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

2019 Prize Winners

2019 Prize Winners

Carnival 2019 Prize Winners THE CARNIVAL PROCESSION – SPONSORED BY EDF ENERGY CLASS 1 TINY TOTS FANCY DRESS, UNDER 6 YEARS 1st £6 Joseph Dodd, Postman Pat 2nd £5 May and Hughie Tomlinson, Popcorn 3rd £4 Felix and Hugh Parsons CLASS 2 UP TO 2 PEDESTRIANS IN FANCY DRESS...

10k Mini Marathon results

10k Mini Marathon results

Race resultsPlace NoRunner No 001st304Winner002nd2362nd Man003rd2693rd Man004th190 005th79 006th251 007th309 008th138 009th311st Junior Boy010th123 011th243 012th127 013th2561st Lady014th271 015th221 016th118 017th952nd Lady018th2903rd...

Carnival Draw winners

Carnival Draw winners

2019 Carnival Draw winnersTicket 1726  George with a mobile telephone numberTicket 963  Kyle and Abi with a mobile telephone number (please contact us ASAP for your winnings)Thanks to all that participated in this event, another great success.   Don't forget 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.


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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