Community Events

The Spring/Summer 2019 Recreation Guide is Now Available 

It can be read here:

Each issue of the Recreation Guide is available in a convenient page-turning format on Zoom in or use the search tool to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Program Registration

The Town of Essex is making an effort to convert the guide to an accessible PDF format to assist those with visual impairments. If you require an alternative format, please contact us. 519-776-8992

Print copies of the guide are distributed through the Essex Free Press and are also available at the following public facilities: Town Hall, Essex Centre Sports Complex, Essex Recreation Complex, Essex Community Centre, Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, and McGregor Community Centre.

Register online at, or call 519-776-8992. Be sure to check out all the programs being offered in Colchester and Harrow centres.


Colchester Family Fun Event Returns @ Colchester Park
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Colchester Family Fun Event is back for the third year with an epic line-up of family-friendly fun, musical acts, entertainment, and more!

After the first successful celebration of Colchester’s 225th birthday in 2017, the Town of Essex is back with another community celebration.

On Saturday, July 27, from Noon until 10:30pm, members of the community and local residents are invited to Colchester Park (100 Jackson Street) for the Colchester Family Fun Event.

The event will kick off with a community Open House facilitated by the Town’s Planning department on the future of development in Colchester Centre. Community members are invited to drop in from 11am to 2pm to share their opinions and provide feedback on potential changes to the Colchester Secondary Plan which directs land use, tourism and recreation initiatives, and design guidelines for Colchester Centre.

The event will feature also a wide range of family-friendly offerings.

· Noon to 4:00pm – Bike Windsor Essex hosts their Bike Rodeo, which will teach kids important bike safety tips.
· 1:00pm – Entertainer Beebo will wow the crowds with his unique musical stylings.
· 2:30pm – Kingsport Environmental will show off their stunning birds of prey.
· 3:30pm – Enchanted Adventure Parties will bring the magic with Princesses and Superheroes.

The party will continue into the evening with musical acts.

· 5:30pm – Harrow’s own Max Marshall will bring his acoustic and folk stylings to the stage.
· 6:45pm – Award winning local rock legend, Chistian Vegh, will wow the crowd with his guitar and musical talents.
· 8:15pm – Canadian Celtic rockers, Mudmen, will crank up the volume with their bagpipe-laden rock and roll tunes.

The fun will finish with a spectacular fireworks show sponsored by the Rafih Auto Group.

Event admission and parking are free. The Harrow Kinsmen will also be on-site with a BBQ fundraiser.

The event is funded through donations from local businesses and organizations. The Town of Essex would like to thank the following sponsors: Rafih Auto Group, Moir-Ferriss Crane, Noah Homes, AM800, WindsoriteDOTca, Home Hardware, Atlas Tube, Bike Windsor Essex, AutoxMaxx, Ken Knapp Ford, RobinSon Transport, Kehl Windows and Doors, Jones Group, Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home, Munger Electric, Hometown Family Pharmacy, Hallmark Memorial, Boudreau Group, Sellick Manufacturing, and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #338.

Free Outdoor Movie Night in Colchester @ Colchester Park
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

The second outdoor movie night will be hosted on Saturday, August 17 at Colchester Park (rain location: Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre).

Kids and their families can enjoy How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World starting at dusk.

Free popcorn also included.

For more information, please contact 519-776-8992.