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It's Carnival Time!

Carnivals epitomise the essence of British summertime – The Suffolk Coast is no exception so celebrate summer in style this year!

We've rounded up all the dates and information you need to join in the carnival fun!

Saturday 19th - Monday 21st August - Aldeburgh Carnival Weekend

Aldeburgh Carnival

Soak up some traditional Carnival atmosphere in Aldeburgh this Summer.    
With a history dating back over 170 years Aldeburgh is proud to still be running its annual Carnival.
There'll be a Military Band, the Carnival Queen and, of course, loads of floats and walkers guaranteed to make you smile.
And as darkness descends you'll be treated to the ubiquitous fireworks display - plenty to 'Oh' and 'Ah' at!
Money raised on the day goes towards ensuring the future of this ever popular event.


Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th August - Beccles Carnival Weekend

Beccles Carnival 2017

The fun starts at 1pm on the 19th August with a baby competition, fancy dress, children's races, dog show and arena displays on Beccles Quay. In the evening, there is live music, a licensed bar and food stalls on offer.

On Sunday, there's a jam-packed schedule of displays, and the grand carnival procession which starts at 1pm leaving from the Roys Car Park, and the fair will also be in town for the whole weekend!


Friday 25th August - Thorpeness Regatta and Fireworks

Thorpeness-Meare---Gill-Moon

Whilst there's no carnival procession, the atmosphere at Thorpeness Regatta is certainly that! 

Events starts at 10am and include an all day BBQ and live music. At 8.30pm, enjoy one of summer on The Suffolk Coast's most unique experiences as you watch lit boats sail across the Meare. A spectacular firework display kicks off at dusk - the perfect summer's evening!


events


Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sep 2017

Come and enjoy with the whole family this fantastic Food Festival set within the grounds of Snape Maltings, Suffolk on 23rd - 24th September 2017

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Maui Waui Festival

Maui Waui Festival

Saxmundham | Fri 25th - Sun 27th Aug 2017

Maui Waui is a 3 day festival of international music, performance and arts. 

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Aldeburgh Carnival 2017

Aldeburgh Carnival 2017

Aldeburgh | Sat 19th - Mon 21st Aug 2017

Soak up some traditional Carnival atmosphere in Aldeburgh this Summer.    

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Beccles Carnival 2017

Beccles Carnival 2017

Beccles | Sat 19th - Sun 20th Aug 2017

Watch the carnival procession as it winds its way through the beautiful market town of Beccles.

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Snape Proms 2017

Snape Proms 2017

Aldeburgh | Tue 01st Aug - Fri 01st Sep 2017

Each Summer musicians from around the world converge on Snape for a series of outstanding concerts in one of the world’s great concert halls. 

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Aldeburgh | Sat 30th Sep 2017

Enjoy some German inspired tapas, with each light bite paired with a sample of a German beer. Prost!

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FlipSide

FlipSide

Aldeburgh | Fri 06th - Sun 08th Oct 2017

Books, films, food, art, music and family fun. Line up includes: Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Anne Michaels, Ruth Padel, Iain Sinclair and Anna Pavord plus music from Brazilian songstress Mônica Vasconcelos.

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HighTide Festival 2017

HighTide Festival 2017

Aldeburgh | Tue 12th - Sun 17th Sep 2017

HighTide Festival is an annual festival of new plays on the gorgeous Suffolk Coast taking place between 12th and 17th September in Aldeburgh. Every year we present our latest productions as world premieres, surrounded by a programme of talks with world-class artists, play readings, comedy, cabaret and much more.

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1940s Summer Swing

1940s Summer Swing

Lowestoft | Fri 01st Sep 2017

Come and join The Jazz for Chaz Big Band and Joshua Pickering for a fun filled night of 1940's entertainment with all proceeds going to a wonderful local charity.

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