His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation | Sevenoaks District Council

His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation

The Coronation ceremony to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday 6 May 2023 beginning a weekend of celebrations.

The weekend includes an extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May.

The extended bank holiday weekend will provide opportunities for communities to come together to celebrate this special occasion.

View details of the celebratory and community events over the Coronation weekend.

Holding a street party

You will need to apply to Kent County Council to close a road to traffic.

The GOV website has further  advice on road closures for street parties.

Events and licensing

To hold an event in the District, please apply at least 12 weeks in advance as you may be asked to attend the Sevenoaks District Safety Advisory Group to talk about your safety and temporary road closure arrangements and other licenses and permissions.

Apply to hold an event

If your event involves the sale of alcohol and certain forms of entertainment, you may need to apply for a Premises Licence or a Temporary Event Notice.

Find out about licences and temporary event notices


National Lottery funding

Funding up to £10,000 may be available for events and activities through the National Lottery 'Awards for All programme'.

There is no deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application to receiving funding. This means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February.