Nottinghamshire Events

Mansfield Jubilee - Burton Joyce

Lots of events and activities took place in Nottinghamshire to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

From street parties to concerts, there were lots of ways to take part.

Information about the Jubilee on Ashfield District Council's website


On Sunday 5 June, we are hosting the BIG Jubilee Lunch on Kingsway Park, Kirkby.

Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, there will be music, food and drink, stalls and activities for the whole family. 

You are invited to bring your picnic to Kingsway Park and join in the fun from 11am to 3pm. 

Please note: BBQs are not allowed on any green spaces or public areas within Ashfield

For the latest information please see the link below:

More information: Bassetlaw District Council website

(As at 12/5/22)

Thursday 2 June

Torworth Beacon Lighting, Torworth Park, DN22 8PF - from 8pm- 11pm.

The beacon in Torworth will be lit in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and will coincide with the lighting of beacons across the nation! Feel free to bring along a picnic, chairs, drinks, and enjoy chatting with neighbours and friends. Everyone welcome to this free event.

8.00pm Open. Free hot drinks and pastries
9.00pm Samantha Tindle (vocalist and resident) will sing for us
9.35pm Bagpipe music 'Diu Regnare' (recorded)
9.40pm Bugle call 'Majesty' (recorded)
9.45pm Lighting of the beacon
10.00pm You are welcome to stay and enjoy the evening, but the park must close at 23:00.

Friday 3 June

Worksop Priory

Come along to a very special service on Friday 3rd June at Worksop Priory of Our Lady & St Cuthbert Church at 10.30am, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This is going to be a wonderful occasion when we can all to come together to celebrate and give thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service.

It is a moment to give thanks to God for Her Majesty’s long reign, and a time for celebration.
Everyone welcome.

Ranskill Jubilee Festival, Ranskill Park, Mattersey Road, DN22 8NF - from 2:30pm onwards.

Saturday 4 June

Carlton in Lindrick Civic Centre, 11.00am - Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration, village fete & indoor market

Carlton in Lindrick Civic Centre are joining in the celebrations and holding our fete on Saturday 4th June 2022. Please join with your family & friends to celebrate this historic event.

They will be having all our usual activities out on the field, and some extra ones too. Please remember that with the continued support from Carlton Parish Council, our County Councillor, District Councillors and The Big Local, virtually everything on the field will be free.

There will also be the ever popular indoor market with approx. 35 stalls, from face painting & glitter tattoos to honey & jams and everything else in between.

Worksop Jubilee Celebration

The event will begin at 11am with set up from 9am.

A road closure will be in place on Potter Street from Queens Building to Eyres Furniture from 8am to 8pm. The Old Market square will be set up with table and chairs. There will be 2 Marquees, 1 will be a bar, the other will be used as cover for the public should it be needed. There will be a ‘disco’ set up with a DJ to play music during the day, though we will also be inviting school and other groups to sing using this equipment, a schedule will be put together when groups have confirmed. A number of food/drink sellers will also be placed around the square. The emergency services (if able to attend) will be placed on the middle section of Bridge Street. Forces personnel who can attend will be placed on the top section of Bridge Street along with any other groups who wish to put on demonstrations.

Throughout Bridge Street will be a circus skills workshop, craft stall and balloon modelling Queen’s Guard, we are also setting up a small area near Iceland to allow performances from the local groups using a marshalled Bluetooth PA system.

At 4pm the ‘Family’ section of the day will close and we will move into more of a party theme. The Disco will become a Karaoke and the crafts and rides will finish.

Confirmed for Saturday:

  • DJ Crystal – Disco/Karaoke
  • Air Cadets – Demo and stall
  • Army Cadets – Face painting and stall
  • Sea Cadets – Boat and sponsored Row
  • Polish School – Dance and Song
  • Zebra Dance Studio – Dance demo
  • Endeavour Dojo – Demo and stall
  • Hasan Taly – Singing

Sunday 5th June

Torworth's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

11.00am until 6.00pm.

Retford Platinum Jubilee celebrations – Save the Date!

