The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952.
An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022, will provide an opportunity for communities and people across the country, the Commonwealth and around the world to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen's 70 years of service.
National Thank You Day, where we say thank you to our communities, is also being held on the same day to coincide with the Jubilee and is hoping to break the record for Britain's biggest ever national party as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
What's On Near You
Thursday 2 June - See the beacon being lit on the East Overcliff near to the Jon Egging Memorial at 9.45pm followed by fireworks in the bay at 10pm.
Friday 3 June - The Big Screen in the Lower Gardens will be broadcasting royal themed movies and on Saturday 4 June The Big Screen will broadcast the Jubilee concert.
Thursday 2 June - The new Town Crier will be announcing the start of the celebrations at 2pm and there will be a twilight procession along the beaches of Mudeford Quay just before the lighting of the beacon in the evening. The beacon lighting event will be taking place at Mudeford Quay at 9.45pm however the event will be open from 5pm and will feature entertainment, food & drink stalls.
Thursday 2 June - There will be a beacon lighting event at Sandbanks at 9.45pm with fireworks out in the bay at 10pm. A Park & Ride service will be available with additional evening journeys every 15 minutes being provided on Morebuses’ Service 60 to Sandbanks giving a quick and convenient option to visit the event. There will be a Big Screen in Falkland Square throughout the weekend and and a live music stage on Saturday.
The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events and the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been invited to plan and host street parties and join in The Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June.
We have a list of roads that will be closed during the Jubilee weekend - please consider this while travelling this weekend.
Applications to close your road to have a street party has now closed.
An email informing you if you have been successful in closing your road to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a street party will be coming shortly. Followed by information on how and where to pick up your road closed sign.
Read more about The Big Jubilee Lunch and learn how to plan the best street party over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
How to apply for National Lottery funding
More than £22 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help communities across the country come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
More information on the different funds available can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund Website.
Read more about how the country is preparing to celebrate with national events.