Sheerness Town Council is organising a free picnic with entertainment by the sandpit in Beachfields Park near the seafront Sunday.
The event, from 11am to 3pm, will include dancers, an acrobatic duo, bubble show, circus school and a special appearance by stilt-walking Second World War officer Nick Cook plus music from the UK Paper Band and Sheppey FM.
Mr Cook said: "Look for my two brightly coloured circus tents between noon and 2pm to learn to walk the tightrope, have a go on stilts, hula hoop and try out loads of balancing and juggling skills."
He added: "A nine-foot tall military officer will be riding around Beachfields Park on his seven-foot bicycle from 11am. With legs as long as his, he was the the fastest messenger on two wheels."
Town chairman Matt Bromley said: "Bring a picnic and a blanket and join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by the sea."
Sheppey Miniature Engineering Society celebrates in style over the four-day weekend with special rides on its model railway track from noon to 4pm at Barton's Point Coastal Park.
Sheppey's second town has taken the bull by the horns and will be lighting its jubilee beacon at Crundall's Wharf at 9pm tomorrow night (Thursday) . It has installed red, white and blue lights along the watrerfront and the all-tide landing is bedecked with flags. The 'In Bloom' group has asked residents to knit red, white and blue bunting for a bash in the Castle Gardens park on the same day.
Residents can also take part in a 45-minute High Street Safari until June 12 following the antics of Sir Barnaby Beacon as part of support for Help For Heroes. All you need is a smart phone.
The town council, which is selling special souvenir pin badges for £2 made by local firm Handy Prints, is hosting a Platinum Jubilee picnic in Castle Gardens on Sunday from 2pm with a baton twirling display, song-signing, jubilee bake-off and a dress-like-a-royal competition.
It has also bought two jubilee flags for the flag poles outside the Guildhall.
Minster parish council is showing off its new set of jubilee steps on The Leas, freshly painted by Sheerness artist Richard Jeferies.
Eastchurch Aviation Museum is celebrating the jubilee flypast by giving away colouring sheets and coloured pencils to all its young visitors. The museum, just past Standford Hill Open Prison, is open throughout the bank holiday weekend from 10am to 3pm. Trustee Martin Hawkins said: "We look forward to giving everyone a right royal welcome!"
The eastern end of the Island is really getting into the party spirit. Leysdown parish council has splashed out on a flag for every lamppost leading into the town. There will be events on the Spinney and all the amusement arcades along the Promenade are bedecked by bunting.
Leysdown Boot Fair is promising a special jubilee edition on Friday with "added attractions" and at 10.45am on Saturday the new mayor of Swale, Cllr Simon Clark, will lead a Platinum Jubilee Parade from Saddlebrook caravan park to the Spinney to tour stalls celebrating seven decades of the Queen being on the throne.
Warden Bay village hall is also awash with bunting.
Swale council is sprucing up the Island with special jubilee flags. It has ordered five. One was due to be hoisted up the pole at The Leas, Minster, near the Playa pub on Monday for the official start of the jubilee celebrations.
There will be one for the Sheerness Gateway council building shared with KCC and the library, one for Sheerness seafront and one for Queenborough Park. The fifth is for Swale House in Sittingbourne.
On The Water
Boats moored in Sheerness and Queenborough harbours have been invited to take part in a special ships’ salute to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday. All are being encouraged to sound a two-minute blast on their horns or whistles at noon for Her Majesty.
The event is being organised by the UK Chamber of Shipping and is supported by the Department for Transport and Peel Ports which owns Sheerness docks.
In addition, a fleet of 100 boats will sail the River Medway from Saltpan Reach to Rochester Bridge for a four-hour water-borne jubilee event from 12.30pm culminating in a salute by Sun Pier. There will also be a 21-gun salute from Fort Amherst and the sounding sirens, bells and steam whistles from Chatham Dockyard.
Claudio Veritiero, chief executive officer of Peel Ports Group, said: “We’re a proud maritime nation and all of our ports across the group are steeped in history, having been part of many generations of Royal celebrations. The maritime community, in particular, is deeply bound up in all that’s happened across Queen Elizabeth’s reign.”
Permitted road closures for street parties on Sheppey include:
Saturday: Western Avenue, Halfway, from noon with the Sheppey St John Ambulance Band; Buckthorne Road, Minster; Kent Avenue, Minster; Harold Street, Queenborough; Cecil Avenue, Sheerness.
Sunday: Hilda Road, Halfway; Thorn Hill Road, Warden; Belgrave Road, Halfway.
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