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Essex book festival

Essex Book Festival takes place in over 40 venues across Essex. This year it is moving from March…

Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex sign on country road. Ink on paper drawing

Colchester's contemporary art gallery, Firstsite hosts a major exhibition of brand new works by…

Joseph Toonga and Just Us Dance dancing

As part of the Roman River June Mini Festival, we are delighted to be bringing Joseph Toonga and…

The Colchester Food & Drink Festival

The annual Food and Drink Festival returns to Castle Park

Colchester Sausage and Cider Festival

The Sausage & Cider Fest arrives for the first time in Colchester!

Photographs of a darkened stage with a seated orchestra lit by lasers, text reads ' Ibiza Orchestra Live, Colchester, Ibiza Classics 2021, Colchester,

Club Classics played by the Ibiza Orchestra in Castle Park

Colchester Castle Park's Victorian Bandstand

Colchester Castle Park's popular bandstand concerts return for the summer in 2021

The Nearly Festival Logo

The ever popular festival dedicated to the finest tribute bands around returns to Colchester's Old…

Colchester Medieval Fayre

Colchester Medieval Fayre and Oyster Market returns to Castle Park

an image of a food truck in a park, a wooden sign reads 'Eating Street', text in the sky reads 'Open Air Street Food Market'

Street Food Market in Colchester's Castle Park. COVID-19 Safe.

Colchester Outdoor Film & Food Festival featuring Kids Club, OutdoorClassics, Late Night Horrors, Sunflix and Chill.

Large Screen LED Screen for Day

Outdoor film screenings in Colchester's Castle Park. COVID-19 Safe.

Smoke & Firs Festivals - Colchester Castle Park 20 - 22 August 2021

BBQ festival in Colchester's Castle Park

West Mersea Town Regatta 2021 Logo - Mermaid illustration

West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838

The Colchester Pride Logo - a rainbow silhouette of the town's iconic landmarks

Colchester Pride returns for 2021 with a day of celebration, education and entertainment.

Life size Thomas  at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Join Thomas and friends at the East Anglian Railway Museum for a perfect family day out

Grayson Perry

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2021
29 August 2021 - Colchester Castle Park
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Tickets on Sale - 9am Friday 09 October

Local lad Olly Murs rounds off his 25 date UK tour with the final show in Colchester's Castle Park…

Eco Festival Colchester - 4th September

A celebration of sustainable living in Lower Castle Park

Invasion Colchester Logo

*Back for 2021* Invasion Colchester returns to town for its tenth year

Headway Essex Presents 'Essex Classic Vehicle Show' in blue text on a pale pink background

The Essex Classic Vehicle Show returns to Colchester Castle Park for 2021

Colchester Anti Loo Roll Festival

This will be Colchester Anti Loo Roll Brigades first big event . As a Community Interest Company we…

The Roman River Festival logo imposed on a picture of the sun breaking through the trees in a woodland full of bluebells. 16 - 26 September 2021.

The well-loved festival of music returns to Colchester for 2021.

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Ben Fogle

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben…

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