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2012 marks 60 years of the Queen’s reign. Not since Queen Victoria has a monarch spent sixty years on the British throne. With an extra long holiday weekend between 2nd and 5th of June to mark the occasion, there’s plenty to get involved in to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

The weekend looks set to be chocker full of different community events which have been organised for Abergavenny. There’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout the weekend with dozens of local community groups and organisations getting involved. The town council have planned for the construction of an ‘entertainment stage auditorium’ in Brewery Yard on 2nd June with a packed schedule of afternoon entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. On 5th June, Bailey Park will be transformed for a Community Festival & Fun Day where there will be fun and entertainment, including sport demonstrations, workshops, music, dance, martial arts and the chance for members of the public to sample the activities of Abergavenny’s voluntary organisations and societies!


Abergavenny’s Diary of Events


Saturday 2nd June

  • 11AM – Unveiling of a specially commissioned jubilee mural, town centre (Bonmarche wall)
  • 12 midday – Grand Parade through Abergavenny town centre led by the Royal British Legion Air Cadets Band from the Castle, ending in Brewery Yard.
  • Afternoon of Entertainment including live music, dance, fashion shows, a fancy dress competition and MUCH MORE – Brewery Yard


Sunday 3rd June

  • Jubilee Bring and Share Lunch, with fun for all the family – St Mary’s Priory Church
  • Steam Rally – Bailey Park


Monday 4th June

  • Steam Rally – Bailey Park
  • 10-10.30pm – Official lighting of the Jubilee Beacon


Tuesday 5th June

  • 11am  – 5pm Abergavenny Community Festival & Fun Day  – Bailey Park


*For further information about any of the listed events, please contact Town Clerk Peter Johns – 01873 735820


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