The Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, is fast approaching.

Residents of Evesham and Pershore will no doubt be flocking to the streets to celebrate the historic occasion, the first coronation since that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

In Evesham, the celebrations will begin at 10.15am on Saturday, May 6, with a civil parade from St Lawrence’s Church.

The parade, led by the Mayor, mace-bearers and the town crier, will head along Vine Street before finishing in Market Square.

Much of the festivities will take place in Market Square, with the Town Hall open and offering free activities for children, including a puppet show, magicians, balloon modelling and face-painting.

Meanwhile, a big cinema screen will be showing the coronation with celebrations due to end at around 4pm.

Evesham Town Council is also hosting a celebration poster competition.

The theme, unsurprisingly, is the Coronation and the poster must include red, white and blue in the colour scheme.

There will be five different age categories, from under 5s to adults, and full details can be found on the council’s website.

Evesham Journal: King's Coronation Poster CompetitionKing's Coronation Poster Competition (Image: Evesham Town Council)

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Over in Pershore, the BBC’s coverage of the Coronation will be shown at Number 8, with free admission.

Meanwhile, Pershore Rotary is organising a shop window competition with participating venues to dress their stores for the two weeks preceding the occasion, with judging taking place on Friday, May 5.

Then on the Sunday, from 12pm to 3.45pm, the Coronation Big Lunch will take place around the bandstand in Abbey Park.

There will be live entertainment with Griff Collins and an open mic session, giving local musicians a chance to show off their talents.

Everyone is welcome to attend and guests are invited to bring their own picnics and chairs to enjoy the occasion with friends and family.

Pershore Town Council is also encouraging people to wear fancy hats.

Following the lunch there will be a service of celebration in Pershore Abbey, begging at 4pm.

Evesham Journal: King Charles III and the Queen Consort attending the Royal Maundy Service at York Minster on Thursday, April 6King Charles III and the Queen Consort attending the Royal Maundy Service at York Minster on Thursday, April 6 (Image: PA)

Elsewhere in the area, community groups have joined together to organise another Big Lunch to celebrate the Coronation, at Elmley Castle Village Hall and Community Orchard on May 7.

There will be drinks provided, a Loyal Toast, royalty-themed quiz, a family trail in the orchard, a crown competition for adults and children, with prizes.

Know of any other Coronation celebrations taking place in the area? Make sure to get in touch!