The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime event and there are plenty of things happening across the city to celebrate it.

From music events, discos and beacon lighting, there are lots events to take part in, see and enjoy during the four day celebrations.

While lots of streets in the city are hosting private street parties there are still a range of public events people can turn up to. 

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Beacons in Oxfordshire

Beacons will be lit across the county on June 2, alongside more than 1500 beacons across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

The beacons being lit in Oxfordshire include:

  • Castle Mound, Oxford City Centre
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Henley on Thames Town Council
  • Westwell Parish Council
  • Croxden Parish Council
  • Brize Norton Parish Council
  • Highlands Farm, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford
  • Brightwell Baldwin Parish Meeting – Brightwell Baldwin
  • Grove Parish Council – Village Green, Grove
  • Appleton Village
  • Daylesford Estate, Kingham, Chipping Norton
  • Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize Parish Council – Millennium Green, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon
  • Shutford Parish Council – Jester's Hill, Swalcliffe Lea
  • Goring Heath Parish Council – close to Cold Harbour, Goring Heath
  • Faringdon
  • Swinbrook & Widford Parish Council – Tower of St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, Burford
  • The Hernes Estate – Church Field, Hernes Estate
  • Mollington Parish Council and Village Hall – Playing Field, Mollington
  • Rollright Parish Council – Great Rollright Village Hall, Great Rollright
  • Bucknell Jubilee – The Playing Field, Bucknell

Platinum Jubilee picnics

Oxford City Council is encouraging people to make use of the city’s parks to hold picnics for their friends and family.

Locations for Jubilee weekend picnics in the park include: 

  • Blackbird Leys Park
  • Botley Park
  • Bury Knowle Park
  • Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
  • Cutteslowe Park
  • Florence Park
  • Hinksey Park
  • Oxpens
  • Port Meadow
  • Rose Hill Recreation Ground
  • South Park
  • Sunnymead Park

Queens Platinum Jubilee Disco Extravaganza

Oxford Stadium is hosting a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Disco Extravaganza on June 4.

The event will feature tribute acts such as Katie Perry, Little Mix, Tom Jones, Abba and Michael Jackson.

Gates open at 4.00pm.

Plant a tree for jubilee

Oxford City Council is encouraging people to plant a tree in their garden as part of the Queen’s canopy initiative.

No end date.

Christ Church Cathedral service

A service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on June 4 at 2pm to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Civic Procession to Christ Church Cathedral

The Lord Mayor will join a civic procession to Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 4 June to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The procession will be led by bagpipe player Will Bissett as the party make their way to Christ Church Cathedral for the service to start at 2pm.

North Parade Platinum Jubilee Market

A special market with music to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The market will run from midday to 9pm on June 4.

Outside n Active Jubilee Weekend Dancehall Special

On June 3, this club event at Spirit Bar will feature DJ sets to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The event will run from 10pm to 3am.

Covered Market’s Spot the Corgi competition

Market traders have joined together to create a fun experience for all ages.

Players collect an entry card from one of the following units in the market: Jemini, Woolhound, The Garden, iScream or Wicked Chocolate.  

They then have to go around the market looking for shops displaying the ‘spot the corgi’ competition poster and look inside the shop for a picture of a corgi.

Each corgi picture has an individual letter. Once found, the shop will stamp the player’s card with their letter. Cards spell out the word ‘jubilee’.

Players then hand their completed card in to one of the shops and it will then be entered into a prize draw to win a range of goodies donated by the Covered Market traders.



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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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