Jubilee events in Colchester

The Mayor of Colchester will be starting the Jubilee weekend with a civic day of celebration on Thursday 02 June.

Thursday 02 June 




02 May - 26 June

Street Tag Monument Tour

Various locations


West Mersea Beacon Lighting event

Victoria Esplanade (car park closed from 3pm)

11.30am - 1.00pm

Queen’s Birthday gun salute. 

Public viewing in Upper Castle Park

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Community picnic in the park, a free to attend event, supported by Community 360 and the Anti Loo roll Brigade. Bring your picnic and enjoy the music in the bandstand, activities and entertainment in the park

Upper Castle Park


Town crier reading the proclamation

Castle Park Bandstand


Unveiling of Castle Park planting and willow sculptures

Upper Castle Park


West Mersea Official Proclamation

St Peters Church Green


The Town Hall, Castle, Jumbo & Mercury will be lit up to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.


Piper playing ‘Diu Regnare’

Colchester Castle


Civic Procession to Castle Park


Bugler plays ‘Majesty’’

Castle Park Beacon


Speech from the Mayor


Castle Park Beacon lighting

Upper Castle Park


West Bergholt Parish Council Beacon Lighting

Orpen Hall Car Park


Choir singing a ‘Song for the Commonwealth’ ‘A life lived with Grace’, to coincide with the lighting.

Castle Park Beacon

Friday 03 June 

Time Event  Location
10.00am - 4.00pm West Mersea Street Festival West Mersea High Street
11:00am – 4:00pm Tiptree Parish Council Jubilee Fete Grove Road Playing Fields

Saturday 04 June 

Time  Event Location
10:00am – 4:00pm Fordham Platinum Jubilee Celebrations John Owen Barn
12.00pm – 3:00pm Myland Jubilee Picnic in the Park Mile End recreation ground
12.00pm – 8:30pm West Bergholt Parish Council Fete Lorkin Daniel Playing Field

Sunday 05 June

Time  Event Location
11.00am - 2.00pm The Big Jubilee Lunch  Legion/school field Barfield Road, West Mersea

The Packing Shed theatre company will be putting on a special performance in Colchester Town Hall, depicting the seven decades of her Majesty’s reign, showcasing some of the amazing, and some rarely seen, features of the building. Tickets available at the link below – book soon, only 20 tickets available per time slot!

Book tickets for Platinum Tales

Page last reviewed: 29 April 2022


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