Come together to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation. Organised by Colchester City Council and Colchester Market, this free community event will take place from 10am until 4pm in the Upper Castle Park.

Bring a picnic and your friends, family, and neighbours to enjoy some great food. There will be street food stalls from Colchester Market around the Castle Bailey and climb aboard the Wilkin & Sons Vintage 1967 Routemaster double decker bus for scrumptious cream teas and cocktails. The Colchester Pipes and Drums Band will be playing on our historic bandstand.

At around 11:30am the Garrison Command will deliver a 21-gun salute to mark the Coronation of King Charles III in the Lower Castle Park.

The event is free and there is no need to register or book a ticket, simply turn up between 10am and 4pm with your picnic and enjoy the atmosphere!