Throughout 2023 Colchester will be celebrating its new city status with a programme of fantastic events taking place across the city centre and surrounding towns and villages.

Expect world class exhibitions in our museums and galleries, as well as incredible art, performance and live music events all celebrating this historic year in Colchester’s history.

Browse through the event listings below and keep checking back as more are added throughout the year. 2023 is sure to be an extra special year to visit Colchester in and join in celebrating the new City of Colchester.

If you are an event organiser, business, organisation or charity, you can get involved too. Find out more on the City Council’s dedicated webpage: