Making Memories
by Claire Corbett inCornwall Events

What’s On in Falmouth and the Helford area during the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday?

A Royal Celebration
Falmouth and the Helford area will be a colourful extravaganza of street parties, parades, tea parties, music events and picnics, as the region celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 4th June.

On the 6th of February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of being The Queen of England. Cornwall like many other counties will come together to mark this historic occasion with an unmissable selection of festivities and a coming together of community. 

Although there will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world, the main events will occur on our new 2022 extended bank holiday which runs from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. 

Find out what’s on in the local area and how you can get involved.

Truro

Celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will begin in Truro on Thursday 2nd of June with a loud and colourful parade involving people and organisations from all over Cornwall.

The Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Col Edward Bolitho and the Bishop of Truro Rt Revd Philip  Mountstepehen are asking all of those who wish to join to gather at 12:30pm at St George’s Road, Truro, ready for the parade to begin at 1pm. 

Mawnan Smith

In Mawnan Smith celebrations will begin on Thursday 2nd June with a Parade Crown and then continue with a Movie Night on Friday 3rd, a Jubilee Garden Jaunt on Saturday 4th and Big Picnic Lunch on Saturday 5th June.

Falmouth

Celebrations in Falmouth will begin with the Beacon Lighting at Pendennis Castle on Thursday 2nd June. There is a long and unbroken tradition in the UK of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons and this Platinum Jubilee is no exception. 

This will then be followed by the Mayor’s Jubilee Parade through town on Friday the 3rd June, leaving the Moor at 12:30pm and ending at Events Square. Later in the day at 2:30pm the Tea Party at the Princess Pavillion will excite all cream-tea aficionados as The Mayor and attendees will receive a cream tea followed by dancing with live music from The Nighthawks who’ll be playing traditional 1940s style music.This event is ticketed and will be open to 250 people on a first come, first serve basis.

On Saturday 4th June, Falmouth will play host to a traditional Street Party, starting at 1pm and taking place along the length of Market Street. The town’s usual bunting will be replaced with flags of Union Jacks and the street will be filled with entertainment and Jubilee party crowns. This event is predominantly for children and their parents/guardians and is free to attend. Catering will be a mix of bring your own picnic, with some food provided. 

The final event to commemorate the Jubilee in Falmouth will occur in Kimberley Park on Sunday 5th June. Jubilee Picnic in The Park – Hosted by Source FM, promises a day of live music and is a wonderful way to round off the Jubilee weekend.