Everyone across the country will enjoy a four day weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June when Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 70th anniversary of service as Britain’s first female monarch.
Here are just some of the events taking place in our region to celebrate this occasion…
Jubilee Square, The Stray:
Thanks to Destination Harrogate and Harrogate BID, West Park Stray in the center of Harrogate is being transformed into a family-friendly festival of fun to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The four days of Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend will feature live music, family films and live broadcasts of the most important events taking place in London.
Anniversary in the Gardens, Valley Gardens:
With a mix of live open-air music, family entertainment and activities, performances and rides, Valley Gardens will be the hub for anniversary family fun throughout the weekend.
Garden TiPi Anniversary Afternoon Tea, Cedar Court Hotel:
Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Friday 3 June with a traditional afternoon tea fit for royalty in the beautiful setting of the TiPi Garden overlooking The Stray.
Little Bird Artisan Market, Valley Gardens:
The market runs for the entire weekend from Friday 3rd June and offers a selection of produce, crafts and plants, all against the idyllic backdrop of the Sun Colonnade in the Valley Gardens.
Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity Summer Spectacular:
The charity event at Harrogate Railway Athletic Football Club on Sunday 5th June will feature It’s A Knockout, food, drink and entertainment as well as a range of games, booths, bouncy castles and face painting.
Tickets are available for a donation of £2 for adults and children under five are free, with all proceeds going towards making life-changing changes for staff, patients and families.
Mama Doreen’s Emporium 1950 Inspired Anniversary Afternoon Tea:
Mama Doreen’s is offering a special 1950s-inspired anniversary afternoon tea through June 6th.
With live performers to entertain guests and staff in costume, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Queens Jubilee Family Fun Day, Balcony Sports Bar:
The Balcony Sports Bar at Harrogate Cricket Club is hosting a Queen’s Jubilee Fun Day on 5 June from 1pm to 8pm.
There will be live music, a bar, all day barbecue, bouncy castle, garden games and Rascals Entertainment.
North Rigton Garden Party and Bonfire Lighting:
North Rigton Parish Council has announced plans to reopen on Thursday June 2nd.
The beacon is one of thousands to be lit across the country and the Commonwealth and is part of the official program Buckingham Palace has announced for the centenary weekend.
The beacon will be lit at Almscliffe Crag and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups across the country
Knaresborough is celebrating the platinum anniversary with three days of celebrations in town including a tea dance, Union Jack flag making workshops and a garden party with plenty of music and entertainment for all.
Anniversary Weekend at Mother Shipton’s Cave:
Giant story books and fairy tale-like displays will be scattered throughout the ancient woodland, as well as plenty of fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
Little Bird Artisan Market, Marketplace:
The market takes place on Saturday 4th June and offers a range of produce, crafts and plants.
Anniversary Celebrations in Ripon, Market Square:
The anniversary events in Ripon are centered around the market square with plenty of musical entertainment, free rides and afternoon tea for adults and children of all ages.
Tractor Festival, Newby Hall:
After a two-year hiatus, the country’s biggest tractor festival returns to Newby Hall and is bigger than ever, having been extended to three days over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
With over 1,500 exhibitors and a variety of entertainment, crafts, food and drink, Tractor Fest is a great day out for anyone interested in farm or industrial machinery of any age.
A number of events are held at Masham to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee including lighting the bonfire, barbecue, children’s crafts, afternoon tea, parade of floats and a fireworks display.
On Saturday 4th June at 7.30pm the Jubilee Evening Concert will take place at City Hall and is open to all local talent including singers, musicians, comedians and sketch performers.
The Great Afternoon Tea for the Anniversary will be held at Boroughbridge Football Club on Friday 3 June from 12pm to 6pm, raising money for Harrogate based charity Dementia Forward.
There will be an afternoon of fun and games including a bouncy castle, tug of war, face painting, goalkeeper competition and raffle, as well as a barbecue and bar.
Great Ouseburn Garden Festival, Boroughbridge:
On Sunday 5 June from 11am to 5pm, Great Ouseburn invites residents and visitors to take a stroll through their village and will feature music by Camerata Sonora and Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass.
There will be games and activities for children, a raffle, a 1950’s window trail and a TV screen with live coverage of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
Food and beverages are also catered for, including a coffee shop, pizza oven, ice cream and Pimms.
Best of British May Half-Term Adventures in Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire:
From May 28th to June 5th, join Lightwater Valley for the Best of British May half-term week, which is filled with celebration and cheering in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Enjoy fun-filled adventures with a royal twist, including live music, magic and balloon modeling shows, classic puppet shows, face painting, royal bingo and a best-dressed competition – whether you come as a king or queen, or wear red, white and blue, everyone has a chance at a prize.
Pateley Bridge and Bewerley Platinum Jubilee Picnic in the Park, Pateley Bridge Recreation Ground:
Bring your own picnic and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with family and friends, where there will be plenty of live music, a royal costume contest and a cake contest.
Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea, Pateley Bridge:
Visit the Memorial Hall for tea, coffee, a hearty buffet and cakes on Sunday 5 June from 1pm to 4pm, where there will also be a bar, raffle and competition for under 11s who designs your own crown or corgi with many prizes on offer.
Darley Platinum Jubilee Ball, Memorial Hall:
On Saturday 28 May from 7.30pm to midnight, residents are invited to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee by dressing smartly, enjoying a roast pork with all the trimmings (vegetarian option available on request), a delicious dessert and then listen and dance Thanks to Alison Jane’s Checkers Band you can spend the night to the music of the last 70 years.
Events throughout the weekend are held at The Ings, Riverside Bandstand, Garden of Rest and City Center with highlights including the Last Night of the Proms, a fun sports afternoon for all the family.
The Great British Food Festival, Harewood House:
The event, now in its eighth year at this venue, includes all things jubilee with tea dance, morris dancing, street party style seating and a special cake contest.
There will be plenty of great food and drink from Yorkshire and beyond, along with entertainment for all the family with free circus skills, a crazy racing area, children’s rides and cooking classes.
There is also fantastic live music throughout the day with a playlist full of top bands.
Garden party celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, Tockwith Village Hall:
On Sunday 5th June from 2pm to 5pm there will be plenty of music from decades past, delicious summer refreshments such as afternoon tea platters, homemade cakes and pastries and strawberries and cream with Pimms.
There is also a children’s costume parade and competition, a quiz about the Queen’s reign, craft activities, maypole dancing and a raffle.
There will also be an area dedicated to raising funds for Ukraine, including the sale of paintings by the Tockwith Art Group.