Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Dartmouth!

Dartmouth and Kingswear will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in true royal-style over the June Bank Holiday weekend. 

From Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June a array of fabulous festivities and exciting events will be occurring around the area. 

Thursday 2nd June – Dartmouth

All Day: Jubilee Arts Fair in the Flavel.

10.15am: Start the long Jubilee weekend with a group walk of the Diamond Jubilee Way, led by the Dartmouth Walk & Talk group. Starting at the Tea Rooms at Dartmouth Castle, this challenging walk pauses for lunch on Jawbones Hill, so bring a picnic. www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/dartmouth-walk-talk.

12.30pm: Local uniformed groups will gather at Beth’s on Coronation Park for a Procession along the Embankment, arriving at Royal Avenue Gardens for the opening ceremony.

2pm: Platinum Jubilee Opening Ceremony. From the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens, a reading of the National Proclamation by Dartmouth Town Crier, Les Ellis, accompanied by Peter the Piper playing Diu Regnare as a tribute to HM The Queen. With Street Party seating, a local charity will sell refreshments from the tea hut.

3pm: Dartmouth Caring & the Rotary Club to host Afternoon Tea for invited guests in Market Square.

3.30pm: Official ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling of new Trees at Dartmouth Orchard, by the Captain of BRNC and hosted by Friends of the Orchard. Planted as Dartmouth’s contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Time TBC: Leaving BRNC, a Torchlit Procession will proceed around the town, returning to the former putting green on Coronation Park for the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 9.45pm, part of the national lighting of beacons. Refreshments available on Coronation Park.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC to celebrate where the Queen first met her Prince in 1939.

Thursday 2nd June – Kingswear

2.30pm: Platinum Jubilee Proclamation A reading of the National Proclamation by Dartmouth Town Crier, Les Ellis, on Kingswear Village Hall main steps.

After Dark: Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Fountain Violet Farm. A Piper will play Diu Regnare as a tribute to HM The Queen at 9.35pm, followed by the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 9.45pm. Refreshments available.

Friday 3rd June – Dartmouth

All day: Jubilee Market in the Market Square.

All Day: Jubilee Arts Fair in the Flavel.

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, and a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

3pm: St Saviour’s Church to lead a celebratory choir service in the Bandstand, supported by BRNC Chaplaincy.

6-8pm: Cruise on Paddle Steamer ‘Kingswear Castle with pickup from Dartmouth Town Jetty at 6pm. Tickets £20*. Music from Missin’ Tackle, bar onboard but guests invited to bring own food. Proceeds to the Jubilee Bell Fund, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Kingswear.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC

Friday 3rd June – Kingswear

Time TBC: St Paul’s Cathedral Service of ThanksgivingLive stream event at Kingswear Village Hall, with Cream Tea and Prosecco served. Free of charge but booking required*.

5.45-7.45pm: Cruise on Paddle Steamer ‘Kingswear Castle’ with pickup from Kingswear at 5.45pm. Music from Missin’ Tackle, bar onboard but guests invited to bring own food. Tickets £20*. Proceeds to the Jubilee Bell Fund, St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Kingswear.

Saturday 4th June  – Dartmouth

All day: Jubilee Market in the Market Square, followed by a Thai food event with music from 7pm (tickets from Jenny Koo).

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, with a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

7pm to 10.30pm: BRNC Event with live bands, bar, BBQ and fireworks. Tickets* £10 adults, £5 under 16s (accompanied only). Note: Priority to Dartmouth & Kingswear residents (proof of address required), no parking at BRNC (blue badge only) and no large bags permitted. 

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC.

Saturday 4th June – Kingswear

3-5pm: ‘Queen’s Tea Party’ at Kingswear Village Hall for senior citizens of Kingswear Parish. Afternoon Tea, old-time music and sing-a-long. Free of charge but booking required*.

7pm: BRNC Event with live bands, bar, BBQ and fireworks. Tickets* £10 adults, £5 under 16s (accompanied only). Note: Priority to Dartmouth & Kingswear residents (proof of address required), no parking at BRNC (blue badge only) and no large bags permitted.

Sunday 5th June – Dartmouth

All day: The Big Jubilee Picnic on Coronation Park, a free family day out with music, including children’s entertainers Elfic and Professor Bumble, Dartington Morris Men, Walking Rugby and Bouncy Play(chargeable). Refreshments available, including a Barbeque.

Afternoon: Music and entertainment in Royal Avenue Gardens, put on by the community for the community, with a local charity selling refreshments from the tea hut.

After dark: Floodlighting of BRNC.

Sunday 5th June – Kingswear

10.30am: Jubilee Church Service at the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, followed by refreshments.

12-4pm: The Big Jubilee Picnic on Jubilee Park. A family day out with children’s entertainers Elfic and Professor Bumble, Dartington Morris Men, Brixham Town Band. To include a fancy dress and cake competition and a dog show. Bring your own picnic.

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If you’re a business in Dartmouth, why not join our competition for Best Dressed Window for Dartmouth businesses!

Also join our Best Dressed House in Kingswear Competition!

Local Businesses and Community Groups are encouraged to share their own Jubilee events with reception@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk or  kingswearclerk2017@outlook.com

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BRNC Jubilee Event
The Flavel Jubilee Arts Fair, Dartmouth