Fab. Festivals in Suffolk

Published: Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

Written by: Lizzie Hammond

There's a lot more to Suffolk than beautiful beaches, eye catching estuaries, stunning landscapes and big skies. Suffolk boasts a host of eclectic and exciting festivals featuring everything from folk music to food.  


Folk East (18 – 20 August)  

FolkEast is very much an interactive festival, you can take part in the myriad of workshops as well as enjoy an amazing line of musicians.  Music and Instrument, Song, Dance, Art and craft and Creative Writing.   


Aldeburgh Carnival (19 - 21 August) 

Noisy, fun with something for everyone; military bands, floats (one of which carries the Carnival Queen), and fireworks on the beach.

Snape Summer Proms (1 August – 1 September) 

Folk, Jazz, Classical Music from across the world.  The seats at the front of the Snape Concert Hall are removed to make room for promenaders – whatever your age or musical taste there is something here for you. 



High Tide 11 – 17 September 

High Tide's 11th Suffolk festival. Superb theatre HighTide was formed in 2007 as a one-off festival in Suffolk to profile new work by up and coming playwrights. A decade on and the annual Festival has given life to over sixty new productions.  

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival 23 – 24 September  

The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is held at Snape Maltings beside the River Alde. 

Over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk gather to sell their produce including raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits from Adnams, cyder from Aspall and delicious street food. The Festival is truly family friendly with free tickets for under 15s with free children's activities and hands on cooking workshops. There is local produce, 2 cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs. 

Lizzie Hammond
Lizzie Hammond



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