Celebrating the King’s Coronation

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This May marks the Coronation of a new Monarch, His Majesty King Charles III. It is the first coronation since Her Late majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

It will be celebrated across the country and marked with a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023.

Applications for street parties have now closed.

Community events

Street parties are just some of the exciting things taking place in Harrow to celebrate the King’s Coronation. There’ll be lots to see and do - we will be sharing more details in the coming weeks. 

The Coronation Big Lunch

Get inspiration for your street parties by ordering your Coronation Big Lunch pack  

Windsor Castle Workshop

4 April at Kenton, Pinner and Stanmore libraries
5 April at Greenhill, Roxeth and Wealdstone libraries

Windsor Castle is coming to Harrow Libraries! We’ll be discovering all about the Castle’s history and its development from wooden fortress to a stone palace! There will be an opportunity to view objects from the Castle collections, including some child-sized armour and imagine what it was like to be trained as a knight. Pre-Booking online is essential. For ages 7 to 11. For details see Events and Activities at Harrow Libraries

Crown making craft activity

29 April at Pinner, Stanmore and Roxeth libraries

Celebrate the coronation in style with this crown making craft activity for little princes and princesses aged 5 to 9 years.

The King’s Coronation Parade

5 May, 10.30am at Harrow Town Centre

Children from local schools will parade along St Anns Road, Harrow dressed as Kings and Queens. The parade will be led by a small band, starting and finishing at Katie's Statue. At the end of the parade the best dressed King and Queen will sit on our custom built throne and be awarded prizes.

Coronations in Harrow exhibition

5 May – 2 July, at Headstone Manor & Museum

Archives and objects will be held at the museum to explore the celebrations of Coronations in Harrow both past and present. A commemorative book will be produced for the exhibition and will be available at Harrow libraries.

Coronation Beacon Lighting

6 May, 7.30pm at Hatch End Playing Fields

On the weekend of the Coronation of King Charles III, the Mayor of Harrow will be taking part in a beacon lighting ceremony at Hatch End Playing Fields – via Harrow Arts Centre car park. The event will start at 7.45pm with speeches and entertainment, followed by the beacon lighting at 8pm.

The Coronation Concert

7 May at Windsor Castle 

The centrepiece of the Coronation Concert, ‘Lighting up the Nation’, will see the country join together in celebration boroughs across the country are lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.

Coronation Celebration Day

8 May, 12pm - 5pm, From £2.50 at Headstone Manor & Museum

 A jam-packed fun day for all the family! Expect live performances, such as a royal show, circus skills and medieval dancing to interactive games, a magic workshop and sword fighting. There will also be fairground rides, community stalls and lots of food and drink. Book your tickets online and receive a free Union Jack flag on entry. www.headstonemanor.org 

The Big Help Out

8 May

From rolling up your sleeves and helping a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities – this day will be your chance to give back to your local community. www.thebighelpout.org.uk

Coronation Civic Service

11 June, 2.30pm for 3pm at the Borough Church of St Mary, Harrow-on-the-Hill

More details to follow.