Street party and music festival included in Alderney's coronation celebrations

St Edward’s Crown, made out of solid gold, will be used for King Charles III's coronation. Credit: PA

Alderney has announced a weekend of celebrations for the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

They include a cannon salute, street party and music festival.

Celebrations start on Saturday 6 May and continue through until Monday 8 May.

Saturday 6 May

  • The Coronation Inn will be showing the live broadcast of the Coronation Service from 11am.

  • 1pm: A one-gun salute to His Majesty and the raising of the Union Flag on Fort Albert. There will also be an official message to the King from the President of the States of Alderney.

  • 2:30pm: Coronation street party and concert at the Island Hall Garden, including refreshments and music from The Island Band and more.

  • 7pm: Live music and a special charity photo opportunity with 'His Majesty' at The Coronation Inn.

  • 7:30pm: A ticketed 'Mask'-arade Party at the Georgian House, including a 3-course meal and entertainment.

Sunday 7 May

  • 10:30am: Coronation church service at St Anne's Church, with a special peal from Alderney's bell-ringers.

  • 12 noon: The 'Quarronation' Music Fest will take place at the Corporation Quarry Lower Road. The festival involves live entertainment, including a fun area for kids and performances from local artists.

Monday 8 May

  • All-day: People in Alderney are invited to lend a hand as part of the 'Big Help Out' - an initiative across the British Isles encouraging everyone to make a positive change in their local communities.

  • 2:30 to 4:30pm: RNLI ladies' fund-raising tea party at The Sailing Club.