Warwick’s Coronation Weekend

Warwick will celebrate the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort with two free entertainment-packed community events on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May, thanks to Warwick Town Council, Warwick Chamber of Trade and The Guy of Warwick Society.

Following the Coronation itself on Saturday 6th May, Market Place will host ‘Warwick’s Coronation Celebration: Party in the Square’

Warwick’s Coronation Celebration will be officially opened by The Mayor of Warwick and the Town Crier at 3pm, after the weekly Warwick Market.

The Celebration will feature live bands and entertainment reflecting their Majesties’ years of service and passions. With turfed areas and additional seating in Market Place, the Coronation Celebration will continue throughout the afternoon until 7.30pm.

The main stage in Market Place will be dressed with Royal Balcony-style swags and host acts including The Warwick Community Band, Boparater Band, Chaos Band, and also play The Official Coronation Music Playlist, which additional entertainment in the square will feature Steel Drums, food and drink stalls, and more. People are also welcome to bring an afternoon picnic and make use of the nearby pubs, restaurants and shops.

On Sunday 7th May, The Guy of Warwick Society will host the ‘Coronation Pageant,’ as part of the nationwide series of Coronation Big Lunch events.

Taking place in Pageant Gardens, off Castle Street in Warwick, the Coronation Pageant is free to attend and will run from 12.00 noon through to 5pm.

The Coronation Pageant will feature a specially commissioned performance by The Slaughter House Players, accompanied by the renowned local Folk rock act Wychwood, and welcomes people bringing their own picnics to Pegeant Gardens.

Cllr Richard Eddy, Chair of Community & Culture at Warwick Town Council said:

‘The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a time for celebration across the nation and the Commonwealth, over a weekend of special evens. When their Majesties encouraged people to spend the Coronation Weekend celebrating with friends, families and their communities, we wanted Warwick to be very much part of that. Together with the Warwick Chamber of Trade, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Warwick’s Coronation Celebration: Party in the Square’ to the town on Saturday for a fun filled afternoon party, that can be enjoyed as much as last year’s successful Jubilee celebration was'”

The free events and opening hours are:

  • Saturday 6th May, 3pm – 7.30pm: Warwick’s Coronation Celebration: Party in the Square, in Market Place, Warwick.
  • Sunday 7th May, 12 noon – 5pm: The Big Lunch: Coronation Pageant, in Pageant Gardens, Warwick.