Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Carrickfergus
01 June 2012 - 04 June 2012
This year (2012) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes only the second Monarch in British history to celebrate 60 years on the throne.
In the history of Britain, the only other Monarch to achieve a reign of 60 years was Queen Victoria (1837-1901) who reigned as Queen of the UK and Ireland for a total of 63 years. The opportunity to witness and celebrate an occasion as unique as this can not be understated and plans are in place to mark the occasion across the world with a spectacular Diamond Jubilee celebration.
As well as sponsoring a number of community events and street parties, Carrickfergus Borough Council have a a full programme of events to mark this special occassion.
Diamond Jubilee Fireworks Display
Friday 1 June
Time: 10.40pm (weather dependent)
Venue: Edward Pier
Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display to celebrate the official start to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations across Carrickfergus Borough!
Carrickfergus' Big Jubilee Picnic
Sunday 3 June
Time: 12.30pm - 4pm
Venue: Shaftesbury Park, Joymount
Why not come along to Carrickfergus Borough Council's Big Jubilee Picnic in Shaftesbury Park in Carrickfergus and help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with a host of family entertainment! Don't forget to bring your picnic and a blanket!
Monday 4 June
Time: 10pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Blackhead Car Park, Whitehead, Fisherman's Quay, Carrickfergus and Knockagh Monument, Greenisland (the latter organised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
Featuring accompanying entertainment in Carrickfergus and Whitehead.
Diamond Jubilee Tea Dance - Friday 8 June 2012
Carrickfergus Town Hall
A special themed tea dance to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of dancing and with cream tea refreshments.
As always entrance is free.
Opening of Jubilee Wood
June (date TBC)
Come and celebrate the official opening of the only Diamond Jubilee Wood in Northern Ireland! One of six official woods across the UK, the 60 acre woodland is located near Bentra Golf Course to the north of Whitehead. Full details to follow...
For further information please contact:
Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 028 9335 8049