Coronation of King Charles III celebrations - Thursday 4 to Monday 8 May 2023

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Get involved with the celebrations for the Coronation of His Majesty The King which will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, London and will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

An additional bank holiday has been granted to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May 2023, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May, providing everyone throughout the United Kingdom with a chance to come together to celebrate the Coronation of the new Monarch.

How you can get involved with the Coronation celebrations

Join your families, communities, neighbours and friends to celebrate the coronation. Different types of outdoor events you can organise may include:

On your street

  • a street meet

In your local park or open space

  • a community picnic or lunch
  • a sports or family games event
  • a community walk

Please note that the event and street party application deadline for the coronation was Friday 31 March 2023.

Things to do in Salford over the Coronation weekend

Prince’s Park funfair

Prince’s Park funfair running from Friday 5 May to Monday 8 May 2023

Coronation weekend at RHS Bridgewater

Coronation weekend at RHS Bridgewater, entry tickets apply, check RHS Bridgewater website for details


Visit MediaCity and check out what’s on, with a host of café’s, bars and events

Visit Salford’s parks

All of Salford’s parks are open over the Coronation weekend so why not pack a picnic with your friends or family and join the Coronation Big Lunch

Get involved with national events to celebrate the Coronation

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch, on Sunday 7 May, will encourage communities to come together, celebrate their connections and get to know each other better. It will bring the Coronation festivities into the heart of every community. More detail on getting involved is available on the Coronation Big Lunch website.

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on Monday 8 May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. Whether it’s helping a local group or joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities, people across the UK will be able to get involved, find out more on The Big Help Out website.

Street Meet

What is a street meet?

Street Meet is a street party without closing your road, for example a gathering in your front garden or on your driveways.

You do not need permission from Salford City Council for a Street Meet.

BBC TV Licence dispensation for viewing live events as part of King Charles III Coronation

The BBC is offering local communities a one-off TV Licence dispensation covering Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May to enable them to enjoy the Coronation on Saturday 6 May and the Coronation Concert on Sunday 7 May. Both events will be broadcast live on the BBC.

The dispensation will allow those arranging community events in venues and outside spaces to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence. 

Example community venues include churches, town halls, community centres, libraries and streets across Britain as well as commercial premises acting as community venues such as concert halls, performing arts venues, cinemas and shops. It also applies to any outdoor venues which have the facilities to screen. To find out more visit the TV Licensing website.

Licensable activity

Certain activities require a licence. The sale of alcohol, the provision of hot food and drink between 11pm to 5am, or the provision of regulated entertainment (for example, the performance of live or the playing of recorded music, a film, play or dance) to the public, may be licensable activity and may require a temporary event notice. Get more information on applying for a temporary event notice. Applications should be submitted in good time, with a minimum of ten working days before the event (excluding the day that the application is made and the first day of the event).

A legal order has been made to extend licensable hours to celebrate the King’s Coronation. This means that premises licensed for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises until 11pm, can extend their licensable activity until 1am on 5, 6 and 7 May.

Balloons and Sky Lanterns

Balloons and sky lanterns releases are an impressive sight, although it’s sometimes easy to forget the dangers this can have for wildlife and the environment. Once released these quickly become litter. Although biodegradable options are available, such as bamboo framed sky lanterns, these still take months or even years to break down.

Salford City Council will not give permission for balloon and sky lantern releases as part of any event application.

Bonfire and Firework safety

Get guidance on bonfire and firework safety.

Please remember, it is an offence to let fireworks off between 11pm to 7am except on Bonfire Night 12am, Diwali, New Year’s Eve, and Chinese New Year, 1am.

For general enquiries on outdoor events and celebrations please email

This page was last updated on 3 May 2023

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