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 17th, Sunday 18th & Monday 19th August 2019.

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.

Programmes For Sale

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

The 2019 theme

Lights, Camera, Action! Aldeburgh Cinema 1919-2019

Our lovely cinema has been showing films for 100 years.  We’d love to see lots of decorated premises and entries that celebrate their 100th birthday.  However, the film theme is not compulsary – you can surprise us.

Carnival News

Time to volunteer!

We need your help, and it's only one weekend a year... Aldeburgh Carnival is entirely dependent on volunteers.  We need more people to spare just a handful of hours to keep things running.  Please consider joining a fantastic team in bringing so much joy to so many....

AGM 2019 – Tuesday 12th March

We are holding our AGM on Tuesday 12th March 2019 Due to works in the Moot Hall, this will be held in the Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh. All welcome.   Don't forget to set the Featured image Dates for your diary Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th...

Film of past Carnivals – can you help?

We need your help... We may be six months off Carnival 2019, but we're already deep in preparation.  With this year's theme, we celebrate the iconic Aldeburgh Cinema and it's 100th birthday.  Lights, camera, action - 100 years of Aldeburgh Cinema. Do you have any film...

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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.


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

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