THE nation is celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year and a host of events will be taking place across Worcestershire to mark it.

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin on Thursday, June 2 and throughout the weekend to mark the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.

Here are some of the events taking place in Worcester - if you are organising any other events, email

Beacon Lighting 

Fort Royal Hill is set host one of the 1,500 beacons across the country which will be lit on Thursday 2 June.

The family-friendly event is free to attend and consists of activities, refreshments and choir singing, starting at 7pm. 

The county has a long and unbroken tradition of lighting beacons to celebrate Jubilees, Royal weddings and coronations.

In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen, and in 2016 Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Jubilee Celebrations at The Guildhall

The Guildhall Worcester is hosting an exhibition of Royal memorabilia from June 2 to 5.

The exhibition will showcase some of the souvenirs from several Royal visitors who have been hosted at the Guildhall over the years.

Several portraits of the Royal family are displayed on the walls. 

This could be an exciting venue to spend the Queen's Jubilee as there will be lots of learning opportunities as visitors will be offered free tours throughout the day. 

Royal Revelry at The Commandery

The Commandery has organised a Royal craft-themed week to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

Between May 28 and June 5 (excluding May 30), the Commandery is inviting visitors to make their own arts and crafts crown and follow an educational trail around the museum about previous monarchs of England. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy Worcestershire

Alongside the many street parties set to take place, the Jubilee has inspired people across the nation to plant trees.

The Queen’s Green Canopy Worcestershire is a national project that encourages sustainability while celebrating the Queen's 70 years on the throne. 

Worcestershire has planted 14,380 trees so far.  

Worcester Street Parties 

Worcester News: Residents in Pinkett Street celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Picture: Worcester NewsResidents in Pinkett Street celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Picture: Worcester News

As things have started to open up after two years, residents of Worcester are excited to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.  

Residents of Worcester have submitted almost 60 applications for street parties in anticipation of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Worcester City Council has also offered grants to organise community events to mark the historic anniversary. 

A total of £30,000 has been set aside to fund decorations, events and exhibitions across the city.

Worcester’s Pinkett Street has held 12 street parties over several decades, with the first to mark VE Day in 1945.