There's a whole array of festivals on the coast throughout the year, so why not plan which ones float your boat with our great little 'save the date' reminder.....
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!
For a full list of all the events taking place throughout 2022 visit our What's on page and get planning!
21- 24 April 2022 - Ink Festival, Halesworth
INK Festival is an annual weekend festival of new short plays, musicals, radio and film taking place at The Cut in Halesworth. The festival includes a growing programme of workshops and talks, as well as a children’s programme.
This year's festival will feature more than 50 new plays performed by more than 50 actors, there will also be performance poetry, stand-up comedy, kids’ Play-in-a-Day, an art show in The Cut Gallery, and plays written by Miranda Hart, Will Gompertz, actor Elliot Cowan as well as so by many first-time writers, young and old. Luke Wright will headline the exciting line up of performance poets who will perform throughout the Festival.
Tickets go on sale on 8 February 2022, for more information visit http://inkfestival.org/
June 2022 - Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings
Taking place at Snape Maltings and venues in the town of Aldeburgh, the 2022 festival is back with an especially extended, 24-day celebration of music and the arts.
The exciting programme includes Britten and Women and a celebration of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at 50, and there are also events marking the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen. The featured artists in 2022 are violinist Nicola Benedetti, Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, cellist Laura van der Heijden, organist Anna Lapwood, clarinettist and composer Mark Simpson, percussionist Vivi Vassileva, and composer and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Featured composers include Laura Bowler, Tom Coult, Bushra El-Turk, and Gavin Higgins.
Exhibitions include Britten and Women at The Red House and artworks by Paul Benney, Laurence Edwards, Kiki Smith and John Craxton at Snape Maltings.
Tickets go on sale on 29 January 2022, for more information and to book tickets visit https://brittenpearsarts.org/whats-on/category/aldeburgh-festival
Summer Solstice Weekend 2021 - First Light Festival
First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend. On Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars - a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The festival site sprawls out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.
For more information, visit https://firstlightlowestoft.com/
24 - 26 June 2022 - Felixstowe Book Festival
Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from 24 - 26 June 2022. Taking place in the historic Harvest House in Felixstowe, there's always an exciting line up on offer with previous key speakers including Anthony Horowitz, Martin Bell, Prue Leith, Richard Dawkins, Iain Dale, Carol Drinkwater and many more!
Check the website for updates! https://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/
1 - 3 July 2022 - Maverick Festival
Established in 2008, Maverick Festival is now the UK's leading Americana event showcasing the best roots music from both sides of the Atlantic. Set amongst the restored Victorian barns and out-buildings of Easton Farm Park, nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, the festival also hosts films, workshops and performances from over fifty different artists across six stages, indoors and out.
This year's line up includes Baskery, Steve Forbert, Vandoliers, Karen Jonas, Mickelson, Jess Jocoy and many. more!
Tickets are on sale now and available to buy online at https://maverickfestival.co.uk/
21 - 24 July 2022 - Latitude Festival, Southwold
Save the date for 2022 Latitude Festival, which will take in July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk. Keep an eye on the festival's social media for big announcements coming soon!
19 - 21 August 2022 – FolkEast, Saxmundham
Folk music and art at its best, from near and far, with an added Suffolk twist, 19 - 21 August 2022, FolkEast is hosted at the Great Glemham Estate. Acts will be announced soon, but you don't need to wait to buy tickets as they are on sale now at https://folkeast.co.uk/
24 & 25 September 2022 - Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
This hugely popular food festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings, next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.
With over 100 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 and free children’s activities and hands on cooking workshops. Not only is there an amazing array of local produce but the festival features cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs. Over the past few years they have had some amazing chefs come to Suffolk including; Valentine Warner, Henry Harris, Thomasina Miers, Sabrina Ghayour, Natalie Colemann, Jane Baxter to name but a few.
October 2022 - Framlingham Sausage Festival
Framlingham hosts its annual celebration of the Great Sausages that are made in East Anglia using local ingredients and some mouth-watering recipes.
During this one-day festival, sausage makers take over the town of Framlingham, offering the finest selection of sizzling sausages for you to try. In addition to the mouth-watering array of bangers, there's entertainment, free workshops and food and drink stalls for you to browse.
Date to be confirmed! https://www.framlinghamsausagefestival.com/