3A 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 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023.
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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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.
2023 Theme –
We return this year with a Tropical Paradise theme. Get your flip flops and beach towel ready.
See you down the front.
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
Visit 32auctions.com 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 www.32auctions.com/AldeburghCarnival2022. You can still...
2022 Programme PDF now available to purchase and download in the Shop
PDF programmes available to purchase online Get ahead for your trip to Aldeburgh. You can now buy the 2022 programme online to download and enjoy on your electronic devices. Go to the Shop to select and purchase. Don't forget, your purchase goes some way towards...
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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.
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Carnival 2023 dates
Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023