How You Can Get Involved

The Patron’s Lunch itself will be a ticketed event, with the majority of tickets made available to the charities and organisations to which Her Majesty The Queen acts as Patron. But this is not the only way to join in on the fun and celebrations.

Alongside the centrepiece event on the The Mall, members of the public will be able to soak up the festival-themed atmosphere at large screens situated in the Royal Parks; Green Park and St James’s Park. Audiences will be able to see the official proceedings from The Mall, broadcast onto the screens and will be able to have their own picnics whilst enjoying the live entertainment as it parades from The Mall, down Birdcage Walk and around St. James’s Park.

Local Events and Street Parties

But it is not just on The Mall and its surrounding areas that we hope the celebrations will take place. The Patron’s Lunch runs much deeper than one single event. With the core themes charity, community and celebration in mind, participants all over the UK and across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to embrace the festivities and celebrations and to re-ignite that ‘great’ British community spirit. We hope to inspire thousands of communities around the country and those countries within the Commonwealth, to host their own lunches in celebration of what community means to them and to provide a tangible platform for charitable fundraising for all Patron’s Organisations and associated communities.

We hope that the Great British public and those nations within the Commonwealth will get behind the community spirit and make sure that a lifetime of service gets the recognition it deserves by bringing The Patron’s Lunch to life across the nations.

We hope you will join us in the celebration and be a part of this extraordinary event.

Click the image below to visit our ‘How to Guide’ – providing tips and information to help you hold your own magnificent Patron’s Lunch celebration!

The Big Lunch

We are also very pleased to have the support of The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, which is also on June 12th.

Now in its eighth year, The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the Big Lottery Fund, which encourages people across the UK to have fun with their neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger communities.

Last year saw over 7 million people take to their streets, gardens, parks and community spaces in over 50,000 Big Lunch events. You can find out more at and register for a free organisers’ pack to get you started.