This year, Burgess Hill Town Council is proud to present its five-day festival, celebrating the Queen’s illustrious reign. The Jubilee Fest will run from the 1st to the 5th of June, and promises to have fun-packed activities for the entire family.
Our range of children’s activities will have something for all ages, with inflatables at Wowzer Wednesday, tile-painting workshops at the Arts and Crafts sessions (funded by Arts Council England), and DJ workshops at ‘Skate Fest’.
Fancy something a little more grown up – why don’t you pop along to one of the evening events? From Jubilee Jest, a comedy evening featuring Angelos Epithemou, to Quiz Night at the Woolpack, the options are almost endless!
There will be fun for all the family at some of our larger celebrations! Burnside Community Centre’s Jubilee Celebration will be kicking off Jubilee Fest with a bang, with a drama performance, raffle and music from the years of the Queen’s reign! There will even be a performance of ‘God Save The Queen’, in Makaton – featuring Mid Sussex Brass Band.
Bring your singing voices along to the Live Music Concert on-stage in St John’s Park, with performances from The Spinettes, Tobias Alexander and Dan Russell! Burgess Hill Bonfire Society will also be in attendance providing a Hog Roast, and lighting the Beacon, following a piper’s rendition of ‘Diu Regnare’.
Wheels Through the Years will be an exciting event for all with a multitude of vehicles, from the Weald Classic Vehicle Club, on display at Fairfield Recreation Ground. For the adventurous, there will be the opportunity to try out Petanque, crazy golf and a range of children’s activities! The 7th Scouts will also be providing a BBQ.
Party in the Park will return with an afternoon of entertainment from local bands, with food provided by Burgess Hill Bonfire Society and a bouncy castle for the kids!
After something a little more refined? Why not book in to the Senior Citizen’s Tea Party, where you can enjoy afternoon tea and musical entertainment at St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre. The French Market will also be returning to Church Walk with a range of traditional French food stalls. For Shakespeare fans, a production of ‘As You Like It’ will be held at Burgess Hill School for Girls, performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
If you’re planning your own Jubilee celebration, we’d love to see it! Send in your photos of your street parties and be in with the chance to be crowned ‘Best Decorated Street’. We’ve made some fantastic invites for you to download and share with your street…> Link to Street Party Invites
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To find out more about national celebrations for the Jubilee, visit the Royal Family webpage.