The Harrogate district is preparing for a long weekend of celebrations as the Queen marks her Platinum Jubilee next month.

The country will enjoy a four-day weekend from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th June as Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service.

From ‘Jubilee Square’ on the Stray to festivities at Mother Shipton’s, here’s what’s happening in the Harrogate district to mark the occasion:

Harrogate

Jubilee Square

When? 2nd – 5th June
Where? West Park Stray

The West Park Stray is set to be the epicentre of Harrogate’s Jubilee celebrations as it is transformed into ‘Jubilee Square.’

The area will become the host of a family-friendly festival, with festivities for the whole family taking place over four days.

There will be live music, a Harrogate mastermind quiz, dog show, films and a live broadcast of the main events taking place in London on a big screen on the Stray.

And we at Your Harrogate will be broadcasting live from Jubilee Square and compering the festivities on stage!

In addition to the Jubilee Square events, six sets of street entertainers will be performing across the four days in Harrogate’s town centre, which will be dressed with more than 4km of bunting to mark the occasion.

Jubilee in the Gardens

When? 2nd – 5th June
Where? Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens – another iconic area of Harrogate – will also be hosting Jubilee festivities.

Visitors can expect a mix of live open-air music, family entertainment and activities, demonstrations and fairground rides.

In addition, an artisan market will run from Friday 3rd June for the whole weekend, offering a selection of local produce, crafts and plants, all from the Sun Colonnade.

The event is completely free to attend and has been designed to ensure under 12’s can share in the celebrations.

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea

When? 3rd & 4th June
Where? Valley Gardens
Time? 3pm

Visit Harrogate is hosting a tour around the cultural centre of Harrogate with a local guide before a memorable afternoon tea at Pal Court Cafe.

The tour will take a look at some of the many royal visits to Harrogate, with visitors discovering why Harrogate has always appealed to the aristocracy.

This experience is being hosted just twice – once at 3pm on Friday 3rd June and once at 3pm on Saturday 4th June.

BBQ Street Party

When? 2nd-5th June
Where? The Empress on the Stray

The Empress on the Stray will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee with entertainment for all the family!

They’ll be hosting a BBQ alongside face painting, Irish dancers, festival glitter, Love Pop Choir, a balloon artist and street dancers.

Joiners Arms Jubilee party

When? 4th-5th June
Where? Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall and Joiners Arms

The memorial hall in Hampsthwaite will be open from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday with all sorts of fun, from bouncy castles and hog roasts on Saturday, to raffles and afternoon tea on Sunday!

There will be live 50s and 60s music from Still Crazy from 7pm on Saturday along with a collection in aid of St.Micheal’s Hospice

Little Bird Artisan Market

When? 3rd-5th June
Where? Valley Gardens

explore the beautiful surroundings and the choice of lovingly crafted goods, brought to the market by careful selected artisan traders, including jewellery, crafts, art, candles, skincare, homeware and also local alcohol, cheese, bread, cakes, jams & pickles.

Garden Tipi Afternoon Tea

When? 3rd June 1-4pm
Where? Cedar Court Hotel

traditional afternoon tea fit for royalty in the beautiful surroundings of the garden TiPi overlooking The Stray.
£16.00 per adult
£20.00 per adult including a glass of prosecco
£8.00 per child
An extensive menu of sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot drinks will make for a gorgeous spot for afternoon tea.

Tickets must be pre-booked and are non-refundable. To book, telephone the events team: 01274 905620

 

Big Jubilee Bottomless Brunch

When? 5th June
Where? Banyan, Harrogate, 3-4 John St
Time? 12-4pm

Think bottomless brunch… but royal!
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we cordially invite you to the Banyan Big Jubilee Brunch on Sunday 5th June. Whilst the nation is celebrating the Big Jubilee Brunch, Banyan will be opening its doors and throwing a very British party of its own. So if you don’t have a street to have a party on, or you don’t know your neighbours, you can come and celebrate with us instead!
Book between 12-4pm to join us for 90 minutes of bottomless drinks and a dish from our brunch menu. Prepare for all the British paraphernalia you could wish for and a cracking Best of British soundtrack! Find out more here.

