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Carnival, Sat 14 Sep 2019, free entry

Colchester Carnival

Colchester Carnival


The Carnival procession will start from its preparation area on Abbey Fields at 6.00pm

It will make its way down Circular Rd North, turn into Circular Road West before heading up Butt Road and Head Street. From there it will turn into the High St ending at the top of East Hill.

Rolling road blocks will be in operation.

The Procession
This years theme is 'Colchester and Proud"

Maybe you want to think about what Colchester is famous for?
The Romans
Britains oldest recorded town
The home of the only known Roman Chariot racing arena
Humpty Dumpty
We are home to the 16th Air Assault Brigade including 2 & 3 Parachute regiment
Jumbo water tower
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (written by Jane Taylor in Colchester)
Paxmans making engines since 1874.
the list goes on .....
Just some ideas.

You can also think about what Colchester is famous for more recently such as it's night life, Colchester Zoo and the Mercury theatre.
Being proud though isn't just about what we are famous for. We are proud of our emergency services, our shopping (Fenwicks, formerly Williams & Griffins as an example). We are proud of the night time volunteers such as the SOS bus but most importantly we should just be proud to be from, live in or work in Colchester.

It is a great town with a lot going for it. So we want groups from all communities to be involved as being a multi cultural town is something we are all proud of.

As you can see the theme offers so much opportunity. The main thing is that you show off the best of Colchester, using sound, light and movement to bring it alive. Just making the Carnival as vibrant and inclusive as possible is something we can all be proud of.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointDisabled toiletsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 18:00


Free entry

Also see


Colchester Carnival




See location of Colchester Town Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88950 Long: 0.90352


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome