There's so much to do in Southend-on-Sea! If you're looking for upcoming events in Southend, check out our What's On page for details for individual events. If you're just looking for a day out with friends or family, Southend is a lively hub for entertainment and culture. Southend High Street provides a great shopping experience that leads straight down to the seafront where you can enjoy a meal at a traditional seaside café and treat yourself to our famous Rossi ice cream, walk down the longest pleasure pier in the world, spend hours at Adventure Island seaside theme park or just have a day out at the beach! Every Thursday, Southend High Street becomes populated with market stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to street food. If you're looking for a regular club spot, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to venues - from your usual nightclub experience to more alternative venues where you can watch all of your favourite bands. If you're in Southend for the day, why not visit one of Southend's museums and learn about our rich cultural history!