Events to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

  • Events to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

    • Date: 6th May 2023 - 8th May 2023
    • Every day
    • Location: Oxford
    • Cost: Free

    Events to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

    Coronation emblem 2023

    The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

    The Coronation will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate. The Coronation programme will include the procession and service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, the ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country on 7 May (with a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening), and ‘The Big Help Out’ community activity on the bank holiday, Monday 8 May.

    Street parties and how to apply for a road closure

    We support residents who want to organise street parties for their neighbours during the Coronation celebrations.

    Please note that the application fee for a street party has been waived for all Coronation street parties being held from 6 to 8 May 2023.

    We have waived the fee to encourage residents and community groups to apply to hold street parties to celebrate the Coronation bank holiday weekend.

    Our  licensing team is now accepting applications for street parties and community events on any of the days across the three-day weekend.

    Oxford residents and community groups are strongly encouraged to submit their application to Oxford City Council no later than Friday 7 April 2023 to guarantee that their event will take place, via email to

    Visit out Street Parties page for details on how to apply to hold a street party.

    More information about organising a street party is available on the GOV.UK website and Street Meets website.

    The Coronation Big Lunch

    The Coronation Big Lunch, on 7 May, will encourage communities to come together, celebrate their connections and get to know each other better.

    It will bring the Coronation festivities into the heart of every community.

    More detail on getting involved is available on the Coronation Big Lunch website.

    The Big Help Out

    The Big Help Out, on 8 May, will provide an opportunity to showcase the impact of volunteering within communities.

    People across the UK will be able to get involved and more detail is available on The Big Help Out website.



    For information about grants on offer, please see our Grants page.


    More information

    Further information about events to celebrate the Coronation will be available closer to the time.