CUMBRIA has began preparations for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend which will mark the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

Here are the upcoming events announced for the jubilee weekend.

Street Parties

CandoFM, Barrow BID and Barrowfull are organising the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event in Barrow’s Dalton Road on Saturday June 4.

The event, which will take place between 12pm and 8pm, will mark the Queen’s 70 years of service to the country.

The people of Barrow are invited to join the street party which will see 60 picnic benches lined up along Barrow’s Dalton Road.

Organisers are hoping the event will honour the Queen’s long service and stay in people’s memories for many years to come.

Picnic in the park

The Picnic in the Park Jubilee Celebration is set to take place at Millom Play Park on June 4.

Starting at 11am and ending at 5pm, the event will see entertainment by Marvellous Events, music, a sweet stall, an ice cream van, Secrets Street Food, bouncy castles and free balloons.

Hosted by Millom Town Council and Around The Combe.

Music Festival

While not specific to the Jubilee, the Ulverston International Music Festival will be hosted at the Coro Hall from June 1 to 8 which will coincide with Ulverston’s Jubilee celebrations.

The music festival was last held at the Coro in October and featured nine live performances planned, spanning classic, jazz and world music.

Barrow Library

The Library will be hosting a jubilee series of events this month.

The Story Tots will be hosting a special royal themed story time session on May 24, from 2:30pm until 3:15pm.

This will be followed by the Jubilee themed Rhyme Time taking place on May 27 between 10:30am until 11:15am.

The special Rhyme Time session will celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and include story sharing, singing songs and exploring music.

These event will be for 0-5's and their grown ups.

Lakes Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is marking the start of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations by offering free travel to the public.

To mark the occasion Lakes Cruises will be offering free travel on that day to anyone who has had their seventieth birthday this year.

Dalton's Celebration

Dalton and Newton Town Council will be organising a local celebration which will see bunting put up from Tudor Square along Market Street.

Local businesses have been asked to dress their shop windows on the theme of the Platinum Jubilee.

On June 3, there will be a free event in the grounds of the Newton Pub on Newton Road, which will see music from Dalton Town Band and a DJ, as well as face painting, 'create a crown', a puppet show for children, a sweet stall and a hog roast.

On June 4, a 1950s themed event will be organised,based on the year of the Queen's coronation - 1952.

Train Ride

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is holding celebrations from June 2 until June 5.

Trains will carry their own royal tribute headboards and there will be a few themed café treats too.

Attendees are also in for the chance of winning a trip for four to travel in their newest premium carriage ‘Ruth’ and a royal hamper.

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Community Street Celebration

Carnforth will be hosting a special Jubilee Weekend running from June 2 to June 5.

On June 2, a beacon will be lit as part of a special event that will see more than 1,500 beacons simultaneously set alight across the UK and Commonwealth.

On June 3, is the Community Sports Day at Carnforth High School field from Noon until 5pm.

This will be a ‘traditional’ sports day for all the family to enjoy with a variety of games and fun for primary age children (aged 5 – 11) accompanied by an adult.

June 4 will see The Big Jubilee Lunch Street party which will be a memorable occasion for the town.

Chairs and tables will be set out on lower Market Street, which will be festooned in bunting.

The final day, June 6, will see a commemorative parade and service to celebrate the Queen’s unique reign.

Kendal Event

The 70th anniversary of The Queen's accession will see a special beacon lighting.

On June 2, the evening's events will involve pipe music at 9.35pm and a bugle call at 9.40pm followed by the Beacon lighting at Kendal Castle, which will take place across the UK and all Crown Dependencies at 9.45pm.