Queen's Platinum Jubilee
What is the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?
2022 will mark the year that Her Majesty the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to have served for 70 years, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952.
Throughout 2022 this Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated across the country, The Commonwealth and the globe as communities collectively come together to mark this truly historic occasion.
An extended bank holiday takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June to give people an opportunity to celebrate the milestone, with a number of national events and reflections planned to mark Her Majesty's 70-year reign.
Some of the many national celebration events include:
- The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
- Platinum Jubilee Pageant
- Platinum Party at the Palace
- The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs
- Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
You can find out more about the celebrations on the Platinum Jubilee website.
If you organise an event you may wish to register it with Platinum Jubilee.
Derby city centre events
We are coming together with partners across the city to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with an extended bank holiday weekend full of events to pay tribute to Britain's longest reigning monarch.
The main events are listed in this section - the full event programme is on the Derby LIVE website.
You can also view our Platinum Jubilee flyer.
The Big Jubilee Read
Led by: Derby Libraries, The Reading Agency and BBC Arts
Date: Throughout May and June
The Big Jubilee Read celebrates great reads from across the Commonwealth to coincide with the Jubilee. View the list of titles and how to get involved.
Community events in Derby
Across the nation, communities are gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June and Derby is no exception. But, if you want to close your street, or host a party in a park, there are a few things you’ll need to do to ensure your event goes without a hitch.
Before you get started with your street party planning, make sure you’ve read this guidance from the Government. It busts some common myths about what’s needed. There’s even more information and advice on the Street Party Site.
One of the key things you’ll need to do is apply to us for a road closure if you want to host a street party and your road isn’t already normally closed to traffic. If your street party is just for you and your neighbours with some food, there’s no fee. If you’re going all out and hiring inflatables or having live amplified music, you’ll need to pay a small fee.
The deadline to apply for a road closure from Derby City Council is the end of April. Contact email@example.com for a road closure application form.
If you don’t want to complete forms and would like to host a smaller-scale event, then why not host a Street Meet? These are held on private land such as your front garden or driveway. Head over to the Street Party Site for some great advice and ideas.
Party in a park or open space
With over 300 parks and open spaces in the city, you might want to have your jubilee celebration in the great outdoors surrounded by nature. To do this, you’ll need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and complete some application forms along with a site plan, by the end of April. Standard fees apply.
Whether you’re attending or hosting a Jubilee party, food safety should always be a top priority. Check out the Food Standards Agency’s top tips for a safe street party.