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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

Devizes Town Council and several local organisations and Churches have come together to plan a fun-packed Platinum Jubilee weekend!

 

Thursday 2nd June | Trooping the Colour
10am-1pm Corn Exchange

Get the Jubilee weekend started by joining us to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday. We will be showing Trooping the Colour LIVE in the Corn Exchange.

Entry is FREE  with tea, coffee and cake available.


Thursday 2nd June | Tea Dance
2pm-4pm Corn Exchange

Pick up your dancing shoes with our professional formal dance teacher and join us in the Corn Exchange for an afternoon of tea, cake and dancing. The perfect event to start a weekend of royal celebrations.

Tickets are £3 in advance or £4 at the door and also include tea, coffee and cake. You can purchase tickets online or at the Town Hall or Devizes Books.

Book Tickets →


Thursday 2nd June | The Lighting of the Beacon
Arrive: 9.15pm Roundway White Horse
Beacon Lighting: 9.45pm

Thousands of town criers, along with Kings and Queens, traditional and Northumberland pipers, buglers and choirs from communities across the four corners of the nation and the Commonwealth will play and sing specially commissioned music prior to the lighting of over 1,500 Platinum Jubilee Beacons, at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022.

Devizes Town Council will be joined by the Wiltshire Army Cadet force for the lighting on the Beacon at Roundway White Horse.

Parking is limited and we would encourage walking to the event. Please bring your own torch or lantern.

 

 

 

 


Friday 3rd June | Black Tie Dinner

Town Hall

Hosted by St John’s Church. Event details TBC


Saturday 4th June | Jubilee Market
9am-4pm Market Place & Shambles Indoor Market

The Market Place will be a hive of activity and atmosphere as our regular Farmer’s and General Market takes place. The Shambles Market will be dressed for the occasion with Jubilee bunting and the friendly faces of all your favourite traders.

For a Jubilee Market trading application →


Saturday 4th June | Trolley Olympics
10.30am-4pm Hillworth Park

Join Devizes Rotary for the third day of the town’s Jubilee celebrations, featuring the Olympic Push, Tug of War field event and the PHAB Push & Walk marathon.

This event is FREE

For more information, including how to take part →


Saturday 4th June | Race Night
7pm-11pm Corn Exchange

Devizes Town Council host a night at the Races as we continue to celebrate Her Majesty’s reign. Virtual horse racing followed by a Ploughman’s Supper and a disco with music through the 70 years of the Queens era.

Tickets are £10 for Adults and £5 for children in advance or £15 at the door. You can purchase tickets online or at the Town Hall or Devizes Books.

Book Tickets →


Sunday 5th June | Church Service
10.30am St.John the Baptist – Devizes

The Day of Pentecost and a Service of Celebration for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Do come and join us for a joyous service celebrating all our gifts and especially giving thanks for those of Her Majesty the Queen who has served our nation faithfully for 70 years – Rector


Sunday 5th June | Picnic in the Park
12pm-5pm Hillworth Park

Hillworth Park plays host to the final day of royal celebrations, the Picnic in the Park is FREE for all to attend. Bring your own picnic, chairs, and blankets and enjoy the afternoon with live music from Devizes Town Band, children’s rides, inflatables, and food and drink.