Welcome to the Southend Seafront Events page.

Besides the usual array of attractions a number of events are held on Southend Seafront during the course of the year.Some are regular events others are individual one-offs. Further details of some of the other events can be found below. Click here to submit your event.

Event Name and Details 2007 Dates Time

Westcliff Casino Southend Airshow

Southends most spectacular event and one of Europes biggest free airshows takes place with ground events along the foreshore and flying over the Thames estuary.

Airshow hotline 01702 390333

Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May

Bank Holiday

10.00a.m to 6.00p.m. both days

MV BALMORAL. The opportunity to take a pleasure cruise From Southend Pier around the Essex and Kent coasts and up the River Thames.

01702 215620

Sailings on Saturday 23rd, 24th, 26th, 29th and 30th June and Sunday 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th July 2007 Various
GRAND TURK Tall Ship visit to Southend Pier. This Grand sailing ship will be open for visitors to explore in the afternoons during its stay. Oppotunities to book morning cruises from 10.a.m. to 2.00p.m.  01702 215620 Thursday 12th through to Monday 16th July 2007 10.00a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
London to Southend Classic Car Run
Western Esplanade, Southend Seafront
This year celebrating it's 14th Anniversary, approximately 200 pre-1970 vehicles will set off from Billingsgate Fish Market in London and follow a route to Southend Seafront where they will be on display, bringing a touch of nostalgia with them.
Contact Kevin Bolton on 07768 102 202
29th July 2007
12.00 noon to 5.00pm
Grand Puppet Festival
Southend Pier
Punch and Judy, marionettes and glove puppets put on a show for kids and parents wo want to re-live their childhood.
Contact 01702 215620. Normal Pier admissions apply
Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, and Sunday 5th August 2007 From 11.00am each day


Southend Seafront. Procession from Chalkwell Esplanade to Eastern Esplanade and Grand Firework Display from Marine Parade


Southend Sailing Barge Match and Regatta
Southend Pier Head and Western Esplanade
Watch the splendor of a bygone era when around 15 of the majestic Thames Sailing Barges race for various trophies.
Contact 01702 215620. Normal Pier admissions apply.


18th August




25th August 2007

From 7.00p.m.




10.00am approx


Leukaemia Research Fund Southend Branch Bikeathon
Cyclists will set off from 9am in small groups and the event will end at around 2-3pm.
About 800 people are expected to cycle a twelve mile circular route for charity that starts and ends at Waitrose and includes part of the seafront. The route is about 12 miles long and all are welcome to take part. Contact 01702 544964 or 01268 785674 for details

9th September 2007
9.00 to 3.00pm

Waverley Paddle Steamer cruises from Southend Pier. Opportunity to experience a trip aboard the last sea going paddle steamer in the world. Various cruises available along the River Thames to London,and Essex and Kent coastal Towns.

01702 215620

Sailings on Saturday 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th September,and Tuesday2nd,4th, 5th, 6th and 7th October Various
FREE SEAFRONT FIREWORK SPECTACULARS. A series of Free Saturday Night Spectaculars take place from a barge moored east of the Pier off of Marine Parade. See separate Fireworks page for further details Every Saturday from the 6th October through to 10th November 2007 8.00.p.m.


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