Thousands of people across Cornwall are expected to come together to celebrate the upcoming Coronation over the special bank holiday weekend.

To celebrate this historic and momentous occasion of King Charles III and his wife Camilla officially becoming King and Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realm, street parties, big picnics and other events will take place over the weekend starting May 6 in locations across the Duchy.

This is our round-up of what is happening during the Coronation weekend and where:


​Saturday, May 6


A celebration at the Princess Pavilion, with cream teas, a special lunch menu and youth performances on the bandstand from 12pm. Bar and cafe open from 10am.


There is a waterside flotilla of various boats made up of the Penryn Rowing Club, Falmouth Shrimper Owners and The Sea Cadets which will start from Exchequer Quay and then bring the 'King and Queen' up the river to Penryn. 

There will also be live music throughout the event as well as a Coronation beacon being lit and refreshments from Café on the Quay. This event will start at 4.30pm and finish at 6.30pm.


Live streaming of the Coronation in The Stithians Centre, Coronation tree dedication in Stithians Playing Fields, dedication of new path in Stithians Playing Field.

Sunday, May 7


The Seven Stars Pub in Falmouth will be hosting a Coronation Big Lunch and a ‘Cake fit for a King’ competition for a day full of celebrations.

The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Dunstanville Terrace will host a big picnic with people bringing their own lunch and a plate to share. The local community are invited to join as well as members of the club. The event starts at 12 noon and will go on throughout the day. The club house and lawn will be decorated with bunting and flags.


St Gulvias Church Coronation Service starts the celebrations at 10am followed by ‘Party in the Park’ at Trelawney Gardens, Penryn from 1pm to 5pm. Live music and entertainment and activities for all ages will take place throughout the afternoon. A licensed bar will also be on site and free ice cream and sweets for the children will be available.


The Mermaids, Mylor and Flushing WI are organising a ‘Picnic in the Park’ in Mylor. Lots of activities are planned during the two-hour event. People who plan on attending are asked to bring a picnic.

This event starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm. People are encouraged to come in fancy dress. Gifts will be given to children in homemade fancy dresses. There will be lots of games, and everyone is welcome.


Picnic in the Park from 12 noon, with activities including Windsor Concert Party livestream in The Stithians Centre.

Falmouth Packet: King Charles III and the future Queen, CamillaKing Charles III and the future Queen, Camilla (Image: PA)

Monday, May 8


Join the Mayor of Penryn in a toast to the King and sign the Book of Congratulations at Penryn Town Hall followed by a good old-fashioned tea party with plenty to eat drink and celebrate, 11am - 1pm. However, people attending are asked to bring their own cups and plate. To help with catering numbers email


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Saturday, May 6


To celebrate King Charles III Coronation, there will be a Beacon lighting ceremony at Grylls Monument in Helston at 9pm.


To mark the event, Cadgwith Cove Inn is welcoming people to watch the service from West Minister Abbey on a large TV screen in the pub which will then be followed by a Royal Quiz.

Newtown-in-St Martin

Garden party at the Prince of Wales pub from 5pm onwards.

Sunday, May 7


The Coronation Big Lunch will take place at The Boating Lake, Helston between 2pm and 4pm. Music will be performed by Helston Town Band and Acapella Sound. For more information, visit Helston Town Council Facebook page.


A Coronation Big Lunch will also take place from 11am until 2pm on the Porthleven Football Grounds, Gala Park. There will be activities for children, and adults are asked to bring a picnic and something to sit on during this free event.  


Godolphin WI and GCCA jointly are holding another street party like last year’s successful Jubilee event. The event will take place in front of the Old Chapel from 2.00pm - 7.00pm. Bring a plate of food, drink, a chair, and yourselves and join the Village Street Party.


Trinity Methodist Church will host a celebration service on Sunday, May 7. The café church is an all-age worship group and will celebrate Holy Communion. This will be followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Come even if you have nothing to bring and share. There will be enough for all.

St Martin

Bring-your-own picnic lunch in the parish field, or the hall if wet, from 12.30pm, followed by children's fancy dress competition at 1.30pm, dog show at 2pm, and a barbecue with presentation of mugs to children of the parish at 3pm.


Saturday, May 6

Celebrations kick off in Truro with Truro Farmer’s Market which is planning a street party atmosphere with live music, picnic tables, union jack bunting, and a traditional tombola as well as offering cream teas to visitors.

The coronation service will be live-streamed in Truro Cathedral which is free for people to attend. Seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served bases on the day. There will also be children’s activities, but more details are yet to be announced.

