What’s On

Your guide to what’s happening at Aldeburgh Carnival.


Organising the Carnival is a continuous process and we are already looking forward to 2022 when the 78th Carnival will be held on 13, 14 and 15 August. Engaging the services of a military band is in hand, and we are talking to sponsors and performers who want to be part of the Saturday afternoon music event. After a two-year break, we will undoubtedly be looking for new volunteers and anyone who is interested in helping to run this fantastic event which raises so much money to help local organisations. We would love to receive an email from anyone who would like to help – info@aldeburghcarnival.com!

Whilst there will be no Aldeburgh Carnival again this year, in keeping with its tradition of providing family fun for residents and visitors alike, the organisers have arranged some free competitions for the August holiday period:

Running for the whole of August 2021



 Over 40 shops will be participating in the ever popular ‘SPOT THE WINDOW’ competition which challenges entrants to find all the shops displaying the poster and then spot the unusual article in the window display to win £25.

Entry forms available from Baggotts Newsagents, Cinema, Library, Museum, or download your own below.


Sponsored by
             WAG & BONE

Wag and Bone are sponsoring a ‘Dandy Dogs’ challenge – a photographic competition of dogs in fancy dress. Entries to be emailed to info@aldeburghcarnival.com by 31 August.

Prizes – 1st, 2nd and 3rd (£25, £10 and £5 Gift Vouchers + Rosettes).  A gallery of entries will appear here.

Enter on Saturday 14th August 2021, from 10am-3pm

Glam Jam

 Glam Jam challenges homemakers to choose a flavour and make jam that tastes good on scones.  Entries to be handed in at the table outside Salter and King Butchers Shop on Saturday 14 August between 10am and 3pm.

Gerard King of Salter and King will be the judge and hopes to taste some unusual but delicious jam before awarding £15, £10 and £5 prizes.




Get the Bug and Paint a Pebble – find a beach pebble and paint a picture of a wildlife bug. Entries to be handed in at the table outside Riley & Riley Jewellers on Saturday 14 August between 10am and 3pm.

The Mayor will judge entries in two classes:

Class 1 – Up to 7 yrs
Class 2 – 8 to 14 yrs

£15, £10 and £5 prizes


Future dates for your diary

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

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