Retford Business Forum (RBF) is organising the Retford Town Centre Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 5th June 2022. The emphasis will be on people of all ages getting together to enjoy an afternoon of community and wellbeing. The plan is for a street party, from 12noon until 6pm, on the Market Square, if the weather is good (plan A) – if the weather is not favourable, the alternative plan (plan B) will take the event into Retford Town Hall.

Under plan A, there will be tables and chairs provided on the square for people to consume their own food and drink, or to purchase from the excellent restaurants, cafes and mobile food-stalls nearby. Entertainment will be provided by a local DJ, playing music for the whole family from the seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Local singer, Jessica Mary Brett will be providing live performances during the afternoon, as will members of the Worksop Salvation Army Brass Band.

There will also be entertainment on the square for our younger members from a face-painter, crown-making workshop, and a Punch & Judy show. In the Town Hall, there will be a memory-wall, provided by Bassetlaw Museum and craft stalls, some of which we hope will have Jubilee-themed gifts and souvenirs.

If plan B is needed, the tables and chairs will move to the Town Hall, as will all of the entertainment and the number of craft stalls will be reduced. Let’s hope we don’t need plan B and it is a sunny day!

RBF is still planning the details of the day with local organisations including Bassetlaw District Council (BDC), Royal British Legion, EES Showhire, Girlguiding Retford, The Grove, Bassetlaw Museum, BDC Markets, Retford Charter Trustees, and That Girl Communications – if any other organisations would like to join the task group, please contact

RBF is very grateful for the support received from partners BDC, North Notts BID and the Retford Charter Trustees, without whom this event would not be possible.

Worksop Jubilee Celebration

Sunday will be about the celebrating of ‘The Big Lunch’, a community event designed to bring people together, as such we will be holding a street party on Old Market Square, from 10am-3pm. We are hoping local schools, halls and business will donate the use of tables and chairs, and local food suppliers will provide food for children for this giant picnic. The public will be invited to bring their own food and come together as a town. There will be Birds of Prey, fair rides and a 40 minute performance by a rock Choir, if there are any local groups who wish to provide some entertainment, they will be welcome to do so. The emergency services will again be invited to join us.

Bridge Street/Place and the Old Market Square will be decorated for the weekend.

Confirmed for Sunday

  • Wise Owl – Birds of Prey
  • Tuby Rides – Toddler Fair Rides
  • Rock Choir – 40 min entertainment

South West Notts Scouts are hosting a Platinum Jubilee Picnic and Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon.

It will be on Thursday 2nd June from 7pm to 10pm at:

Hemlock Scout Campsite
Common Lane,

It's free to attend, and will include a Jubilee picnic, sing-a-long, and beacon lighting ceremony.

The Hemlock Happening is back with an extravaganza to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, taking place over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 4 June from 1pm and the event will close with a finale firework display at 10pm. More information about the Hemlock Happening


Event When Where Cost  Contact

Kimberley Picnic In Park - Brought to you by Kimberley Town Council, KICC and KMW F.C Picnic In The Park, with live music, swing dancers, classic cars, children's fun fair, hot and cold food, bar, ice cream van and stalls.

Friday 3rd June, 11am - 5pm

Stag Football Ground, NG16 2NB

Entrance fee £2, concessions and children under 16 £1, children under 5 are free

Queens Jubilee Afternoon Tea - Afternoon tea fit for the Queen, for those 65 and over that reside in Awsworth, tea, cake, games and a good old sing song.

Friday 3rd June 2pm-5pm

Awsworth Village Hall

Free but must book tickets

Natalie on 07504556174

Awsworth Picnic In The Park - Open to all Awsworth residents, bring your own picnic, blanket and chairs to enjoy celebrating with friends and family with a variety of activities, including a bouncy castle, tombola, children's crafts, target bowls, children's cricket and much more.

Sunday 5th June, 2pm

The Lane Recreation Ground


Hayley 07913751484

The Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting - Bagpipes from 9pm, beacon will be lit at 9.15pm and refreshments will be available.

Thursday 2nd June, 8.30pm

Chapel on the Hill

Queen's Platinum Jubilee : Broxtowe Borough Council

Thursday 2 June: Beacon Lighting at Gedling Country Park 

Platinum Jubilee beacons are being lit on the evening of 2 June across the UK and Commonwealth. In Gedling we will be taking part in the celebrations by lighting the beacon at Gedling Country Park.

