Here are some of the events taking place across Calderdale to celebrate the Platinum Anniversary

The monarch is the first in Britain to reach this milestone and the historic occasion will be marked with a special bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.

All over Calderdale people organize street fairs, picnics and other gatherings. Below are some of the planned events.

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Anniversary celebrations are planned across Calderdale

Platinum Jubilee Window Walk around Mount Tabor and Wainstalls. The residents decorate their windows and gardens with anniversary colors. Runs until Sunday 12.6.

10:00 – 17:00 (runs through Sunday 5 June): Anniversary Party Workshops at Eureka! children’s museum. Make a party hat or musical shaker before taking part in the jubilee parade through the museum.

10:30am – 12:00pm: Anniversary crafts including building a model of Buckingham Palace at King Cross Library. For children from eight years. Tickets can be booked via

10:00 – 17:00 (runs through Wednesday 1st June): Garden Parties in Eureka! Children’s Museum with John Bull comedy shows at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm.

10am – 9:45pm: Citizens’ Celebration at The Piece Hall. 10:00 am – Trooping the Color on the big screen, 11:00 am – Artistic activities for the family, 2:00 pm – Halifax Town Crier, 8:00 pm – Procession through town led by the Elland Silver Band to the Piece Hall, 8:30pm – Yorkshire Volunteers Corps of Drums, 8:40pm – Speeches by local dignitaries, 9:15pm – Lizzie Jones MBE sings the national anthem, 9:35pm – Piper performs “Diu Regnare”, 21: 40:00 – Bugle call ‘Majesty’, 21:45 – Beacon lighting and performance by the Calderdale Choir.

10am – 5pm (and also Friday and Saturday): David Gibb’s Family Jukebox in Eureka! children’s museum. Shows at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

1pm – 4pm: Jubilee Street Party at Space Filed Lane, Burnsall Road in Rastrick. Free event with games, food and entertainment. Tickets are free but must be booked with The Space at

10am – 3pm (runs through Monday 6 June): Flower Festival of Hope at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

10.30am-12.00pm and from 7.00pm: Anniversary celebrations at the Wadsworth Community Centre. Free outdoor art workshop at the community center from 10:30am to 12pm. Live music and dancing from 7pm. £5 entry. Folk Band Jiggerie Folkerie followed by a Ceilidh with Peaceworks. Bar and Cake and Peas Dinner from 7.30pm Tickets must be booked.

11am – 4pm: Focus4Hope Queen’s Jubilee Party at Woodhouse Park, Brighouse. Picnic, scarecrows and competition for the best cake.

11am: Ripponden Jubilee Food and Drink Festival at St Bartholomew’s Church in Ripponden. Over 30 stands and entertainment

11am til late (and same times on Saturday as well) – Greetland All Rounders ARLFC Platinum Jubilee Weekender at the Spring Rock Ground, Rochdale Road, Greetland. Family-friendly festival with music and cuisine and 1950s costume competition on Saturday.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Celebration of Emergency Services at The Piece Hall. Teams from the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, Smartmove and Calderdale LRF will all be in attendance, with many bringing their emergency vehicles including a vintage fire truck and some American police cars. The West Yorkshire Police Band and the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Band provide musical entertainment.

11h30 – 13h30: Jubilee Lunch at Christ Church, Hipperholme. Sandwiches and homemade cakes.

From noon: Garden Party at The Prospect Pub, Range Bank, Boothtown. Live music, glitter tattoos and food.

12pm – 5pm: Siddal and Exley Charity Fun Day at the Siddal Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Crown making, Great Siddal Bake Off, face painting and performances.

12pm – 3pm: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church with bouncy castles, photo booth and balloon modeller.

1pm – 5pm: Greetland Jubilee Garden Party at Clay House Park, Greetland. Egg and spoon races, treasure hunts, storytelling and poetry performances organized by the Greetland Residents’ Organisation.

From 2 p.m. (and also Saturday and Sunday): Beer and Spirit Festival at The Fleece at Ripponden with music and street food.

3pm – 6pm: Jubilee Street Party at Sowerby St Peter’s Cricket Club. Red, white and blue dress code, baking competition, barbecue, music and raffle.

9:00 am 5km Jubilee Jog in Old Town, Hebden Bridge. Registration from 8am at Old Town Cricket Ground. Jogging starts at 9 am.

11am – 3pm Anniversary Concert at The Piece Hall: All day performances by singer Jack Manning, Flat Cap Brass, with Abba Revival headlining this free show. There will also be artistic activities for the family.

12:00 – 20:00 – Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the Old Town, Hebden Bridge. Costume parade from Old Town Green at 12.30pm. Picnic in the countryside in the old town from 1 p.m. Hebden Bridge Junior Band plays at 1.30pm. Games, booths, circus workshop and live music from 3pm to 8pm featuring Reggie and Crayfish, PepperJam and Owter Zeds.

1pm – Heptonstall Jubilee Festival at Heptonstall Methodist Church. Music, crafts and stalls.

2pm – 5pm: New Hope United Reform Church, Warley Road. Barbecue and afternoon tea, quizzes and children’s games.

11am – 5pm: Big Jubilee Lunch Vintage Street Party at The Piece Hall featuring performances by the Northern Swing Orchestra, The Knightingales and Jump Jive and Wail.

From noon: Anniversary Sunday lunch picnic at Mount Tabor car park. Bring your own food and picnic blankets.

2pm – 5pm – Music at Wainsgate Chapel, Old Town at Hebden Bridge. The Old Town Primary School Choir will perform, followed by harp and accordion music. There will also be a photography exhibition – Then and Now: 70 Years in Wadsworth.

2pm – Late: Queen Fest at The Moorlands with Queen tribute act The Freddie and Queen Experience. Tickets from The Moorlands.

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