Harwich and Dovercourt present…Harwich Jubilee Bank Holiday Celebrations

Harwich Jubilee Events: there’s a fun packed programme of events taking place across Harwich and Dovercourt to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Harwich jubilee.

Thursday 2 June 2022, 12pm – 4pm
Ha’penny Pier, Harwich

To kick off Harwich Jubilee celebrations Harwich Haven Authority has organised a free fun-filled afternoon on Ha’penny Pier… enjoy live music from local favourites Fox, Wiggle and Sass, free family art activities and why not take part in the best dressed vessel competition. Visitors will also have the opportunity to get involved in a commemorate community artwork.

At 2pm, Harwich Town Crier will be joining Town Criers across the country to read a specially written proclamation signalling the lighting of the beacon later that evening. The reading will follow a civic procession by Harwich Town Council.

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Programme timings

12.15pm – 1pm – Live music from Fox, Wiggle and Sass

1.55pm – Civic procession by Harwich Town Council

2pm – Proclamation by Harwich Town Crier

2.15 – 3pm – Live music from Fox, Wiggle and Sass

3pm – Winner of Best Dressed Vessel announced


Thursday 2 June, From 9.00pm
Cliff Park, Harwich

As part of the United Kingdom’s longstanding tradition, Beacons will be lit up and down the country to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Beacon in Cliff Park will be lit by the Harwich Society at 9.45pm. The ceremony will include music played by a bugler to mark the event.


Sunday 5 June, 11.30am – 9.30pm
Cliff Park and the Park Pavilion, Harwich

Head down to Cliff Park to continue the Town’s celebrations… organised by Harwich Festival, on behalf of Harwich Town Council, there’s something for everyone!

  • Flower Show
    Featuring 14 separate categories for people of all ages to enter.
    This is the first of its kind in our town since the Queen’s Coronation celebrations.
  • A Social History Exhibition
    Featuring local events, pastimes and everyday life over the last 70 years.
    This will include special Pathe News showreels featuring the Coronation and Royal visits.
  • Music and dance at the Bandstand
    Plus a 70 years evening disco in the Flower Marquee.
  • Food and drink outlets in Cliff Park and the Park Pavilion including a Tea Tent and a Beer Tent.
  • Sports and Children’s activities in Cliff Park plus stalls from local interest groups.

The format for the day is based on ‘The Big Lunch’ idea, first introduced by The Eden Project, where communities are encouraged to come together through shared food and experience. In addition Harwich Festival wanted to encourage community involvement leading up to the event, a legacy of greater Community cohesion from the event as well as a great day.