What's on in Colchester

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Castle Park

Castle Park this Summer

Discover everything happening in Colchester Castle Park this summer, including fairs, fetes and festivals, pictures in the park, and the ever-popular sunday afternoon concerts on the park's Victorian Bandstand  

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Why not try one of our Guided Tours? Running every Saturday at 11am with a qualified Blue or Green Badge guide, the best way to discover Colchester's history is to walk the streets where the events happened.

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Cudmore Grove Country Park by Visit Essex

High Woods Country Park Events

High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester’s favourite parks due to it’s mix of woodland, open spaces, lake and meadows. From Nordic Walking to Fantastic Fungi walks, there is an event for erveryone.

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What's On in Colchester Today

Colchester Collectors

Colchester Collectors

Mon 11 Dec 2017 - Fri 29 Jun 2018

Exhibition of local people's collections at Colchester Castle

Bronze Age

BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018

Sat 17 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

Munnings Sign

RA250: Sir Alfred Munnings and the Royal Academy

Fri 30 Mar - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Exhibition celebrating Alfred Munnings as Past President of the Royal Academy

Jewelled lawn

National Garden Scheme Open garden

Thu 5 Apr - Fri 27 Jul 2018

There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom lead on to a huge number of different and colourful plants.

Jaywick Martello Tower

The Cold War 1945-1989

Wed 9 May - Sun 24 Jun 2018

History exhibition about the Cold War.

Merville Battery Display

Essex’s airborne history celebrated

Mon 4 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

WW2 exhibition at Colchester Library

Scott King, Britlin's Frigg

Scott King: A New Life in Frigg

Sat 16 Jun - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Art Exhibition at Firstsite

you Can't Beat A Woman

You Can't Beat A Woman

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Art Exhibition at The Minories Gallery


Cymbeline 2018

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

Open Air Shakespeare in St Mary's Churchyard, Wivenhoe

Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

Colchester Operatic Society's Summer Concert

Colchester Foood & Drink Festival

Colchester Food & Drink Festival

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Food and Drink Festival in Castle Park

Layer de la Haye Open Gardens

Layer de la Haye Open Gardens

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Open Gardens weekend in Layer de la Haye

Park Run

Mersea Island Park Run

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Park Run in Cudmore Grove

Superhero Treasure Hunt

Superhero Treasure Hunt

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Scour Colchester town centre shops for the 12 hidden superhero masks for your chance of winning a host of superhero goodies, including two FREE tickets to Kapow, the extreme inflatable obstacle course coming September 2 to Castle Park.

Park Run

Colchester Park Run

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Colchester's weekly Park Run.

Writing Shadows

Creative Writing and Art Workshop

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Creative Writing and Art Writing Shadows Day with Juliet Lockhart Saturday 23rd June 2018

Open Gardens

Flower Festival

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Mount Bures Flower festival

High Woods Country Park Wild Walk

Highwoods Country Park Wild Walk

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Join Colchester Natural History Society looking at plants, birds,insects and anyother wildlife on this pleasant walk through the park. Bring a packed lunch

Do you feel like your voice is heard?


Sat 23 Jun 2018

Join Firstsite for a unique symposium about identity and individual voice. Through a combination of talks, performances and screenings this event invites discussion about the importance of female autonomy, activism and equality.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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