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 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August 2022.
We understand the ongoing Covid-19 situation may cause you concern when you come to Carnival. We have some guidance available to ensure everyone has a fun but safe time.
We’ve put together some Q&As here.
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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What is the Theme?
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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.
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.
2022 – No theme
It’s been two long years without Aldeburgh Carnival, and we are getting prepared to entertain you again in 2022.
There is no theme this year.
See you again soon.
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Firework display and lantern procession cancelled Following advice from Suffolk Fire Service this morning and due to the extremely dry weather that we have experienced locally we have taken the decision to cancel the Aldeburgh Carnival Firework Display and the Lantern...
Leave your pennies at home At Aldeburgh Carnival 2022, we will have tap and donate machines available around the town for you to make your donations. You can simply donate from your chosen payment card via one of our terminals,so no need to search around for coins to...
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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.
Every year we have a fabulous array of lots to bid on. Bidding is online, with a short window on Carnival Sunday to bid in person. See more on the link below.
Aldeburgh Olde Marine Regatta & Carnival
The traditional Carnival atmosphere in Suffolk; the Saturday, Sunday and third Monday every August. Fun for all the family, so come and join us by the sea.
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Carnival 2023 dates
Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023