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Walking Tours - Book Now Graphic

Our regular walking tour, covering 2000 years of Colchester's history. Runs every Saturday and Bank…

Caley's Domino Crackers Poster

Art Exhibition at the Munnings Museum

Slaves of Fashion: The Singh Twins

Spring exhibition at Firstsite Art Gallery

Colchester Garden Festival Logo

Come along and enjoy impressive installations, workshops, and activities in this month long event…

Smoke & Fire Festival

BBQ festival in Colchester's Castle Park

Portrait of a re-enactor who looks like Henry VIII. Text over the top with the name of the event.

Tudor celebrations commemorating the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's visit.

A steam train

Unlimited Steam Train Rides at this special event day.

Two women in traditional Indian costume stand next to each other giving a somewhat symmetrical appearance. Illuminated artworks can be seen in the bac

Artist Talk at Firstsite

The Wind in the Willows

Outdoor Theatre in Colchester's Castle park

Life size Thomas  at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Join Thomas and friends at the East Anglian Railway Museum for a perfect family day out

The Packing shed - a brown hut on a small island.

Take a boat out to an open day at the old oyster packing shed in Mersea.

Mersea Open Studios Map

15 artists living and working on Mersea Island are opening their studios to the public.

Colchester DVLC - Mersea Island 
"It's Better By Scooter"

One of the most old-school, fun and friendly rallies on the scootering calendar.

Colchester Farmers Market

Colchester's Farmers Market takes place in the public square outside the Mercury Theatre on the…

Stylised ilustrations of a chef's hat, saw, painbrush and moustache, in pink on a yellow background. Text with the event details.

Essex's largest Monthly Craft and Makers Marke

Invasion Colchester 10th Anniversary

Invasion Colchester returns to town for a tenth time

Audience on camping chairs watching a bandstand concert

Colchester Castle Park's popular bandstand concerts return for the summer in 2022

Heritage Open Days logo

Heritage Open Days return to Colchester for 2022

Colchester Anti Loo Roll Festival

The Colchester Anti Loo Roll Festival returns to Castle Park for 2022.

Colchester Castle

Free entry to Colchester Castle as part of Heritage Open Days 2022.

A colourful rickshaw/tricycle stands in front of firstsite - a large golden curved building.

The Rice and Spice Festival offers an afternoon of good food, fun and entertainment.

Fresh Air Festival

Fresh Air Festival launches in Brightlingsea - bringing free outdoor performances and seaside fun…

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