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.

Saturday 13th August 2022

Music Day

 

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.

Music Day sponsors:

Aitch Group

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L’Escargot Sur Mer

The Cross Keys

2pm to 2.45pm – Mr Tim

2.45pm to 3.30pm – David Gillingwater Bagpipes

3.30pm to 4.15pm – Mr Tim

4.15pm to 5pm – David Gillingwater Bagpipes

2pm to 2.45pm – Zookie Rock n Roll

2.45pm to 3.30pm – Uke-n-Smile

3.30pm to 4.15pm – Zookie Rock n Roll

4.15pm to 5pm – Uke-n-Smile

2pm to 2.45pm – Romy Gensale Jazz & Blues

2.45pm to 3.30pm – Jesse Deans

3.30pm to 4.15pm – Romy Gensale Jazz & Blues

4.15pm to 5pm – Jesse Deans

2pm to 5pm – Jubilee Opera

2pm to 2.45pm – Pop Chorus

2.45pm to 3.30pm – Shingle Street Singers

3.30pm to 4.15pm – Pop Chorus

4.15pm to 5pm – Shingle Street Singers

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).  Strictly over 18s only.

Lollipop Hunt

Fun for the children, on the beach.

Sunday 14th August 2022 

Sports Day

10k Mini Marathon

Our famous 10k Mini Marathon, through the beautiful Aldeburgh countryside.  Find entry information and register your entry online using the link below.

10k Mini Marathon sponsor:

Aitch Group

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).

United songs of praise

On the greens north of the Moot Hall.

EAST ANGLIAN KITE FLYERS

NEW FOR 2022

On the beach, 10am-5pm.

Monday 15th August 2022

Carnival Day

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

8.30pm 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 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

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

Please buy a Carnival programme for full event details.

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 organise Aldeburgh Carnival. Programmes can be purchased in the online 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 East Anglian Daily Times/Eastern Daily Press award for Family Tourism Event of the Year. Aldeburgh Carnival is organised entirely by volunteers.  Come and see why we won the award.

 

Looking for entry forms?

Some events require an entry form to be completed.

Click below to find out more.

Carnival 2023 dates

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

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