Celebrations will be taking place throughout the country over the next few weeks to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years on the throne. On February 6 this year, the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

Marked with a special, four-day bank holiday from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June gives members of the community a chance to celebrate this historic milestone. There is lots happening around the borough, from tea parties and garden fetes.

We’ve put together a selection of events that are taking place around the borough, so you can easily find out what’s happening near to you. If anyone is hosting an event which is not listed, please upload your event information at https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/event-submission/

Cllr Paul Skinner, Leader of the Council, said: “This unique milestone for the country, celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s reign and our community showing their true support is fantastic to see.

“The events that people are organising whether it be in the town or a neighbouring village or as a street or a private cluster of houses, we can see that the communities within Boston Borough are marking this special bank holiday with support and respect. I have no doubt that as many people that can will make the most of this special, four-day weekend, bringing people together safely in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.

And let’s not forget the great events that have already been happening across our schools and our community tree planting events.”

Arranging Community Events are pleased to present a Jubilee Party in the Market Place – Boston
Sunday 5th June, 1pm to 10pm
Market Place, Boston, PE21 6NF
A free event for the people of Boston sponsored by local businesses and community groups. With live music all day and headline acts in the evening with performances from Bryan Richardson, Skai, Kirton Brass Band, Boston Ukulele Group, Matty Haynes, Tony Memphis King and finishing the evening off with Supersonic Queen.
There will be free face painting, free children’s rides and activities. BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be broadcasting live from the Market Place from 10am to 2pm. There will be a bar and food available throughout the event.
Arranged by the Arranging Community Events Group, Boston. The group are looking for extra volunteers to help on the day and the lead up to the event so if you are interested please email arrangingcommunityevents@btinternet.com

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fun Day – Fishtoft
Thursday 2nd June
Fishtoft Playing Field, Church Green Road, Fishtoft, Boston PE21 0RR
A community fun day to celebrate the Queens Jubilee; children’s entertainment, the DreamBelles and other musical entertainment, inflatable assault course, games and competitions. There will be a bar and food available throughout the day.

Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park – Kirton
Saturday 4th June, 1pm to 10pm
Kirton Town Hall Green & St Peter & St Paul Church grounds, Station Road, Kirton, Lincolnshire, PE20 1LD
Picnic in the Park for an afternoon and evening of entertainment and fun. There will be Jubilee tree planting, live music, including Matty Haynes and other artists, bouncy castles, games, stalls, burger van, ice creams, face painting, tarot reading, raffles and lots more. This event will be held on the Green behind the Town Hall and in the Grounds of the Church Yard. Please feel free to call in anytime you want on the day. Join with your picnic and settle down for the afternoon and evening in honour of our Queen’s Jubilee. All residents are invited to attend.  This is an open event and not ticketed.

Frampton Jubilee Celebrations and Lighting of the Beacon
Frampton Roads, Frampton, BOSTON, Lincs, PE20 1AD
10am to 12.30pm – Free coffee morning at St Michael’s Church and Souvenir
2pm to 4pm – Afternoon Tea, hosted by Frampton WI at Frampton Village Hall
5.30pm to 7.45pm – Live music and Hog Roast at St Mary’s Church (supplied free of charge to the community by Frampton Parish Council).
7.45pm – A Service of Celebration with Jubilee Songs of Praise at St Mary’s Church
8pm – Procession on foot to the Beacon approx 1 Mile (Transport provided for those unable to walk).
9.45pm – Lighting of the Beacon.

Trooping of the colour
Thursday 2nd June, 10am to noon
Wyberton Community Centre (Parish Hall), London Rd, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7DE
Watch on the big screen Trooping of the colour with refreshments including cake.

Children’s Fun, Sports and Picnic
Thursday 2nd June, 2pm to 5pm
Wyberton Sports & Social Club, Causeway, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7BS
Family fun packed afternoon with children’s activities bring your own picnic.

The Queen’s Thanksgiving
Friday 3rd June, 10am to noon
Wyberton Community Centre (Parish Hall), London Rd, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7DE
Watch on the big screen The Queens Thanksgiving live from St Paul’s Cathedral, refreshments including cake.

Open Air Jubilee Praise
Friday 3rd June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Wyberton Community Green (rear of Parish Hall), London Rd, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7DE

Family Fun Day – Wyberton
Saturday 4th June, 12 noon to 6pm
Wyberton Sports & Social Club, Causeway, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7BS
A family packed fund day with inflatables, refreshments, karaoke, and children’s craft stalls, BBQ, children’s lucky dip.

Big Jubilee Picnic lunch
Sunday 5th June, 12 noon to 4pm
Wyberton Community Green (rear of Parish Hall), London Rd, Wyberton, Boston PE21 7DE
Bring your own picnic, entertainment for all the family. Prizes for the most royal table and best dressed royalty.
Book a table – 01205 351450 or visit the parish clerk (Val Austin) Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 12.30pm

Lego Club – Chariots and Palaces fit for a Queen
Monday 30th May to Saturday 4th June, 9am to 3.30pm, closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June
Boston Library, County Hall, Boston PE21 6DY
Design a chariot or palace suitable for Her Royal Highness, take a photo and we will print it to put up on our wall.

Coding Club – The Royal Way
Tuesday 31st May, 2pm to 4pm
Boston Library, County Hall, Boston PE21 6DY
Code yourself a game with characters from the Royal Family. Suitable for ages 7-11 years. Places are strictly limited so please book your place.

Royal Coffee Morning
Wednesday 1st June, 10am to 12 noon
Boston Library, County Hall, Boston PE21 6DY
Join for a cuppa and a slice of cake or a scone and help us to raise money for Centrepoint Outreach.

Make a Corgi
Saturday 28th May to Saturday 4th June, 9am to 5pm
Boston Library, County Hall, Boston PE21 6DY
Free Make a Corgi Craft Pack. All materials needed are provided in the pack, except scissors and glue. For your free pack nip to Boston Library to collect.

On Monday 11th July there will be the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay. Boston is one of hundreds of areas across the country that will receive a visit from the Queen’s Baton Relay. More information on this will be announced on the lead up to the event.

For other events that may be taking place in your area please keep at look out on social media, your local churches websites and on the official Government website at https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events/