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What’s On

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, the Schools’ Week and some musical and sporting events. Our purpose here is to 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.

See every event on the calendar

We have organised some momentous events for the Windsor Platinum Jubilee. There are also events happening across Windsor organised by many others. See all on our event calendar.

Musical Events

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.

Sporting Events

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. (Details added frequently)

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 every pupil at school in Windsor will have the chance to watch and participate in Jubilee activities organised within school time, bringing all our local schools together. The range of activities is broad, spanning from art and poetry competitions to rowing, soccer and cricket challenges. One particular highlight is the Jubilee Banquet in celebration of education at Eton College, where the meal will all be prepared by our enthusiastic school children, under the watchful eye of a local culinary celebrity.   Details will be frequently updated via the normal school channels and this website will provide regular updates and links to activities, venues, tickets, and all you need to know.

Community Events

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 Pallet Garden Competition, a Sewing Challenge, local Street Parties, and the Jubilee Ox Roast. The Windsor and Eton Society is also undertaking a special Jubilee year Windsor Facelift project, to enhance the appearance of some of our lovely local spaces.

To see all the different types of events happening across the town, look in the Event Calendar under the category “Community”.

Jubilee Weekend

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 – 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. People are invited up to the Beacon site where there will be music and excitement. Alternatively, many will choose to watch the spectacle from closer to home and savour the start of a wonderful extended weekend. The lighting will be followed by a wonderful firework display which can be best viewed from the Long Walk.

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.

Saturday 4th June – Jubilee Picnic in the Park

A fun-packed afternoon 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 longest lunch!

Sunday is Big Lunch day in Windsor we are going to make this a very special event. Our theme for the Sunday is the Commonwealth. We need the help of you all to create the longest picnic table ever – one very long table running from Cambridge Gate, down the Long Walk towards the Copper Horse!  Once again, the big screens will ensure you don’t miss out on the London events while you are there.  Details of ticketing will be published in 2022 keep a look out!

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.

See all events planned around the Jubilee

We have organised some momentous events for the Windsor Platinum Jubilee. There are also events happening across Windsor organised by many others.