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