Step into Summer with a range of exciting events happening in June. Starting off with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Wiltshire offers a variety of fun-filled activities across the county. Check out what's on this June...

Fit for Royalty

This June marks the exciting celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As she becomes the first English Monarch to reign for 70 years, there are a wide range of celebrations happening all throughout Wiltshire. From Thursday the 2nd to Sunday the 5th of June, there will be a four-day bank holiday. With events happening all through the weekend, be sure to check out what’s on near you!

Bradford-on-Avon are holding a series of events to mark the occasion with a historical exhibition and celebration of the town over the past century. Featuring a range of photos, stories, film and audio, this event highlights the many people that have shaped the town alongside the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Why not finish the celebratory bank holiday weekend by visiting the Queen’s Park in Swindon for the Big Jubilee Lunch! Get to know the local community by enjoying a delicious picnic with many others! Make sure to soak up the sun and enjoy a beautiful end to the weekend in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Find out More About Wiltshire’s Events

From 28th May-30th October, visit the Wiltshire Museums to view a range of pieces from the exciting and one-of-a-kind Hardy’s Wessex exhibition. Thanks to support from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, Wiltshire Museum (Devizes) will display the Tess of the D’Urbervilles manuscript on loan from the British Library. Make sure to visit the Salisbury Museum as well to view the display of Jude the Obscure from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge! Spanning across four Wessex museums, this collection will be the largest of Hardy’s objects ever displayed at one time! Don’t miss out!

For a fun start to the weekend, Live Escape Rooms in Salisbury are holding a unique, one night only experience within their 14th century Tavern. From the early evening, you will be able to enjoy a selection of refreshments whilst listening to live music from singer Rachel Delooze and guitarist Sam Bird. Grab your tickets now!

Festival season returns

Continue the festival season with Salisbury International Arts Festival! Starting from 27 May-19 June. With it’s first full programme in two years, this exciting event will feature the most diverse schedule with music, theatre, film, dance and more! This year, the Salisbury International Arts Festival is inspired by the drama, opportunity and danger of islands. Experience the wide variety of emotions and delve deeper into the mysterious allure of remote locations.

Enjoy Music across the County

For music lovers, there has never been a more exciting line-up. With concerts and gigs taking place at venues across the county, here are some of the highlights:

Jubilee at The Hall, Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (The Hall), Bradford on Avon, 5 June

Flamenco Night, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, 7 June

Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like it Never Happened, The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, 10 June

Shift: Live, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, 10 June

Midnight Skyracer, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, 11 June

This is just a sample of what’s on offer, take a look at our what’s on listings for details of other events taking place during June.

Visit Wiltshire this June

As you can see, there’s a lot to see and do here in Wiltshire so why not book a short break and make the most of it! Browse through our accommodation listings for details of places to stay to suit all budgets and tastes. Be sure to also check out our special offers pages for last-minute deals and added extras you can enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you to Wiltshire soon!

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