On Saturday 6 May 2023, King Charles III will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort. Following the coronation there will be an extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May.

The extended bank holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for communities across the United Kingdom to watch, mark and celebrate this historic occasion.

National events

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

On 21 January 2023, Buckingham Palace announced the following details on the ceremonial, celebratory and community events that will take place over the Coronation Weekend.

  • Saturday 6 May 2023
    The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey.
  • Sunday 7 May 2023
    The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.
    The Coronation Big Lunch.
  • Monday 8 May 2023
    The Big Help Out.

Read more about the national events on the Royal website.

Local events

Here in Torbay, we are working with community partners to put on a weekend of free celebratory events.

Across the weekend the festoon lighting along Torbay and Paignton’s seafront will be turned red, white, and blue. Anderton and Rowland Funfair will also be on Paignton Green between Friday 28 April and Monday 8 May.  


Saturday 6 May

On Torre Abbey Meadows a big screen will be in place so everyone can come together to watch the live broadcast of the official Coronation Ceremony. Bays Brewery, along with local caterers will also be on site.

Time: 10am until 6pm.

Sunday 7 May

An afternoon of entertainment from the team behind Children’s Week, live musical performances from local acts including Rock Choir, The Humanitarians and Sound Communities. Headline act ‘Joey The Lips’ plus family activities, games and walkabout acts.

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) will be running a volunteer hub to let you know about Torbay wide volunteering opportunities, ahead of The Big Help Out national event on Monday 8 May.

Live broadcast on a big screen of the Royal Coronation Concert.

Local food and drink caterers.

Time: 11am until late.


Saturday 6 May

Firework display on Paignton seafront courtesy of Anderton and Rowland Funfair from the award-winning Blitz Fireworks.

Time: 9.30pm exact timing to be confirmed

Sunday 7 May

Events being organised by Community Partnerships. More information coming soon.


Brixham Future Partnership is planning six-days of community celebrations between Wednesday 3 and Monday 8 May.

Events not to be missed include:

Saturday 6 May
  • Coronation Breakfast in the Vigilance from 9am until 10am.
  • Theatre live coverage of the Coronation Ceremony from 10.30am until 2pm.
  • Devon Drums in the Old Fish Market from 2pm until 4pm
  • Musical Concert in the Baptist Centre from 3.30pm until 5pm.
Sunday 7 May
  • 1960’s scooters and cars in the Town Square from 10am until 1pm.
  • Devon Drums in Prince Williams Square from 12pm until 2pm.
  • Thanksgiving Service at ‘All Saints’ Church from 7pm until 8pm.
  • Firework display from Brixham Harbour starting at approximately 9pm.
Monday 8 May
  • Coronation Parade and Service in the Town Square from 10.30am.
  • Community ‘sing-a-long’ in the Town Square from 11.30am
  • Cutting of the Coronation Cake in the Methodist Hall from 12.30pm.
  • Coronation Fashion Parade in the Town Square from 2pm until 3pm.
  • All events and timings are subject to change.

Information on this page is correct as of 15 March 2023.

Street parties

You can organise your own Kings Coronation street party with your neighbours. See our street-parties webpage for more information.

Coronation toolkit

The official Coronation webpage has lots of useful templates and materials to help you with your Coronation celebrations, including homemade bunting ideas, recipe cards and fun activity sheets.

A Coronation toolkit is available at https://coronation.gov.uk/toolkit/