Cornwall will be celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III in style after 40 communities applied for permission to hold street parties to mark the occasion.

Cornwall Council has confirmed this is the number of events which have been organised ahead of the Coronation on the weekend of May 6.

People wanting to organise events which require a road closure have run out of time to apply to the council as it requires 12 weeks’ notice in order for arrangements to be put in place. However, whilst a number of street parties have been organised there will be many more events which do not require a road closure.

The tradition of street parties in the UK is believed to have started as a mass event in 1919 when Peace Teas were held all over the country to mark Peace Day on July 19, 1919 to celebrate the end of the First World War. However, whilst this was the first recorded mass event there had been local events with street parties before 1919.

Since then street parties have continued to be a tradition to mark major national events including VE and VJ Days, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, The Queen’s silver, golden, diamond and platinum jubilees; and multiple royal weddings.


This year’s events have been organised to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on May 6 with parties being held across the bank holiday weekend. The Eden Project’s Big Lunch is also being held across the country to mark the Coronation.

Below is a list of some of the Coronation parties which have been registered with Cornwall Council and require a road closure. This list is not exhaustive as not all events have yet been added to the council’s mapping system. Times stated are those which the road closures have been applied for and may differ to the event times.

Bonython Road, Newquay, Sunday May 7, 11am to 9.30pm

Claremont Road, Redruth, Sunday May 7, Noon to 11pm

Lelant Meadows, Lelant, Saturday May 6, Noon to 10pm

Levant Road, Pendeen, Sunday May 7, Noon to 3pm

Church Road, Madron, Sunday May 7, 10.30am to 9pm

Fore Street, Goldsithney, Saturday May 6, 9am to Monday May 8, 9pm

Lanlivery, Monday May 8, Noon to 4pm

Queen Street, Lostwithiel, Monday May 8, 11am to 9pm

St Tudy Village Tea, Sunday May 7, Noon to Midnight

Fore Street, Bodmin, Saturday May 6, 8am to Sunday May 7, 6pm

Cross Street, Wadebridge (Big Lunch event) Sunday May 7, 8am to 8pm

Allen Park, St Kew, Saturday May 6, 11am to 4pm

Dennis Road, Padstow, Sunday May 7, 6am to midnight

The Green Lane, St Erth, Sunday May 7, 10am to 10pm

Godolphin Cross, Sunday May 7, 2pm to 7.30pm

Mount Lidden Street, Penzance, Monday May 8, 10am to 9pm

Lansdowne Road, Falmouth, Monday May 8, 10.30am to 6pm

Probus, Sunday May 7, 10am to 6pm

Harrison Terrace, Truro, Sunday May 7, Noon to 6pm

Bosvigo Gardens, Truro, Sunday May 7, 11am to 6pm

St Anthony Way, Falmouth, Sunday May 7, 11am to 4pm

Coventry Road, Flushing, Sunday May 7, 10am to 8pm

School Lane, Marazion, Friday, May 5, 10am to 4pm