Events

Upcoming events are listed below


Harwich benefits from great attractions and a range of events taking place throughout the year. Discover what’s happening and what captures your interest and then get involved. We hope you enjoy everything the town has to offer.

    Apr
    27
    Fri
    2018
    Harwich Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Navigator Hall
    Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

    Followed by talk by David Whittle.

    Apr
    28
    Sat
    2018
    80’s School Reunion @ The Waterfront
    Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

    Join us for a night of pure 80’s indulgence with our retro 80’s School Reunion party night!

    From Cyndi Lauper to Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston – our DJ will be smashing out all the the best tracks from the 80’s and the dance floor is guaranteed to be packed all night!

    We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best outfits so get the school uniforms or bright Lycra out and come along for one of the parties of the year!

    Apr
    29
    Sun
    2018
    Youth for Charity Concert @ St Nicholas Church
    Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

    An opportunity to hear exceptional performances from our young talented local musicians. Flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano and vocals.

    Donations in aid of The Not Forgotten Association, supporting our injured service men and women of all ages since 1920. The Not Forgotten Association provides entertainment & recreation for the benefit of the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. www.nfassociation.org

    Further information contact Anna on 01255 503571 or email [email protected]

    May
    3
    Thu
    2018
    Harwich Ale Trail 2018
    May 3 – May 7 all-day
    Harwich Ale Trail 2018

    Multiple locations to enjoy fine ale and cider in a Historic Port. No locations more than 2 mins from the next! Details of venues and ales to follow nearer the date!

    Harwich Society Outing @ Purleigh
    May 3 @ 10:00 am

    Outing to Stow Maries Aerodrome.

    May
    7
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    May 7 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle

    May
    12
    Sat
    2018
    90’s Old Skool & Anthems @ Best Western Ipswich Hotel
    May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

    If you love a bit of Kisstory then you’re gonna love our 90’s Old Skool & Anthems Party night!

    Playing all the best Old Skool tunes from our favourite era, mixed in with a bit of garage and a few of the biggest dance anthems of the 90’s this is going to kick 2018 off with a bang!

    Tickets will go on general sale on Sunday 11th March at 8pm – our popular VIP Tables will be available for tables of between 8-12 guests!

    VIP Tickets – £15* (for reserved tables of between 8-12 guests – tickets must be brought together i.e. minimum purchase of 8 tickets.
    Tickets – £10*

    May
    13
    Sun
    2018
    Tour de Tendring
    May 13 all-day
    Tour de Tendring

    Come and join us on the hugely popular Tour de Tendring bike ride to raise money for your chosen charity. You can cycle on one of three circular routes around the picturesque district of Tendring – perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea.

    May
    17
    Thu
    2018
    Embroiderers’ Guild New Branch Taster Meeting
    May 17 all-day

     

    In Partnership with the Mayflower Heritage Centre

    Unleash your creativity and join the new Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild at The Heritage Centre. George Street, Harwich, CO12 3Nd.

    There are two ‘taster’ meetings on Saturday 7th April and Tuesday 17th May. Come and join us and get inspired!

    Be a textile artist with a needle as a brush and thread as paint, and enjoy the company of like minded people and have fun.

    For more information about the Guild or the new branch in Harwich please contact: [email protected]

    Jun
    4
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Jun
    21
    Thu
    2018
    Harwich Festival of the Arts, various locations
    Jun 21 – Jul 1 all-day
    Harwich Festival of the Arts, various locations

    Harwich Festival of the Arts, various locations – DETAILS TBC

    Jun
    22
    Fri
    2018
    Spanish Piano Recital @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    This year we are fortunate to have a piano recital from Daniel Johnson, a graduate of Colchester Institute, with a Spanish Programme, consisting of music from Ginastera, Granados, Albeniz and Debussy at the St Nicholas Church.

    Mark Tilton – Writing For Short Films
    Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Harwich Shorts
    Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Poetry Cruise @ The Ferry
    Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    23
    Sat
    2018
    Bioscope
    Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Harwich Shorts
    Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    24
    Sun
    2018
    Evensong – Chelmsford Cathedral Choir @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    25
    Mon
    2018
    Duos Campos – Clarinet & Guitar Recital @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Andy Schooler – Tea Talk
    Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Harwich Shorts
    Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Harbottle & Jonas – Folk Concert @ The Hanover Inn
    Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Jun
    26
    Tue
    2018
    Emma Abbate & Anna Huntley – Piano & Mezzo – Soprano Recital @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Lizzie Gutteridge – Consort Of 1 – Looped Early Music @ Salvation Army Citadel
    Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    27
    Wed
    2018
    Emma Abbate & Evva Mizerska – Piano & Cello Recital @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Tea Dance @ Park Pavillion
    Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Emma Abbate & Tippett Quartet – Piano Quintets Concert @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    28
    Thu
    2018
    Black Sandal Press – Poetry, Short Stories & Music @ LV18 Lightship
    Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Andrew McCormack’s Graviton – Jazz Concert @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jun
    29
    Fri
    2018
    Primary School Concert @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Improviso – Early Music @ St Nicholas Church
    Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

    Running times to be confirmed.

    Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

    Jul
    2
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Jul 2 @ 11:25 am

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle

    Jul
    5
    Thu
    2018
    Harwich Society Outing @ Ipswich
    Jul 5 @ 11:27 am – 12:27 pm

    Outing to Ipswich for guided tour.

    Jul
    7
    Sat
    2018
    Harwich Secret Gardens
    Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm
    Harwich Secret Gardens

    Harwich Town Secret Gardens is in its 7th year and will have a very large number of hidden gardens and courtyards open, with some new to the scheme and some old ones resting. All the gardens are easily reachable on foot. We are also winners of Pride of Tendring 2018.

    Teas and coffee will be provided at St Nicholas church, and there are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants for refreshment.

    Jul
    23
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Lifeboat Week
    Jul 23 – Jul 29 all-day

    Harwich Lifeboat Week will run from Mon 23rd July concluding on 29th July with the Harwich Sea Festival.

    Jul
    26
    Thu
    2018
    Harwich Beer Festival
    Jul 26 all-day

    Each summer we organise a beer festival in the Harwich Redoubt – a superb circular fort dating from the Napoleonic era just up the road from the brewery. At the festival we like to showcase our own beers as well as those from other microbreweries accompanied by great music and food.

    Jul
    29
    Sun
    2018
    Harwich Sea Festival
    Jul 29 all-day

    The Sea Festival is an exciting local charity event, bringing 5000+ visitors to the area, helping the many local charities and organisations that call upon our help during the course of the year.

    Aug
    5
    Sun
    2018
    Bobbit’s Hole Open Day and Charity Stroll. @ Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve
    Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Aug
    6
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Aug
    12
    Sun
    2018
    Beside the Seaside Festival, Dovercourt Bay
    Aug 12 all-day
    Aug
    27
    Mon
    2018
    Redoubt Fort Open Day @ Harwich Redoubt Fort
    Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sep
    3
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Sep
    9
    Sun
    2018
    Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Fun Day
    Sep 9 all-day
    Sep
    15
    Sat
    2018
    Harwich Society Heritage Open Days weekend @ All Harwich Society venues
    Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
    Sep
    28
    Fri
    2018
    Harwich Society Talk @ Navigator Hall
    Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

    ‘Essex Bee Keeping’ by Pat Rowlands.

    Oct
    1
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Oct
    5
    Fri
    2018
    Harwich Shanty Festival
    Oct 5 @ 5:07 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:07 pm

    A date for your diaries – the 2018 Festival will be held over the weekend of 5th-7th October, a week earlier than usual.

    Oct
    6
    Sat
    2018
    Harwich Society Annual Dinner @ The Waterfront
    Oct 6 all-day
    Oct
    13
    Sat
    2018
    Harwich Society History Fair 2018 @ 1912 Centre
    Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Oct
    14
    Sun
    2018
    Harwich Society History Fair 2018 @ 1912 Centre
    Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Oct
    26
    Fri
    2018
    Harwich Society Talk @ Navigator Hall
    Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

    Talk – ‘The Perennial Mr Potter’ by Bryan Thurlow.

    Nov
    3
    Sat
    2018
    Harwich Sausage Festival
    Nov 3 all-day

    Come hither to the historic seaport of Harwich and witness the medieval* spectacle of sausage throwing, as grown men and women try to hurl seasoned pork projectiles as far as they can. Following on from this fabulous frivolity, three fantastic local inns throw open their doors for the gathered masses to test the wares of the finest butchers of the Tendring Hundred and determine the public’s favourite sausage, all washed down with the choicest real ale and cider.

    Nov
    5
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Nov
    21
    Wed
    2018
    Harwich and Parkeston Winter Ale Festival
    Nov 21 – Nov 24 all-day

    Our little beer festival started in 2002 with a bang – we were literally drunk dry on the Friday night and we even ran out of glasses. The festival continued in the same venue in Dovercourt Town Centre for a further twelve years and we like to think that in that time we built up a reputation as a small but perfectly formed Winter Ale Festival – with a really interesting selection of beers and a nice atmosphere in which to enjoy them.

    Nov
    23
    Fri
    2018
    Mayflower 400 Illuminate Festival
    Nov 23 all-day

    The streets of Harwich will be lit up once again on 23 November as Illuminate 2018 festival takes place, aimed at promoting the town’s strong links with the Mayflower ship.

    Nov
    25
    Sun
    2018
    Kings Head Street Christmas Market
    Nov 25 all-day
    Nov
    30
    Fri
    2018
    Dovercourt Christmas lights event
    Nov 30 all-day
    Harwich Society Talk @ Navigator Hall
    Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

    Talk – ‘Leonard Cheshire Homes’ by Elizabeth Barrenger.

    Dec
    1
    Sat
    2018
    New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display
    Dec 1 all-day
    Dec
    3
    Mon
    2018
    Harwich Society Quiz Night @ Royal Oak PH
    Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Team up to 8 – £2.00 per person & raffle.

    Dec
    20
    Thu
    2018
    Harwich Society Charity Carol Singing @ Meet @ New Bell Inn
    Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm