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.

See you again soon.

Carnival News

2021 Event Results

2021 Event Results

Spot The Window We had a record number of entries in the competition this year, and so many completely correct entries that we had to close our eyes and select a winner!  The winner is Oscar and his family who were in Aldeburgh on holiday. We have given him his £25...

Carnival 2021 – Important Update

Carnival 2021 – Important Update

Aldeburgh Carnival will not return until 2022 It is with a heavy heart that the Aldeburgh carnival committee has decided that it cannot go ahead with the event this year. As the much of the planning for the event takes place between January and May, when a range of...

Spot The Window 2020 winners and results

Spot The Window 2020 winners and results

Winners The winners of the Spot the Window 2020 were Amelia and Maisie.  Congratulations to both.Answers 1. Thompsons Gallery Feather2. O and C Butchers Yellow Eggcup3. Aldeburgh Bookshop Stone marked “You Are My Rock”4. Icecreamery Torch5. L’Occitaine Wooden Egg6....

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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. F

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Carnival 2023 dates

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

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