What’s on in Essex this weekend…

The weather look set fair for this weekend and we have some of our top picks for this weekend below. And do head over to our June Events in Essex page for more details of what’s happening across Essex this weekend.

There are a couple of films being shown in the open air this weekend : Bridesmaids at Cromwell Manor in Pitsea and Dirty Dancing at Capel Manor College.

The big annual Essex Pride, celebration of LGBT life takes place at Central Park in Chelmsford

There is free entry to the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Armed Forces Day – we went to the 2015 Armed Forces Day and loved it!

Epping Ongar Railway has a Victorian Steam Weekend

Leigh Folk Festival has folk music, dance, poetry, story telling, street theatre, food, art, children’s activities and more. And it’s free!

The Mount Bures Family Fun and Flower Festival promises flowers and all their usual favourite features plus new activities for all the family.

Blooming Gardens at Audley End is their annual summer plant fair and garden festival.

In its 14th successful year set in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park is the Colchester Food and Drink Festival

The Bearded Gypsy’s Trade Fayre is making its second appearance for Chelmsford’s new alternative market on Moulsham Street.

It’s the enormous Tudor recreation at Tudor Midsummer at Kentwell – just like Wolf Hall coming to life.

Barleylands Farm Park is hosting the Basildon Bus Rally which has free entry, free parking, free bus rides, a large display of vintage and modern buses & coaches, enthusiasts market, and lots of fun for families.

Colne Valley Railway has one of their regular Operating Day with Steam events.

The Coalhouse Fort Project in Tilbury has an Open Day.

Officially opened this year by Peter Seabrook MBE, the Little Waltham Open Gardens & Classic Car Display for Farleigh Hospice will feature fourteen open gardens and in the region of fifty classic cars on display.

If it’s just cars you want then head over to Cressing Temple Barns for Cressing Classics

Or if it’s just gardens you want, try the Open Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge which has the added bonus of a Rock Choir.

And as the weather is going to be nice, which not a trip to the Essex Coast – the longest coast in England (on account of all those fiddly in and out bits!) – check out our Essex Coast page for some ideas.

And why not tie in a visit somewhere with a trip to the cinema – we have listings for some independent cinemas across Essex, in some interesting locations across the county, from Manningtree in the north to Rainham Marshes in the sarf.

Or why not take advantage of the weather for a visit to a Country Park?

And check out our Museums in Essex page – there are probably a lot more than you know about!

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