What’s On

Your guide to what’s happening at Aldeburgh Carnival.

THE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Here’s a flavour of what you can expect to see over the three days of Carnival.

Music Day

Saturday 15th August 2020

LIVE MUSIC

Various acts performing across different venues in Aldeburgh’s town centre. A popular recent addition to Aldeburgh Carnival’s programme, showcasing local music acts.

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SILENT AUCTION

Opens before Carnival and runs through until Sunday afternoon on Moot Green. 

"IS IT WATER OR IS IT WINE?"

The adult game of chance, where you may win a bottle of wine (or more).

Petanque Competition

Opens before Carnival and runs through until Sunday afternoon on Moot Green.

Children's Face Painting and Colouring in Competition

On Moot Hall Greens.  Colouring in competition prizes provided by Joules.

Lollipop Hunt

Fun for the children, on the beach.

Sports Day

Sunday 16th August 2020

10k Mini Marathon

Our famous 10k Mini Marathon, through the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

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Children's RACES

All your favourites – egg and spoon race, sack race and more.

The Egg Boat Race

A challenge for inventors, to carry an unbroken, raw chicken egg across the Model Yacht Pond.

Punch and Judy

Two chances to enjoy this classic event.

SILENT AUCTION

Opens before Carnival and runs through until Sunday afternoon on Moot Green.

"IS IT WATER OR IS IT WINE?"

The adult game of chance, where you may win a bottle of wine (or more than one).

United Songs of Praise

On the sea front greens north of the Moot Hall.

Carnival Day

Monday 17th August 2020

Carnival Procession

3.15pm from the Moot Hall, and down the High Street.

 

RNLI and HM Coastguard Air-Sea Rescue demonstration

Event is subject to weather conditions.

Chinese Lantern Procession

8.45pm from the High Street.

Spectacular Firework DIsplay

9.15pm, set off from the seafront opposite The White Lion Hotel.

SUFFOLK SCHOOL OF SAMBA, POP CHorus & MILITARY BAND PERFORMANCES IN THE HIGH STREET

Spectacular music to get you dancing.

Carnival Queen Crowning at the Moot Hall

The Carnival Queen is crowned at the beautiful Moot Hall.

Swimming Races in the sea

A long-standing tradition – join other swimmers in a sea race.

Also happening over Carnival weekend

Lucky Duck races (Saturday and Sunday)

The Carnival Draw (available from the Draw Table in the High Street from 14th July)

Donkey rides on the beach

Lollipop hunt (for the children)

Spot The Window

Rides for the children including the famous gallopers

Arts, crafts, gifts, food, drink and other trade stalls near the Moot Hall

Decorated Premises competition

Carnival Queen historic photo gallery

Prize giving at the Moot Hall (Monday)

(and more besides…)

Buy your souvenir programme online

For full details of what’s happening and when, event information, town map and the Which Advert quiz.

It costs over £45,000 a year for a dedicated team of volunteers to organise Aldeburgh Carnival. 

Your £3 goes a long way, and without this income we wouldn’t be able to put the Carnival on. Programmes can be purchased in the Shop, as well as in various retail outlets locally in the lead up to Carnival.

 

Award-winning family entertainment

In 2018, against some well-established competitors, we were delighted to win the EADT/EDP Tourism award for Family Tourism Event of the Year, an event organised entirely by volunteers.

 

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Some events require an entry form to be completed.

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Dates for your diary

Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Monday 16th August 2021

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