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Harwich Haven Authority Events
Wed 24 Jul 2019
Annual Public Meeting
Sat 27 Jul 2019
Maritime Festival 2019
Apr
6
Sat
2019
Essex Big Weekend
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

For one weekend during English Tourism Week 2019, we are giving Essex residents the chance to enjoy an amazing day out in their county for free! Thousands of free tickets will be available for attractions across Essex.

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society Spring Concert
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
May
2
Thu
2019
Harwich Ale Trail
May 2 – May 6 all-day

An ale & cider festival set across Historic Harwich, every venue walking distance from the next. Pubs, former pubs, galleries, a brewery and more!

May
23
Thu
2019
Mayor Making Ceremony
May 23 all-day
Jun
2
Sun
2019
Tour De Tendring
Jun 2 @ 9:59 am – 10:59 am
Jun
20
Thu
2019
Harwich Festival of the Arts
Jun 20 – Jun 30 all-day

Save the Date – The Harwich Festival will be taking place between the 20th – 30th June 2019!

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Essex Comic Con 2019
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stars from TV and Film will be coming to Harwich, including a number of Cosplayers from Bumblebee to Harley Quinn.

Its a day of family fun with shows from The Wrestling League and also live music. 11am – 4pm

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Harwich Secret Gardens
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day
Jul
24
Wed
2019
Annual Public Meeting
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we review our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018 and share our plans for the year ahead.

Everyone welcome, free entry, free refreshments

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Harwich Beer Festival
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Jul
27
Sat
2019
Haidee-Jo Summers – Plein Air Weekend
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day workshop is most suitable for those with oil painting experience. The day will begin in the studio, but you will be working mostly outside and will only move back into the studio in the event of persistent or heavy rain – Haidee-Jo is not averse to working in the wind or cold!

Harwich Maritime Festival & RNLI Open Day
Jul 27 @ 10:17 am
Maritime Festival 2019
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jul
28
Sun
2019
Haidee-Jo Summers – Plein Air Weekend
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This two day workshop is most suitable for those with oil painting experience. The day will begin in the studio, but you will be working mostly outside and will only move back into the studio in the event of persistent or heavy rain – Haidee-Jo is not averse to working in the wind or cold!

Aug
3
Sat
2019
WrabFest
Aug 3 all-day

t’s a niche, family friendly, boutique music festival held once a year in beautiful surroundings, overlooking The River Stour and the Grayson Perry designed “House for Essex”. Organised by the village of Wrabness whose Volunteers work incredibly hard so that you can enjoy the best party of the summer.

WrabFest is a not-for-profit event with any proceeds being invested into future events and Wrabness based community activities.

Aug
4
Sun
2019
‘Bobbits Hole’ Open Day
Aug 4 all-day

‘Bobbits Hole’ Open Day, Dovercourt

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Harwich Motorcycle Rally
Sep 8 all-day
Sep
14
Sat
2019
Harwich Society Heritage Open Days
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

The Harwich International Shanty Festival was set up in 2006 to organise and co-ordinate an annual sea shanty festival over a weekend in October. Through concerts, ‘singarounds’, pub sessions, talks and workshops, the history and heritage of Harwich as part of the British seafaring nation is celebrated, promoted and perpetuated by local people and groups. This is unique for the county of Essex and is attracting audiences countrywide and beyond. 

Harwich International Shanty Festival
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

It has journeyed a long way since its small beginnings with a bunch of friends meeting up in a couple of pubs to drink good beer and sing good shanties, but we like to think that the initial idea of a cosy pub atmosphere, good friends and rousing shanties is still at the heart of all we do. Nowadays the whole town of Old Harwich resounds to the sound of Shanties and Sea songs and in addition there are concerts, barge trips, street theatre, maritime crafts, pirates, a Shanty train and much more.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Harwich Guy Carnival Procession
Oct 26 all-day
Harwich Society History Fair
Oct 26 @ 12:26 pm – Oct 27 @ 1:26 pm
Nov
2
Sat
2019
Harwich Sausage Festival
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
20
Wed
2019
Harwich and Parkeston Winter Ale Festival
Nov 20 – Nov 23 all-day
Nov
29
Fri
2019
Mayflower 400 Illuminate Festival
Nov 29 all-day

To celebrate the voyage the Illuminate Festival is held in Harwich on the day after Thanksgiving each year, consisting of a torch-light procession through the town including giant torches resembling the ship and Captain Jones.

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Kings Head Street Christmas Market
Dec 1 all-day

Kings Head Street Christmas Market, Harwich.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Christmas Light Switch on
Dec 6 @ 2:02 pm – 3:02 pm
Dec
7
Sat
2019
Arrival of St Nicholas
Dec 7 @ 12:50 pm – 1:50 pm
Dec
31
Tue
2019
New Years’ Eve Fireworks Display
Dec 31 all-day
Apr
5
Sun
2020
Harwich Half Marathon
Apr 5 all-day

The Harwich half marathon is being organised by Harwich Runners and the Rotary Club of Harwich & Dovercourt, to commemorate the Mayflower 400 celebrations. The route will take part of the original course from 1982, when the tradition first began. The race has not been organised since 1991, and so Harwich Runners hope to create a festival-style atmosphere to make sure the event goes with a bang.


These are not Harwich Haven Authority events. Please contact the event organiser directly with any queries.