What’s On

View the calendar to see other organisation’s events in Windsor after the Jubilee weekend

Simply clicking on an event you will be able to see the event detail, when and where, organisers contact details and links to external websites for further information on how to get involved and ticket information where applicable. You can also use the search facility to find events by title, type, or date, and to be sure not to miss out on an event you can save the details to your personal Google or iCal calendar using the export buttons at the bottom of each event page.

Schools and Colleges

The Queen is often seen surrounded by children during public celebrations and in Windsor we have taken this principle and magnified it, with the help of the schools and colleges across our town. For the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Celebrations there was a special Schools’ Week, which took place from Monday to Friday 23rd to 27th May 2022. During that week pupils of all ages at school in Windsor had the the chance to participate in Jubilee activities. A broad range of ideas for the week was generated by the Schools’ Ambassadors, a group of Year 12 students from The Windsor Boys School, Windsor Girls School and Eton College set up to create, plan and help run Schools’ Week. 

Click here to read more and view what took place during Schools’ Week 

Community Events

Being a part of a thriving and active local community means that there have been numerous local initiatives being planned for the Jubilee year.

These have included a  Mini Garden Design Competition, a Sewing Challenge, and local Street Parties.

The Windsor and Eton Society in partnership with the Windsor and Eton Partnership and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, also undertook a special Jubilee year Windsor and Eton Facelift project, to enhance the appearance of some of our lovely local spaces – click here to read more about this wonderful initiative

Windsor Jubilee Weekend

June 2nd to 5th 2022 was a special long weekend here in Windsor and we had a packed programme of activities which we hope every one enjoyed.

Thursday 2nd June – Windsor Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting and Fireworks

Following our country’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons, the Platinum Jubilee weekend in Windsor commenced with the lighting of our Windsor beacon, as part of the National Beacon lighting. This took take place on the Long Walk as darkness fell. 

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

For the first time, beacons were also  lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Friday 3rd June – Jubilee Concert in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

A wonderful evening of musical entertainment, which featured music from across the British Isles. Featuring some special performances especially created for the occasion. Set inside the beautiful St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, it was a wonderful opportunity to be inside the Castle grounds and experience an array of musical talent, performing with the benefit of the amazing Chapel acoustics. The concert was  hosted by Petroc Trelawny presenter of programmes on BBC Radio 3 including Breakfast and live concerts.  

We were delighted that the Concert also featured the UK premier of Cecilia McDowall’s work JUBILATE. Cecilia McDowall is one of our leading British composers and is commissioned to write by people all over the world.   She has won a reputation as a leading composer of choral music and her extensive catalogue contains many distinguished examples.  The emotional heft of this story has clearly inspired her to produce one of her most striking scores for the medium.

Saturday 4th June – Jubilee Party in the Park

Saturday was a fun-packed afternoon on the Long Walk featuring cars from every year since 1952, and the 7 Decades of The Queen’s reign. How cars many did you recognise, name or know someone who once owned one! There was a variety of musical performances throughout the afternoon and evening from local bands, groups and individual performers. Big screens shared events in London, featuring the spectacular Party at the Palace in the evening.

Sunday 5th June – Windsor’s Big Lunch – the long table

Sunday was Big Lunch day in Windsor and was a very special event, with nearly 500 tables running from Cambridge Gate down the Long Walk.  There was bunting and red, white and blue as far as the eye could see, as the community gathered and celebrated this once in a lifetime event with family and friends.