 

Jubilee Tea and Talk – VOLUNTEERS WANTED

When? 7th June
Where? Follifoot Village Hall
Time? 2-4pm

The Harrogate Charity, Supporting Older People is hosting a Tea and Talk event at Follifoot village hall as an opportunity for older people to meet new and old friends with an afternoon of tea and entertainment. Volunteers are wanted to help transport their clients to and from the event. Read more here.

 

Jubilee Drag Queen Bottomless Party

When? 2nd June
Where? Manahatta, Harrogate
Time? 7-9pm

Join us to celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday weekend with a Drag Queen Bottomless Brunch!
2 hours of live entertainment from our Queens, whilst you enjoy your favourite Manahatta dishes alongside bottomless drinks!
Get ready for lots of singing, dancing, sass and Drag Queen chaos! More info here.

 

Jubilee Concert By North Yorkshire Students

When? 17th June 7pm
Where? Harrogate Convention Centre

Concert featuring The Band of the Grenadier Guards and students from across North Yorkshire. Music from every decade of the Queen’s reign

 

Knaresborough

Jubilee Weekend at Mother Shipton’s

When? 28th May – 5th June
Where? Mother Shipton’s Cave
Time? 11am-5pm

Mother Shipton’s Cave will be hosting some Jubilee celebrations of their own, starting in May half term.

The park will be adorned with royal-themed decorations as visitors are invited to check out various giant story books and fairy-tale themed displays for photo opportunities.

You’ll also be able to sit on the Wishing Chair throne and host your own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice cream available to purchase.

New for May half term will be a brand new exhibition of fantasy creatures in the museum alongside petrified celebrity items.

Community History Festival

When? 2nd-4th June
Where? Knaresborough House

Knaresborough Town Museum presents a Community History Festival and invites you to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and enjoy:

An exhibition about the coronation and royal jubilees

Discover all about the eight exhibition zones and see amazing artefacts

Victorian school play area

Model of Knaresborough town centre and working model railway

Guided history trail

Heritage craft demonstrations

Raffle and gift stalls

Little Bird Jubilee Artisan Market Knaresborough

When? 4th June
Where? Market Place, Knaresborough
Time? 9am-3pm

Little Bird Made will be holding an outdoor artisan market to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Market Place, Knaresborough. The market will have lots of stalls, a variety of hot/cold food & drink and live entertainment for all ages. All events are free, and no booking is required.

 

Ripon

Tractor Fest at Newby Hall

When? 3rd & 4th June
Where? Newby Hall
Time? 10am-4:30pm

After a two-year break, the UK’s largest Tractor Festival returns to Newby Hall in Ripon – and it’s bigger than ever having been extended to three days over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend.

The festival attracts more than 12,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibits, from vintage tractors and modern marques, to stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles.

Tractor Fest will feature a host of entertainment, crafts, food and drink for the whole family.

Fun activities will include mini tractor driving, face painting, colouring, interactive exhibits and working machinery. There are also trade stands, crafts and a choice of street food.

Market Square

When? 2nd – 4th June
Where? Ripon Market Square
Time? 11am-11:30pm

Ripon’s Market Square will host an array of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

Visitors will be treated to live music entertainment including Punch & Judy, fairground rides and face painting.

A range of tribute acts, including one from Katherine Jenkins, will also be performing.

And on the final day, there will be a presentation of the city’s Platinum Jubilee Horn at 8:50pm – Ripon City Council’s commemoration horn for the Platinum Jubilee.

 

Boroughbridge

Great Ouseburn Garden Festival

When? 5th June
Where? Great Ouseburn Village Hall
Time? 11am-5pm

Great Ouseburn is also set to be adorned in celebratory royal bunting alongside a number of other festivities.

The village will host music from Camerata Sonora and Yorkshire Wolds Versatile Brass and food and drinks including café, pizza oven, ice cream and Pimms.

