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The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated in June 2022 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession on 6 February 1952.

In the United Kingdom, an extra bank holiday has been created and the traditional May bank holiday weekend will be moved to the start of June, to create a special four-day Jubilee weekend from 2 – 5 June 2022.

Help mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by decorating your own piece of bunting. Download your own template and send to the events team to be displayed at the Big Lunches.

Big Lunch events

You’re royally invited to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by coming to one of our free Jubilee Big Lunch events on Sunday 5 June.

Thousands are expected to come together on Southsea Common and Cosham’s King George V playing fields.

Join in the fun from 10am to 5pm and enjoy live bandstand music and community performances. Refreshments will be available, or you can bring your own picnic.

We are looking for local groups to run free, family-friendly activities at Portsmouth’s Jubilee Big Lunch events on Sunday 5 June 2022.

If you can play your part, please contact events@portsmouthcc.gov.uk by 24 May 2022.

National beacon lighting

We are participating in the national Beacon lighting programme with beacons being lit at Fort Widley and Southsea Castle on Thursday 2 June to mark the start of the celebratory weekend.

Civic Silver exhibition

We will be holding a glittering exhibition of civic silver at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery. For more information visit Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Street parties (applications now closed)

Thanks to everyone who applied to hold a street party over the Jubilee weekend. Dozens of local get-togethers will be happening around the city. Applications closed on 16 March and we are unable to accept any further applications. However you can still get involved by coming to one of our free Big Lunch events instead.

Queen’s Jubilee Neighbourhood Grants

Thank you to all groups who applied for a grant to nurture nature in Portsmouth during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.  The deadline for grants applications was 26 April 2022. Winning projects will be announced at the start of the Jubilee weekend which runs from 2-5 June 2022.