King Charles III Coronation

Saturday 6 May is the Coronation day of His Majesty King Charles III. The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside Her Majesty The Queen Consort.


Coronation weekend

There will be lots of things going on nationally and in Surrey over the weekend of Saturday 6 until Monday 8 May. We are trying to round up what events are happening, and here's what we know so far. The official details are on the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort website, including ideas and activities to help you celebrate.

Please be aware there are deadlines if you want to apply for a road closure for a street party.

The Coronation will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate. The Coronation programme will include:

Saturday 6 May

The Coronation will take place in the morning at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. There will be a procession and service.

Sunday 7 May

The "Coronation Big Lunch" across the country with a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening. The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle will showcase the country's diverse cultural heritage in music, theatre and dance.

One of the highlights of the concert will be "Lighting up the Nation", in which iconic locations across the UK will be lit up with projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations. The concert will be staged and broadcast by the BBC in front of an audience selected for free tickets via a public ballot.

Bank Holiday Monday, 8 May

"The Big Help Out" community activity.

The Coronation map - what's going on?

If you are hosting an event you can add it to the newly launched Coronation map or type in your postcode to see what's going on in your local area.

Events in Surrey

There will be lots of things going on in Surrey. Here is what we know so far, you can also check your local district and borough websites who will also be rounding up activities in your area see the links below.

Big lunches and street parties

Sunday 7 May 2023 The "Coronation Big Lunch"

The Big Lunch, which has helped to bring communities together since 2009, will be inviting communities together as part of the Kings Coronation celebrations. The Big Lunch can be as big as a street party, or as small as a garden barbecue.

Your guide to organising a street party (GOV.UK)

The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project to bring people together to meet, chat and have fun in their neighbourhoods, annually fundraising £8 million for local causes they care about.

It's about sharing food and fun during the Coronation bank holiday weekend of 6 to 8 May across the UK. Great things happen when we all get together! For tips and ideas on hosting your own Big Lunch event visit the The Big Lunch (Eden Project Communities)

Thinking of organising a street party?

If you are thinking of organising a street party or an event you will need to submit an application. This is not done via Surrey County Council, but via your local district and borough council.

If you need to apply for a road closure please allow 6 to 12 weeks before your event. See the links below to submit an application in your area.

Planned roadworks in your area can be found on the our roadworks web pages which includes an interactive map. Roadworks might impact road closures in your area.

Street party and event applications via district and borough councils

Get active in a traffic free space

Closed roads are great opportunities to not only bring communities together, but a safe place for everyone to take advantage of a traffic free zone.

Why not organise events such as skateboarding, cycling, egg and spoon races, tug of war or even a game of badminton to take advantage of your car free street.

The "Big Help Out"

Monday 8 May 2023

Monday 8 May will be a Bank Holiday. The "Big Help Out" is an opportunity for people across the UK to get involved and join in.

You can help a local group, lend a hand in your neighbourhood, organise events on the day, or sign up to volunteering. There are many national charities already signed up.

Download the App to find out what opportunities' are available in your area. Find out more on The Big Help Out website.

For more information on volunteering opportunities and voluntary organisations in Surrey visit our Be a volunteer web pages.

Other Coronation Celebration events and activities

Nominate your Coronation Champions

Celebrating the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the country by nominating a volunteer that you know for a Coronation Champions Award. Nominations close on Sunday 2 April 2023 , please see Coronation Champion Awards Volunteer Nominations on the Royal Voluntary Service website.

Events in Surrey

There are sure to be lots going on in Surrey. We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details of ways in which Surrey will be celebrating this historic event.

And do check your local district and borough web pages as listed above, who will also have details of things going on in your local area.