‘CelebrateGuildford’ this summer!

On 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, we are delighted to showcase the events and initiatives taking place in Guildford from now until the end of the summer.

APRIL

11 April – 6 June Jubilee Platinum window trail.
Take part in the FREE Jubilee window trail and enjoy a stroll around Guildford this Spring! see here for more information.

MAY

1 May – Cactus Brass – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

7 May till September – Find out full details here.

8 May – Guildford Jazz ‘The Emily Windham Trio’ – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Ground, 3-5pm

15 May – South Berks Concert Band – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

22 May – Worthing Silver Band – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

JUNE

1 June – Teddy Bear’s Picnic in the Guildford children’s library at 2pm. For more information and to book, visit Teddy Bears Picnic at Guildford Library Tickets, Wed 1 Jun 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite).

2 June – Guildford joins the rest of the United Kingdom at 9.45pm on June 2 in lighting beacons to honour Her Majesty. There are Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting ceremonies taking place around the borough. Find out more here about the long tradition of lighting beacons to celebrate Royal Jubilees and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons 2022 (queensjubileebeacons.com)

3 June – Guildford Platinum Jubilee Guided Walk – The Best of Guildford. Find out more here.

4 June – Picnic at The Castle Grounds. Bring a picnic and enjoy music and entertainment with Guildford Fringe Festival from the Bandstand between 12 noon and 4pm.  See here for more information

16 June – 2 July A Midsummer Night’s Dream kick-starts a magical summer of award-winning open-air theatre by Guildford Shakespeare Company. See here for more information.

20 June – Armed Forces Day flag raising at Guildford Guildhall 11.30 am- 12.30pm

24 June – 26  July Guildford Fringe Festival 2022 see here for more information

25 June – Various Armed Forces Day related events taking place around town centre

26 June – Guildford Fringe, Opera on the Balcony 12 noon – 9pm, Guildford Guildhall , just turn up!

JULY

2 July – Lions Raft Race 2022 at Millmead, Guildford see here for more information

7 July – Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Surrey see here for more information.

6 – 21 July -Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition, The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, see here for more information.

15 – 30 July The Tempest continues a magical summer of open-air theatre by the Guildford Shakespeare Company. See here for more information and tickets.

28 July – #CelebrateGuildford Fun Time Thursday – Punch & Judy at The Castle Grounds (bandstand) more

AUGUST

4 August – #CelebrateGuildford Family Thursdays details to follow

7 August – The Reprobates Dixie Band – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

11 August – #CelebrateGuildford Family Thursdays details to follow

14 August – The Cobham Band – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

18 August – #CelebrateGuildford Fun Time Thursday – Punch & Judy at The Castle Grounds (bandstand) more

21 August – Herd of Sax – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm

25 August – #CelebrateGuildford Fun Time Thursday – Jurassic Day outside The Electric Theatre more

28 August – Nomadic – Bandstand Concert 2022 at The Castle Grounds, 3-5pm