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.

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

Carnival Poster Competition entries & winners

Carnival Poster Competition entries & winners

Impressive artwork Here are the entries from the Carnival Poster Competition 2020.  Well done to all the children who took part.  The winners were Ivy Hill (5-8 years category) and Freya Willis (9-12 years category).   Dates for your diary Saturday 13th, Sunday...

Carnival poster competition – closing date extended

Carnival poster competition – closing date extended

Now August 14th... The poster competition has now been extended to August 14th - all entries continue to go to  Dates for your diary Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August 2022Make a donation  Have a question? You can contact us...

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Aldeburgh Carnival is brought to you year-on-year by a dedicated team of volunteers, but costs are increasing. 

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Silent Auction

Every year we have a fabulous array of lots to bid on.  Bidding starts online, and moves over to in-person over Carnival weekend. There will be more information on lots to follow from July.



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Carnival 2023 dates

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

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