If you are anything like me then you are getting  excited for the Jubilee! I am set to decorate the house with Red White and Blue in the next few days! 

I wanted you guys to have a place where you could see the round up of the best things coming up this weekend…

Platinum Jubilee events in Buckingham 

Celebrate Buckingham Day 

Kicking off our jam-packed Jubilee weekend is Celebrate Buckingham Day on Thursday 2nd June in Bourton Park from 11am – 3pm. Expect to see over 27 local community organisations each with their own fun activity, multiple delicious food and drink vendors and various entertainment acts. Pack your blankets and bring a chair so you can enjoy the day in comfort. 

Winslow Concert Band and Buckingham Ukulele group have got some great performances lined up along with the Brackley Morris Men. A bouncy castle and bungee run, face painter and doodle artist will also be there. You can even take a picture in our giant deck chair!

At 1pm the Town Crier will formally launch Jubilee Celebrations in Buckingham by announcing the formal proclamation.

Make sure to enter our Jubilee Dress through the Ages contest at the Buckingham Town Council stall between 11am and 12:30pm. Raid your family’s wardrobe or if you’re struggling for ideas, visit local charity shops – reuse, repurpose and recycle. There are some great prizes up for grabs for the winners of each category thanks to: Wood Bee Nice, Buckingham University Bookshop, Planet Refill, Cornwall Place Kitchen, Chafor Wine, The Little Buckingham Clinic and Discover Buckingham. 

Jubilee Platinum Beacon in Buckingham 

Later in the day, a Jubilee Platinum Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm, Thursday 2nd June, atop St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Arrive from 9.15pm for refreshments in the church. 

Music in the Market 

On Friday 3rd June Music in the Market returns to the Buckingham Market place – this fantastic event takes place for the 21st time and brings a wide selection of music from original, local music to your favourite covers from 2pm to 10pm. 

The fantastic line-up includes Buckingham Ukulele Group Udo Dölz, Crazy Heart, Muz N Jenks, Safari Boots, Mike Weston, Fraser & Toots, Ukesnaile, Brothers Homebrew and 60s Jukebox while this year’s street food traders include Go Greek and Farm Slice Pizza.

Picnic on the Pitch

Picnic on the Pitch is a completely free event and offers everybody the chance to get together and celebrate this truly historic occasion. The event takes place at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre on Saturday 4th June from 11am until 3pm.

To help you fill up your picnic baskets, there will be a small selection of food traders selling food and treats, including a bar. There will be live music from A Big Voice.co.uk – Maria Scobey, who will be performing a wide variety of popular covers across the decades, visits from Spidey and Elsa mascots and a craft tent to entertain your mini majesties. 

Street Parties and Platinum Jubilee Civic Service 

Sunday 5th June at 11 am a Civic Service will take place at St Peter & St Paul’s Church to celebrate The Queen. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.

Street parties will also be taking place across the town, with road closures in place. 

Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, Cllr. Robin Stuchbury said that “The Town Council have supported Celebrate Buckingham Day, The Platinum Jubilee Beacon, Music in the Market, Picnic on the Pitch and the Jubilee Civic Service. The Town Centre and Events Committee felt it was very important to put on a variety of events as well as support others with their own plans.

 The Town Council are facilitating Buckingham’s community celebrations of the Queen’s personal achievement of long service to the country, in a typical Buckingham way – friendly, social, and engaging which is an attribute which the community is renowned for. I know through discussing the Mayor, Cllr. Margaret Gateley, who will play a large role in supporting the community through the weekend, how much everyone is looking forward to celebrating the bank holiday weekend – we look forward to seeing you.” 

Winslow Jubilee Celebrations 

Thursday 2nd June

Day for Street parties 

8.30pm – gather at the Winslow show ground with music, bring own refreshments (No glasses please) 

Lighting of bonfire – as part of the countrywide beacon celebrations 

Friday 3rd June 

  • 2pm onwards – Winslow public hall – free admission
  • WI Tea and cakes
  • Photo exhibition of previous Jubilee Celebrations
  • Children’s arts and craft activities
  • Art Exhibition by children at the Sir Thomas Freemantle school students

Family day in Tomkins Park, 12-5pm, bring your own seating

 BBQ organised by winslow Anglo French twinning association

Winslow concert band & Sir Thomas Freemantle school buskers

Greener Winslow – exhibition and children’s activities

The Queen’s Jubilee tree planting 

Saturday 4th June 

Beer festival & classic motors show on the Winslow Showground – 11am – 5pm

£5 per adult, children under 16 are free. Bouncy castle and entertainment all day. 

Open garden – Abbotts House, Church Street 12.30 – 5.30 

Sunday 5th June 

Jubilee themed farmers market 10am – 1pm Market Square

Jubilee lunch, St Lawrence Room – 12pm-3pm, by tickets only

Civic service, 4pm St Lawerence Church 

Gawcott Jubliee Celebrations 

Jubilee Village Fete on the green – Saturday 4th June 2pm – 5pm 

Stalls, including a tombola, WI teas and Cakes, Exhibition of children’s portraits of the Queen at the Chapel, Face painting, mobile bar organised by The Crown, Music by Faster & the Toots, Commemorative Jubilee medals for all residents 

The WI flower festival will be open in Holy Trinity Church along with a display of royalty by Bobby Herring 

Sunday 5th June

10.30am – thanksgiving songs of praise at Holy Trinity Church 

12 noon – Village photograph on the Green 

12.15pm – The Jubilee Village picnic at the school field on Church Street – bring your own picnic and a comfy chair and enjoy celebrating this historic occasion with friend and Gawcott residents. Have your photograph taken on the ‘Gawcott Royal Throne!’ 

Chafor Wine – Vine Yard 

PUBLIC TOUR Thursday 2nd June at 2pm – £16pp booking not essential, pay on arrival

ATERNOON TEA & Fizz Friday 3rd June 12pm & 2pm with Pure Patisserie we have a few tables available, booking is required 

SUMMER OPEN DAY Sat 4th June 11-7pm no need to book, free entry, free wine sampling at 12.45 & 2.45, Pure Patisserie will be joining us again, food & Market stalls Nala’s Natural Nibbles, Number Twelve Jewellery & Accessories, Pembridge Farm, Pictures in Wood, Forged Fauna, From garden 2 jar, home made soaps, eco products, cakes & desserts, Bucks Wildlife Trust


Twyford’s Platinum Jubliee Celebrations 

Thursday 2nd June

Lighting of the village beacon at 9pm – BBQ from 7.30pm 

Friday 3rd June 

Parade through the village from midday then Twyfrest Rock at the Rec 

Grand Jubilee opening at 1pm with live bands until late. Lazlos school of dance, professional magician with licenced bars all day, beer, cider and gin garden, bouncy castle and hog roasts together with a tradition village fete, stalls, games and activities. Bring a jubilee picnic for the afternoon. 

Saturday 4th June

Twyford cricket club match at the rec at 12.30pm. Cream teas and Twystory coronation display / Quiz at the village hall at 2pm 

Sunday 5th June

All age service at St Mary’s Church at 9.30am

Royal quiz night in the crown at 7.30pm 

Competitions: Best royal scarecrow, Best decorated house, Best decorated cake 

Tingewick’s Jubilee Celebrations 

Sunday 5th June

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party at the rec! 

Food stalls, cakes, bar, craft stalls, raffle, childrens attractions and live music all day from Fraser & the toots, Noah’s Cape, Scarecrow, jazz numbers and Firing Line!