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.

Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th August 2020.

A little history to start

Aldeburgh Carnival, as it is more generally referred to nowadays, is thought to be at least 170 years old. It has had various titles over the years, but was known as Ye Old Marine Regatta as long ago as 1835.

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Award winners

Aldeburgh Carnival’s organising committee was delighted to win Family Tourism Event of the Year at the East Anglian Daily Times & Eastern Daily Press awards in 2018.  Visit us for award-winning seaside family entertainment over three days.

What’s happening?

We have a wealth of events and traditional seaside fayre for your enjoyment. Come and visit us on the beautiful Suffolk coast.

Become a member

Join a winning team and help support Aldeburgh Carnival as a Carnival Club Member.

From as little as £5 per year for adults and £1 for children, you’ll receive a free programme (value of £3), a members badge and car sticker.


Visit the Carnival Shop to buy your souvenir programme, along with one or two other tasty goodies.

The 2020 theme

Books and Book Characters

There’s a world of choice – let your inner bookworm take over.  However, the theme is not compulsary – you can surprise us.

Carnival News

Theme for 2020

Theme for 2020

Books and Book Characters This year's theme will set your imagination on fire.  We all love a book of some description.  For anyone who comes dressed as the Argos catalogue, we salute you.   Don't forget to set the Featured image Dates for your diary Saturday...

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenesHere's a few choice shots of 2019's Carnival Queen, Poppy Martinez, with her attendants.  See you all in 2020.   Don't forget to set the Featured image Dates for your diary Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Monday 16th August 2021 Make a donation  ...

Competition Results

Competition Results

2019 Carnival competition results Spot the Window winner - BUNKELL & FARROW. Which Advert is SARAH DEEKS.   Most entries were correct in both cases, (106 and 42)  so we had to decide by “ lucky dip”. Don't forget to set the Featured image   Dates for...

Make a PayPal donation

Aldeburgh Carnival is brought to you year-on-year by a dedicated team of volunteers, but costs are increasing. 

Please give generously to help keep this tradition alive, by using the QR code below, or clicking the link to go to PayPal.


Silent Auction

Every year we have a fabulous array of lots to bid on.  Click below to go to the auction site.  Please note, the auction is normally operational from July.



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Dates for your diary

Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Monday 16th August 2021

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