As the Queen marks her record 70 years reign, events across Yorkshire are taking place throughout the four days of celebrations (from June 2 – 5).
The Queen’s representatives across Yorkshire have claimed that a surge in community spirit throughout the past two years will play an integral role in a host of celebrations to mark the monarch’s reign.
Here’s where you can celebrate near you in West, South and East Yorkshire.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Pontefract Castle and Coronation Gardens
There is a two day event at Pontefract Castle on Thursday 2nd June which is from 2pm until 10pm and Friday 3rd June from 10am to 4pm.
Thursday’s event will culminate with the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 9.45pm by the Mayor of Wakefield, as part of the national beacon lighting programme.
There is the lighting of the flame followed by a short firework display on the Thursday.
There is also workshops for families on both days, along with a host of other activities too.
Middleton Park Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza
Sunday 5th June 2022
Celebrate 70 years of Queen’s Speeches through music and dance, which includes everything from classical Indian dance to old-fashioned hopscotch, and also features the Balbir Singh Dance Company, Hamara and Tetley dance groups and the Corpus Christi Brass Band.
It takes place in Middleton Park, Leeds and the website is www.fomp.co.uk
KEIGHLEY TRANSPORT FESTIVAL
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, 2nd – 3rd June
The town of Keighley will be buzzing as it celebrates with a whole range t of transport-related events. You can expect to see the unexpected alongside classic cars, buses, steam trains, motorbikes and more. As part of a town-wide celebration of transport, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will be running a double steam service on Thursday 2nd June & Friday 3rd June to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee holiday. A free family festival not to be missed, with street theatre, music, food, and activities.
Ossett Town Hall, 3rd – 4th June
If you like your beer, go along to Ossett Town Hall which will welcome its famous Beer Festival on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June from 7–11pm. a range of beers and ciders will be available, with alternatives for those who don’t drink beer. Bar snacks can be purchased from Cinta in the town hall. During the day on Saturday, a Beer Cart Procession will begin from 10.30am with Morris dancing in the town centre from 11am plus rides, food & craft market from 10am-4pm.
“The Big Jubilee Lunch” at St Swithun’s
Join us for the ‘The Big Jubilee Lunch’ taking place at The St Swithun’s Centre on
Thursday 2nd June 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
The occasion will be a great opportunity to bring our neighbours and community together to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. It’s a free event and everyone is invited!
There will be lots of fun and interactive activities taking place, such as a Treasure Hunt and other exciting outdoor games and activities. Inside we will have crafts, Platinum Jubilee Bingo, music, a raffle, free food and refreshments and much more. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.
We are asking our community to join in the celebrations and to bring their favourite dishes and share food, happiness and fun with us.
There is a Garden Jubilee Jam at the Art House on Drury Lane, Wakefield on Saturday 4th June 2022 from 2-4pm and it’s a free event where everyone is welcome. There will be live music, crafts and afternoon tea, and a chance to enjoy a mix of culture and community activities, open to all family and friends, For more info, call 07113 28396
Here are some other events happening in and around Yorkshire to celebrate the Jubilee:
Jane McDonald and Special Guests
Jane McDonald will be appearing at the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough to celebrate the Jubilee. Yorkshire’s own singing star will take to the stage with a host of special guests for an unforgettable evening.
Dates: 4th June 2022
The ticket prices are from £35 per person
It will take place at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF
York Spring Fair & Food Festival
27th May – 5th June
If you like to look round fairs and enjoy food, then this is the activity for you as the York Spring Fair and Food festival returns to York for a 2nd year, with ten days of funfair, food and entertainment being planned, which includes the lighting of York’s Jubilee Beacon.
For more information go to: www.yorkspringfair.co.uk
Ingleton Village Celebrations
Thursday 2nd – Friday 5th June 2022
There is a large amount of events over the four day weekend in Ingleton which include things like: a village picnic, a parade for the platinum pageant, service of thanksgiving event and Trooping the Colour being televised on big screen.
For more information go to: platinumjubilee.gov.uk/event/ingleton-platinum-jubilee-events
River Ouse Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Cruise
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June
If you like cruises and afternoon tea, then you need to do this one as you can enjoy a wonderful 90 minute cruise towards Bishopthorpe Palace, while you go past some of the landmarks of York and you get afternoon tea, complementary champagne, a gin gift set for £18 and a quiz about the queen too.
It takes place in King’s Staith Landing, York and you can visit
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Party
Friday 3rd June 2022
There will be music and entertainment by guest vintage singers Christopher and the Robins n the ballroom at Hetty & Betty, where you will be served Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea.
It takes place at Hetty and Betty, Whitby and the website is Hettyandbetty.co.uk
Jubilee Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Date: June 3, 2022 Time: 1100 – 1530
Bring a bear or favourite cuddly toy and come along to our special Jubilee Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Magic from Magic Hatter in the Marquee and story time in the Aviary Garden with gaffer al. Teddy Trail in the Gardens.
The Great British Show Off
Saturday 4th June 2022
You’ve heard of the Great British Bake Off, but this is the Great British Show off which will Celebrate the ‘very best of British’ from television and soaps, to music and dance with tributes to Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, Doctor Who, Adele, Elton John and The Spice Girls
Big lunch/ street party in High Street, Bridlington
5th June 2022
You can enjoy a street party and a big lunch in Bridlington where the street will be full of stalls for people to enjoy.
Seacrow Jubilee Trial until June 12th
The Big Jubilee Tea Party – North Bar Within.
While the Queen will have her big Jubilee lunch in her castle, the community of Beverley will do the same at the historic gates to their own town. You can get a seat at one of the tables and take your own food if you wish. The nearby Coronation Garden will be hosting acoustic music and activities for youngsters
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Show
This is a FREE entry, outdoor show in Sheffield’s Norfolk Heritage Park to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. There will be lots of different activities throughout the day from 1pm until 10pm and these include:
The vander Superheroes wheel of death show
a tent for the kids to craft in
Birds of prey display
and lots more beside