shared through the Margate Caves accounts too – look out for your Chalk Up shout out!
Every day the team and visitors will be chalking up what makes you proud on the Cave’s chalkboard, there will also be a Chalk Up trail celebrating the last 70 years in Margate plus three free workshops on Monday 30 May, Wednesday 1 June and Friday 3 June, 10.30am to 4.30pm, with Dawn Cole. All materials will be supplied, and there’s no need to book.
Wednesday 1 June – Design and make a Chalk Up poster
Design, print, paint, draw your very own Chalk Up poster to display in your window so that everyone can join you in celebrating your achievement.
Friday 3 June – Badge making
Design and make your own badge so that you can wear your achievement with pride!
For more details see Margate Caves at www.margatecaves.co.uk/whats-on
The Oval Lawns and bandstand, Eastern Esplanade, June 5
GRASS Cliftonville’s anniversary plans include a huge community picnic on the lawns as part of the official ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’, live music at the bandstand, an outdoor cinema screening, and more to be announced.
Stephen Darrer, GRASS Secretary, said: “All our planned activities in Cliftonville, which honour The Queen’s incredible service to our country, have a real focus on bringing local people together to celebrate the occasion with a big picnic and other community events.”
A variety of events and activities for all ages will be taking place at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns
The big picnic lunch is from noon to 5pm on Sunday, June 5. Bring a picnic blanket, make yourself comfortable, grab some delicious food from the stalls on site (or bring your own) and enjoy the funfair rides and activities for all the family.
Highlights will include performances from local bands, local artists, including DJs and buskers, as well as dancers and poets.
The Great Cliftonville Bake-off: Platinum Pudding Edition. GRASS will be encouraging residents to don their aprons, grab their wooden spoons, and get baking the new ‘Platinum Pudding’ in true ‘bake-off’ competition style.
Cliftonville Outdoor Cinema: Platinum Film Performance
The Oval Bandstand will also be hosting a right royal themed outdoor cinema screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which of course features hit songs by music legends ‘Queen’. This is a ticketed event with half the tickets being donated to NHS workers, Kent Constabulary, Kent Fire and Rescue, carers, schools and other public sector and community organisations. The remaining tickets will be available to reserve on Eventbrite prior to the event and will be listed as a separate event.
The Queen’s Green Canopy
GRASS Cliftonville is taking a ‘green’ approach to the celebrations.
As part of a nationwide drive to improve the environment and make our coastal area greener, we will be planting several trees at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns as a special gift to the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year.
For further details visit www.theovalbandstand.co.uk
June 2, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Senior Afternoon Tea at The Centre, Alpha Road at The Centre 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Contact Cllr. Geraldine Watson on 01843 846666
June 2, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Beacon Lighting at Epple Bay, Birchington, Epple Bay Avenue, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
June 3, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Family Picnic, BBQ, Bar and Live Event on Dog Acre, Station Road, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 5, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Children’s Street Party – Alpha Road, Birchington, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 2, outside St Mary’s Church, 9.30pm
Royal Proclamation will be read, national anthem, piper and the lighting of the Beacon
June 3, Party in the Park, noon-6pm in Minster Rec. Bring your own picnics/blankets/chairs etc. Live music, bar, children’s entertainment, vintage and modern vehicles, Tug of War, fancy dress prize, ice creams.
June 5, noon, Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Service, St Mary’s Church, Minster
Thursday 2nd June, The beacon by the Viking ship will be lit at 9.45pm.
Friday 3rd June, Picnic in the meadow. Start time is 12pm suggested finish by 8pm. Bring your own food, lemonade, gazebos, chairs etc. BBQs will be allowed but only if they are on legs.
The theme for the day will be ‘regal’ so bring bunting, flags, etc. Dressing up/fancy dress, small prizes for the best dressed.
St Nicholas-at-Wade and Sarre
To celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, there are plans to run an event for St Nicholas at Wade and Sarre residents, families and friends in Bell Meadow on Saturday, June 4. More details to follow
June 4, noon-9pm
Bring your own food and drink’ party for Acol residents and families only Activities and fun.
Monkton will be lighting the beacon on the Thursday evening after a procession from the village hall; there will be a church service at 3pm on the Friday; a musical evening on the Saturday in the village hall and The Big Lunch (for villagers only) outside the village hall on the Sunday. All these events have been organised by a group of dedicated villagers.