Sunday, May 7

The summer bandstand concerts will commence for the 2023 season on the Coronation weekend, with a performance by Indian Queens Band to start this year’s series.

The concert will take place in Victoria Gardens between 14.30 and 16.00 and is free to attend.

Garden games will also be laid on the lawn in the gardens for all to use.

There will be a parade through the city centre, followed by the Civic Service in Truro Cathedral. The parade will step off from Lemon Quay at 4.30pm.

The Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Col Edward Bolitho, the Rt Rev Phillip Mountstephen, Bishop of Truro, Interim Dean Simon Robinson and Mayor of Truro Cllr Steve Webb will be at the front of the procession which is led by Kernow Pipes and Drums.

The procession will culminate on High Cross before the start of the Civic Service.

Monday, May 8

Truro Cathedral would like to welcome the local community to celebrate, create and enjoy a tea party at Truro Cathedral.

Local artists will be delivering activities inspiring those who have or would like to volunteer (with their family and friends) to create a memory to form part of our Volunteer Thankyou Tapestry. There will also be entertainment, suitable for all ages.

This event is FREE for anyone to attend and takes place from 11am until 4pm.

A Coronation Concert at King George V Memorial, Perranwell Playing fields takes place from 7pm, with the gates opening at 5pm.

Tickets will cost £10 and there will be performances from Nankersey Male Choir, Will Keating and St Stithians Band. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs or travel rugs as there is no seating available.

Falmouth Packet: King Charles III King Charles III (Image: PA)


Saturday, May 6

Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall Club will be showing the Coronation in its bar area, and a selection of drinks and snacks alongside its lunch menu will be available. After the Coronation service, Divvie Dave will be holding a racing afternoon.

Divvie Dave will be hosting a Royal Quiz starting at 7pm at Cape Cornwall Club. A royal-themed menu will be served between 6pm and 8pm.


From 7.30pm until 1am, The Star Inn, Penzance will host a ‘Best of British’ Karaoke Party to finish the celebrations. The public are asking for the ‘best of British’ fancy dress which can be based on anyone either deal of alive, past, or present. There will be a prize for the best costume.

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Sunday, May 7


Coronation Big Lunch Celebration at the Band Stand in Morrab Gardens, 11am - 3pm. Organised by Penzance Council in partnership with Pengarth Day Centre and featuring performances by Penzance Silver Band, Dawn Chorus & Levow an Bys Choirs, Penzance Choral Society, Youth Music Stage

Entry is free for everyone, with a complimentary cream tea and hot drink, first come, first served, collect your ticket from the band stand on the day. Traditional garden fete stalls, face painting, Food for Families CIC, Connie's Creatures, Sustainable Penzance, Penlee House Gallery and Museum and more.

Pirates Amateurs RFC will hold their annual summer open competition with two shotgun starts at 9am and 1.30pm. The entry includes a bacon bap with tea, coffee before the round, and live music.


Coronation Picnic and Flag Making at Trengwainton, Madron, Penzance. Visitors are welcome to design their own red, white, and blue-themed flag and join in with ‘The Coronation Big Lunch.

Monday, May 8


Local communities are invited to join fo a Coronation Celebration Big Lunch. At midday walkers will set out from Ludgvan Church, Perranuthnoe Church and St Hilary Church in West Cornwall and will meet at All Saints Church Hall in Marazion. People should take a picnic, or a plate to share, and eat together in the hall.

At 2pm they will set off again and walk over the causeway at low tide to St Michael's Mount and up to the castle at the top of the Mount where there will be a short celebration service in the little chapel at 2.45pm.Children in Ludgvan are making a banner designed by a local artist.


To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III a picnic will be held on Germoe Green on Monday 8 May starting at 2pm. It will be organised in a similar way to the Platinum Jubilee picnic when everyone brought food to share. Tea, coffee and squash will be provided, and together with food, please bring something to sit on although there will be some chairs around the tables.


Saturday, May 6


Penponds Church is inviting members of the public to come and watch the Coronation on a large TV with the rest of the community. Refreshments will include bacon and vegetarian rolls and a special Coronation quiche.


There will be the regular monthly market with a Coronation theme in market hall and strand. It is hoped to screen the Coronation at a location in Redruth.

Sunday, May 7


Coronation Town Fete at Victoria Park between 10am and 2pm. The family fun town fete in the park will include live performances, lawn games, food and a bar and competitions taking place throughout the event.


Troon Village Hall members invite people to celebrate the Coronation with a free cream tea between 2pm and 4pm.  

Monday, May 8

Carharrack will host its Coronation Cream Tea celebrations at The Mills Hall between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. There will be refreshments, a raffle, and activities for the children. 

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