Heritage Tram Parade
The parade will see 11 trams from the heritage fleet travel in convoy from the Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham. The convoy, which sets off at 2.15pm, will pause at the Tower Festival Headland for a unique photo opportunity.
Although the historic trams were officially “retired” when new European-style trams were brought into service on the seafront route in 2012, a number of them were retained and thanks to an army of volunteers have been brought back into regular use. They now form one of the finest heritage fleets in the world.
The trams will be carrying hundreds of passengers with some very special guests including mascots from Blackpool attractions.
The Big Comedy Lunch
The chart-topping singer Nicki French is headlining a programme of free entertainment on Blackpool seafront as part of the resort’s Kings Coronation celebrations.
Between 3pm and 7pm, people will be able to relax at The Big Comedy Picnic, with face painters and live entertainment including Nicki French, Leanne Jones, Betty Legs Diamond, Angels Elite, Rob King, Chloe Byrne, Harry Moulding, Scott Gallagher, Johnny Wright, Ryan Cregan and Blackpool Tower Circus Legends, Mooky and Mr Boo
Windsor Castle Concert
From 8pm, the party will continue with a free live screening of the Coronation Concert from Windsor Castle. The concert will be streamed on to a screen on the Tower Festival Headland with specially-lit bespoke illuminations for the Coronation.
The finale to Blackpool’s day of celebration will see the town taking part in Lighting Up The Nation, as ten iconic locations across the country form the centrepiece of the event being broadcast live from Windows Castle. A choreographed light show will envelope central promenade and The Blackpool Tower, as guests join in the party with interactive light up wristbands.