It may not feel like it right now but the lazy, hazy days of summer are edging ever closer to us, so why not brighten up the winter blues by planning which of the wonderful array of festivals and fiestas you'll take part in on the Suffolk coast this year.....
Choose between festivals of the arts, photographs, walking, sport, music, food and drink, or simply just to celebrate all that’s great about our lovely Suffolk towns!
Whether you’re planning days out with the family, short breaks or holidays on The Suffolk Coast, we’ve put together a helpful ‘save the date’ listing of what’s coming up this year so you don’t miss out on any fabulous fiestas!
21st - 23rd April - Ink Festival, Halesworth
INK is a festival which champions new writing over a weekend of quality, live back-to-back performances of short plays and films.
22nd April - 21st May - Alde Valley Spring Festival, Near Saxmundham
The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley.
13th May – 14th June – Suffolk Walking Festival
Save the date for this fantastic walking festival, with a large programme of guided walks across Suffolk.
9th - 25th June - Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings
This year's Aldeburgh Festival takes place from the 9th to 25th June and includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, composers Olga Neuwirth and Jörn Widmann and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla.
30th June - 2nd July - Maverick Festival, Framlingham
The Maverick Festival is a celebration of Americana and roots music from both sides of the Atlantic right here in Suffolk.
1st - 2nd July - Felixstowe Book Festival
Now in its fifth year, Felixstowe Book Festival, returns for another exciting weekend of events.
13th – 16th July - Latitude Festival, Southwold
Save the date for 2017 Latitude Festival, which will take place from 13th to 16th July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.
August - Snape Proms, Snape Maltings
Each August artists from around the world converge on Snape for 30 outstanding events in one of the world’s great concert halls. We'll be adding more details as we get them, so watch this space.....
18th – 20th August – FolkEast, Saxmundham
Folk music and art at its best, from near and far, with an added Suffolk twist, 18th - 20th August 2017, hosted at the Great Glemham Estate.
23rd – 24th September - Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Come and enjoy with the whole family this fantastic Food Festival set within the grounds of Snape Maltings.
3rd September - Art on the Prom, Felixstowe
Art on the Prom is a contemporary Art Fair with over 100 professional and hobby artists displaying and selling original work on Felixstowe’s popular sea front promenade.
8th October - The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival
Save the date as Framlingham hosts it's annual celebration of all that is great about the British banger.
3rd - 5th November - Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival returns this November to continue the heritage of poetry on the Suffolk Coast.
3rd - 5th November - Aldeburgh Documentary Festival
The Aldeburgh DocFest is a very special weekend in a magical place on the edge of the North Sea. DocFest is organised and delivered by the Aldeburgh Cinema Trust, a Registered Charity also responsible for the year-round operation of the Aldeburgh Cinema, a community film theatre that has shown movies consistently since 1919.