The Suffolk Coast
  • It's Carnival Time!

It's Carnival Time!

Carnivals, festivals and pageants epitomise the essence of British summertime – the Suffolk Coast is no exception and we are getting geared up to celebrate summer in style this year!

This years sees the 74th Aldeburgh Carnival make its way through this picturesque seaside town. 

With this year’s Circus theme, the weekend of 13th-15th August will see clowns and pretend animals everywhere! The Carnival Queen has been chosen, elaborate floats and costumes are being planned, fireworks are booked and the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps is set to lead the processions.

The Lowestoft Summer Festival is back and bigger than ever! Spread over three weekends in July, the 2016 festival will feature a range of sports, activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. And it's all free! From schools sports on the beach and the Street Velodrome to food, music and art - the Lowestoft Summer Festival has something for all the family.

Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August sees the annual Beccles Carnival Weekend in full flow. This festival simply lights up this lovely little Suffolk market town with bonny baby, fancy dress competitions and much more! 

On Saturday night ‘Beccles Quay Rocks’ explodes onto the scene and on Sunday the exciting carnival parade leaves Roy's of Beccles car park at 1pm followed by stalls fun fair and displays at Beccles Quay! 

Visit www.becclescarnival.co.uk for more information. 

East Anglia’s fast-rising “new kid on the block” festival FolkEast is back for a fifth year this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals…

Folk music and art at its best, from near and far, with an added Suffolk twist this fantastic event takes place from 19th - 21st August 2016, hosted at the Great Glemham Estate.

Located at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival springs into action on 24th and 25th September 2016

With over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk, many from just a few miles away, all gathered to sell their produce including raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits from sponsors Adnams, cyder from Aspall and delicious streetfood.

The Festival is truly family friendly with free tickets for under 15s. There’s also free children's activities and hands on cooking workshops.

Not only is there an amazing array of local produce but the festival also has 2 cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk

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FolkEast 2016

FolkEast 2016

Saxmundham | Fri 19th - Sun 21st Aug 2016

Folk music and art at its best, from near and far, with an added Suffolk twist, 19th - 21st August 2016, hosted at the Great Glemham Estate.

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Thorpeness Village Fete

Thorpeness Village Fete

Thorpeness | Sat 06th Aug 2016

Fantastic fun for all the family.

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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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Circus Hassani Summer Spectacular

Circus Hassani Summer Spectacular

Southwold | Tue 26th Jul - Wed 31st Aug 2016

Southwold’s favourite; Circus Hassani returns by popular demand for its third consecutive summer season to this beautiful quintessential English seaside town


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Wheelchair Accessible


Aldeburgh Carnival 2016

Aldeburgh Carnival 2016

Aldeburgh | Sat 13th - Mon 15th Aug 2016

This year sees the 74th Aldeburgh Carnival make its way through this picturesque seaside town as part of a weekend of events on 13th, 14th and 15th August 2016

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Dog friendly


Military Open Day at MoD Woodbridge

Military Open Day at MoD Woodbridge

Woodbridge | Sat 30th Jul 2016

On the 10 year anniversary of being based in Suffolk, 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment invite you to their action packed open day.

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Freedom of Woodbridge Parade

Freedom of Woodbridge Parade

Woodbridge | Fri 29th Jul 2016

Head to Woodbridge as the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment parade through the town accompanied by the Band of the Parachute Regiment.

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