What’s on in Essex this weekend…

This weekend it’s the last bank holiday before Christmas – where has the summer gone? Hopefully there will be some sunshine, because there are plenty of events happening across Essex to keep all the family busy and entertained before thoughts have to start turning back to school and work.

There are all sorts of events happening over the Bank Holiday. Trains are running at the Colne Valley Railway – very near to Hedingham Castle, there’s a “Big Bang” event at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, the first St. Botolph’s ‘Big Sunday’ is taking place in Colchester, and the Countess of Warwick’s Country Show is taking place in Little Easton.

And to set you up for the weekend, on Thursday and Friday it’s the Clacton Air Show! Check out details of these, and other events on our August Events in Essex page.

One of our favourite beer festivals of the year takes place over the weekend – Eddyfest at the White Horse in Edwardstone. It’s just over the border into Suffolk, and is set in really beautiful countryside – so well worth a visit. There’s music to suit all tastes during the festival.

Find out more about this and other beer festivals on our ever growing Beer festivals in Essex page, which lists Bank Holiday beer festivals in Witham, Rochford, Wickford, Basildon, Ingatestone, Great Wakering, Colchester, Mersea, Chappel, Hatfield Peverel, Layer Breton, Mountnessing, Mount Bures, Bowers Gifford and Alresford!

If you’re looking for an evening event and you want the festival vibe there’s the Blake End Family Music Fest & BBQ; and events across the country ranging from A Midsummer’s Night Dream in Saffron Walden in the west to Chas and Dave in Southend in the east. More details on our August Nights Out page

And have a look at our parks, historic buildings gardens and museums and galleries listings for lots of ideas for places to visit in Essex.

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