Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – June Events
On Thursday, 2 June, the official lighting of a beacon commemorating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty’s ascension to the Throne will occur on Cayman Brac at Christopher Columbus Gardens and at Pedro St. James on Grand Cayman, where a concert will follow.
On Friday, 3 June, an air show will be held in Grand Cayman. The static display will be at Owen Roberts International Airport while fly-by and live displays will be along Seven Mile Beach.
People across the Cayman Islands will continue the ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ initiative to plant 70 native, endemic or fruit trees in each electoral district and 70 mahogany trees across all three islands.
On Saturday, 4 June, the air show moves to Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. The Queen’s Birthday Parade takes place at the District Administration Lawn and Kirkconnell Street. The Cayman Brac recipients of this New Year’s Certificate and Badge of Honour will receive their honours. Jubilee celebrations and fireworks follow at Spot Bay Cove.
On Grand Cayman also on Saturday, 4 June a Special Concert takes place on Seafarers Way.
On Sunday, 5 June, church services of thanksgiving for the Queen will be held on Grand Cayman at Elmslie Memorial Church; on Cayman Brac at the Aston Rutty Centre; and on Little Cayman at the Baptist Church.
Also, on Sunday, 5 June, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will host a Children’s Tea Party.
On Monday, 6 June, the Queen’s Birthday Parade takes place on Grand Cayman in front of Government House on West Bay Road. Immediately following that, His Excellency the Governor will host the Queen’s Birthday Garden Party on the grounds of Government House. Monday evening will feature a fireworks display as the grand finale to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee/Birthday long weekend celebrations.
On 11 June, the winners of the national Queen’s Platinum Jubilee song/jingle competition will be announced.
Additional events are scheduled throughout the rest of year and will be announced in due course.