This website is the Hub for all things Jubilee in Windsor, your ‘go-to’ place for information on Jubilee events and activities.
As a team, the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Committee has organised the Jubilee Weekend including a Concert at St. George’s Chapel, Picnic in the Park and Windsor’s Big Lunch as well as a Schools’ Week in May (see details below). Our purpose here is not only to detail these special events but also to share with everyone all the other wonderful plans that have been made by numerous other organisations in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee next year.
We know of many of these already and are adding details constantly, but we cannot know of everything unless you share it with us! If you – as an individual, a club or society, a local group, a charity, a local business or whatever – are doing something for the Jubilee which you’d like to publicise to the community, then this is your chance! Please submit your events (free of charge) by completing the form here.
Music forms a hugely important part of any celebration. The Platinum Jubilee is an anniversary and occasion like no other, and the aim in Windsor is to have music central to events happening throughout the year.
There is a great opportunity for your choir, orchestra, or ensemble to share in this national celebration. If you are planning an event with a Jubilee flavour please do tell us about it using the Submit Your Event link on the What’s On page.
Her Majesty is a keen sports fan and shows great interest in a wide variety of sporting activities. Across our community we have so many different sporting activities and talents and we have brought a significant number of these together, reflecting the interests of our community and combining with events that have been enjoyed during The Queen’s 70-year reign. Take a look across the calendar where you can see what’s on during the Jubilee Weekend, in our special Schools’ Week, plus all the other activities during the Jubilee year.
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 will be a special Schools’ Week, taking place from Monday to Friday 23rd to 27th May 2022. During that week pupils of all ages at school in Windsor will have the chance to participate in Jubilee activities. A broad range of ideas for the week has already been generated by the recently established, 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. One particular highlight is the Jubilee Banquet in celebration of education at Eton College for invited guests from across the community, where the meal will all be prepared by our enthusiastic school children, under the watchful eye of a local culinary celebrity. Details are being shared through the Windsor Schools’ Partnership links and this website will also provide updates. Click here to read more and view the Schools’ Week Launch event which took place on 14 February.
Being a part of a thriving and active local community means that there are numerous local initiatives being planned for the Jubilee year and this website will endeavour to include as many as possible.
To date we know there’s 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, is also undertaking 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
June 2nd to 5th 2022 is the Jubilee Weekend. It is a special long weekend with two Bank Holiday days and starts on Thursday 2nd June, which was the date of The Queen’s Coronation back in 1953. Here in Windsor, we have a packed programme of activities, within which we hope there will be something for each and every one to enjoy.
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 will commence with the lighting of our Windsor beacon, as part of the National Beacon lighting. This will take place on the Long Walk as darkness falls. Everyone is welcome to come along. Alternatively, many will choose to watch the spectacle from closer to home and savour the start of a wonderful extended weekend.
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 will also be 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 chance to enjoy some top quality musical entertainment, featuring 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’s 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 will be hosted by Petroc Trelawny presenter of programmes on BBC Radio 3 including Breakfast and live concerts. Due to high demand this Concert has now sold out. However in the event tickets are returned they will be put back up for sale on the ticket website
Saturday 4th June – Jubilee Party in the Park
A fun-packed afternoon on the Long Walk of activities featuring cars, sports and music from the 7 Decades of The Queen’s reign. Come along and see cars from every year since 1952! How many will you be able to recognise, name or know someone who once owned one! There’ll be a variety of musical performances throughout the afternoon and evening from local bands, groups and individual performers. Big screens will be sharing events in London, featuring the spectacular Party at the Palace in the evening.
Sunday 5th June – Windsor’s Big Lunch – the long table
Sunday is Big Lunch day in Windsor we are going to make this a very special event, with tables planned to run from Cambridge Gate down the Long Walk. Our theme for the Sunday is the Commonwealth.
Once again, the big screens will ensure you don’t miss out on the London events while you are there. Whilst there will be a number of tables on the Long Walk that will be available for reservation, if all the tables are completely full then we encourage you to spread out your picnic on the grass to join in the celebration, fun and atmosphere.
See All Events Across Windsor on our Events Calendar!
In addition to events planned for the weekend of 2nd – 5th June we have created an easy to use online Event Calendar, as a central information point where you can find out what is happening connected to the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in and around Windsor.
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.
The calendar will be regularly updated and we hope you will find lots to enjoy during this momentous year.
If you or your group/organisation are holding a Jubilee related event in 2022 and you would like to share the details with the community on this online calendar (free of charge) please submit your information for review using our online form here.