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***Please note that all Town Events are currently postponed until further notice due to the current COVID-19 pandemic***

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Events

As one of the main focuses for the Town Council is ensuring the well being of it's Community, the Town Council are dedicated to providing fun, family events to please all residents.

Leigh Lights

Our main event of the year, "Leigh Lights" aims to bring Christmas cheer to all! Held at the end of November the event takes place on the Broadway and Leigh Road, with a huge parade of floats, characters and dancers underneath our lovely town lights. The festivities are continued throughout the town with musical performances, stalls and foodie treats, as well as children's entertainment in the Community Centre. The Town Council work closely with local traders and community groups to promote activities and involvement. 

Carols on Strand Wharf

At the beginning of December we aim to truly ring in the Yuletide with our Carols event taking place on our newly rennovated Strand Wharf. Singing at twilight, the event has a lovely atmosphere for all the family. We offer mince pies at the end of the carols, and welcome donation towards the Chairman's Charity

School Holiday Activities

In 2015 the Council launched its programme of children's activities taking place throughout all of the school holidays at Leigh Community Centre. We aim to provide affordable fun and put on a variety events such as arts and crafts, gardening, animal handling, storytelling, inflatables, drama & dance workshops, magic shows, puppet shows and much more. To see whats coming up visit the Centre website, you can also sign up for our mailing list so you never miss out!

Annual Community Meeting

Each April a public meeting is held at the Community Centre in which all Leigh residents are invited to attend. You can find out about the Council's future plans, local community groups, the winners of our Good for Leigh awards and what has been going on in your Town. 

Youth Market

The event showcases the very best local entrepreneurial talents on offer, selling a variety of items including home decor, stationery, confectionery, healthy foods, children's activities, marketing and illustration services, photography, musicians and more.

Community Day at Bonchurch Park

Each June we hold our community focused event for local community groups and charities to showcase their activities and opportunities. Residents can learn about what's on in their area and get involved with local groups.

Winter Fayre

Since 2017 the Council has been running their own Christmas Shopping event with dozens of stalls and festive entertainment. It is always a popular event in the Town. 

Previous Events

Since it's inception in 1996, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council has prided itself on organising and hosting fantastic community events across the Town. From Leigh Library Gardens, to the Old Town and the Broadway, and in more recent years Leigh Community Centre. Below is a brief record of just some of the amazing things we have planned for the people of Leigh:

Event Date
Over 60's Social Club Reoccuring
Leigh Farmers' Market Reoccuring
Youth Forum Reoccuring
Art Wall Exbibitions Reoccuring
Coffee with Councillors 2020
Merchant Navy Day 2020
Defibrillator Unveiling Ceremony 2020
Virtual Farmers' Market 2020
Strand Wharf Family Puppet Show 2019
Merchant Navy Day Flag-Raising Ceremony 2019
Community Day at Bonchurch Park 2019
Valentine's Day Quiz for Chairman's Chairty 2019
Leigh Lights 2019
Brent Geese Celebration 2018
Summer Season on Strand Wharf 2017 - 2018
Nearly New Fair 2017 - 2018
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council's 21st Anniversary Afternoon Tea 2017
Book Fair 2016 - 2017
"90 for 90" Afternoon Tea Celebration for the Queen's 90th Birthday 2016
Wedding Fair  2016
Health and Wellbeing Fair 2016
Maritime Festival 2014 - 2016
Leigh-on-Sea Charity Pantomimes 2014 - 2015
Coronation Event 2013
Leigh Community "JubiLeigh" Fair 2012
Easter Event 2008 - 2016
May Day Event at Strand Wharf 2006 - 2013
Fishing Festival 2004 - 2012