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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Events in Glastonbury and Somerset

In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee

Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

Events in Glastonbury:

Thursday, 2nd June 2022 – Tor Beacon Lighting The long Bank Holiday Weekend celebrations open with the lighting of Glastonbury’s ‘Platinum Jubilee Beacon’ on the Tor at 9:45 pm following a short ceremony at the top of the Tor. Space on the Fairfield is being made available for those who do not wish or are not able to climb the Tor.

Friday, 3rd June 2022 – Queens and Kings Community Procession Glastonbury’s ‘Platinum Jubilee Pageant’ will celebrate Sovereignty with the theme of “Queens and Kings for the day” setting off at 2pm from the top of the High Street. Participants are asked to assemble from 1:45pm at the top of the High Street The pageant will conclude in Glastonbury Abbey, where you’re encouraged to bring your own picnic and the celebrations will continue from 3pm with Glastonbury Brass Band, the newly commissioned Glastonbury St. George Mummers Play and Children’s entertainers from Children’s World.

Sunday, 5th June 2022 – Church Service & the Big Jubilee Lunch The day will open with a Civic Procession from the Town Hall to St. John’s Church, where a special Platinum Jubilee Service takes place at 11am. The Church Service is followed by our ‘Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch’ (so bring your favourite picnic food!) on Glastonbury High Street supported by Glastonbury Co-Op from 12:30pm, concluding the long Bank Holiday Weekend.

Other Events in Somerset:

Beacon Lighting

North Perrott – Platinum Jubilee Beacon

Church Lane, North Perrott, Crewkerne

June 2nd

North Perrott plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a number of community based events organised by the Village Hall Committee and co-ordinated by the Parish Council. Thursday 2nd June will culminate with the lighting of a beacon and dedication of our tree planting in memory of the 70th year of our Monarch’s reign.

Downside Abbey - Beacon Lighting/Food festival

Abbey Road, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock

June 2nd and 5th

Downside Abbey Will be joining in the Queens platinum Jubilee celebration weekend starting off with a 1950’s themed evening and beacon lighting on the Thursday.

Then, on Sunday, for their contribution to the big lunch they will be holding a mini food festival featuring dishes from a selection of the commonwealth countries.

Banwell Community Picnic

Banwell Recreation Ground, Westfield Road, Banwell

June 4th

A community picnic hosted at the Village Hall and on the Recreation Ground. This is a beautiful part of the county to celebrate in and will offer a welcoming atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.

Holcombe Pageant Picnic

Holcombe Playing Field, Charlton Road, Holcombe

June 2nd and 5th

On the first day of celebrations, local organisers will be lighting the local beacon at 7:30pm. You can then return on the Sunday for a delightful picnic on the field as part of the Big Lunch.

Friends of Grove Park – Picnic in the Park

Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare

June 5th

Friends of Grove Park are organising a Jubilee community picnic on the Sunday from 1 - 5pm. The picnic is open to everyone and there will be live performance, including from the Steepholmers’s Sea Shanty group, Worle Wind Band, Worle Operatic, and Stagecoach Dance. This is a great family event to attend as there will also be activities for children, a tombola, bookstall, and much more. 1950’s fancy dress is optional but encouraged.

Butcombe Big Jubilee Lunch

Butcombe Village Hall, Butcombe

June 5th

An al fresco lunch followed by children’s and adults’ games which will culminate in the Butcombe Wheelbarrow Race. This is a ticketed event to ensure numbers are kept to a safe amount, but open to the wider public.

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Hellend’s Kitchen, Princess street, Burnham-on-Sea

June 3rd

Hellend's Kitchen, inside the Princess Theatre, are inviting people to book afternoon tea on Friday 3rd June for a special price of £10 per person to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee together. Expect a delicious array of sandwiches, cakes, and other treats.

A Right Royal Jubilee Jam

Morland Hub, Pearce Drive, Highbridge

June 4th

Morland Community Hub are putting together a day to remember with live street art, food, music, and children's' activities. You can also enter a Queen Elizabeth cake competition if you fancy getting creative in the kitchen.

Clevedon Pier Jubilee Celebrations

The Beach, Clevedon

June 4th

The grade 1 Listed Clevedon Pier, will commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, for the community and visitors, with live entertainment, celebration picnics from The Glass Box, and much more. Some activities may require booking – you can check their website for more details.

Underwood Road Party

Underwood Road, Portishead, Bristol

June 5th

This local party is open to anyone and everyone who wants to celebrate as a community.

The Royal Bath & West Show 2022

Royal Bath & West Show, The Showground, Shepton Mallet

June 4th

After announcing their return from hiatus, the Bath and West Show are ready for a royal celebration of all that is great about British Entertainment, Food, Drink and Countryside. Over three days there are action packed events for all the family, and a haven for all enthusiasts of rural life. Various activities will be taking place throughout the three days to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

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