Falmouth and Penryn Jubilee Events
3:57pm Friday 1st June 2012 in Jubilee Events
Falmouth and Penryn will be a riot of bunting, cream teas and family friendly fun as the towns celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this Bank Holiday weekend.
Celebrations in Falmouth will be crowned by the lighting of the Falmouth Beacon on Monday evening, while in Penryn, five days of fun have been planned, including a children's royal theme fancy dress carnival and parade culminating in a street party in the town centre on Monday.
The Falmouth event at the beacon is due to starts at 7pm with children's games, before Falmouth attempts to host the world's biggest Zumba dance at 8pm. From 9pm to 10pm there will be swing classics sung by Aaron Williams.
The big finale is due to start at 10.15pm with the lighting of the beacon. The lighting will be a symbolic event, to coincide with other beacon-lighting ceremonies being across the country.
With a disco, BBQ and plenty of other entertainment on offer the event has something for all the family and everyone is welcome.
On the days running up to the big event there will be plenty on offer for even the most avid royalist. A beach banquet will be held at Gyllngvase to celebrate the Jubilee on Saturday June 2, from 11am to 5pm.
Mawnan Smith will be celebrating on Sunday, June 3, with a day of family events at Carwinion Playing Fields from 3pm.
There will be family entertainment throughout the day, with a fancy dress parade at 4pm. The theme for this will be '60 Decades of Fashion'.
There will also be a hog roast and barbecue from 5pm and 7pm, with the fun set to continue until 10pm.
Monday will see a Diamond Jubilee Garden Party at Gyllyngdune Gardens from 2pm to 6pm.
At Pendennis Castle there will be a kings and queens from the past challenge around the site, starting on Saturday, June 2. From Monday, June 4 there will be a chance for youngsters see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of royalty in a special royal-themed 'time travellers' event, with games and crafts fit for a king or queen.
On Tuesday, June 5 there will be a Jubilee lunch at Kimberly Park from 2pm to 4pm.
For anyone who wants to take a trip across the water, St Mawes will be hosting a 'Childrens Coronation' on Monday, June 4.
This full scale re-enactment of The Queen's Coronation of 1953 will be performed by the children of St Mawes School. From 12.30 pm there will be a street party on Marine Parade and Hog Roast and the unveiling of the Commemorative Jubilee Marker.
There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the day leading up to the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 10.15pm and fireworks at 10.30pm.
The jubilee also coincides with the Fal River Festival. This runs from June 1 to 10 with music, drama, arts, craft, food and drink events celebrating life on the River Fal held at various locations in the town.
The bounty of the sea is also being celebrated with the Fal Fish Festival launch at Events Square at 11am on Sunday, June 3.
Penryn is planning five full days of fun to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, starting on the Friday, June 1, with a 'Crowns and Tiaras' Ball hosted by mayor Gill Grant from 7.30pm, with entertainment from comedian Johnny Cowling.
Celebrations move to Penryn Methodist Church at the weekend, with a display of memorabilia between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, June 2.
The following day the weekly Sunday service will incorporate the mayor's civic service, at 11am, followed by refreshments. The memorabilia display will continue to run, between 2pm and 4pm that day and between 10am and 4pm on Monday, June 4.
The Monday will be the main day of events in the town, starting with bingo in the Temperance Hall between 10am and noon, followed by a two-hour lunch.
At 2.15pm a children's carnival, with royal theme fancy dress, will be judged in the Memorial Garden, before all the youngsters parade to a street party in the town centre at 2.30pm.
The free party will start at 3pm and entertainment will include live music, a bouncy castle, street entertainers and singing, plus prizes for the best decorated hat.
Guests will need to book their seats at Penryn Town Council officers and take along their own cup, saucer and small plate.
The main street will be closed between 2pm and 5.30pm, to allow this to happen.
Wrapping up the jubilee activities will be painting in the Memorial Gardens at noon on Tuesday, June 5, with Penryn Pathways offering the chance to create a mural.
In the evening a 'Right Royal Quiz' will take place at the Kings Arms for teams of four, with competitors advised to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
BUDOCK WATER After a break of many years Budock Parish Church has reinstated its Flower Festival as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the church.
Running from the Saturday, June 2 to Tuesday, June 5, the event, “A Diamond Jubilation”, will see not only the entire building decorated with flowers by members of the congregation but will also include a special Budock Village service as well as The Big Lunch.
Services, flowers, Fair Trade items and refreshments will all be available to welcome anyone who would like to visit Budock Parish Church.
MAWNAN SMITH Carwinion Playing Fields will host a day of celebrations on Sunday, June 3.
Between 3pm and 10pm, a hog roast and barbeque will be held, alongside a fancy dress parade, and a day of family entertainment.
Visitors are asked to bring along a salad or dessert.
STITHIANS On Sunday, June 3, Church Street will be closed to traffic and lined with tables for the children to have a traditional street party lunch.
Picnic plates, hot and cold drinks and cakes and buns will be available to buy from a stall outside the Seven Stars Inn.
After lunch a fun filled afternoon has been organised in the playing field.
At 5pm there will be live music on stage outside the pub with Matt Exelby, followed by Sunshine until 9pm then it's inside the pub for a fun free pub quiz.
MYLOR The main street through the village will be closed on Sunday between 11am and 5pm for a special jubilee street party.
CONSTANTINE A weekend of events will begin on Saturday, June 2, with a hog roast and fun day on the recreation ground.
On Sunday, there will be a parade through the village before a community service at the church, while Monday will see the official lighting of the village's beacon.
A big screen will also project the celebrations in London for local residents to enjoy, while the children of the parish will be given a commemorative mug to mark the occasion.
Numerous other events will be taking place throughout the weekend, including a flower festival, an art and fashion of the 50s exhibition at the Tolmen centre, and a selection of 'have a go' activities organised by the village's various community groups.
PORT NAVAS Villagers will be hosting a jubilee picnic on the quay on Tuesday, beginning at 12.30pm.