Next month marks a huge event in the UK, as the country will celebrate 70 years of the Queen sitting on the throne. To mark the occasion, the government have announced a four-day weekend with two bank holidays on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3.
The actual date of the Platinum Jubilee, was Sunday, February 6; however next month, the extended weekend is sure to see celebrations takeover the country. There is plenty going on across the UK, from a Red Arrows display and Ed Sheeran signing the National Anthem are among the bank holiday highlights to stick in your diary.
And Bristol is no exception; the city is sure to welcome a host of events, including street parties that can be enjoyed by all. And those in South Gloucestershire, which include 33 local authority-funded festivities.
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As well as this, the Queens Baton which is making an international journey will also stop in the South West. Those wishing to experience the festive fun can spot it in South Gloucestershire on Tuesday July 5.
Europe’s largest street art festival Upfest will also be taking place over the bank holiday weekend. The event is taking place in and brand new location for 2022 and will welcome a huge host of street painting and fun and family friendly events.
Celebrations have already taken place on the grounds of Windsor Castle, which saw more than 500 horses and 1000 performers create a 90-minute piece of ‘spellbinding arena theatre’. And there are more celebrations to come, here’s everything you need to know.
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