Top events and things to do in Leigh-on-Sea in 2020

January 30, 2020 by Emily Mertens

Looking for things to do in Leigh-on-Sea this year? Here are the top events taking place locally in 2020.

The Old Leigh Real Ale, Craft Beer and Cider Festival at The Peterboat

This March, The Peterboat will be hosting another drinks festival. From over 40 craft beers, real ales, ciders and perries, this is the perfect event for groups of friends getting together in Old Leigh. Sample a vast amount of tipples from a range of award-winning breweries! Don't miss out on this local event.

When: Thursday 26th – Monday 30th March 2020, 10am - 11pm
Where: The Peterboat, 27 High Street
Website: Peterboat

Leigh Art Trail

Leigh Art Trail is back this year, showcasing work from local artists and designers. Expect a range of artistic talent, from sculptures to street art and much more. The non-profit, volunteer run organisation are proud to promote locals who can showcase their work in this diverse event! Are you an artist who is being featured in the event? Let us know!

When: Saturday 6th – Saturday 20th June 2020
Where: Leigh-on-Sea
Website: Leigh Art Trail

Leigh Folk Festival

The UK's largest free folk festival returns this June with a huge variety of musicians and dancers. The Peterboat will be hosting two days of live music on Saturday and Sunday. This annual event is always extremely popular so you don't want to miss out on this one!

When: Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th June 2020
Where: 27 High Street, Leigh-on-Sea
Website: Leigh Folk Festival

Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta is heading straight for Old Leigh once again this year, mixing craft stalls, sailing races, water events and musical talent into one huge must-visit event! There's something for everyone at the Leigh Regatta, so make sure to take a visit.

When: Sunday 6th September 2020
Where: Old Leigh
Website: Lions club

The Estuary Festival

The Estuary Festival is a celebration of art, music, literature and film along 60 miles of spectacular Thames Estuary Coastline. Hosted by Metal and Cement Fields, expect a memorable month-long event along the picturesque Leigh-on-Sea coast. Photo credit: Waterborne by French & Mottershead

When:  Friday 18th September – Sunday 18th October 2020
Where: Thames Estuary Coastline
Website: Estuary festival

Pantomime Peter Pan, Cliffs Pavilion

Recently, the Cliffs Pavilion revealed the pantomime which will take place this year and to many peoples' delight it has been announced as Peter Pan! These magical tales are brought to life on stage and are always sell out at our local theatre, so make sure to book early in order to avoid disappointment.

When: Saturday 12th December 2020 – Sunday 3rd January 2021
Where: Cliffs Pavilion
Website: Peter Pan at Cliffs Pavilion 

You may have expected to find Village Green Festival in our must-visit events line up, but Metal has unfortunately announced that the festival will not be taking place this year! Read more about this shocking news.

If you have any other events you think should be featured in this list, simply let us know by commenting below or contact us!


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