Skip to main content

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

27 May 2022

West Princes Street Gardens will host a special free event in the capital to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

On Sunday 5 June, Edinburgh’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration will coincide with celebrations taking place around the country as the nation marks the Queen's 70-year reign with a special extended bank holiday weekend.

The Jubilee Celebration is a free event, open to the people of Edinburgh and its visitors who are all invited to dust off their best picnic blanket for a fun-filled event with live music performed by the world-famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, fantastic local Love Music Community Choir and a special Edinburgh Festival Carnival performance just for the occasion.

The live entertainment will begin from 12.30pm followed by the Platinum Jubilee Pageant broadcast live from London being shown on big screen in the gardens.

Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon will be BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) presenter Mark McKenzie.

The big screen has been supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

People are encouraged to bring their own picnics, however, the Scott’s café will be open and can provide take-away food and beverages.

Further details about the Jubilee beacon at Edinburgh Castle are available on the Council website