Harrow residents who fancy a trip to Wembley this weekend are in for a treat as London’s newest neighborhood, Wembley Park, prepares to host a free Coronation Celebration street party on May 6th.
The event is of course set to mark the coronation of King Charles III, and it promises to be a fun-filled day for all attendees.
The neighborhood-wide event will feature music, family-friendly entertainment, pop-up food stalls, and a giant screen showing the coronation live in front of Wembley Stadium on Olympic Way.
For the occasion, Olympic Way will be renamed “King’s Way” in honor of the new king.
The celebration will begin at 10am in a designated family-friendly zone known as Samovar Space. Magicians, face painters, stilt walkers, and other entertainers will keep attendees of all ages happy.
In addition, there will be a pop-up food market selling gourmet burgers, pizza, and other tasty treats. Visitors will also be able to purchase locally-sourced homeware items and fashion accessories from artisan traders.
For those who want a keepsake of the day, there will be a Royal Photo Booth available from 10am, featuring a life-size cut-out of King Charles III. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose with the “king” for a unique photo opportunity.
From 11am to 2pm, a giant screen in front of Wembley Stadium will broadcast the coronation ceremony live. Revellers can watch His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort making the King’s Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, followed by the coronation ceremony and the subsequent Coronation Procession back to the palace.
The screen will continue to show the day’s events until the ceremonial flypast takes place.
After that, from 2pm, live music performances will alternate between the main stage located in front of Wembley Stadium and the Sound Shell stage within Samovar Space on Olympic Way.
The Busk in London organization has curated a range of musicians and entertainers for the day, with performances running until 4pm.
“The Wembley Park Coronation Celebration will provide a free, fun-filled day for all those wishing to welcome the new King and enjoy the neighborhood’s community spirit. We have arranged an activity-packed day to appeal to all for this memorable occasion,” said James Greenhough, Head of Events at Wembley Park.
The Wembley Park Coronation Celebration is free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis, up to capacity. For more information, visit wembleypark.com/coronation.