Events through the Year

This is just a quick synopsis of the main annual events hereabouts but there are many more going on all over, especially in the summer. Check  specific dates  online as these, of course, change from year to year.

January – April:

  • Daffodil walks & gardens
  • Easter Programme at Snape
  • Easter Bunny Trails
  • Bluebell walks
  • INK Festival, Halesworth
  • Halesworth Day of Dance (Molly Dancers)
  • Southwold Sausage  Walk (sausage dog rally!)


  • The Suffolk Show, Ipswich
  • Suffolk Game & Country Fair, Glemham Hall
  • Norfolk Open Studios
  • Southwold Literary Spring Festival
  • Local asparagus season
  • Garden Antiques Exhibition & Sale, Southwold
  • Grand Brocante, Glemham Hall
  • Garden Street Market, Bungay
  • Spring Garden Market, Halesworth


  • The Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich
  • Suffolk Open Studios
  • Sandringham Country Show & Horse Trials
  • Southwold Smack & Classic Boat Rally
  • Music by the Sea, Aldeburgh
  • Summer Antiques Fair, Southwold
  • Suffolk Day
  • First Light Festival, Lowestoft


  • Regatta, Beccles
  • Latitude Festival, Henham Park
  • Antique Street Market, Bungay
  • Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts
  • Southwold Summer Theatre
  • Heveningham Country Fair
  • Westleton Wild Flower Festival
  • Framlingham Horse Show


  • Antique Street Market, Halesworth (recommended!)
  • Southwold Summer Theatre
  • Snape Proms
  • Lowestoft Carnival
  • Maui Waui Festival of Music


  • Snape Food Festival
  • Halesworth Scarecrow Festival
  • Maritime Festival, Gt. Yarmouth
  • Southwold Summer Theatre
  • Maize Mazes in Southwold & Farnham
  • Henham Steam Rally
  • Heritage Open Days, Halesworth (every other year)


  • Halesworth Arts Festival
  • Waveney Food & Drink Festival
  • The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival
  • Herring Festival, Halesworth (every other year)


  • Southwold Literary Festival
  • Britten Festival, Snape


  • Christmas Market, Southwold
  • Christmas Markets,  Halesworth
  • Grand Christmas Bazaar, Halesworth
  • Christmas Street Fairs/Lights in many towns
  • Blythburgh Carol Service
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