There will be children’s games and activities, a raffle, a 1950’s window trail and a TV screen with live coverage of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

 

Masham

Church Flower Display

When? 2nd June
Where? St. Mary’s Church 

Tug of War

When? 2nd June
Where? Recreation Ground
Time? 2:30pm

Come along for some 6-a-side fun in a game of tug of war on the recreation ground in Masham

Proclamation

When? 2nd June
Where? Masham Market Place Cross
Time? 2pm

hear the Jubilee Proclamation from John Todd, Town Crier on Masham Market Place Cross

Church Bells Ring

When? 2nd June
Where? St. Mary’s Church
Time? 7:30pm

a celebratory ring of Church Bells St Mary’s Church

Parade of Floats led by Reeth Brass Band

When? 3rd June
Where? Masham
Time? 1pm

leaving from I’Ansons Mill, circling Masham. Come and enjoy the music

Fancy Dress Judging

When? 3rd June
Where? Masham Market Place
Time? 2pm

Lots of fancy dress fun! prizes for ‘best’ 5yrs and under, 6yrs-10yrs, up to 16yrs, adults

BYO BBQ on the Square

When? 3rd June
Where? Masham Market Place

Time? 3pm

bring your own food and BBQ with friends on the square (dedicated veggie & gluten free BBQs available). Please bring a chair to Masham Market Place

Band on the Square 

When? 3rd June
Where? Masham Market Place
Time? 7:30pm

come and join us to listen to this local popular band ‘The Doubtful Bottle’ on Masham Market Place

Fireworks

When? 3rd June
Where? Masham Market Place
Time? 10pm

what every celebration needs at St Mary’s Churchyard to be viewed from the Market Place

Children’s Royal Crafts

When? 4th June
Where? St. Mary’s Church
Time? 10am

craft a crown with Rev Sian Lawton at St Mary’s Church

Afternoon Tea

When? 4th June
Where? St. Mary’s Church
Time? 3pm

enjoy a tasty light bite with a glass of fizz before the choir concert (£10)

Jubilee Choir Concert

When? 4th June
Where? St. Mary’s Church

come and enjoy music from members of Masham Musical Society, Singing for Fun and St Mary’s Choir (£5)

Jubilee Evening Concert

When? 4th June
Where? Masham Town Hall
Time? 7:30pm

Open to all local talent …. singers, musicians, comedians and sketch performers! Contact Ian Johnson (0752163111) if you’d like to take part. Tickets £5 available from MCO 01765 680200

The Great Get Together

When? 5th June
Where? St. Mary’s Church
Time? 12 noon

bring your own food and share at this community luncheon, tables and chairs will be provided.

 

Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge and Bewerley Jubilee Picnic in the Park

When? 4th June
Where? pateley bridge and bewerley recreation ground, low wath lane, pateley bridge, north yorkshire, hg3 5hg
Time? 12-3pm

Bring your own picnic and celebrate HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with family and friends. There will be live music, a royal fancy dress competition and a cake competition.

Afternoon Tea

When? 5th June
Where? Park road, Pateley Bridge
Time? 1-4pm

Join us for tea, coffee, savoury buffet & cake from 1pm – 4pm. Live music from 1pm. Exclusive Jubilee merchandise. Pay bar available. Raffle. Under 11s, design your own crown or corgi competition, with prizes

 

Spofforth

Children’s Afternoon tea party

When? 2nd June
Where? Spofforth Cricket Club
Time? from 2pm

fun and festivities for all with a craft tent, races, helter-skelter, bouncy castle, hook a duck, the famous Dunking Stool .. afternoon teas, barbecue … and lots more.

Ceremonial Lighting of The Beacon

When? 2nd June
Where? infront of Spofforth Castle
Time? from 9pm

lots of music and singing to accompany this classic Jubilee celebration!

A Right Royal Sparkling Tea Party

When? 3rd June
Where? Long Memorial Hall
Time? from 3pm

a tea party in aid of Platinum Spofforth and Stockeld Seniors. Tickets £10 each!

Our Royal Party in the Park

When? 4th June
Where? Spofforth Castle
Time? from 7pm

Bring your own picnic to our picnic – or enjoy a pizza from the Horsebox. There are circus entertainers, a 50’s style Band, an Oompah Band and finishing with a disco and a fireworks finale at 11.30. Tickets available now.

Family tickets – £20.00 (2 + 2), Adults – £10, Children under 5 free, Children from 5 – 16 years – £5.00.

Tickets available now from:

Robyn Farmer – robynfarmer@ymail.com;

June Geddes – June.geddes@live.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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