10 Lancashire events celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Ormskirk Parish Church in Diamond Jubilee mood...

Ormskirk Parish Church in Diamond Jubilee mood back in 2012 - Credit: Archant

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.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM North
1st - 30th June
Marking the Platinum Jubilee this spring, IWM North will explore the role of The Royal Family in conflict, tracing The Queen’s personal experience of war through projections of film and photography.
Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quays

The Royal Visit to Gawthorpe Hall
2nd June
In 1913 King George and Queen Mary visited Gawthorpe Hall. Find out more about their visit from 'Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth' who was there on the day.
Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Burnley

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Colne
2nd June
The local Town Council are hosting this Jubilee event with traditional fairground rides, free face painting and donkey rides as well as a jubilee market.
Colne Town Centre

Leyland Festival/Music in the Park
2nd and 3rd June
On Thursday June 2nd, watch the spectacular parade through the town centre with heritage vehicles, sports cars, community floats and performance followed by the popular festival on Worden Park.
On Friday June 3rd, head to Worden Park for a night of nostalgia with the incredible chart toppers Tony Hadley, T'pau, Pat Sharp (DJ Set), Go West and Heaven 17.
Leyland/Worden Park

Alice in Wonderland
2nd - 4th June
Free outdoor theatre is coming to the Wyre with four performances of the much loved Alice in Wonderland story. 
The Mount, Fleetwood; Jean Stansfield Park, Poulton; Cleveleys Plaza and Millennium Green, Garstang.

A Reet Royle Do
3rd June
The Mega Picnic Variety Concert is hosted by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle, along with an all star cast. The concert kicks off with the Lytham Community Choir.
Lytham Hall, Lytham

Carnforth’s Big Weekend
2nd - 5th June
Carnforth's Big Weekend, a series of events organised by the town council to celebrate the Jubilee. It kicks off on Thursday when Carnforth joins the rest of the country in the lighting of the Jubilee beacon and fun fair. Friday hosts the School’s Sports and Social Day, Royalty Day’ including street festival on the Saturday and Church Service and ‘The Big Lunch’ street parties on Sunday
Carnforth. (PS The Leighton Live event that was planned for the Bank Holiday weekend has been cancelled). 

Retro Platinum Jubilee Weekend at East Lancashire Railway
3rd - 5th June
A celebration of the late 1940s and early 1950s – with live music, dancing classes and vintage stalls and cars at Ramsbottom and Bury stations.
Various locations

Blackburn Jubilee community celebration and family fun day
3rd June
Hosted by Royal British Legion Blackburn Branch, the local community Jubilee event will have stalls, local traders, food including afternoon teas, Salvation Army band and fair ground rides.
East Lancashire Cricket Club, Dukes Brow, Blackburn

Jubilee Party in the Park
4th June
Head back to the 1950s and the first years of the Queen’s reign with this very special Party in the Park, packed full of entertainment, stalls, funfair rides, street theatre, food, and so much more.
Mesnes Park, Wigan

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