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.


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.


1950s Fashion: A Decade of Glamour

Wed 3 Jul - Sun 25 Aug 2019

Touring exhibition

‘Burano Bull’

Chappel Galleries Summer Exhibition

Sat 6 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Chappel Galleries are hosting their Summer Exhibition with works by artisits Martin Battye, Simon Carter, Michelle Franklin, Brian Taylor- Sculptor (1935-2013) and new work from gallery artists.

Bedroom Farce

Bedroom Farce

Wed 17 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Four couples – three bedrooms! Alan Ayckbourn’s clever uses of time and space makes this an intricate and sophisticated comedy.

Eight Ash Green Festival

Eight Ash Green Festival

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Music Festival on Fordham Heath

Market Day in Colchester

Market Day on Colchester High Street

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Market Day in Colchester Town Centre



Sat 20 Jul 2019

Firstsite's monthly art & craft market

Colchester Parkrun

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Sat 20 Jul 2019

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 22 Sep 2019

FREE town trail, with prizes!

80&#39;s Party Night

July 80's Party Night

Sat 20 Jul 2019

If you love 80's music, this is the Party Night for you!

Wivenhoe Market

Wivenhoe Market

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Village Market in Wivenhoe

Essex Castle Bike Ride

Essex Castle Bike Ride

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Enjoy a great day's cycling and raise vital funds for charity!

Brightlingsea Regatta

Brightlingsea Regatta

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

A weekend of fun by the sea for all the family

Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner: Some questions about us

Sat 20 Jul - 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.

Marks Hall Sculpture

Marks Hall Sculpture 2019

Sat 20 Jul - Sat 31 Aug 2019

Sculpture Trail at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum.


Optics Day

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Wanting to buy your first pair of binoculars or thinking of upgrading?

Siobhan Coen Unknown Knows

Siobhan Coen: Unknown Knowns

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 13 Oct 2019

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

Magic Weekend

Alix Massey

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Are you ready to enter into the world of witches, wizards, fairies, dragons, alchemists, wise women, pixies and lots more.

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Family on Mersea Beach by Visit Essex

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