What's on in Colchester

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Cudmore Grove Country Park by Visit Essex

Half Term in Colchester

Discover what's on in Colchester this February Half Term. You'll find a whole host of special family events and things to do especially programmed for the holidays. 

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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


Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

Sat 27 Jul 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

Jewellery exhibition at Colchester Castle

Chance and Control

Chance & Control: Art in the Age of Computers

Sat 26 Oct 2019 - Sun 26 Jan 2020

‘Chance and Control’ draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art and includes work by pioneering digital artists such as Frieder Nake and Georg Nees – who produced some of the earliest computer art.


Snapping the Stiletto: Essex Women

Sat 9 Nov 2019 - Sat 18 Jan 2020

Exhibition celebrating Essex Women in Hollytrees Museum

Field for the British Isles

Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles

Fri 15 Nov 2019 - Sun 8 Mar 2020

Experience this vast and iconic artwork at Firstsite

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year

Thu 2 Jan - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Marks Hall Estate is delighted to be hosting the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition between 29th November 2019 and 23rd February 2020. This is an outdoor exhibition.

Integrity of the Focal Plane

Integrity of the Focal Plane

Mon 6 - Fri 31 Jan 2020

Art Exhibition at The Minories Galleries


Two One Act Plays: Our Little Secret & Numbers

Wed 15 - Sat 18 Jan 2020

Two short plays. OUR LITTLE SECRET by Rollin Jewett NUMBERS by Kieron Barr

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day in Colchester

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Jan 2020

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre

Colchester Parkrun

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Colchester's parkrun takes place in the town's iconic Castle Park.

Wivenhoe Market

Wivenhoe Market

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Village Market in Wivenhoe


Birding and Photography - Beginners Workshop

Sat 18 Jan 2020

A beginners half day photography workshop

Winter Survival

Winter Survival Session

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Do you know how to survive outside?

Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided Walk: From Camulodunum to Colchester

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Guided Walking Tours of Colchester depating from the Visitor Information Centre

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Macclesfield Town

Sat 18 Jan 2020

League 2 Football at the Weston Homes Community Stadium

Family Entertainment Essex Rebels Basketball

Family Entertainment Professional Basketball

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Family fun with basketball games, giveaways, competitions, DJ, kids activities and more! Watch the Essex Rebels Teams play in a fast-paced action-packed game of basketball right on your doorstep.

Magnificat - Bach/Vivaldi

Colchester Chamber Choir - Magnificat Bach/Vivaldi

Sat 18 Jan 2020

10th Anniversary Concert – Magnificat Bach/Vivaldi A candlelit performance of two celebrated baroque Magnificats together with other great works by Bach and Vivaldi with period instruments. Complimentary refreshments.

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