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.
Saturday 14th August 2021
Various acts performing across different venues in Aldeburgh’s town centre. A popular recent addition to Aldeburgh Carnival’s programme, showcasing local music acts.
"IS IT WATER OR IS IT WINE?"
The adult game of chance, where you may win a bottle of wine (or more).
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.
Fun for the children, on the beach.
Sunday 15th August 2021
10k Mini Marathon sponsored by
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.
"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.
Monday 16th August 2021
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
8.30pm 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 mid-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
(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 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August 2022