Find out what's on in Essex and have a great day out.

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 and festivals, concerts and theatre, 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 in the information provided.

 

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A mother holding a child smelling a lovely looking rose.

Around 30 specialist nurseries from around the region will be setting up a one-stop shop at RHS Garden Hyde Hall and selling a range of seasonal favourites.

Picture of the barn with blue skies and a Victoria water fountain in the foreground.
The return of the Essex Craft & Design Show with a variety of artists, designer makers and craftsmen displaying their stunning and unique creations at the beautiful venue of Cressing Temple.
A group of people harvesting the grapes.

Food & Drink Festival, set amongst the vines of West Street Vineyard in Coggeshall, with 80+ stalls, featuring East Anglian food, drink, handmade crafts and gifts plus a Cookery school with deomstrations.

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Picture of the iconic Firstsite building at night.
Discover Essex’s creative spaces. They come in all shapes and sizes and are crammed with artistic treasures, from international names to emerging local artists.
Picture of a sunset over the The Naze waters with some rocks protruding from the water.

Explore our 350 miles of coastline, the longest shoreline of any county in England, a place of surprising wild beauty, rich in wildlife and sprinkled with history and hidden cultural gems.

Essex’s history has been shaped by a wide variety of cultures. Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans – all left their mark. Echoes of their influence can still be seen today.
Picture of a cow at the edge of the River Stour and drinking water.
A scenic patchwork of rich farmland speckled with pastelwashed villages of thatch and timber, the views interrupted by mighty oaks and ashes presided over by the hurrying skies.