The town centre of Coleford provides a natural environment for events of all shapes and sizes. Over the years the Town Council have worked hard to support the many volunteer groups that stage the ever popular programme of events.

The season starts early in February with a commemoration of the Battle of Coleford that took place on the 20th February 1643 and runs right the way through until the town's Christmas festivities begin at the start of December.

Regular events

Coleford Country Market

Held every Friday and Saturday 9.30-12.00 in the Market Place from February to December. Home produce and craft items. See  Contact Val Preest 01594 840382.

Last Thursday (monthly)

‘Last Thursday’ is now in its fifth season working with a number of local partners and organisations to host a programme that continues to draw audiences and reward them with a different love experience every month. The Forest of Dean has four towns, two cinemas and a rarely used theatre, but no regular venue for touring performances. So what’s the idea...? Just take a lovely old fashioned village hall (the Evergreen at Broadwell just outside Coleford), ask a few people to help set up, do the door, run the bar, put up posters then choose the Last Thursday of every month and offer a programme of great live events and see what happens! 

Tickets are always available from the Coleford Tourist Information Centre and Library in advance.