What's on in Colchester

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Half Term Fun

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

&#39;Rings of Wonder&#39; by Patrick Elder

Sculpture in the Garden

Sun 26 May - Sat 28 Sep 2019

Sculpture Exhibition.

Mersea

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.

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 22 Sep 2019

FREE town trail, with prizes!

Adorn

Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

Sat 27 Jul 2019 - Sun 16 Feb 2020

Jewellery exhibition at Colchester Castle

A Festival of Colchester

A Festival of Colchester 2019

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 15 Sep 2019

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

Adorn

Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 15 Sep 2019

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.

Rural Coastal Locations

Roman River Festival: Rural/Coastal Locations

Wed 11 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

The Roman River Festival returns to Colchester's Beautiful Borough

St Peter&#39;s Church

Heritage Open Day: St Peter's Church

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

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

Peake&#39;s House

Heritage Open Day - Peake's House

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

Peake's House opens for Heritage Open Day

St Helen&#39;d Chapel

Heritage Open Day - St Helen's Chapel

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

St Helen's Chapel opens for Heritage Open Day

Tymperleys

Heritage Open day - Tymperleys

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

Tymperleys opens for Heritage Open Day

Roman Theatre

Heritage Open Day: Roman Theatre

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

Colchester's Roman Theatre opens its doors for Heritage Open Day

St James the Great

Heritage Open Day: St James the Great

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

St James the Great opens its doors for Heritage Open Day.

St Martin&#39;s Church

HODs 2019: St Martin's Church

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

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

Wivenhoe

Step Back in Time: Wivenhoe High St History Trail

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

Guided Trail in Wivenhoe for Heritage Open Days

The Minories

Heritage Open Day - The Minories

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

The Minories opens for Heritage Open Days

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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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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The information on our site has been supplied by third parties. Colchester Borough Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of inaccuracy or error within these pages. We advise you contact the venue/event organiser in advance of your visit.