King Charles III’s coronation will be held on the 6th of May 2023. Camilla, Queen Consort, will also be crowned at the same time during the historic event, which is the first to take place in nearly 70 years following Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign.
Lots of events are happening over this historic weekend in Devon, making it the place to be. With an extra bank holiday on the Monday, why not book one of our wonderful properties and head to Devon to celebrate the coronation long weekend. Street parties will be happening all over, but if you want a more public event then why not check out one of our recommendations below.
Brixham Future Partnerships have organised six days of celebrations from the 3rd to the 6th of May. A coronation breakfast is being held on the heritage trawler, Vigilance, alongside other more public celebrations. There are music concerts being held over the weekend, a coronation parade, and fireworks. The fireworks will take place at 9pm on the 7th May to round off the historic weekend. The coronation itself is also being shown live from the Brixham Theatre if you want to watch the ceremony on a big screen. If you want to celebrate the King’s coronation weekend, then Brixham is the place to be.
On the 6th of May, join Pom Stitch Tassel for an afternoon of pom pom garland making. Create a garland worthy of a King to hang in the house or at one of the many street parties or celebrations happening over this weekend. The workshop is suitable for children aged five and over, with both adults and children welcome. Why not bring the whole family together for a crafty afternoon to start the celebrations. Be sure to book your place on their website.
Plymouth has been chosen as one of the thirty-five locations across the country to show the coronation live on the big screen. The screen will be located at the Plymouth Parade, where people can gather for free to watch the historic ceremony. There will be a party atmosphere on the Quay Square and Southside Street, with children’s activities, charity stalls and more to get involved in. Tables and chairs will be set up for people to share food and enjoy picnics whilst watching the event live. There will be live acts wrapped around the coronation event, so be sure to head to the Barbican for the whole day to not miss out on celebrating the King’s coronation weekend!
On the 6th of May, Courtenay Street will come alive with music on stage and street performers. There is free balloon modelling for children, for them to have their coronation props made. The coronation itself is being screened at the Newton Abbot Library, if you want to watch it live on the big screen. On the 7th, there will be a party in Courtenay Park from midday with a band concert, face painting, stalls and more to get involved in. Join the local people of Newton Abbot to celebration the King’s coronation weekend.
Torbay Council is holding a weekend of celebrations. From showing the Coronation on a big screen on Torre Abbey Meadows in Torquay to a firework display on Paignton seafront, there is a lot to get involved in over the King’s coronation weekend. Celebrations continue onto the Sunday with an afternoon of live entertainment and performances from local acts. The Royal Coronation Concert will also be broadcast from the big screen.
Celebrate the coronation with Kents Cavern’s resident caveman. He’s decorated the site and has been trying on lots of crowns around the place. The only problem is that he doesn’t remember where he has left them. Head to the Cavern to help him with the hunt. The hunt might work up an appetite so why not treat yourself to a Coronation Afternoon Tea at the restaurant.
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