The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated this week.
With two extra days off this week people are expected to gather and join in the celebrations.
Street parties are one of the most common ways events like this have been celebrated throughout history, with communities coming together bringing food and drink.
As well as the traditional street parties and other organised events, over 2,800 Platinum Jubilee beacons will be lit around the world in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign.
You can find out more about the exciting journey the beacons will take at the NewcastleWorld breakdown.
So, what street parties are happening across Newcastle?
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming celebrations.
When is the Jubilee weekend?
The official date of the Platinum Jubilee was 6 February, however, celebrations were delayed until June in the hopes of people being able to enjoy the bank holiday in nicer weather.
People across the country will have Thursday 2 June, and Friday 3 June off as a bank holiday to get a kick start on the celebrations.
What street party events are planned in Newcastle?
Harton Village Jubilee Street Party
The businesses and people of Harton village will host a street party, in honour of the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee, which aims to raise money for four local charities. There will be some table stalls at The Vigilant Pub, and family games at The Old Ship.
The charities are:
- Cancer Connections
- Charlie & Carter Foundation
- The Glen Corner Trust
- Chloe & Liam together forever trust
The party will run from 2pm to 6pm on Thursday 2 June.
Address: Harton Village Website: Street Party Event Page
Eshwin Hall Queen’s Jubilee Street Party
This Street Party is scheduled to take place from 2pm on Friday 3 June.
All are welcome and encouraged to bring their own food and drinks. There will be refreshments available included in the ticket price, as well as a raffle ticket to be in with the chance of winning the Jubilee Hamper.
Address: Eshwin Hall, Brandon Road, Durham, Co Durham, DH7 9PY Website: Street Party Event Page
Soho’s Jubilee Street Party
Price: (starting from) £24 + Booking Fee
The event will run from 12pm to 11pm on Thursday 2 June.
Included in this event will be Royal Decor, Queen Elizabeth Masks, Happy Hour prices, and much more.
The resident DJ’s will be playing the best of British music all day, afternoon and long into the evening.
Address: Soho Rooms Newcastle, 25-27 Mosley St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1YF Website: Event Page
Platinum Jubilee Street Party
Boldon Community Group will be hosting a street party to celebrate the Queen’s platinum Jubilee for locals.
The event will run from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday 4 June, and will have a range of activities including: a bouncy castle, karaoke and family challenges.
For those who would like to contribute to the party get in touch via the facebook event page.
Address: Tennyson Avenue, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9, United Kingdom Website: Event Page
Jubilee Weekend Street Party
Popular Newcastle establishment Akenside Traders will have events on every day of the Jubilee weekend with special offers including: a free Chambord Royale for every pre-booked brunch.
From 7:30pm on Thursday 2 June there will be live music and a special street style party for everyone to join in on the fun.
Address: Akenside Traders, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ Website: Event Page
Are there road closures in Newcastle?
There will be multiple road closures throughout the region this week. Check out NewcastleWorld’s breakdown of which roads across Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside will be closed and when.