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 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August 2022.

Covid-19 Q&As

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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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.

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.

Carnival News

New in 2022 – contactless donations

New in 2022 – contactless donations

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...

2022 Silent Auction is now live online

2022 Silent Auction is now live online

Visit to make your bids Our first 24 lots are now available to bid on.  This year we're keeping online bidding open until Sunday 14th August at 2pm, and encouraging everyone to make bids online at You can still...

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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.  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

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.

With Carnival weekend 2022 slowly drawing to a close, thank you to everyone who has volunteered, donated and made Carnival possible! Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners and visitors, everyone's effort makes Aldeburgh Carnival so great! ... See MoreSee Less
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This evening's entertainment is British Imperial Military Band and Suffolk School of Samba you don't want to miss it! #aldeburghcarnival ... See MoreSee Less
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Lucky duck race only £1 per duck on the yacht pond at 4:30pm.Come along and pick your duck and help contribute towards Carnival funds! You'll be quackers not to participate and help! 🦆🦆 ... See MoreSee Less
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East Anglian Kite Flyers looking spectacular on the beach! Come down near the scallop and watch them for yourself. ... See MoreSee Less
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Carnival 2023 dates

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023

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