Queen's Platinum Jubilee: All you need to know about events in the Chichester area

A fantastic gala, picnics and street parties are among the amazing celebrations taking place in the Chichester area to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

A flashback to the Chichester Jubilee celebrations of 2012 C120753-30
A flashback to the Chichester Jubilee celebrations of 2012 C120753-30

Here are just some of the events taking place in the area:

Ashling Park Vineyard Banquet

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On Thursday, June 2, the Ashling Park Vineyard will be hosting a garden banquet.

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The vineyard will be decked out in bunting, and flags and trestle tables full of traditional English garden party food accompanied by live music and wine.

Cathedral City Cathedral Green Picnic

On Friday, June 3, Chichester BID and Chichester Cathedral will be hosting a special Jubilee picnic on the Cathedral Green between midday and 3pm.A great opportunity to celebrate with friends and family in the heart of the city, everyone is welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy this free community get-together with live music and face painting.

Witterings and District Royal British Legion Jubilee celebration

A flashback to the Chichester Jubilee celebrations of 2012 C120753-4 Crowds lining the streets of Chichester during the procession.C120753-4

The Jubilee weekend will feature many fun and exciting activities on Legion Way in Bracklesham Bay.

On Friday, June 3, a 50’s themed fancy dress party will be held with a barbecue, a Pimm’s bar, hair styling and raffle.

There will also be live music outside with The Rat Pack plus Guest Band performing 1pm to 6pm and then a disco from 6pm to 11pm.

Then on Saturday, June 4 the barbecue, a Pimm’s bar, hair styling and raffle will return along with live music from 1pm, with a ‘Ballroom Blitz’ in the evening until late.

And finally on Sunday June 5 there will be a free kids party with face painting, crafts and a tea party with a children’s entertainer.

Chichester's Platinum Jubilee Parade

A fantastic carnival procession through the centre of Chichester to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being organised by Chichester City Council.

The parade will step off from New Park Road at 11am on Saturday, June 4 and the route will include North Street and East Street. This will be followed by a family fun afternoon with attractions, games, refreshments and music in Priory Park from midday.

Havenstoke Park Community Picnic

On Saturday, June 4, a picnic will be held at Havenstoke Park to celebrate the Jubilee.

The Graylingwell Park Residents Association will host the event which will start at midday at the pavilion at the park.

Boxgrove Jubilee Family Fun Day

On Saturday, June 4 Boxgrove will host its Family Fun Day on the green outside of Boxgrove Village Hall from midday to 5pm.

There will be a music/magic show for the children attending from midday to 2pm and live music from the Naked Bass Band from 2pm to 5pm.

The green will also have free bouncy castles for both children and toddles alike.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will also be at the event in one of their Chichester engines, to show the children around and get the hoses out and alongside them will be some vintage fire engines and cars for visitors to have a look around.

Selsey Jubilee Jamboree

On Sunday, June 5 there will be a day of events, activities and performances for all the family in Selsey celebrating the Platinum Jubilee - including an air show at 5pm.

Picnic in the Park, Southbourne

On Sunday, June 5 there will be a 'Picnic in the Park' to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the Recreation Ground in Southbourne from 11am to 3pm. Residents will be able to take part in lots of fun and games, a dog show, and other activities.

Chichester BID Jubilee story trail

Chichester BID has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in Chichester city centre where players will not only discover seven magical characters along the route, but they also get to see them burst to life in augmented reality and take selfies and record videos with them!

This free experience, running until June 12, lets families choose what happens in the story and is completely contactless, only a smartphone is needed.

On top of the events which have been organised a number of streets in the area and organisations are also hosting their own street parties for residents.

Wellington Grange Care Home Celebrations

The bunting will be out and the flags will be flying during a ‘street party’ in the garden of the Colten Care home in Broyle Road over the specially extended Bank Holiday weekend in June.

Grove Road Street Party

On Sunday June 5 Grove Road will be hosting its own street part with music from DJ Jamie McGreal.

From 9am to 9pm the road will have many fun activities to celebrate the jubilee, including face painting, raffle and tombola.

Wellington Grange Tree Planting

As well as the garden party, Wellington Grange residents will gather for the planting of a commemorative Jubilee tree.

Westhampnett Jubilee Picnic

On June 3 from 12pm there will be a picnic on the Westhampnett Village Green

Giant games, hook a duck and jenga will be available to visitiors as well as much more.

Emsworth, Southbourne and Westbourne will be hosting a variety of events and activities in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne

In Emsworth on Saturday June 4 there will be a coin trail from 10am to 4pm.The trail will be on the Mill Pond Walk between Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club and the Emsworth Sailing Club in aid of RNLI.At 3pm there will be a service of thanksgiving for Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at St. James Church followed by a Celebration Cream Tea in St. James Church Garden.

To end the day there will be a firework display from the Mill Pond Walk over Emsworth Harbour.

On Sunday, June 5 Emsworth’s Big Street Party will take place from 12pm - 6pm in South Street Car Park.

Six foot trestle tables with chairs will be available to hire for £25 with the funds being donated to RNLI.

Entertainment for all ages, live music, face painting, best "crown" competition and Street food will be available.

The west side of the Square will be closed from 12pm to 6pm to provide an additional seating area but this will not affect Nile Street.

From Tuesday June 2 to Sunday, June 19 or Sunday, June 26 there will be a Jubilee exhibit at the Emsworth Musuem which will show how Emsworth residents have celebrated this historical event over more recent years.

There will also be many fun events and activities in Westbourne.

On Thursday June 2 there will be a beacon for the Queen’s Jubilee at 9pm The Common on Monk's Hill.On Sunday June 5 Westbourne’s Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party will be held on Church Road from 12pm to 3pm on Church Road.Southbourne will also be hosting events for the jubilee.On Thursday June 2 there will be Celebration Beacon Lighting at 9.45pm at the Prinsted Shore.From Thursday, June 2 to Monday, June 5 Southbourne will host ‘Southbourne Celebrates 70 Years, Jubilee Celebrations spread over four days in Southbourne.

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