What's on in Colchester

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Summer Holidays in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester during the Summer Holidays. There's a whole host of special childrens' events and things to do especially programmed for the school holidays. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained in North Essex this Summer!

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Discover our new season of Guided Tours. Running every Saturday at 11am with a qualified Blue or Green Badge guide, plus special theme tours throughout the year. The best way to discover Colchester's history is to walk the streets where the events happened.

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Seafood Platter on Mersea Island, by Visit Essex

Food & Drink Events

From beer festivals to gourmet tasting sessions and much more besides. Colchester is well know for locally produced Tiptree Jam, Mersea Oysters and plenty of other culinary delights. Discover a wide range of mouthwatering food and drink events in the town happening throughout the year. 

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What's On in Colchester Today

Alfred Munnings

Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918

Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Exhibition of Alfred Munnings' War Paintings

'Rings of Wonder' by Patrick Elder

Sculpture in the Garden

Sun 26 May - Sat 28 Sep 2019

Sculpture Exhibition.


Pay & Play - Mersea

Sat 29 Jun - Sat 26 Oct 2019

Essex Outdoors are opening their Danbury and Mersea sites to the public every Saturday! You and your family can experience a fun day out on our zip wires, archery and caving to name but a few.


Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

Sat 27 Jul 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

Jewellery exhibition at Colchester Castle

Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner: Some questions about us

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct 2019

In this exhibition, Mark will present a number of works exploring the notions of displacement and belonging in connection to migration and national identity.

Siobhan Coen Unknown Knows

Siobhan Coen: Unknown Knowns

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 13 Oct 2019

English artist Siobhan Coen has been looking into the effect of RGB lights on different paint colours.

The Heritage centre

Long Melford Heritage centre

Sat 31 Aug - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Long Melford Heritage centre showcasing the history of the village, from Neolithic, Romano British, Medieval through to modern day.

Roland Piché: Starry Starry Night

Roland Piché Sculpture: Starry Starry Night

Sun 15 Sep - Sat 5 Oct 2019

This exhibition takes a metaphorical peek into the studio of this historically significant sculptor, who has spent the last 50 years developing his work with an unswerving commitment and free from commercial concerns. Not to be missed.

St Peter's Church

Heritage Open Day: St Peter's Church

Wed 18 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

St Peter's Church opens to the public for Heritage Open Days 2019

St Martin's Church

HODs 2019: St Martin's Church

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

St Martin's Church will open for Heritage Open Weekends after being closed to the public for over a year.

Tudor Michaelmas

Tudor Michaelmas

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Come and join the Tudors (their last visit for this year) at our Michaelmas Re-creation. It's an important time for Tudors who will be celebrating a good harvest that will take them through the harsh winter months.

Zoo Crew

Character Breakfast

Sun 22 Sep 2019

What better way to start your Sunday than with a meet ‘n’ greet over a delicious breakfast with your favourite Colchester Zoo characters?


Heritage Open Day - GreyFriars

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Greyfriars Hotel opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

Migration Day

Migration Day at Fingrnghoe Wick

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Birdwatching at Fingringhoe Wick

Headgate Theare

Heritage Open Day - The Headgate Theatre

Sun 22 Sep 2019

The Headgate Theatre opend for Heritage Open Day

Snowy Lake

Winter Wander and Christmas Lunch

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Get out for some fresh air with a winter birdwatching wander around the reserve with our expert guide Liz

The Arnhem Bridge - a 'Bridge Too Far'

Commemoration Service Op Market Garden 75

Sun 22 Sep 2019

A community service to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Arnhem, including prayers, readings, wreath/flower laying, two minutes silence, and a bugler playing the Last Post and Reveille.

Roman Circus Centre

Heritage Open Day - Roman Circus Centre

Sun 22 Sep 2019

The Roman Circus Centre hosts a Heritage Open Day event

Colchester Jazz Club - Marks Tey Parish Hall

Colchester Jazz Club - New Orleans Heat

Sun 22 Sep 2019

This week's featured band - Barry Grummett's New Orleans Heat. Live music. Dance floor. Licensed Bar. Raffle.

A Festival Of Colchester 2019

A Festival Of Colchester


 A new multi-discipline and heritage-based collaborative arts festival with a primary theme of Nursery Rhymes, Folklore and Storytelling.

A Festival of Colchester will run across Colchester venues from Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 September 2019.

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