There are many ways you can get involved in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.
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.
If you’re planning to host a street party, you can share the details for people to find out more on our interactive map.
If you are a local authority, you can encourage these events by promoting them on your communications channels and facilitating any necessary road closures.
All events must comply with the public health guidance in place at the time.
The Big Jubilee Lunch
To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Lunch will be taking place on Sunday 5 June.
Every year since the idea began in 2009, The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better.
Following the success of the first Big Jubilee Lunch, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community again in 2022.
The UK has a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations through beacon lighting. You could light beacons or get involved in beacon lighting within your communities on the evening of 2 June.
The Queen’s Green Canopy
You can plant trees from October 2021 (when the tree planting season begins) through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022 as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
Platinum Jubilee Toolkit
We’ve put together a range of useful templates and materials to help you with your Platinum Jubilee celebrations, including bunting, recipe cards, kids’ activity sheets, a celebration playlist, plus social media assets using the official emblem.
Looking for a fun way to get involved in the Platinum Jubilee? Design a special crown as part of our creative challenge.
Primary school children across the UK are to receive a ‘Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration’ book
The National Archives has an educational video to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
Historic England has a ‘Story Map’ to help children learn more about The Queen’s role
Are you seeking funding to support an event or activity you are planning to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? A range of options are available.
Platinum Jubilee related names and titles
Are you thinking about what to call your Platinum Jubilee event or project? Or are you considering renaming a building to mark the occasion? You can check our guidance around this.
Local authorities can organise and facilitate large scale Platinum Jubilee events and celebrations within their cities, towns and villages over the four-day bank holiday weekend.
For example, you could host your own civic occasion such as “The Mayor’s Jubilee Party”, “The Mayor’s Jubilee Parade” or “[Name of town or City] Platinum Jubilee Celebration”.
If you are planning to host a local authority-led event, share your details for people to find out more on our interactive map.
All events must comply with the public health guidance in place at the time and you should liaise with your local police force to ensure your events are safe and secure.
Broadcast the TV feed
If you are a local authority, you could use large screens in public places to show TV coverage of the Jubilee for local people to enjoy the celebrations together, as well as give a boost to local high streets. Screenings could be accompanied by locally organised events or gatherings to mark the occasion. You should liaise with your local police force to ensure your events are safe and secure.
City Status competition
Apply for City Status by 8 December 2021. This civic honours competition is UK-wide and celebrates the Platinum Jubilee. Winning towns and cities will be granted the prestigious and rare civic honours of City Status and ‘Lord Mayor or Provost status’. Find out how to nominate your town or city.
There are some funding options for local authorities as part of existing schemes. Explore more about funds available.