It’s another bank holiday weekend on 2nd-5th June – but with a difference!! Four days of fun to celebrate the Queen’s seventy years of service.
The weekend coincides with a fabulous triple market weekend in Faversham, with markets taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be additional music and dancing provided by the Town Council to keep our shoppers and visitors entertained.
There are plenty of other events and activities happening around Faversham and Swale, so check out our blog below and see what takes your fancy!
Faversham Markets plus extra entertainment
Saturday 3rd-5th June
Friday 3rd June – Charter Market in the Market Place selling a wide selection of food, drink, plants, flowers, gifts, homewares and clothes.
Saturday 4th June – Charter Market and Best of Faversham selling locally created and grown artwork, food, drink and crafts. There will also be street entertainment on the Market Place including acoustic music and a clog dancing display!
Sunday 5th June – Antiques and Vintage Market, with a fabulous selection of furniture, paintings, jewellery, collectibles, clothing and more.
Jubilee in The Rec, Faversham
Sunday 5th June 2pm to 4pm
Faversham Recreation Ground, Park Road, Faversham ME13 8BF
Bring a picnic to Faversham Recreation Ground and listen to the stirring sounds of Faversham Mission Brass! There are two playgrounds for children of all ages to enjoy and plenty of space to run and play.
Proms in the Market Place, Faversham
Friday 3rd June from 5.30pm
A full programme of entertainment will be taking place from 5.30pm. The Faversham Gunpowder WI will be serving hot drinks, cakes and Pimms throughout the evening and The Railway Swing Band will be performing at 7.30pm
Free. Market Place, Faversham, ME13 7AE. https://favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk/community/community-events
Faversham Town Crown Trail
From 28th May, visitors will be able to spot the crowns hidden around Faversham Town centre and solve the clues to be in with a chance of a prize. Check out the Town Council’s website for details and to download a map.
Duckingham Palace at Faversham Pools
3rd July, 2-5pm
Make a splash for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Faversham Pools! There will be a barbecue, music, treasure hunt and fun family activities for all to enjoy.
Booking online essential www.bookwhen.com/favershampools
Jubilee Tea Dance for Senior Citizens, Alexander Centre, Faversham
2nd June 2022 – 12 to 3pm
To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Alexander Centre is putting on a Seniors Tea Dance, with dance instruction by Mr Meadowlark, accompanied by a delicious afternoon tea.
FREE ENTRY, although booking is essential.
The Alexander Centre, 15 – 17 Preston St, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NZ
This Sceptered Isle – A musical celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Assembly Rooms in Faversham
Faversham Music Club is hosting a long weekend of musical treats in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Tickets can be purchased on the door.
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June
This special June event weekend is 1940s themed! So feel free to come dressed for the occasion, whether that be a service uniform or a fabulous tea dress. There will be visiting themed displays from local groups to really immerse in the experience! There’s also a fabulous tea room serving cakes, drinks and refreshments. Tickets are £15 for adults, £7.50 for children over 5. (Online booking prices.)
The Warren, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8AT 01622 884254
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June
Edward Bear’s Teddy Bears Picnic. This event is aimed at young children – bring your bear and a picnic or purchase some scrummy food at the Footplate Café. There will be a treasure hunt at Kemsley Down.
For timetables and prices check out the website
Sittingbourne Viaduct Station, The Wall, Sittingbourne, ME10 2XD
Jubilee Picnic and Fete, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7NN
Saturday 4th June 1.30 to 5.00pm
The Parish Council is planning a picnic and village fete on the Recreation Ground to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be a tea tent, a variety of stalls, traditional games and a raffle. Tickets will be available in advance and on the day.
Fancy dress competition 2.00pm – The theme is ‘1952’, the year the Queen came to the throne. Further details will be in Village Voice and via Newington School. It’s time to start thinking of ideas, sewing, delving into the wardrobe or looking in charity shops.
Fun Dog Show 3.00pm
Entertainment: There will be entertainment with a 1950s theme. The Newington Concert Party will be providing some of the live music.
Entrance is free.
Rose Street Cottage Coronation/Jubilee Collectibles Exhibition, Sheerness
2nd June to 4th June
Rose Street Cottage will have an exhibition of Coronation/Jubilee collectables celebrating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Rose Street Cottage and its two neighbouring properties are the only remaining homes of a number that were built for Sheerness Dockyard workers in the 18th and 19th centuries – often using timber “Chips” from the docks. They are weather boarded, roofed with Welsh slate and are Grade II listed.
Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, 10 Rose Street, Sheerness Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Opening hours 11am to 3pm
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lighting of the Queenborough Beacon Ceremony
Thursday 2nd June at 9.15pm
Queenborough will join the nation in lighting a beacon for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2nd June on Crundalls Wharf at 9.15pm. An event coordinated by Queenborough Town Council.
Crundalls Wharf , Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, ME11 5EL
Swale Vehicle Enthusiasts Club Annual Show, Sheerness
Saturday 5th June 2022 10am to 3pm
A wide range of classic vehicles on show, trade stands, food and bar, all profits to go to local charities and causes
Sheppey Sports Club, off Queenborough Road, Halfway, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3DB
Entry: Adults £3, under 18s £1, under 5s free
Queenborough Castle Site Platinum Jubilee Picnic
Sunday 5th June 2022 between 2 pm and 6 pm
Pack a picnic fit for royalty and join the Jubilee celebrations on the grounds where a once magnificent castle stood in Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey. Make sure you pack a bottle of bubbly and let the merriment flow.
Queenborough Castle Site, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent ME11 5AS