Queens Platinum Jubilee

Event Information

02/06/2022 - 06/06/2022
Parson's Close Recreation Ground / High Street

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

To celebrate in Leighton-Linslade

30th April – 12th JuneThe Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail

Thurs 2 June – Join us from 9:30pm in Parson’s Close Recreation Ground for our very special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting event.

At 2pm hundreds of town criers and 50 pearly Kings and Queens will announce a specially written Proclamation heralding the lighting of the beacons later that evening.

At 9:40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.

At exactly 9:45 the beacon will be lit, this will be followed by a firework display to music.

Fri 3 June – Jubilee Fayre organised by Leighton-Linslade Rotary Club.

Sat 4 June – Leighton Buzzard Charter Market

Sun 5 June – The Big Lunch Food Festival and the first band concert of the season.

Platinum Jubliee Barnaby Beacon Artwork

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail

Leighton-Linslade will be taking part in a specially designed augmented trail to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Trail is a Free digital experience where players visit 7 characters that have come to life from Buckingham Palace and are visiting Leighton Buzzard on a day out.

Lead by Barnaby Beacon you will find each character dotted around Leighton Buzzard High Street. When you spot each of the 7 characters, you can scan the unique QR codes to engage with the story and answer questions to choose how it progresses. You will get to learn about a different decade in Her Majesty’s 70 year reign from each character.

Finally, you will also be able to engage with the characters as they come to life in Augmented Reality.

Are you ready? Take part now..

Bunting For Jubilee Webpage 2

Plans announced by the Royal Family

Official Guide to taking part

Plans announced by the Royal Family can be found on the official website. You can also download your guide guide to taking part.

The Platinum Pudding competition

To mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee a nationwide baking competition sets out to find a brand new pudding dedicated to The Queen. The Big Jubilee Lunch and Fortnum & Mason are inviting applications from UK residents aged 8 and over to create the perfect Platinum Pudding recipe.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail

Our augmented reality trail in Leighton Buzzard High Street in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is NOW LIVE!

Find Events near you

Ready to start planning your weekend? You can search for events throughout the UK on the official website.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”

Thinking of hosting a street party?

The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours for the Platinum Jubilee? You’re welcome to host parties right across the bank holiday weekend, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch (see below). Read guidance on how to host a street party.

Commonwealth Games

2022 is set to be a year of celebrations to remember as the UK hosts the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Unboxed, bringing people together and inspiring the next generation.