Birmingham prepares to host a party fit for a King

Published: Monday, 27th March 2023

There are 40 days before the Coronation of King Charles III and Birmingham is preparing to make it a weekend full of community activity and celebrations.

Centenary Square will be the focal point for the city’s celebrations, where there will be a big screen so people can watch the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey, followed by a full programme of entertainment on 6 and 7 May–  more details will be announced nearer the date.

And the party will continue as people across Birmingham are being encouraged to hold their own street party as part of the Big Lunch on 7 May.

Residents will need to apply for a road closure, free of charge, before 21 April 2023 if they wish to use their street or cul-de-sac for a get together with friends and neighbours.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Maureen Cornish, said: “The King’s Coronation will be a fantastic opportunity for communities to come together, celebrate with their friends and neighbours on what will be a very special day across the country.

“I hope Birmingham will do itself proud by hosting some amazing street parties that are fit for our new King!  This really is a time for people across the city to come together and celebrate.”

Applications can be made via the council’s website, and further information on what to do and guidelines can also be found at

The closing date for applications for street party road closures is Friday 21 April 2023.

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