Essex Festivals

This is our listing of arts and music festivals. Please be aware many events will be running on reduced visitor numbers and may well be advance tickets only, and tickets for timed entries – the days of rocking up when you want, and paying on the door may well have to wait until next year!


Leigh Folk Festival
Leigh on Sea
Thursday 23rd June 2022 to Sunday 26th June 2022
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the UK’s largest free folk festival is back for 2022.
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Harwich Festival
Various locations in Harwich
22nd June 2022 to 3rd July 2022
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Essex Pride 2022
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday June 25th 2022
“Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond. Establishing itself since it began in 2003 as a cornerstone event showcasing Essex’s successful approach to diversity and inclusion.”
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Chelmsford Fringe Festival
Various Locations
Thursday 7th July 2022 – Sunday 17th July 2022
“Fringe returns to Chelmsford for 2022! Celebrating the performing arts in all it’s guises – we’ve got more performers, more artists, more venues and more to offer!”
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