Coronation events have been announced to take place in Fakenham and Wells over the bank holiday weekend. 

The first weekend in May will mark the celebration of King Charles III as he is officially crowned at Westminster Abbey, London.

In Fakenham, the town’s events committee will be hosting a street party to celebrate the day on Saturday, May 6, from 10am to 2pm. 

The event will be held in the Market Place and Norwich Street and will feature a big screen showing the events from the capital for everyone to enjoy.

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The committee is asking people to bring their own tables and chairs and a picnic, but there will be food stalls and a hog roast in the Market Place.

In Wells, A royal host of entertainment has been lined up for Sunday, May 7, when the town will host a street party to celebrate the Coronation.

The celebration will run from 12pm to 5pm on The Buttlands, the tree-lined green in the heart of the north Norfolk coastal town, and is free to attend for locals and visitors alike.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Buttlands, WellsThe Buttlands, Wells (Image: IAN BURT)

A programme of musical entertainment has been booked to entertain royal well-wishers throughout the afternoon, and there will also be plenty to entertain the children, including a small fun fair.

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Revellers are encouraged to bring picnic lunches to the event but will also be able to take advantage of a bar and various food, drink and snack outlets present on the day.

Seating and tables for 300 people will be provided on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, but people are advised to bring their own fold-up chairs just in case.

An evening programme of live music has been organised from 7pm onwards after the royal festivities have concluded.

Local bands The Cavemen, Asylum and Bliss will all appear live on a temporary stage – again free to all.