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.
There will be lots going on nationally and in Surrey over the weekend of Saturday 6 until Monday 8 May. The official details are on the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort website, including ideas, activities and even a playlist to help you celebrate.
Events in Epsom & Ewell
If you are hosting an event, you can add it to the Coronation map or type in your postcode to see what's going on in your local area.
Here are the events we know about in Epsom & Ewell so far. We will update this page as we learn about activities so please do check back nearer the time. If you'd like us to add your event to this list, please get in touch.
The deadline to apply to hold a street party has now passed. Some streets in Epsom & Ewell will be closed for street parties.
Coronation Fete at Bourne Hall
Bourne Hall, 29 April 2023, 10am – 4pm.
Visit the Coronation Fete at Bourne Hall for Victorian-themed fun, including a Punch & Judy show, maypole dancing, dancing from the Ewell Morris Men, a gift market, Victorian Music Hall music, a tug of war, a Victorian fire engine, and lots more. There will also be a fancy dress competition – go along in your best fancy dress for a chance to win.
Picnic in the Park
Ewell Court Park, Monday 8 May, 12pm - 5pm.
Ewell Court Residents Association are putting on a Picnic and Party in Ewell Court Park. Bring your friends and chairs and have a great time. FREE entry. ABBA Tribute Band, hot dogs, refreshments, beer tent, face painting, ice cream and more.
The Coronation programme
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" is taking place 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.
The "Coronation Big Lunch"
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 Big Lunch (Eden Project Communities).
Guildford Cathedral County Service for the Coronation of King Charles III
Guildford Cathedral, Sunday 7 May at 3pm. The County Service attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Everyone is welcome to attend. Find out more here: Guildford Cathedral diary.
Bank Holiday Monday, 8 May
"The Big Help Out" community activity.
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.
Coronation Creative Challenge
The Department for Culture Media and Sport has launched a creative challenge to encourage children, young people and adults to join in the celebrations. They are inviting people to share their creations and Coronation celebration ideas by emailing email@example.com or by tagging DCMS on Twitter or Instagram. The Creative Challenge creations will be featured on the Coronation website and on social media channels. More information please see the Coronation Creative Challenge (GOV.UK) web pages.