Coronation Celebrations

Communities and residents are invited to support the local celebrations marking the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 6th May 2023, the first of three days of celebrations as towns, parishes and communities across the country are invited to come together and celebrate the historic occasion.

Join Northampton Town Council, West Northamptonshire Council, Northampton BID and Delaprè Abbey for this momentous occasion over the bank holiday weekend of special events and activities. Plans are under way to organise a packed schedule of festivities from 6th to 8th May, including a Coronation Community Festival street party with big screens in Northampton town centre on the Saturday between 10am - 4pm, a Coronation Big Lunch and Afterparty at Delaprè Abbey on the Sunday from 12pm - 10:30pm and local volunteering opportunities for the Coronation Big Help Out on Bank Holiday Monday.

The free events, will feature live music, activities and arts performances and the chance to watch the national coronation celebrations live on big screens, promising to be the place to be for families, friends and the community to come together and enjoy the festivities.

Find out more in the events tabs below.

Further information on the arrangements will be available in the coming weeks along with details on how local community groups, businesses and organisations can get involved through a range of fantastic opportunities across the weekend.

In the run-up to the weekend, plans are also under way by multi-faith groups to organise a countywide Coronation Service at All Saints' Church in Northampton on 30th April.

To support residents, businesses and local communities celebrate this historic occasion, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has set up a digital hub for all the guidance and information residents need for holding community events or street parties.
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Communities considering to close a road to celebrate the Coronation may need to apply for a temporary road closure - although there is no charge for the applications from 6th – 8th May, they should be made by Monday 27th March 2023. Communities planning larger parties are also urged to let the Council know about the event to check issues such as licensing, safety and traffic management.

National events planned to celebrate the Coronation include:
• Saturday 6th May: Coronation Service and procession, Buckingham Palace balcony appearance by members of The Royal Family
• Sunday 7th May: Coronation Concert and lightshow at Windsor Castle, Coronation 'Big Lunch' parties.
• Monday 8th May: Big Help Out encouraging people to get involved in local volunteering.

The HM Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson Esq, who represents the King in the county, said:
"The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a huge milestone in our history. The weekend of events will bring people together to celebrate our Monarchy and the mixture of tradition and modernity, culture and community that makes our country great."


Last updated: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 21:41