The Maldon District offers a full calendar of entertainment to suit all interests and budgets with a quality event to attend whatever time of year you decide to visit, often staged in quirky venues that are sure to make your experience unique and memorable. Watch our annual firework display set against the spectacular backdrop of traditional Thames Barges, or a popular drama performed in a tractor shed. Dance the night away in a WWI aerodrome hanger, listen to a world-class choir perform in an historic chapel, or camp like a castaway on beautiful Northey Island. Colourful regattas, family fun, beer festivals, country shows, music, culture, the inspiring Saltmarsh 75 endurance challenge, and of course, the wacky, internationally renowned Mud Race, all have their home here!

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Advance tickets for the Blackwater Country Show are now on sale. Have-a-go country pursuits in one place such as archery, canoeing and kayaking, clay shooting, fishing and this year Ultimate UK frisbee! Meet local makers selling their original, handmade range of textiles, ceramics, canal art, sculptures, jewellery and paintings.
There will be fourteen gardens to explore during Maldon Open Gardens, which include herbaceous borders, cottage gardens, wildlife ponds, unusual planting, perennials, ornamental trees and more. Beginning at All Saints Church, the route takes you through various gardens including the Friary Walled Garden and the U3A Community Garden.

There will be hundreds of military vehicles across all eras - from push bikes to massive trucks that even make the tanks look small! The tanks and armoured vehicles will be taking part in the awesome and well-renowned vehicle parades. Purchase tickets for the event at the TICs or you can purchase your tickets online.



Maldon Festival

Sat 24 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017

The Maldon Festival celebrates its ten year anniversary! There will be a Russian theme this year to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Maldon Festival brings you professional music, theatre, recitals, opera, visual arts & more.

All Saints' Church

Maldon Festival - Battleship Potemkin

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Eisenstein's classic film drama about the 1905 Russian Revolution, when the crew of Potemkin mutinied against their officers. The showing will be given a live organ accompaniment by Laurence Lyndon-Jones of Chelmsford Cathedral.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - The Art of the Choral Scholar

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Chelmsford Cathedral's talented choral scholars make a welcome return in a programme showcasing their talents as soloists, along with fun close harmony and some more serious choral music.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - 'Fairy Tale' Cello and Piano

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Evva Mizerska's cello is accompanied by Emma Abbate in Fairy Tale. Continuing the Russian theme for this year, this programme for cello and piano includes works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and features Janácek's Pohádka.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Mussorgsky by Christopher Weston

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Christopher Weston plays Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition.' When his close friend, the artist Viktor Hartmann died, Mussorgsky was heartbroken and later at an exhibition of Hartmann's works, he was inspired to write these pieces.

Maldon Festival -Carmina Burana Chelmsford Singers

Sat 1 Jul 2017

The Chelmsford Singers are celebrating their 90th anniversary by performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with Borodin's Polotsvian Dances. Orff's Carmina Burana has become one of the most popular choral works in existence.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Choral Evensong

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Maldon Festival Choral Evensong with the Choir of St Mary's Church. Stanford, Canticles in A. Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb. 6pm star

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - The Stanford Quartet

Tue 4 Jul 2017

This is the first visit by the fabulous Stanford String Quartet to the festival since 2010. The quartet will be performing Mozart: Hunt Quartet in Bb, K458, Beethoven: C minor Quartet, Op.18 no. 4, and Borodin: Quartet No.2 in D major.

St Mary's Church

Maldon Festival - The Glories of Venice

Wed 5 Jul 2017

The Glories of Venice, Vivaldi: Cantatas for solo voice and strings with soprano Chloe Stratta, counter-tenor Carlo Zanetti, and Pegasus Baroque Ensemble. Vivaldi: Nisi dominus, Stabat mater and Nulla in Mondo.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Gilbert+Sullivan's Trial by Jury

Fri 7 Jul 2017

Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury featured in the first Maldon Festival in 2008. We are reviving the production for this tenth anniversary season. It features soloists from City Lit Opera, accompanied by the orchestra of Hand Made Opera.

Maldon Festival - Joe Stilgoe and Friends

Fri 7 Jul 2017

Joe Stilgoe is one of the country's favourite singer-songwriters. He performs in a programme of classic jazz songs, alongside some of his own pieces. His band includes local Tom Farmer, who has previously appeared at the Maldon Festival.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Bach's B Minor Mass

Sat 8 Jul 2017

The Choir of St Mary's with Pegasus Baroque Orchestra will close this year's festival with Bach's mighty B Minor Mass. Bach composed the work throughout his career and finished it in the year before his death in 1749.


Paintings in a Maldon Gallery
Burnham Art Trail

Sat 24 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017


Garden Sculpture Trail

Sat 24 Jun - Sun 30 Jul 2017




Burnham-on-Crouch Market

Mon 1 May - Fri 30 Jun 2017



Sat 24 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017



Sat 1 Jul 2017



Sat 1 Jul 2017




Maldon District Tourist Information Centre

Specially trained staff at Maldon District Tourist Information Centre and the Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Informaton Centre are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated in the centres of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, the two TICs offer a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.