Celebrate with us in Perth city as we prepare to mark the uniquely special occasion that is Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Dust off your best picnic blanket and pull on your dancing shoes, Perth is thrilled to be bringing you a big, bright and beautiful weekend celebration for her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June we're inviting everyone to join us in a city wide party! It's all free to attend and is the perfect start to a summer full of fun, events, and togetherness. 

And do we have four days of fun for you?

Kicking off with a free live music concert in Perth Concert Hall (unfortunately this is now fully booked) and ending with the Perthshire Mela - a glorious community event with a real carnival vibe - our advice is to clear your diary now, call your loved ones, and plan for a party.

The Jubilee Perthshire Mela

Dancing, Music, Community Picnic and More

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June
National Television Screenings

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June | 10am to 5pm 

Join us at Horsecross Plaza where you can pull up a chair and relax as you watch the nation's favourite channels and many of the celebratory broadcasts coming live from London over Jubilee Weekend on our giant public screens.

The event is free for all with no need to book - simply drop in and join the fun. You're welcome to bring your own chair and a snack or two to keep you going!

Sunday 5th June | 12 Noon to 5pm

The screens will move from Horsecross to the North Inch to join in the Community Mela and Big Lunch Picnic. 

Make a day out of it and book in for lunch or dinner at one of Perth's many excellent restaurants.

Thursday 2nd June

The Jubilee Beacons

We are proud to be joining in the lighting of a series of Jubilee Beacons, which will spread across the whole of Perth and Kinross as part of a national network of beacons. We have seven beacons aross the region all of which will be lit at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June, and will last for approximately one hour.

  • Perth: Norie Miller Walk, Perth
  • Blairgowrie: The Wellmeadow
  • Pitlochry: Church of Scotland, Church Road, Pitlochry
  • Aberfeldy: Black Watch Memorial, Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy
  • Crieff: MacRosty Park, Comrie Road, Crieff
  • Kinross: Kirkgate Park, Kinross
  • Auchterarder: Primrose Park, Western Road, Auchterarder

Each event will follow the same ceremony and you are all invited to head along to your nearest beacon to enjoy this historical Platinum Jubilee firsthand.

  • 9.35pm Piper will play Diu Regnare, the first of two tunes written especially for the event
  • 9.40pm Bugler plays Her Majesty, the second of the tunes 
  • 9.45pm Beacon lit by Deputy Lieutenant
  • 9.45pm Song for the Commonwealth
  • 9.50pm End of Ceremony

Friday 3rd June 

Street Party at the Castle

Black Watch Castle and Museum is the place to be on Friday 3rd June as they invite you to join them in a proper Jubilee style street party. Gather with friends and family to enjoy homemade sausage rolls, sandwiches, Victoria sponge cake, scones with lashings jam and cream along with pots of tea or coffee, and juice for the kids.

-    Enjoy live music from The McAndrews Sisters.
-    Meet cheeky military mascot pony Corporal Cruachan IV.
-    Get creative with fun, family crafts to take home.
-    Play make believe with children’s dressing up stations.
-    Explore the Museum galleries with Jubilee trails.
-    Play traditional games in the Castle grounds.

Cake Decorating Competition
Could you create a Jubilee showstopper? Let your imagination run red white and blue and enter the Black Watch Castle cake decorating competition to showcase your creativity. To join in, simply bring along your decorated cake by 1pm on the day. 

The Castle Platinum Path 
In addition to all of this, you can help to make the Castle Platinum Path by laying your painted pebbles in the grounds. Either make your pebbles at home and bring them with you or paint them on the day. if you would like to have your painted pebble included but can’t make it along on the 3rd, then drop it off at the Castle Gift shop by Thursday 2nd June.

Ticket price includes street party food and drink, all day access to the Museum and all activities.
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Adults £15 | Children £10

The Black Watch Castle and Museum have a full weekend of events planned for the Platinum Jubilee.  See their website for full details.

Saturday 4th June

Classic Car Display

Saturday 4th June | 10am to 3pm | Tay Street

We all have an image in our mind's eye of Her Majesty regally waving from her many cars throughout the past 70 years. This wonderful Classic Car Display will capture the spirit of motoring through the ages including vintage cars from the year of her coronation, 1952. 

Meet various Car Clubs from across Scotland, military enthusiasts and many individual owners, as they all come together in a static display of over 60 classic, vintage and military vehicles along Tay Street.

You'll also find the lovely people from St Matthews Church serving up a right royal tea party at the bottom end of the High Street onto Tay Street. Tea, coffee, and homebaking will all be available with tables and chairs to rest your feet, and a brass band offering up a Jubilee atmosphere!

Please Note: The road on Tay Street between the Queens Bridge and Perth Bridge will be closed from 7am to 4.30pm to allow for the Car Display.

A perfect day out for families, this is a free event taking place in the city centre. Why not make a day of it and book lunch in one of our many city centre restaurants, cafes and bars? There's everything from a quick bite to eat to award-winning meals.

Sunday 5th June

Community Mela and Picnic

Starting with a Parade at 12 noon on Tay Street

Bring on the first Perthshire Mela! A glorious celebration of world music, dance and culture, kicks off with a a colourful parade down Tay Street and culminates in a day of big, bright and beautiful activities on the North Inch.

- Music Stage

- Dancers

-  Asian Street Food

- Shopping With Our Ethnic Communities

Grab your friends and family, bring your deckchair or blanket, and pack your best basket or bag-for-life as you take your seat in the Big Lunch community picnic.

Please note: The following roads are expected to be closed at approximately 11:55 and will be opened up again as the parade progresses up Tay Street.

  • Shore Road at its junction with Marshall Place
  • Marshall Place from Tay Street to Edinburgh Road
  • South Street from Speygate to Tay Street
  • Queens Bridge in its entirety

It is expected that Queens Bridge will be opened by 12.30.