To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrations with take place between Saturday, June 2 and Monday, June 4.
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II • DIAMOND JUBILEE • 1952 - 2012
Saturday, June 2
Departing at noon, a Flotilla of Local Vessels will sail from Hamilton Harbour to Dockyard. An open invitation is extended to local mariners. The JL Cecil Smith (the ferry on which Her Majesty travelled in 2009) will lead the event.
A Street Festival sponsored by WedCo in Dockyard — entertainment, food and fun for all starting at noon.
Evening Lighting of Beacons at Commissioner’s House, Fort Hamilton and Fort St. Catherine — mirroring beacons across the Commonwealth. Beacons lighting at 9pm.
Sunday, June 3
Service of Thanksgiving for the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen at St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s, commencing at 11am. Followed by Jubilee Garden Party in the churchyard at noon.
Featured will be the debut performance of the Jubilee Fanfare, commissioned of Major D. B. Robinson EM, Director of Music, Bermuda Regiment
Picnic in the Park with entertainment and family events. Sponsored by the Corporation of Hamilton.
Monday, June 4
Charity Day – public and private sectors are encouraged to participate in a charity project in support of local causes. Outward Bound is the proposed Jubilee Charity – for its vital contribution to building character and engendering community spirit in young people.
The Jubilee Grove: initial planting of the Jubilee Bermuda Cedar in an area to be designated the Jubilee Grove located at Coney Island, Hamilton Parish (to complement the reforestation project there) mirroring a UK project with similar aims. The Grove will be opened and the tree planted by The Premier and H.E. The Governor.
Two Jubilee Scholars, based on academic prowess and all-round qualities, will be designated and announced with a variety of awards to recognize their achievement. Scholars will be announced at 4:30pm.