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The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Guidance for residents and community organisations on how to organise a street party or other events to mark the King's Coronation.

Celebrating His Majesty The King's Coronation

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023.

For information on national celebrations and advice on how to get involved in His Majesty The King's Coronation, please visit the government's website - Coronation weekend plans announced.

In recognition of the Coronation Ceremony, Suffolk County Council will waive its road closure fees for residents planning a street party between Saturday 6 May 2023 and Monday 8 May 2023.

Organising a King’s Coronation event

Street parties are a great opportunity for communities to come together on national occasions. They are usually organised by groups of residents who get together and make arrangements to celebrate with their neighbours.

The main differences between a small street party and other public events are listed below.

Street parties

Other public events

(i.e., Borough, District, etc.)

· for residents and neighbours only

· publicity only to residents

· in a quiet residential road or street

· self-organised

· no formal risk assessment is needed

· no licences are normally necessary unless the sale of alcohol is involved

· anyone can attend

· external publicity, such as in newspapers

· in buildings, parks and open spaces

· professional skilled organisers

· risk assessment common

· licence usually needed


To apply for a residents street party or Local Authority / Charity led Coronation Event visit - Suffolk County Council | Kings Coronation Events 

The application deadline for Resident led street parties and Local authority/charity-led Coronation Celebrations/Events is Sunday 2 April 2023.

See our Street party frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Street party with people sitting around tables and chairs