Aldeburgh Carnival

A grand three days out at the seaside.  Suffolk’s finest Carnival, winners of Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Family Event of the Year 2018. Award-winning fun for all the family.


Looking forward to seeing you in 2024!

Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and

Carnival Monday 19th August

Countdown to Carnival 2024








You may have an 80th anniverary or birthday to celebrate… 

Can you remember the Eighties! What’s your favourite 80’s film?
Are you a fan of the music from that decade? …

Bring your boom boxes!, wear those shoulderpads with pride!, let’s all dress in Neon!…

but most of all let’s have some fun!

Choose Your Own Volunteering Spot ... Online!

Aldeburgh Carnival is run by a volunteer committee and every year we need to refresh the small army of volunteers that make the event run smoothly.

The rota allows for 1, 2 or 3 hour spots – just choose as many as you can please even if you can only do one spot – every little helps!

We need people to help across all three days of course, but even before the event we need a battalion of helpers to sell  draw tickets, programmes, lanterns and other Carnival merchandise from our “pop up” shop on the High Street, and to be ambassadors for Carnival and the Town.

Our grateful thanks go to Aldeburgh Yacht Club who have made space available to us within their online volunteering system. Now you can take a look at what spots are needed, where, for what purpose and for how long, and pop your name into the system to cover as many as you can!

If you're unable to donate your time, then you can donate to our JustGiving Page.

How to enter the Procession

All you need to know from which category you’d prefer to enter, to how to build a safe vehicle entry!

Whats On?

A grand 3 days out by the seaside!

Music day – Marathon day – and of course Carnival Day!

The Carnival Queen

,Our lovely Carnival Queen is crowned at the Moot Hall before leading the procession from one end of the town to the other!

Parking and Travel

All day parking available on Kings and Queens field. The revenue from these carparks is shared with the local Air Cadets, and Aldeburgh Rugby team.

Get Involved

Aldeburgh Carnival shares the proceeds from each years carnival with a variety of local charities, so donating time or donating money helps us to support others.

Commercial Sites

Aldeburgh seafront is packed with traders and crafters over the whole three day weekend. Lots of lovely things to eat and drink, and a huge variety of artisan makers.

Thank You To Our Partners

Carnival 2024 dates

Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Monday 19th August 2024

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