Southend Film Festival
is held in April/May and showcases the best of UK independent film-making.
Southend Cricket Festival
has been held for more than a century and features a top-class programme from Essex Cricket Club.
Events highlights include ‘Arts on the Pier’ and ‘Jazz on the Pier’, both in July and the Puppet Festival and Pier Festival, which both take place in August.
Annual Classic Car Run
is the largest and best established events of its kind in the south east and takes place in July.
Leigh Folk Festival
is the largest free folk event in the UK, featuring international and local musical performers, traditional and contemporary dance, children’s events, ceilidhs, workshops, street theatre, comedy, film and much more.
takes place over a week in August and features floats, stalls, music and family events.
is arguably one of the longest running yacht regattas on the east coast. The week-long regatta, held in September, features a host of sailing competitions and off-shore social events.
Part of the Seafront Saturday programme, the skies will be a riot of colour from October as a fabulous array of fireworks is launched from a moored barge. Entry is free.
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