Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony - Destination Milton Keynes
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Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Start Date: 02/06/2022

End Date: 02/06/2022

Start Time: 8:00 pm

End Time: 10:00 pm

Cost of Entry: FREE

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Taking place at The Milton Keynes Rose, Campbell Park on Thursday 2nd June, the event will pay tribute to the Queen’s milestone feat which no other British monarch has achieved.

The highlight of the event will be the ceremonial lighting of the Milton Keynes Beacon, also known as The Light Pyramid, by Vice Lord-Lieutenant Alexander Boswell and the MK Mayor will also be in attendance. The lighting will be one of over 1,500 similar events taking place at beacons across the UK and UK Overseas Territories.

Event details:

• Open to the public from 8pm
• Suitable for all ages
• No pre-booking required
• Entertainment from 9pm including Milton Keynes Brass Band
• Speeches from Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Alexander Boswell, and the Milton Keynes Mayor
• Beacon lighting at 9.45pm followed by the National Anthem
• Refreshments on sale, including hot drinks and ice cream
• There will be no public parking available at the event site but ample parking around the John Lewis area of the city centre, with easy access to the event via the nearby footbridge
• There will be a partial closure of Campbell Park from 6pm – 11pm on 2nd June, with an alternative route available and marked