The Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend – What’s on

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate
a Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary there is to be a long bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Within the three villages, there will private celebrations, special activities and street parties, as well as some larger events running in the community. We have put together a list of events and commemorations.


Platinum Jubilee Beacons

A Platinum Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June at Easneye, Stanstead Abbotts. The event starts at 8.30pm in time for the National Lighting time of 9.45pm. Parking is available as well as hot suppers. Purchase tickets in advance of the event from The Red Lion.

Great Amwell is also holding a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Event on Thursday 2nd June from 5pm to 11pm at The Glebe Field, Hillside Lane SG12 9SG. Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm. Bring your own drinks and picnic. Tickets required and can be booked here.

Stone Valley Festival South

Stone Valley Festival South will be running from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th June at Pepper Hill Farm, Hertfordshire. This established festival offers a full line-up of live music over the three days. For more information, please visit their website:

Platinum Jubilee Party

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council have organized a Platinum Jubilee Party, which will take place at 12–4pm on Friday 3rd June at The Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets’ Village Club. It will include live music, a BBQ, dance performances, tombola, cake stall, face painter and ice creams.

Just the Tonic Comedy Shindig 

On Sunday 5th June, Just the Tonic Comedy Club is hosting a Shindig featuring some big names in comedy, including Jason Manford, Shappi Khorsandi and Reginald D. Hunter. To check out the amazing line-up and book your tickets, visit their website:


Alongside commemorative initiatives such as The Queen’s Green Canopy and events running throughout the year, the long bank holiday will feature the following:

Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace.

Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch: People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: The London based Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus, costumes as well as cutting-edge visual technology.

If you know of any other local events you would like to add to the list, please do let us know by emailing

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