Platinum Jubilee

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022, celebrating our Queen becoming the first British Monarch to reign for 70 years.

Join the celebrations here in Rutland, with lots of events and jubilations – the county will be full of cheer, and bunting aplenty!

The Rutland County Show will run as a special jubilee bonanza,  Rutland County Museum have a display on the Coronation Year of 1952 and many villages will be holding street parties. More details will be here when available.

Oakham are hosting a Beacon Lighting event on 2nd June at 9.45pm at Cutts Close. There will also be a fair at Cutts Close on 4th (12-8pm) & 5th (12-5pm) June with live music, food stalls, bar, fun fair and face painting.

Rutland’s Lord-Lieutenant has a useful webpage about the goings on for the Platinum Jubilee, plus there is the official Government Platinum Jubilee website featuring other ways you can get involved.

Share your celebrations with us! We’d love to see what you get up to in and around Rutland to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Below we have linked the official Platinum Jubilee Emblem for you to use and our very own Discover Rutland Social Media Photo Frame for you to use on top of your photos documenting the Jubilee in Rutland! Tag us in your photos and use #PlatinumJubileeRutland 

The Discover Rutland Social Media Photo Frame  |  The Official Platinum Jubilee Emblem

Rutland’s Royal Connections

Rutland was a traditional part of a wedding gift to Anglo-Saxon Queens. This started with Emma of Normandy, who was granted ‘Roteland’ on her marriage to King Ethelred the Unready in 1002AD. One of our villages to the extreme western edge of these lands is known as Edith Weston, this presumably derives from when Emma and Ethelred’s son, Edward the Confessor, bequeathed Rutland to his wife, Edith of Wessex in 1053.

Oakham Castle has a fascinating tradition of collecting decorative horseshoes from any visiting Monarch or Peers of the Realm. The Great Hall displays this unique collection of over 230 ornate ceremonial horseshoes, the oldest surviving one from Edward IV in 1470 to our own Queen Elizabeth II’s horseshoe taking pride of place.

There is also evidence of monarchs visiting Oakham Castle before 1470:

  • 1206 King John
  • 1219-1258 Henry III visits at least 7 times
  • 1323 Edward II
  • 1375 Edward III
  • 1378-80 Richard II

Jubilee Crafts at Rutland County Museum


Get ready for the Jubilee celebrations and make some essential decorations including bunting, crowns, flags, medals and badges.

Price from £0

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Dance at Victoria Hall


2022 marks an historic milestone, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. Celebrate and join the local community with a ‘Street Party’ at Victoria Hall where there will be:

Price from £20

Jubilee Afternoon Tea


What better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with the old English tradition of full afternoon tea at Blossoms Restaurant at Rutland Hall Hotel, Friday 3rd June 3pm-5.30pm.

The Jubilee Rutland County Show at The Rutland Showground


The Rutland Show is back! The 2022 show will take place on the Saturday 4th June during the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend and we plan to pull the crowds with all the much loved traditional agricultural show elements alongside fabulous attraction, family entertainment, great shopping, delicious food & drink and more.

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival

01/06/2022 - 05/06/2022

Married with a great Barbecue and live music throughout the Cider and Sausage festival, the atmosphere changes depending upon the time of day from relaxed and chilled during the day to vibrant and fun each evening as the party goers join in. There is always something for everyone.

Queen’s Jubilee at Belvoir Castle

04/06/2022 - 05/06/2022

Expect the best of British! Street party, delicious food and drink, British stalls, jousting, street performers, musicians and all-around entertainment!

Jubilee Weekend at The Black Bull

02/06/2022 - 05/06/2022

During the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend 2nd – 5th June we’re open all day and running some fun events.

Jubilee Crafts at Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, UK

Ferneley's Jubilee Afternoon Tea Buffet

Ferneley’s Ice Cream (The Dairy Barn Café), Whissendine Road, Leesthorpe, Melton Mowbray, UK

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Dance at Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, High Street, Oakham, UK

Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa, Oakham, UK

The Jubilee Rutland County Show at The Rutland Showground

The Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Oakham, UK

Welland Vale Jubilee Party

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations, Glaston Road, Uppingham, Oakham, UK

10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival

The Grainstore Brewery & Tap, Station Approach, Oakham, UK

Queen's Jubilee at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

Jubilee Weekend at The Black Bull

The Black Bull, Teigh Road, Market Overton, Oakham, UK