As the nation prepares to celebrate the unique milestone of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the first monarch to reign for 70 years, an extended weekend of celebratory activities is being coordinated by the Felixstowe Carnival Association, Felixstowe Town Council and Visit Felixstowe.
Details of the scheduled activities, which will take place over the bank holiday weekend Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June, are to be revealed in the upcoming Spring 2022 edition of the Town Council’s seasonal magazine.
As the nation comes together to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign, residents are invited to participate in the Jubilee by joining in with local events and sharing the ways they plan to mark the occasion. Street parties throughout local communities are encouraged and Suffolk County Council has waived fees for road closures to enable groups of residents to get together and celebrate with their neighbours (apply via the Suffolk County Council website by 27th March).
Details on how to arrange your own community event or street party, plus information on all the events taking place in Felixstowe across the extended bank holiday weekend will be outlined in the Town Council’s Spring magazine, with more information being added all the time to our website.
The events happening in Felixstowe are also part of this year’s Festival of Suffolk, spearheaded by the Suffolk Lieutenancy, which will be shining a spotlight on all aspects of Suffolk life to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
The Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Mark Jepson, said: “The Town Council is delighted to be supporting the Carnival Association with its exciting plans to celebrate this unique and special occasion. We would like people across the town to get in touch and let us know what they’re planning, or how they’d like to get involved with local events.”
Julie Bellamy, Chairman of the Felixstowe Carnival Association, said: “We are pleased to bring the Jubilee Carnival Weekend of celebration to Felixstowe. There will be lots of fun, displays and entertainment all weekend for everyone to enjoy.
To help deliver this fabulous one-off event we will need our happy band of volunteers. Join us and help us bring the fun and enjoyment to all.”
Sheline Gledhill, Felixstowe BID and VisitFelixstowe Manager, said: “Felixstowe loves a party and Visit Felixstowe, and Felixstowe BID, will support these celebrations wholeheartedly. Check the Visit Felixstowe website and social media for more details as they are announced and for coverage of the events as they happen. Felixstowe BID will be engaging with shopkeepers and businesses and encouraging them to decorate their windows to help create a party atmosphere in town.”
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Platinum Jubilee celebration stories and photographs can be shared via social media by using the hashtag #JubileeFelixstowe and tagging @FelixstoweTC @VisitFelixstowe on Twitter, @CarnivalAssoc, @VisitFelixstowe, @FelixstoweTC on Facebook and Instagram.