We’re updating this page on a regular basis. Keep checking back for updates.

Why not take a moment to sign up to our monthly e-newsletter, or ‘like us’ on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss anything?

If you’re running an event you want to promote, use our add an event form or email us!

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 1st September 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
more details

Autumn Fair
RSPB Rainham Marshes, New Tank Hill Rd, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ
Sunday 1st September 2019, 9:30am to 5pm
“Come and visit the mix of exciting stalls situated around the wildlife gardens. There will be arts and crafts, beekeeping, ceramics, plants, face painting and lots more for all the family to do! Free entry.”

Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 1st September 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
more details

Kite Festival
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 1st September 2019, 11am to 5pm
“We are delighted that the Essex Kite Group will return once more to fly their kites in our big field and will help you fly your own kites. Children can make kites and then fly them.”
more details

Soul Spirit & Wellbeing Festivalmore details

Frankie’s Classic Car Fest with Live Music & Market
Ford Motor Company, Dunton Technical Centre, Laindon SS15 6EE
Sunday 1st September 2019
“Not only a must for the avid car enthusiast but a festival for the whole family with it’s vintage market, Live music, children entertainment and street food.”
more details

Stock Donkey Derby
Brocks Farm, Ingatestone Road, Stock, Essex, CM4 9PD
Sunday 1st September 2019, gates open 12noon
“The return of one Stock Village’s biggest and most popular annual fun days for the whole family!”
more details

Essex 100
Community Stadium, Colchester
Sunday 1st September 2019
Get on your bike with 39mile, 68mile and 102mile options. Back at the home of CUFC this year.
more details

Growing Wild Holiday Club
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne EN10 6TD
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 am – 5pm
“Fire lighting, den building, discovering nature, making and using primitive and modern tools, arts and crafts.”
more details

Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Abbey Lane, Coggeshall
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
“The Abbey was founded in 1142 on land given by King Stephen and his wife Matilda. Visitors view the abbot’s house, chapel, cloister, guest house and riverside courtyard.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 5th September 2019 and Friday 6th September 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
more details

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 6th September 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 3:30pm)
“The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Friday 6th September 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres.
more details

Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 7th September 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
more details

CozFest 19
Land For Coz, Foxborough Hills, Halstead Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex CO9 3AN
Saturday 7th September 2019
“A Fun Day and Music Festival set in beautiful surroundings, in memory of Corran ‘Coz’ Powell.”
more details

Invasion Colchester
Colchester Town Centre
Saturday 7th September 2019, 10am to 4pm
“In aid of CoHoC and St. Helena Hospice, there will be characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Aliens, Doctor Who, Halo, Jurassic Park, Disney Princesses and more, as well as your favourite Comic Book and Movie Superheroes…”
more details

Bubble Rush
Garon Park, Southend
Saturday 7th September 2019
“Run, walk, jog or skip your way around the course and take on the 4 coloured bubble stations filled with foamy fun, raising money for Havens Hospices.”
more details

Meet Paddington
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 8th September 2019.
Paddington will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
more details

Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Fun Day
Ford Dunton, Laindon
Sunday 8th September 2019
“Join us to take part in a bike run with thousands of other motorcycle enthusiasts and ride this 60 mile route in aid of your local life-saving Charity.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Horkesley Hall
Little Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4DB.
Sunday 8th September 2019, 12:30pm to 4pm
“8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house (not open) in mature parkland setting.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Sunday 8th September 2019, 2pm to 5pm.
Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden.
more details

The Original Great Maze
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake House, nr Braintree
Saturday 20th July 2019 to Sunday 8th September 2019
“Celebrating our 20th Birthday, discover a great new ‘maize maze’ challenge at The Original Great Maze. Weave your way through the corn in search of the scarecrows in our great new competition.”
more details

Maldon Oyster and Seafood Festival
The Amphitheatre, Promenade Park, Maldon
Sunday 8th September 2019, 11am till 7.30pm
“Herald the Landing of the Oysters and then tuck into the delicious oysters, seafood and drinks on offer at the food festival.”
more details