Carlton Brass will be performing outside Café 1899 from 8pm and the beacon will be lit at 9.45pm. Café 1899 will be offering a themed menu during this event and over the course of the Jubilee weekend.

Free lantern making kits will be available in advance from Café 1899 at Gedling Country Park, and from the Civic Centre from Friday 20 May to encourage families to attend.

This event is being sponsored by Frank Key who are providing the lighting for the path up to the beacon free of charge.

Find out more about the event 

Friday 3 June: Queens Green Canopy Tree Planting at Gedling Country Park

  • Lambley Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG4 4PE
  • Tree Planting from 2pm, Jubilee themed crafts from 1-4pm

Schools and Community Groups have been invited to take part in a community tree planting event, which is being supported by the Friends of Gedling Country Park. St John’s Ambulance Cadets will be there. Gedling Play Forum will be at the park next to the play area for the afternoon, providing free drop in Platinum Jubilee themed craft activities.

Find out more about the event

Saturday 4 June: Queens Jubilee Fair at Arnot Hill Park

  • 11am-5pm  Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6LU
  • Queen's Jubilee Fair 11am-5pm.

This event will be the focus of the Platinum Jubilee weekend and will include:

  • A stage with performances from local choirs, schools and artists, and an opportunity for local Faith and Military groups to recognise the significance of the Platinum Jubilee, and the contribution made by the Queen during her historic reign.
  • Activities and workshops around the park for all ages including a young people’s area around the youth shelter and skate park which will be supported by Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Service.
  • Fundraising and information stalls from local groups and multicultural food and drink providers.

Find out more about the event

Sunday 5 June: Big Lunch Picnic at King George V Recreation Ground

  • Hallams Lane, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6NE

Sunday 5 June is the Queens Platinum Themed Big Lunch, from 12-4pm. Residents are invited to bring their own picnic or come along for an ice cream, and join Gedling Play Forum in celebrating '70 YEARS OF PLAY.' There will be an opportunity to help create a piece of lasting art celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Look out for local businesses, who may like to provide readymade picnics or offers on food that residents can bring along on the day, to make the most of the proximity of the event to Arnold Town Centre.

Find out more about the event

Mansfield District Council are organising an event at Berry Hill Park on the 3 June -  Jubilee Proms and a Picnic in the Park. A free event, with a brass band performance, entertainment, food, and hopefully sunshine!

More information: Mansfield District Council website

Events taking place in May and June:

Tuesday 31 May

Jubilee themed craft sessions

Get crafty for the queen and help us commemorate her Platinum (70 year) Jubilee at Mansfield Museum during the school holidays.
Make, cut out and then piece back together your very own Jubilee jigsaw, free, from 10am to 12pm.

Mansfield Museum

Cultural Services

Wednesday 1 June

Jubilee themed craft sessions

Get crafty for the queen and help us commemorate her Platinum (70 year) Jubilee at Mansfield Museum during the school holidays.
Cut, colour, decorate and glue to create your unique Jubilee crown, free, from 10am to 12pm.

Mansfield Museum

Cultural Services

Thursday 2 June

Picnic in the Park event

Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic and join with us for an afternoon of entertainment provided by popular Mansfield based duo ‘The Moonshiners’ as they play a medley of toe tapping tunes.  Free refreshments along with a selection of cakes will be available throughout. 12 to 2pm, free.

Yeoman Hill Park

Mansfield Woodhouse Community Development Group

Thursday 2 June

Jubilee Tea Party

Kids will make their own picnic box and then eat it at our party table.

Sessions at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Places will be limited.

Four Seasons Shopping Centre

Four Seasons

Friday 3 June

Jubilee proms and picnic in the park

Join us from 11am to 4pm for an afternoon of live music, Punch and Judy shows, 50s style dancers, and traditional children's games plus food vendors and walkabout entertainment too. Town Centre buildings will be lit up overnight to mark the Jubilee Beacons celebrations


Berry Hill Park


Saturday 11 June

Forest Singers (choir)




Sunday 12 June

Brass Bands in the park

Thoresby Brass Band perform as part of the parks brass band programme- 2pm to 4pm. Free.

Berry Hill Park


Saturday 25 June

Forest Singers (choir)




The Big Jubilee Lunch, Southwell Minster.

On Sunday 5 June, from 12 noon - 3.30pm, the West Walk in the grounds of Southwell Minster will play host to an open-to-all street party as part of nationwide celebrations celebrating the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

More information about the Big Jubilee Lunch


Jubilee Weekend

On Thursday 2 June, there will be a Play in the Park at Sconce and Devon Park in Newark while on Friday 3 June, there will be another Play in the Park at Yew Tree Park in Ollerton. Both free to attend events have been organised by Newark and Sherwood Community Hub and take place between 1pm until 3pm.

At both events families will be able to get involved with a whole host of activities ranging from fairground games, crafts, archery and more! Those attending can also bring a picnic to sit in the hopefully sunny weather too.

On Friday 3 June there will also be a family fun day at Thorpe Oaks playing field from 2pm until 4pm with Coddington and Winthorpe Cricket Club. They’ll be organising a friendly game for all to join, plus activities with Newark and Sherwood Play support team where there’ll be crafts and balloon modelling.

On Sunday 5 June there will be a tea and cake event at Millgate Community Centre on Pelham Street in Newark. The free event starts at 1pm and finishes at 3pm. There will be Jubilee crafts, songs, food and lots more!

Other events are also taking place at the District Council Extra Care schemes with afternoon teas taking place at Gladstone House, Broadleaves and Vale View.

On Wednesday 1 June between 4pm until 6pm, the District Council is organising a free Jubilee celebration event at Chatham Court Community Hub. There will be refreshments, games and much more.

Other events the District Council is supporting on include the Southwell Minster Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June from midday to 3.30pm. The Minster’s bells will play the national anthem at 12noon to kick off the celebrations, and all guests are most welcome to join inside the Minster at 3.30pm for an Evensong service.

Local Parish Councils are planning lots of other events too from street parties to outdoor picnics, to find out what’s happening near you, check your local Parish Council website to see what's planned.

The National Civil War Centre will be getting involved too as their Family Saturday on Saturday 4 June celebrates the Jubilee with themed craft sessions. Visitors will be able to create artwork inspired by books published during the year of the coronation as well as taking part in usual Family Saturday activities including family-friendly tours and storytelling.

In addition, tourism attractions and businesses across the district will also be hosting their own exciting Jubilee events. Further details and information are available on the Visit Newark and Sherwood events calendar here:

Details of other events can be found on the Newark and Sherwood website


International Antiques & Collectors Fair in Newark at the Newark & Notts Showground on Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June

There is an International Antiques & Collectors Fair in Newark at the Newark & Notts Showground on Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June to help celebrate the Jubilee with British history and culture. 

Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee at Newark Antiques Fair this June. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee – 70 Years is the very first high-profile event to take place in this unprecedented year of celebrations marking the Queen's seventy years of service. You can indulge in thousands of Antiques, Vintage and Collectors items that represent Queen Elizabeth’s reign

Further details and ticket information below

Antique Fairs – iacf Antique & Collectors Fairs (


On Thursday 2 June, as part of a chain of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beacons, four Nottingham neighbourhoods will light their beacons, joining thousands of others throughout the nations and regions of the UK and across the Commonwealth.

  • Green’s Windmill (Sneinton): Event including live music, food and access to the Mill
  • Clifton Flower Park (Clifton): Local market stalls, and acoustic live music performances
  • Woodthorpe Park (Woodthorpe): Live Jazz band, bar, food and a children’s story tent
  • Bulwell Bogs (Bulwell): This event is by invite only and will recognise key workers who helped the community during the pandemic including live music, food, choir performance and tree planting

All beacons will be lit at 9:45pm.


Happy and Glorious - Thursday 2 June

On Thursday 2nd June 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham are kickstarting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with a concert in her honour, at Nottingham Cathedral. At the invitation of Bishop Patrick McKinney, civic dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace, will be in attendance and it promises to be a joyful musical celebration marking the extraordinary life and service of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking ahead of the event, the bishop shared his delight ‘that we can host this exciting concert at Nottingham Cathedral as a way of expressing our admiration for Queen Elizabeth in this her Platinum Jubilee Year.’

