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Colchester Community Celebration

8 August 2023

Come along to the first ever Colchester Community Celebration on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August between 10am-4pm.

On bank holiday Monday 28th August, Colchester United Community Foundation are working in partnership with the British Red Cross to run the first ever Colchester Community Celebration. The event aims to attract thousands of local residents of all ages and interests to come down to Shrub End Community and Sports Centre (CO2 9BG). At the event, there will be a whole range of local exhibitions, stalls and inflatables. There is also a Future U’s festival taking place, which will see local U6&7 grassroots teams take part in a football tournament.

The family fun day will be open between 10am-4pm. However, the first hour (10am-11am) is a quiet hour. Therefore, we advise you to start arriving from 11am. The event is free to enter.

Please see below some of the confirmed stalls and exhibitors:

Colchester United Community Foundation

British Red Cross

Essex Police & Essex Fire Brigade

Colchester City Council

Abberton Reservoir

Special guests include:

Colchester United first-team players

The Colchester Mayor

Lyn Barton

Will Quince

CUFC Mascot Eddie the Eagle

There will be a main stage at the event with different live entertainment acts on throughout the day, some of the acts confirmed are: a magician, Star Wars characters and an animal/insect demonstration.

Can I park at Shrub End?

Yes, there is parking available for a donation. However, spaces are limited so we would advise you to get public transport or walk if you are able to. There is also free street parking around the facility.

Will there be food and drink available?

Yes, there will be food and drink available to purchase.

If you have any questions or you would like to enquire about running a stall, please email

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