queen birthday

Celebrations will be occurring all over the country this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

In Gloucester this weekend there will be a summer fete in Kings Square organised by Marketing Gloucester and funded by the City Council and Kings Walk Shopping Centre. There will be plenty of free activities going on in the square, providing fun and enjoyment for all the family to show support for Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Councillor Lise Noakes, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Gloucester City Council said: “From street, garden and tea parties to picnics, BBQs and competitions, a wide variety of celebrations will take place around Great Britain to commemorate the Queens 90th birthday.  Gloucester’s celebrations will be  on Saturday 11th June and take the form of a free Summer Fete for all the family to enjoy.  Kings Square will play host to the event between 11am and 4pm, providing a great setting for families to enjoy themed arts and crafts from Junk Fish, sand pits, swing boats, a Helter Skelter (small charge), music, balloon modelling, face painting, fun fair stalls and more. ”

As well as the summer fete in Kings Square, Gloucester Cathedral will also be throwing a special summer garden party in honour of the Queen’s landmark birthday. The party will have a champagne afternoon tea in the cathedral’s secluded Garth, music and wonderful summer flowers to add to the atmosphere.  Tickets can be purchased at the Cathedral Gift Shop.  Gloucestershire Motorshow at Highnam Court is also embracing the Queen’s 90th birthday and there will be a street party theme with red, white and blue colours over the whole event,  topping it all off with a Queen tribute band.  Ticket information can be found on the Gloucestershire Motorshow website.

The first round of festivities for her Majesty’s 90th birthday occurred earlier this year in April on the Queen’s actual birthday.  To celebrate, the monarch took a walk through Windsor and lit the first of a chain of 1,000 beacons around the country, including our own on Robinswood Hill.  The second round of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations saw an official and grand celebration at Windsor Castle in May which focussed on Elizabeth II’s dedication to the commonwealth, involvement in the armed forces and touched on her love for horses with more than 900 horses taking part in the celebrations along with over 1,500 participants to deliver the spectacular show.  This weekend’s celebrations are hoping to round off some wonderful scenes of jubilation to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

Mhairi Smith, Events Director of Marketing Gloucester said:”What better way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday but a quintessentially English summer fete, and right here in the heart of the city centre. We have put together a great day for the whole family to come out and enjoy whilst honouring her Majesty the Queen’s long reign.”

To find out more about the Queen’s birthday celebrations in Gloucester please email Marketing Gloucester at: info@marketinggloucester.co.uk

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Free family fun day this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday by Shaun Moore | Gloucester News Centre - http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk/