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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.

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Search for events, from fairs and festivals, to shows and concerts, and discover more great reasons to enjoy Essex. You can search by event type or by location.


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If you are not sure where to go and what to see why not browse all our events taking place in Essex. This is perhaps the best way to find out What’s On in Essex and which events best suit you.

June highlights
July highlights
Brentwood Festival

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jul 2015


August highlights
Ugly Bug Safari

Mon 3 - Fri 7 Aug 2015

Saffron Walden

Clacton Airshow

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Aug 2015



Wild Woods Day

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This year’s event is set to be the biggest yet with a host of new activities and experiences. Entry is free to this family-friendly event which has a focus on ‘green’ themes.


Summer of Art and ENAS events

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The Essex Summer of Art is back this year and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 programme with lots of new things for you to see and get inspired.

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

Essex County Council
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