Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Cardiff: Picnic at Huge Bute Park, Beacon Lighting and Free Festival Among City Events

Cardiff is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style as a host of events take place across the city. From the Big Jubilee picnic in Bute Park to a military music festival, there’s a lot going on in the Welsh capital over the long weekend.

The events are free, which makes the long weekend a little more affordable and promises to delight the whole family. If you want to attend a Jubilee street party or Jubilee party in Cardiff, you can find out more here.

Grab a picnic blanket, perhaps an emergency raincoat, and head to Cardiff to enjoy all the capital has to offer for the Platinum Jubilee. You can get all the latest What’s On news by signing up to our newsletter here.

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Great Jubilee Picnic in Bute Park

Sunday June 5 will be the Big Jubilee Picnic in Bute Park. You can pack a picnic, bring your family and friends and head to Cardiff’s beautiful Bute Park where there will be a giant screen showing the Platinum Jubilee Pageant live from London.

If you don’t feel like watching the show, there will also be free music and entertainment, including giant flamingos and wandering opera. There will be no food or drink on sale in Bute Park, so be sure to bring your own picnic.

When: Sunday, June 5 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Or: Bute Park, Cardiff

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The Regimental Band and the Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh will kick off the celebrations

Cardiff Bay will be alive with the sounds of the Royal Welsh Regimental Band and Corps of Drums on Thursday 2nd June. A Royal Gun Salute at Roald Dahl Plass will mark the start of the Jubilee celebrations followed by an hour of military music from the Regimental Band and the Royal Welsh Corps of Drums.

The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh is one of the few all-brass bands in the British Army and you may have seen the band perform at the Principality Stadium for rugby.

Or: Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay

When: Thursday, June 2 the festival will start at 1:15 p.m.

Beacon lighting ceremony

2,000 beacons are lit simultaneously across the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, including one in Cardiff Bay. The lighting of the beacon will take place on Thursday June 2 from 9.15pm to 9.45pm in front of the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. After the lighthouse is lit, a small firework will be fired.

Or: Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PZ

When: Thursday, June 2 9:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Jubilee Concert at Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle hosts one of Cardiff’s biggest Jubilee celebrations with the Jubilee Concert. Welsh talent will perform on stage including Aled Jones, Mike Peters, Bonnie Tyler and John Owen Jones.

Adult day tickets are priced at £32.50 and children under 16 can attend free with each paying adult. Additional under 16s cost £12.50. Children under 4 are free. Capacity is limited. Learn more here.

When: Saturday June 4

Or: Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3RB

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