St Albans preparing for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

STREET parties, beacon lighting, fireworks and a bonfire are just some of the events being held to make sure St Albans has a right royal knees-up during Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The four-day-long Jubilee weekend, from Saturday June 2 to Tuesday June 5, will feature a wealth of events throughout the district including a massive street party in St Peter’s Street on Monday, June 4.

Visitors can bring or buy lunch and enjoy family entertainment, a fun fair and stalls from noon.

Following music from each decade of The Queen’s reign, the day will end with a bang as the Jubilee beacon is lit on the town hall and fireworks are staged at 10pm.

On Saturday, June 2, Harpenden Common hosts a family fun day, including side stalls, from 11.30am until 5pm.

A Jubilee ball is being held in London Colney on June 2 and Redbourn will host a street party in the grounds of St Mary’s church on Sunday, June 3.

On Monday, June 4, Jersey Farm Woodland Park has a medieval jester, bouncy castle, pony display, fireworks and birds of prey among an extensive line up of entertainment, with activities from 3-11pm.

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For more information on these and other events see www.enjoystalbans.com/jubilee or phone 01727 864511.