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Dacorum celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Dacorum celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Dacorum celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

There's only one week to go until Dacorum Borough Council's celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee get started with The Platinum Party in the Park.

The Platinum Party in the Park is a free live event in Gadebridge Park on Thursday 2 June from 2pm until 10pm. Starting with the trooping of the colour through the park, they'll then be fun for all the family with free entertainment- balloon modelling, face painting, stilt walkers, magicians and caricaturists.

T Smiths Fun Fairs are also in the park all weekend providing thrill-seekers with some added excitement.

The event will be hosted by actor and comedian Andre Vincent with performances from Gobstoppers and Joanna Bordon Dance Group, live music from Glee Club, Ashlea Lauren, Vanessa Hastings, Uke Ellington & the Bandits and Too Hard to Handle, alongside comedians Howard Read, Laura Lexx and Jonny Awsum. The event will end with the lighting of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon and a firework finale.

On Saturday 4 June, Dacorum Borough Council are putting up a big screen in Gadebridge Park with an afternoon of free family films to mark the jubilee. Starting at 2pm is The Queen's Corgi followed by The BFG at 3.30pm. At 5.30pm will be The Greatest Showman sing-a-long which should help the crowds warm up their voices for the live broadcast of the Platinum Party at the Palace at 7.30pm. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy.

There are also 86 planned street party celebrations taking place across the bank holiday weekend in Dacorum.

Councillor Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services at Dacorum Borough Council, said: "This year marks a special year celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and we are bringing a packed programme of events over the long Bank Holiday weekend so that the community has plenty of opportunities to all get together and celebrate.

"The exciting programme includes the Platinum Party in the Park, Trooping of the Colour, a tree planting for the Queen's Green Canopy, lighting the Jubilee beacon and a live screening of the events taking place at Buckingham Palace. I hope to see many of you there."

For more information on the Platinum Party in the Park or the full list of events happening over the bank holiday weekend please visit

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2022 09:20 by Town Warden

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