10 Cotswolds events celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Gloucester Tall Ships

Waterside activities at Gloucester Tall Ships festival - Credit: Nick Turner

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place across the United Kingdom throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

Gloucester City Beacon Lighting
2nd June
Gloucester will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth by lighting the Beacon on top of Robinswood Hill at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June
Robinswood Hill, Gloucester

2nd - 5th June
A full programme of events over the four day weekend including; a parade and picnic on Thursday, Classic CAr display on Friday, Concert by The Avon Singers on Saturday and Open Air Community Thanksgiving Service on the Sunday.

Cirencester Jubilee Fun Day
3rd June
It's a a red, white and blue theme on this special occasion with tombola and games, organised by the Lifeguards as well as normal swimming
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool,  Thomas Street, Cirencester

Festive Dursley Picnic on the Rec
3rd June
Festive Dursley is organising a Picnic in the Rec from 2pm on Friday 3 June with entertainment, games and music.
War Memorial Recreation Ground, Kingshill Road, Dursley

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival
3rd - 5th June
Gloucester Tall Ships is back for 2022 with a jam-packed schedule of family fun and entertainment, setting sail over Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Weekend with a free-to-attend festival.
Gloucester Docks

Gotherington Jubilee Festival
4th - 5th June
Gotherington Events Team have organised a two day event for the Jubilee with live Music and hog roast on the Saturday and Picnic in The Park with music on Sunday.
54 Malleson Road, Gotherington, Gloucestershire

Tetbury Picnic in the Rec
5th June
Enjoy an afternoon tea provided by your hosts, while you listen to music from throughout the Queen’s reign and have the opportunity to visit stalls and see demonstrations from a wide range of community groups showcasing the best of Tetbury.
Tetbury Cricket Club, Sports Pavilion, Tetbury

High Tea in the Park
5th June
Shipton-u-Wychwood Parish Council are inviting local residents to gather and celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with live music and dancing. REfreshments are available or  guests are also welcome to bring their own food.
New Beaconsfield Hall Station Rd Shipton-u-Wychwood

Jubilee Jolly
5th June
A family fun day in Sandford Park with live music, kids activities including a “Royal Fancy Dress Parade”,and Create-a-Crown as well as a dog show.
Sandford Park, High Street, Cheltenham

Upton St Leonard’s Jubilee Picnic
5th June
A village picnic with children’s entertainment, food, drinks, cakes and refreshments for everyone to enjoy
Upton St Leonard’s Village Hall, Upton St. Leonards, Gloucester

As Her Majesty celebrates her record-breaking reign we have delved into our archives to create a tribute to her life and 70 years of service. Filled with photos and history, Our Queen's Platinum Reign is a magazine we hope readers will treasure for years to come. This special souvenir is available to preorder with £2 off the £9.99 cover price. To find out more, go online to www.gblshop.co.uk/jubilee