Coronation events in Colchester

The Town Hall, Castle & Mercury will be lit up to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation over the bank holiday weekend.

Saturday 06 May 

Time Event  Location
10.00am - 4.00pm Coronation Picnic in the Park Upper Castle Park
Come together to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation. Organised by Colchester City Council and Colchester Market, this free community event will take place from 10am until 4pm in the Upper Castle Park.

Bring a picnic and your friends, family, and neighbours to enjoy some great food. There will be street food stalls from Colchester Market around the Castle Bailey and climb aboard the Wilkin & Sons Vintage 1967 Routemaster double decker bus for scrumptious cream teas and cocktails. The Colchester Pipes and Drums Band will be playing on our historic bandstand.

At around 11:30am the Garrison Command will deliver a 21-gun salute to mark the Coronation of King Charles III in the Lower Castle Park.

The event is free and there is no need to register or book a ticket, simply turn up between 10am and 4pm with your picnic and enjoy the atmosphere!
Get 25% off day admission tickets and Castle Passes to visit Colchester Castle on Saturday 06 May. Last entry is 4.30pm.

More information can be found at

Sunday 07 May

Time Event  Location
11.00am - 3.00pm  Mercury Theatre Fun Day Mercury Theatre
A fun day for all the family of all generations to come together and have a nice day out celebrating the Coronation of the King. There will be a whole host of games, craft, dressing up in theatrical costumes, space for a picnic outside, live music from 6 live music and cream teas and BBQ food available. This event is fully accessible and free to attend. 

Page last reviewed: 19 April 2023


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