Start planning ahead to celebrate the Kings Coronation

Wednesday, 15 March, 2023

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May with Bank Holiday Monday on 8 May 2023. 

The UK has a long and proud history of organised street parties to celebrate national events.  

If you and your neighbours are planning a street party to mark this historic occasion, you need to start preparing now. 

If you would like to organise your own street party you will need to apply for a road closure at least six weeks before the date of the event. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 March.

Visit our website where you can find helpful tips and information on how to organise a street party.

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL said, “The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in May will be a huge historic milestone and I would like to encourage streets, communities, friends, and families to celebrate the Coronation together.

“We want to do all we can to make the process of organising a street party as simple as possible and ensure our local celebrations are happy and safe events.  I urge anyone thinking of holding a street party to apply before the closing date of Friday 24 March."

The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May.

Keep an eye on the Coronation website for national events or local events near you.

Please note: If you are organising a street party and want a road to be closed, you will need permission – more information can be found here Events on, or Impacting the Highway | Hampshire County Council (  

You will also need permission from Hampshire County Council if you wish to display a banner – more information can be found here

Apply for a banner consent | Hampshire County Council (

Extra information

The Coronation website which provides information about the weekend of special events from 6–8 May to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort can be found here.

The site includes information about the ceremony on Saturday 6 May, how individuals and organisations can get involved through street parties, Coronation Big Lunches and the volunteering drive on Monday 8 May known as The Big Help Out.  

If your local charity, community or faith group is holding an event in the area, please share details about it on the interactive map on the Coronation website. Use the weekend as an opportunity to highlight the positive benefits of volunteering as part of a bid to use the Coronation weekend to increase the number of people engaged in supporting local and national charities.