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 family entertainment.

What’s happening?

We have a wealth of events and traditional seaside fayre for your enjoyment. Come and enjoy yourself 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 theme for 2019

We will announce theme details in 2019, if there is one.  

Carnival News

Find the little houses, and event beermats

Can you find them all? Now on display at over 50 locations throughout the town - can you find all the mini houses? Also look out for our first ever Aldeburgh Carnival beermats, available in pubs, hotels & cafes in Aldeburgh & Thorpeness. You never know, one...

Aldeburgh Primary School Poster Competition winners

Prize Winners 2018 "Fly Me to the Moon" Class 4 (ages 10&11) First prize - Rosie Smith, displayed in Thompson's Gallery Second prize - Jamie Addy-Noxon, displayed in Flicks Third prize - Daniel Owen, displayed in O&C Butcher Class 3 (age 9) First prize -...


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

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