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What's on in Essex

If you want to discover what's on in Essex then browse the Essex events diary, it's jam packed full of ideas for all to enjoy throughout the year. The choice of entertainment on offer is tremendous, from fairs & festivals in Essex, concertstheatre, water festivals to air shows and sporting events. See what's on at the museums, the theatres or our historic attractions. There are so many events in Essex and so much to see and do, all year round, year in and year out you will be spoilt for choice!

The event information is supplied by third parties and we can therefore not accept any liability for errors or inaccuracies of the information provided.

If you wish to submit an event for publication on this website please complete this form and email us.


The Tour de France is coming to Essex

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The third stage of the tour, said to be the toughest sporting event in the world, is coming through Essex.


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Easter Holiday fun in Essex Country Parks

Children can ‘let their imagination run free’ in the Essex Country Parks during the Easter holidays – thanks to a bumper selection of 18 events taking place across the county. From Cracking the Egg at Weald Country Park; Pirates and Princesses Treasure Trail at Cressing Temple; Easter Egg Hunt at Belhus Woods Country Park; Easter Ori-Eggteering at Hadleigh Country Park and much more.

Visit the website to find out more.

Cliffs Pavilion


Brentwood Theatre


The Elephant Parade will arrive at intu Lakeside in May

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The Elephant Parade, the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues, seeks to raise public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. People of Essex will have the opportunity to see it at intu Lakeside from 5 - 1 June.


The story behind the Elephant Parade


Medieval Siege at Hedingham Castle

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20 - 21 April: Medieval Siege and Fair 

Experience life during the high medieval period, from archery, birds of prey, a Maypole, donkey rides, The Dragons of Wye-Ten with a dragon’s egg hunt and puppet theatre shows, the jester, musicians and coconut shies! Watch a Trebuchet in action and the arming of the knights! There’ll be craft stalls, traders, and lots of food stalls!


The Warren Classic Car Rally

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10 May: Warren Classic & Concours

The Warren Classic and Concours will offer visitors the opportunity to see some of the finest classic and contemporary supercars in the world, all gathered together at Essex’s most prestigious classic and supercar event. There will also be lots of other activities and shows for the whole family to take part and enjoy.

Link to the Essex-Live website for tickets and special offers for theatre, music, comedy, special events and more all year round.
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