The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.
The Jubilee Weekend features an extra Bank Holiday for the Diamond Jubilee, with the late May Bank Holiday moved one week later, thereby making a 4-day long weekend.
To find out what is happening nationally CLICK HERE
Events in Abingdon-on-Thames
There will be numerous local events that we probably don’t know about, so please let us know and we’ll keep updating this blog! Below are listed those that we HAVE been able to unearth:
Saturday 2 June
1pm – 4pm Fun in the Park and Dance Festival, in the Abbey Grounds. Free entry
2pm Children’s Treasure Hunt, St. Peter’s Church, Drayton. Refreshments, raffle, tea, cakes
Evening – Jubilee Dance at the Guildhall. 3 course buffet with wine and dancing to Nevada. Tickets £29.50 from Abingdon Information Centre
7.30pm Sunningwell Festival – 3rd Degree LeBurn and The Limitations
Sunday 3rd June
10.00am Civic Service in St Helen’s Church
12.30pm Ock St Street Party. Part of the national Big Jubilee Lunch. Open to all but you need to book a space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
6pm Bun Throwing (6000 buns!) from the County Hall Museum roof to the Market Place
7pm Proms in the Park in the Abbey Grounds (gates open at 5pm). Music starts 7pm, proms and fireworks at 9pm. Tickets £2.50/£1 from Information Centre.
7.30pm Sunningwell Festival - The David Rees Williams Trio
Monday 4th June
10.30 am Tours of Abingdon starting from the Market Place. Various themes
11.00, 12.00, 2pm County Hall Museum Tours £4/£3 Booking needed.
4pm The Big Screen – Abbey Grounds Live coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert (BBC) followed by firework display (finishes 10pm). Tickets £2.50/£1
7.30pm Sunningwell Festival - Parallel Blondie and Silver
8pm – Jubilee Beacon and Hot Air Balloons, Culham Park.
10.15pm Lighting of the Beacon – Abingdon is one in the national chain of beacons to be lit. Check council website for exact location nearer the time (Prob Market Place)
Tuesday 5th June
Morning - Service of Thanksgiving from St Paul’s Cathedral – Abbey Grounds. Free event. Refreshments, beer tent, pig roast, children’s roundabout.
7.30pm Sunningwell Festival - Spiers and Boden
Contact details for Council run events : http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/Core/AbingdonTC/Pages/Jubilee_Celebrations_2012_1.aspx
Sunningwell Festival Events : http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/abingdon/business-guide/feature/sunningwell-festival/89015
Jubilee Walks : http://www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk/eventsjubwalks.html
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