Find out how you and your community can celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

70 years of The Queen's reign

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. Never before has a British monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne, with Queen Victoria’s reign being the second longest at 63 years.

Events in Leicester and Leicestershire

Planning an event or street party?

If you are planning an event to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, you will need to tell Leicestershire County Council. You will need to do this even if your event will not require a road closure.

You can download Leicestershire County Council's event registration form which you will need to complete, as well as visit their website to find advice on road closures, signs and any licences you might need.

Please note that you will need to return the completed registration form to Leicestershire County Council by email to: eventsnetworkmanagement@leics.gov.uk. If you are applying for a road closure, the deadline to return the form is Friday 15 April 2022.

If the event you are planning is a street party, you can find further guidance on the Government website.

Once your event is finalised, you can submit it to Leicestershire County Council via this online form. The Lieutenancy Office will then produce a directory of events taking place across Leicestershire, so that you know how you can get involved locally.

Events map

A map of local events is being collated on Leicestershire County Council's website. To have your event appear on the map you'll need to fill out the event registration form above.

National Events

The 2,3,4 and 5 June 2022 will be an extended weekend around which Buckingham Palace will be centering their events. The Palace will be encouraging communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

Find out more about the events co-ordinated by Buckingham Palace and how you and your community can get involved in the celebrations.

Apply for funding

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Platinum Jubilee Fund has now closed to applications. A final decision on which projects will be funded will be decided in the spring. For further information visit the

Art Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is open to community organisations to apply for a grant up to £10,000. The closing date for applications is Monday 28 February.

Sport England Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund will support projects that bring together communities and provide opportunities for people who may be less physically active. Grants up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations.

How schools, colleges and universities can get involved

The year 2022 is a year of celebration, so you can arrange a Jubilee celebration anytime during the year. Please feel free to come up with your own ideas, but to start, here are a few:

  • Enter Leicestershire County Council's primary school art competition.
  • Plant some trees as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy project.
  • Light a beacon as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons
  • Non-uniform day where children wear red, white, and blue for a day of themed classes, including examining the words of the national anthem, making flags and banners, and learning about the coronation of the Queen.
  • Organise events such as a jubilee themed lunch, street party on the playground or a sporting event.

70 at 70 – Platinum Jubilee Garden Party

On Tuesday 31 May 2022, the Lord-Lieutenant will host a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party at Beaumanor Hall for 70 Leicester city and Leicestershire residents born in 1952, the year Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

Nominations to attend the garden party can be made by anyone in the community who meets the criteria – Leicestershire resident born in 1952.

You can nominate online. You’ll need to write a detailed description explaining why you’re nominating them.

Details of how to nominate can be found on the county council website. The deadline is 1 April.

Community and business awards

The Platinum Jubilee Awards will be given to community groups, schools or businesses who have shown that they have done something exceptional and positive to develop a community spirit and has enriched the lives of its members, pupils or employees and the wider community.

70 Platinum Jubilee Awards will be awarded during 2022, one for each of the seventy years of Her Majesty’s reign.

Nominations can be made by the group themselves or by someone in the community who thinks a particular group deserves this recognition. What constitutes a ‘community group is flexible, but examples might include:

  • a bowls club whose members have regenerated a local park
  • a business that has helped and supported its local community during the pandemic
  • a school that cares for its environment
  • a sports or social club that keeps going against the odds for the benefit of the community
  • a group which promotes inter-cultural and/or interfaith dialogue by bringing communities together
  • an arts or heritage society which brings art, culture, and history alive and accessible to the whole community
  • a youth organisation encouraging young people to fulfil their potential and to be positive contributors to society
  • a community organisation working for the benefit of the local community

You can nominate online through the county council web form. You’ll need to write a detailed description explaining why you’re nominating them.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 29 April 2022. Winners will be announced by Friday 27 May 2022 and those groups will be visited by a Deputy Lieutenant, who will present the award on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant.

The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October 2021 through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

We are supporting this iniative and local community groups have been planting trees in Brocks Hill Country Park. If you, your school, or community group would like to make your own contribution, you can find more information on the Queen's Green Canopy offical website.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons

There is a long and unbroken tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons.

As part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, members of the public are being encouraged to organise Beacon Lightings on Thursday 2 June 2022. You can also view the Guide to Taking Part.

Last updated: Thursday, 10 February 2022 9:16 am