Jubilee events across Yorkshire: Scores of events listed, and add your own

ALL across Yorkshire, people are putting out the bunting to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Here is our full rundown - but if we’ve missed yours you can add it to our list.


• Carleton, near Skipton: Events start on Friday, June 1 with a firework display and continue over the whole Jubilee weekend with a street party, sports day and musical performances. An official beacon will also be lit.

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• Fountains Abbey, Ripon: Family activities run from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, June 3; Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5. Service in the Abbey at 3pm on Tuesday, June 5

• Follifoot, North Yorkshire: Diamond Jubilee tea party on Monday, June 4 at Follifoot Village Hall. Includes circus skills show and live music.

• Ripon: Cathedral will provide a focal point of events from Jun 3- 5 including a Jubilee service, and street party in the nave

• York: Concert at the Barbican organised by the Yorkshire Rotary on Saturday, June 2. There will be two military bands and the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.

• York. The Archbishop of York is to open the Palace Gardens to the public. Local gala in the afternoon of June 2 for families.

• Skipton: ‘Street Party’ event on Skipton High Street on Sunday, June 3 from 10am until 10pm.


• Barnsley Town Hall: Jubilee tea party for those celebrating their 60th birthdays or wedding anniversaries, on Thursday, June 14.

• Barnsley: “Party in the Park” at Elsecar Park from 12noon to 5pm on Saturday, June 2 with bands, refreshments, games and a motorbike show

• Chatsworth: 1950s-style street party runs from Saturday, June 2 to Tuesday, June 5. Large screen will show the Jubilee procession on Tuesday, June 5. Robes worn by four generations at the Coronation and the Devonshire state chariot used to attend will be on show. A Rolls Royce will display a vehicle from every year of the Queen’s reign on Sunday June 3.

• Chesterfield:.Traditional British music from the Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra and the Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir will be performed on the evening of Tuesday, June 5 at The Winding Wheel.

• Clumber Park, Worksop: A World Record attempt to create the longest string of bunting. People wanting to create their own pieces of bunting should do so before a street party and Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday , June 3. Activities including a picnic, games and music will also run on Monday, June 4.

• Doncaster: Doncaster Council is opening a public square at Waterdale on Sunday, June 3, and the celebrations will have a Jubilee theme.

• Rotherham: The town’s main shopping area is set to be transformed into a 1950s-style street party on Saturday, June 2, complete with a static display of vehicles, street art, a travelling show and a vintage market. There wilL also be traditional fairground rides and 1950s games.

• Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley: A tea party will be held from 12noon to 4pm on Tuesday, June 5.

• Wortley village: Lady Rowena Stuart Wortley, daughter of the late Earl and Countess of Wharncliffe, will officially open a Diamond Jubilee party on Monday, June 4 in the village square. Attractions include a band and a hog roast.


• Bridlington: Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, June 3 for 700 guests in The Spa.

• Howden: Civic service and lunch at Howden Minster on Sunday, June 3rd from 10.45am.

• Hull city centre: Tea party in Queen’s Gardens, a parade and “Coolture” event at Hull City Hall, featuring performances workshops and stalls on Monday, June 4. Live events from London will be beamed in to a big screen in Queen’s Gardens in the evening.

• Hull, River Humber: Flotilla on the River Humber. More than 60 boats will sail down the river on the evening of Monday, June 4. Organisers hope thousands of people will turn out on both banks of the river for the flotilla, which aims to recreate one held in 1897 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign.

• Withernsea: Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon from 10pm on Monday, June 4, on the promenade. Children’s party on Tuesday, June 5 at the Meridian Centre, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, and an evening of entertainment for adults at the same venue from 7pm onwards.

• Burton Agnes Hall. June 3 - Day of celebration including Big Lunch on the lawn, open air music, games, competitions and races.


• Bradford, Centenary Square: Jubilee-themed tea dance on Friday, June 15

• Bradford, Laxmi Nayaran Hindu Temple in Leeds Road: communal meal and music on Saturday, June 2,

• Calverley, Leeds: Jubilee fun run from 10am on Saturday, June 2

• Central Methodist Church, Todmorden - Jubilee coffee morning on Saturday, June 2

• Dewsbury Town Hall: Afternoon tea on Saturday, June 2 hosted by the Mayor of Kirklees, for people celebrating a 60th birthday or 60th anniversary in 2012.

• Gildersome Baptist Church, Leeds: Garden party with games, quizzes and videos of the Coronation on Sunday, June 3

• Halifax, Piece Hall: beach party from 12noon to 4pm on Tuesday, June 5. Live music, old-fashioned fairground rides and outdoor games

• Halifax, Shay stadium: Big Jubilee Lunch from 2pm on Sunday, June 3

• Halifax, Victoria Theatre: “Right Royal Occasion” tea party on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8.

• Harewood House: Diamond Jubilee street party. Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 10am-6pm. A “quintessentially English bank holiday weekend” with food and craft activities.

• Hebden Bridge Marina - Diamond Jubilee market running from Friday, June 1 until Monday, June 4

• Huddersfield Town Hall. Orchestra of Opera North Jubilee Concert on Thursday, May 31. Including the march written for the Queen’s Coronation and the suite from the opera Gloriana commissioned to mark the Coronation.

• Keighley: Diamond Jubilee carnival parade on Sunday, July 29.

• Leeds Town Hall - Children’s Jubilee Concert on Wednesday May 30. Arranged by Dame Fanny Waterman and featuring more than 500 children from disadvantaged schools from across Leeds.

• Leeds Parish Church - Civic service from 6pm on Friday, June 1

• Leeds Town Hall: Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Jubilee concert from 7.30pm on Saturday, June 2

• Leeds City Musum: A selection of official portrait images of the Queen, taken by royal photographer Sir Cecil Beaton over more than 30 years, until Sunday, June 24.

• Leeds, Calverley Park: Party in the town on Sunday, June 3.

• Leeds: Waterfront Festival with a Diamond Jubilee theme. Live music, local bands, arts and dance, on the water activities and canal boats on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

• Leeds: Diamond Jubilee Test Match between England and South Africa, Headingley on Thursday, August 2.

• Leeds: West Indian Carnival this year embraces a Diamond Jubilee theme, Chapeltown. Events run from Monday, August 27 with the main carnival on August 29.

• Leeds: Jubilee service, St Anne’s Cathedral on Monday, September 3.

• Oakwell Country Park, Batley: Live music, fireworks, and the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon from 7.30pm on Monday, June 4. People are invited to bring their own drinks and Oakwell Hall will provide the glasses.

• Oakworth, Keighley: Diamond Jubilee party in Holden Park from 12noon on Saturday, June 2

• Otley: Jubilee parade at Otley Carnival on Saturday, June 16

• Pontefract Castle: Picnic with family entertainment and a fancy dress competition with a Kings and Queens theme on Monday, June 4..From 7pm, there will be a “Proms in the Castle” event with the lighting of the official Jubilee Beacon, fireworks and a concert performed by the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra.

• St Bernard’s Church, Boothtown, Halifax: “Churches Together” service on Sunday, June 3, followed by an indoor “street party.”

• Wakefield, Cathedral precinct: Brass bands and singing at a jubilee barbecue from 11am on Sunday, June 3

• Wetherby street party. The town’s market place will be closed for local bands, children’s entertainment and rides on Sunday, June 3.

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