Island Celebrations for Queens Platinum Jubilee

Publish date: 27 May 2022

The countdown to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend is on, with just one week to go until the first of a series of on-island events takes place. The programme of on island events have been coordinated to complement the national programme organsied by the Royal Household and to avoid any conflict with the live national coverage which will be broadcast nationwide, including the Trooping the Colour in London. It is hoped this will best allow islanders to immerse themselves in this historic occasion.

Highlights include:

  • Wednesday 1st June – Queen’s Birthday Reception: 7pm. the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton will host the Queen’s Birthday Reception, at Government House, to start the weekend of events for the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. This reception will include light refreshments and entertainment from the Band of the Island of Jersey and a 21-gun salute from the Jersey Militia.
  • Thursday 2nd June – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons: as part of the coordinated national programme Jersey will take part in the lighting of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon. The event will be held on Glacis Field (south of Fort Regent) and will run from 4pm to 10:30pm. There will be live music, food and entertainment leading up to the lighting of a virtual beacon (situated on Mount Bingham) at 9.45pm. Imogen Nicholls, of Musical Originals, will be leading a choir of more than 90 island primary school children who will sing the ‘Song for the Commonwealth’ as part of the ceremony.
  • Friday 3rd June – Queen’s Jubilee Pageant: 10:30am. The pageant will take place at 10:30am through Broad Street, spectators are encouraged to arrive no later than 10.15am. The pageant will include a formal march past by representatives from all uniformed organisations in Jersey, including a visiting Royal Naval contingent from HMS Brocklesby. The march past will be reviewed by the Bailiff and will be followed by a drive past of vehicles representing the seven decades of Her Majesty’s reign.
  • Saturday 4th June – Screening of the Platinum Party at the Palace: A large screen will be placed in Howard Davis Park to allow members of the public to watch a screening of the BBC’s special live concert from Buckingham Palace bringing together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars. The park will be open for picknicking from 6pm and the broadcast will begin at 8pm.
  • Sunday 5th June – Service of Thanksgiving: 10am at the Town Church, led by the Very Reverend Mike Keirle, the Dean of Jersey.
    High Tea on the High Street: This sold-out event will see ticketholders enjoy a large scale Platinum Jubilee themed afternoon tea sharing a table running the length of Broad Street.

The Bailiff of Jersey, Mr Timothy Le Cocq, says, “I am delighted with the programme of local events we have scheduled, to complement those organised by the Royal Household and I hope they will allow islanders and visitors to enjoy as many activities as possible, this should be a memorable weekend for all who choose to take part.“

Latest news

16 Mar 2023

Durrell to benefit from Eat Jersey Charity Auction

Since the inception of Eat Jersey in 2015, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been the food festival’s philanthropic partner. Headquartered at Jersey Zoo, Durrell not only does vital work around the world to save species from extinction, but is a much-loved visitor attraction and community champion in the island.
16 Mar 2023

Fun-packed ‘Discovery Days’ return with Jersey Heritage

There is lots of fun to be had with Jersey Heritage this year with a new series of ‘Discovery Days’ for families to enjoy, starting on 25 March 2023.
Golden City Gate logo
15 Mar 2023

Visit Jersey wins The Golden City Gate 2023 Award for Best Destination Campaign

The international tourism film & multimedia festival and competition "The Golden City Gate" took place for the 23rd edition in 2023 during ITB Berlin.
Mont Orgueil Castle
08 Mar 2023

Government of Jersey – Pilot ID card scheme to launch

The Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Helen Miles, has confirmed her intention to launch a pilot scheme, which will allow French national day trip visitors arriving on commercial passenger ferries, to enter Jersey using their national ID cards.
28 Feb 2023

200-day countdown to Channel Islands Pride 2023 in Jersey!

The Channel Islands Pride committee and Liberate Jersey are thrilled to announce that the Channel Islands Pride 2023 celebrations will take place in just 200 days on Saturday 16th September 2023 in St Helier, Jersey.
24 Feb 2023

Taste Jersey food festival returns with exciting new dining experiences and events

Local produce is being brought into the spotlight during the Taste Jersey food festival, running from 23 March to 9 May.
14 Feb 2023

The Atlantic Hotel Achieves EarthCheck Bronze Certification

Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant is proud to announce that it has become a member of EarthCheck, the world’s leading certification, consulting and advisory group for luxury travel and tourism organisations, and has achieved Benchmarked Bronze Status.
10 Feb 2023

Blue Islands direct flights to Rennes from Jersey back for Summer 2023

Islanders can once again enjoy direct flights to France this summer as Blue Islands announces its Jersey to Rennes service is back for 2023.
09 Feb 2023

Jersey Heritage: Year-round opening for visitor sites

Islanders and visitors will soon be able to enjoy daily access to the majority of Jersey Heritage visitor sites all year round.
07 Feb 2023

Visit Jersey appoints Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors at Visit Jersey Limited has announced the appointment of Tricia Warwick as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
01 Feb 2023

Do It For Durrell: The Durrell Challenge 2023

The eagerly anticipated Durrell Challenge is back for 2023! Kindly sponsored by Butterfield and organised in partnership with 3D Events, the event will take place on Sunday 14 May.
20 Jan 2023

Changes to Jersey Battle of Flowers Parade for 2023

Organisers of the Jersey Battle of Flowers are making changes to the parades in 2023 in response to feedback from spectators and exhibitors.