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Friday 3 June Baitul Hafeez Mosque, Sneinton

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration at Baitul Hafeez Mosque, Sneinton, Nottingham, on Friday June 3rd, 3pm. We hope to meet and have light refreshments on the lawn outside the Mosque, weather permitting. We are planning to get bouncy castles also.

It will be an informal event, with the local community also joining us.

Wilford Jubilee Festival

The Wilford Jubilee Festival will take place on Wilford Village Green from 1pm - 8pm on Sunday 5 June. It's free to attend, with music, arts and crafts, children's activities, and more.

Wilford Jubilee Festival poster


Events will be taking place in Cotgrave, Ruddington, Bingham, Gotham, East Leake, Radcliffe on Trent, Keyworth, Willoughby on the Wolds, and West Bridgford.

More information: Rushcliffe Borough Council website

Picnic in Stanton-on-the-Wolds

Residents of Stanton-on-the-Wolds are invited to bring a picnic (and their own deck chairs/blankets!) to All Saints Church, Browns Lane, Stanton-on-the-Wolds from 4pm on Sunday 5 June, where people can chat and relax in the lovely peaceful church yard.

There will be a Jubilee celebration service at 4:30pm, and if the weather is kind, this will be held outside.

All Saints Church


A Jubilee Concert to Celebrate the Commonwealth 

Nottingham Playhouse hosted a Jubilee Concert to Celebrate the Commonwealth on 28 February 2022.

It was a spectacular night of dance and music, featuring some of Nottinghamshire's brightest talents.

Nottinghamshire Show at Newark Showground

The County Show took place at Newark Showground on 14 May 2022.

A large exhibition hall, a Platinum Jubilee Exhibition was created, dedicated dedicated to the Queen’s reign in Nottinghamshire and the work of public services in the community.

The core of the exhibition, which is begin supported by Nottingham Trent University, was moved to other places during the Jubilee.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons

  • Thursday 2 June 2022

Following The Queen lighting the first Beacon, Beacons were lit all over the Country. Nottinghamshire will join regions across the UK in lighting Platinum Jubilee Beacons to celebrate the Queen's reign at:

  • Beeston Marina, Beeston
  • Bingham
  • Collingham
  • Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall Play Park, Cropwell Bishop
  • East Markham Playing Field
  • Close to Fernwood Village Hall, Fernwood
  • Gedling Country Park
  • Gotham Memorial Hall, Gotham
  • Governors’ Field, Woodborough
  • North Leverton Windmill Field
  • Orston
  • Robin Hood Hill, Oxton
  • Southwell
  • Sparrow Park, Bilsthorpe
  • Spital Farm, Blyth
  • The Green, Cotgrave
  • The Plaza, Kirkby in Ashfield
  • The Plough Car Park, Coddington
  • The Village Green, Ruddington
  • Torworth Playing Field, Torworth
  • Village Centre, Tollerton
  • Walesby Forest Activity Centre, Walesby
  • Wood Nook Recreation Ground, Selston

Veterans Big Breakfast Event 

  • Thoresby on Thursday 2 June 2022

A veterans' breakfast was held at Thoresby Courtyard, during which the Trooping of the Colour ceremony - The Queen’s Birthday Parade will be screened.


  • Breakfast Served 8.30am – 9.45am
  • (sausage and bacon rolls – vegetarian options, teas and coffee) FREE FOR VETERANS.
  • Nottinghamshire Pipes and Drums 9.15am – 9.45am
  • Live screening 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • Information stands open 8.30am – 2.30pm
  • Plus Vocal Harmony Group - Daisy Belles


  • Civilian wear - Casual
  • Military wear - MTP

Car parking:

  • Free parking – Event field, clearly signposted
  • Pay parking – Thorseby Courtyard £3 all day.

Services of Thanksgiving 

  • Sunday 5 June 2022

Services were held on Sunday 5 June 2022 in Southwell, Nottingham, Worksop, Mansfield and across the County.

Nottinghamshire Day

  • A civic event on 25 August 2022 and a public event on 27 August.

Nottinghamshire Day

For more information about Nottinghamshire events please email

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