Coronation celebration events
Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen Consort
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a time for celebration across the nation and the Commonwealth, over a weekend of special events:
- Saturday 6 May 2023 - the Coronation Ceremony takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 6 to 8 May 2023 - the Coronation Big Lunch up and down the country and across the Commonwealth.
- Sunday 7 May 2023 - a spectacular Coronation Concert will be performed at Windsor Castle with iconic locations across the UK lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
- Monday 8 May 2023 - a special Bank Holiday has been proclaimed by the Prime Minister in honour of the Coronation, giving everyone the opportunity to join in with their communities and good causes through Big Help Out. activities.
The official organisers of the celebrations have created The Coronation website giving all the information you may need to know about the celebrations taking place.
The UK has a long history of holding street parties to celebrate significant national events. You can organise a street party for you and your neighbours without requiring a licence. You may need a temporary event notice and special event trader consents; more guidance on this is given on our Street parties or fetes page.
The government have also written a guide on organising a street party, which you should follow.
You can share your street party event on the official Coronation website .
You will need to apply at least one month before the event to Nottinghamshire County Council if you will require a road to be closed or if your event will affect access to other public roads or pavements.
It may not be possible to close a road where access requirements need to be maintained. The County Council will discuss alternatives with you directly.
If your application is successful Nottinghamshire County Council, in partnership with Via, will supply a set of signs for a ‘standard’ road closure free of charge.
Coronation Big Lunch
The Coronation Big Lunch takes place from 6 to 8 May 2023, and is a nationwide celebration of neighbourhoods and communities.
You can sign up to receive a free information pack on how you can organise your street party as part of the Coronation Big Lunch event with ideas, top tips, practical advice and loads more.
Big Help Out
From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to supporting some of the UK’s best-known national charities, the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May will give everyone an opportunity to join in.
Hundreds of activities are planned for the day by local community groups, organisations and charities including The Scouts, Royal Voluntary Service, National Trust and RNLI.
Run a charity and want to get involved? Find out more and join a range of national and local charities already signed up at the Big Help Out website.
Funding is available of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme.
National Lottery Awards for All does not have a deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding; applications for the Coronation weekend should be made as soon as possible. All funding criteria and terms and conditions are available on the National Lottery Community fund website.