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Events in Suffolk you don’t want to miss!

Suffolk is always a lively place to be, with an endless number of things to see and do all year round! Here’s only a few of our top picks for events that you certainly won’t want to miss this coming year... 


Weird & Wonderful Wood 

When: May

Where: Haughley Park, Wetherden, Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3JY

A fun yearly event that is packed full of exciting demonstrations, over 100 stalls offering an array of food & crafted products, and free workshops that all can get involved with. A guaranteed wonderful day out in a fun & friendly atmosphere.

Further information at Weird and Wonderful Wood.

Suffolk Show

Suffolk Show 

When: May 

Where: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich IP3 8UH

Anticipated yearly, attracting vendors from all across East Anglia and dating back as far as the 19th century, is the Suffolk Show! An event that can’t be missed, combining all the best aspects of Suffolk from sports to wildlife, to agriculture, music and food!

Further information at Suffolk Show.


summer event

Taste of East Anglia 

When: June

Where: Kentwell Hall, CO10 9BA

Experience the full portfolio of East Anglian food. Suffolk and the surrounding counties have so many delicious varieties of dishes and beverages to offer. You certainly won’t be leaving this festival hungry...

Further information at Taste of East Anglia

The July Festival 

When: July

Where: Foremans Office Rowley Mile Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket CB8 0TF

Three days in the heart of Summer packed full of unmissable events. Step into the races and experience the long Newmarket tradition. However, horseracing is not all you’ll find as every evening is finished with live entertainment.

Further information at The Jockey Club

The Lindsey Rose Beer Festival

The Lindsey Rose Beer Festival 

When: August

Where: The Lindsey Rose, Lindsey Tye, Suffolk, IP7 6PP

An event of our own, we personally invite you too! Taste our most prized ales, being grown, brewed and poured by our own hands. A vibrant event in picturesque countryside, right in the heart of Suffolk.

Further information at The Lindsey Rose

BNatural Festival

When: September

Where: Bildeston Market Square, Marketplace, Bildeston, IP7 7EN

No more than a five-minute walk away is a local & homegrown music festival right here in Bildeston. Free to attend as unpaid volunteers have worked hard throughout the year to ensure a fun event full of quality music that’s welcome to all. 

Further information at Bildeston Village


Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

When: September

Where: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP

Here marks the end of Summer and the transition to Autumn, bringing together over a hundred food & drink vendors. Taking place at the art center, Snape Maltings, there’ll be no lack of music, producers, makers, growers and chefs!

Further information at Aldeburgh Food and Drink

Ickworth Lights Night Walks 

When: November

Where: House Stewards Flat Rotunda, The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5QE

One way to spend an Autumn is wandering through a Georgian Estate, illuminated just enough to be able to gaze upon the willow woven animal sculptures. Ickworth Estate is worth visiting during the day, but at night it is far from the same, and certainly not an experience you’d want to miss either!

Further information at National Trust

Lavenham Christmas Market 

When: November

Where: Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QT

Just a short drive away, in Suffolk’s famous wool town Lavenham is the Christmas Market. Spanning over two days, you wouldn’t want to miss either. Get your Christmas presents early and begin to feel the festive season as Autumn comes to a close.

Further information at Suffolk Market Events


Christmas Craft Market 

When: November - December

Where: Pettaugh Rd, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket IP14 6AT

A shopping village that is rarely quiet, as they always have an event on the calendar! You can guarantee that Christmas will not be an exception. So many hand-made gifts to discover, with live music to keep a festive spring in your step.

Further information at Stonham Barns

Rougham Estate Christmas Shop & Fair 

When: October - December

Where: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9HZ

Step inside of Santa’s Grotto and truly immerse yourself into the true season of Christmas! It can’t get more festive here. Local crafts and an endless choice of gifts to enchant both you and your loved ones.

Further information at Rougham Estate


An English tradition that is a must for all. Experience the Suffolk pantomimes and get a taste of what makes our theatre unique and humorous in our own Suffolk way!


When: November - December

Where: Westgate St, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR

Further information at Theatre Royal

Jack & the Beanstalk

When: December

Where: 3 St. Helen's St, Ipswich IP4 1HE

Further information at Ipswich Theatres 

Sleeping Beauty

When: December

Where: The Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DX

Further information at The Little Box Office

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