And the Queen’s Baton Relay will be in Luton on July 8 as part of its visit to all 72 nations and territories in the Commonwealth.
Wardown Park will be hosting a free community event between 4 – 6pm to mark the occasion and friends and families are being encouraged to bring a picnic to join in the festivities.
Entertainment will be provided along the route, which will progress on the Old Bedford Road side of the park starting at Wardown House, through the garden, around the river, past the playground, across the bridge and to the gardens at the side of Wardown House near the tennis courts, where the main entertainment will take place.
Details are still being finalised but it’s envisaged there will be dancing and singing from several schools and community bands as well as various cultural displays saluting the town’s diversity.
Luton is one of hundreds of communities across the country to receive a visit from the Baton Relay.
The Games will have 19 sports with eight para sports – the biggest in its history.