Outdoor Theatre in the Garden – Much Ado About Nothing
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 11th September 2019, 7.00 pm
“Come and see the cycling theatre group, the Handle Bards, perform Much Ado About Nothing in the gardens of Layer Marney Tower. Tickets from 01206 330784”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Wednesday 11th September 2019, 1pmm to 5pm
A Victorian country house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest.
more details

Bohemian Rhapsody.
Wivenhoe House
Thursday 12th September 2019
Open air cinema.
more details

Rochford Arts Festival
Various Venues around Rochford
Thursday 12th September 2019 to Thursday 26th September 2019
“Now in its eleventh year, the Trail presents local art, craft and design in shops, businesses and public spaces around the scenic parish of Rochford.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 12th September 2019 and Friday 13th September 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
more details

Great Braxted Fete and Car Boot Sale
Great Braxted Cricket Field
Saturday 14th September 2019, 11:30am.
The Fete includes various stalls, including homemade cakes, Barbeque, Beer Tent & Gin bar, a Grand Prize Raffle, classic car show and live band, plus Kids sideshows and much more..

Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
more details

National Garden Scheme : 18 Pettits Boulevard
Rise Park, Romford, RM1 4PL.
Saturday 14th September 2019 and Sunday 15th September 2019, 1pm to 5pm.
The garden is 80ft x 23ft on three levels with an ornamental pond, patio area with shrubs and perennials, many in pots.
more details

Mission Possible
Raphael Park, Main Road, Romford, RM2 5AH
Sunday 15th September 2019, 10am to 4pm.
“The UK’s largest mobile wipeout experience is coming to Romford and includes some of the classic TV show games such as The Big Red Balls, Last Man Standing and the Sucker Punch Wall.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Sunday 15th September 2019, 11am to 5pm
A Victorian country house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest.
more details

Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 15th September 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
more details

Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 15th September 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
more details

Steampunk Essextraordinaire V
Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 15th September 2019
“Victorian Science and fancy dress, music, craft stalls, workshops and trade stalls.”
more details

Essex Classic Vehicle Show 2019
Castle Park, Colchester
Sunday 15th September 2019
For the fourth year Headway Essex are teaming up with the Charity Classic Vehicle Club to organise the Essex Classic Vehicle Show.
more details

National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 19th September 2019 and Friday 20th September 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
more details

Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 21st September 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
more details

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019
IWM Duxford
Saturday 21st September 2019 and Sunday 22nd September 2019
More details when available.
more details

Visit the Vulcan Day
London Southend Airport
Sunday 22nd September 2019
“You can get close-up to Vulcan XL426 and will have the chance to climb inside XL426’s cockpit.”
more details

Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 22nd September 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
more details

National Garden Scheme : Sandy Lodge
Howe Drive, Hedingham Road, Halstead, CO9 2QL Please park in Ashlong Grove & walk up Howe Drive
Sunday 22nd September 2019, 11am to 5pm.
“A garden for all seasons. ¾ acre created over the last 5 years.”
more details

National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 26th September 2019 and Friday 27th September 2019, 9am to 4pm
There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.
more details

Burnham on Crouch Carnival
Burnham on Crouch
Saturday 28th September 2019
“Bigger then ever – we have a number of stalls on the quay and the high street as well as a number of different performances in our main arena.”
more details

Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 28th September 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
more details

The Essex Country Show & The Essex Festival of Dogs
Weald Country Park, Brentwood, Essex
Saturday 28th September 2019 and Sunday 29th September 2019
“The Amazing Essex Country Show with so much to do and something for everybody.”
more details

Essex Autumn Food & Craft Fair
Cressing Temple Barns
Saturday 28th September 2019 ad Sunday 29th September 2019, 10am to 4pm
“Set in the grounds of lovely Cressing Temple Barns between Witham and Chelmsford in Essex, you can enjoy a huge range of stalls set within the historic barns themselves as well as within marquees and outside stands.”
more details

Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 29th September 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
more details

Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Military Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 29th September 2019, 11am to 5pm
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
more details

Last Day of the Season – in aid of the British Red Cross
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 29th September 2019, 11am to 5pm
“We traditionally donate the house opening takings to a charity and this year they will be given to the British Red Cross. There will be choirs and musicians such as the Rock Choir, Military Wives Choir etc. and have tea at the Tower in aid of this charity.”
more details

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec