Platinum Jubilee events in Horsham town centre

There's lots going on in Horsham town centre over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, especially on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the weekend.

Visit our Horsham District Jubilee events page if you are looking for events further afield.

Jubilee road closures in Horsham

See the full list of authorised Jubilee event road closures.

Jubilee Proclamation
Thursday 2 June, 2pm

Horsham's Carfax Bandstand

Join people across the country and Commonwealth at exactly 2pm to hear the official Queen's Platinum Jubilee proclamation, read in Horsham by the Council's Chairman, Cllr Kate Rowbottom, followed by a raising of the Jubilee flag near the Carfax War Memorial.

Jubilee proclamation Thursday 2 June Carfax

Beacon lighting ceremony
Thursday 2 June, from 9.30pm

The Capitol Horsham

At 9.45pm over 1,500 Platinum Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the UK and Commonwealth on the first evening of the four-day Jubilee Weekend.

Join us as we light our own ceremonial Beacon at The Capitol. The event will be supported by a Bugler, a Piper playing ‘Diu Regnare’ and the Big Notes Choir singing  ‘Song for the Commonwealth’, both musical pieces commissioned nationally for the Jubilee celebrations.

Beacon lighting Thursday 2 June

Jubilee Street Party
Friday 3 June, 12pm til late

Horsham's Carfax

Enjoy  live music from the bandstand, arts & crafts activities, family entertainment, delicious street food and local ales, plus special offers and prizes to be won at The Capitol's pop-up Box Office* that will be in the centre of town throughout the day. Look out for Cinderella's carriage and other surprises to get you in the mood for our Christmas pantomime later this year at The Capitol!

Jubilee Street Party Friday 3 June 12 til late

There will also be a very special awards ceremony for our amazing volunteers who have worked so hard across the District for us all - see below. The day will end with an evening filled with brilliant music to get you in the dancing mood and carry the Jubilee party on under the stars. No need to book - just turn up and enjoy!  Read the bandstand line up for the afternoon and evening

* Please note that The Capitol on North Street will be closed on this day.

Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2022
Friday 3 June, 1.45-2.15pm

Carfax Bandstand

A special awards ceremony for our amazing Horsham District volunteers whose work plays a fundamental part of what makes Horsham District such a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

Find out more about these special awards

Volunteer Awards Friday 3 June 2022 1.45pm

Coronation Crafts

Thursday 2 June- Sunday 5 June, 11am-3pm, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

Drop into Horsham Museum and enjoy making Coronation-themed crafts over the extended bank holiday weekend to celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday and every day over the bank holiday weekend, 10am-4pm with free admission.
Craft event admission:  £1 per person.

Coronation Crafts at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

Community events

Many local community groups and parish councils are organising their own events over the Bank Holiday weekend. To find out what's on in your area, contact your local parish council or see if your local community has registered their event on the national Platinum Jubilee events map.

If you are planning an event, whether a public or a private street party, we would love to see your event registered on the national map so that your local community can see what events are planned in your area.
Register your event online.