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.

We will be updating the website right up until August. 

See you again soon.

Carnival News

Aldeburgh Carnival AGM – Tuesday 14th June 2022

Aldeburgh Carnival AGM – Tuesday 14th June 2022

Notice of 2022 AGM   78TH ALDEBURGH CARNIVAL AGM TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 20228.00PM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE Enjoy a complimentary drink, find new friends, benefit from volunteering and have fun!WHY NOT COME ALONG AND GET INVOLVED?  Don't forget to set the Featured...

Carnival 2022 will not happen without you!

Carnival 2022 will not happen without you!

After a break of two years, plans are afoot to bring back the carnival this year on Saturday, 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August. In order to go ahead, the carnival will rely on 100’s of volunteers over that weekend, whether it be to help with the Saturday Music...

Press Release – September 2021

Press Release – September 2021

Press Release - September 2021 ALDEBURGH CARNIVAL COMPETITION RESULTS Whilst there was no Aldeburgh Carnival again this year, in keeping with its tradition of providing family fun for residents and visitors alike, committee members Pippa Marson, Maureen Wiseman and...

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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.

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🎢🤩☀️ 🌟 ALDEBURGH 🌟 Our return visit to Aldeburgh Carnival is coming up; although we will be heavily advertising around the area, we're asking if our Facebook followers; local to the area if you could also share this post to help spread the word! Follow our page for opening times & dates along with competitions. Due to circumstances beyond our control our times have changed this year. We thank you all in advance for your help!See you soon! It's going to be so good to be back! 🤩🎢 ... See MoreSee Less
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Music Day Saturday there will be a open workshop being held for 7-14 year olds outside the Moot Hall by Jubilee Opera They will be creating and performing 3 operas in 3 hours and all children are welcome to join in.Singing, acting, props, costumes etc all led by professional musicians and opera types.No need to sign up, just come along. Sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.🎭 Jubilee Opera at Aldeburgh Olde Marine Regatta & Carnival in a fun workshop for #children! Sat 13th August Are you joining us at Aldeburgh Carnival’s 'Music Day'? Find us outside the Moot Hall, where we'll be putting together 3 operas... in 3 hours!!! An open workshop for all - come along, we'd love to see you there! 🥳Find out more at: ... See MoreSee Less
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Carnival 2023 dates

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

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