Suffolk is all geared up for the start of the summer season. Sleepy towns and villages seem to wake up at this time of year after a mellow start to the holiday season at Easter. And boy do we know how to wake up! Festivals, fairs, and markets are just the tip of the ice-cream when it comes to June.
In fact, June is so busy we gave it its own section! June is a fantastic time of year to book your holiday in Suffolk. Find our list of events in and around Suffolk below...
Red Rooster Festival
Thursday 30th May - Saturday 1st June 2019
If you're a fan of Rhythm and Blues - the Red Rooster festival is for you! Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside this fabulous festival will feature some fantastic R&B, Roots, Americana, Country and Blues musicians around and is hosted at the beautiful Euston Hall in Suffolk. To ensure you don't miss out on tickets that are likely to seel out, both weekend and day tickets, head to the Red Rooster website to book yours.
Aldeburgh Music Festival
Friday 7th - Sunday 23rd June 2019
Each June, some of the globe’s leading musicians meet at the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall to celebrate the Aldeburgh Festival, which was founded by Suffolk-born composer - Benjamin Britten. From art festivals to opera, chamber recitals to world music, this fabulous festival offers something for everyone and is supported by a vibrant fringe programme at The Pumphouse in Aldeburgh.
"Arguably the best musical event in Britain" - The Guardian
Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival
Sunday 9th June 2019
Now in its 8th year, Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival returns! In 2019, the festival aims to have over sixty stalls which will be filling Market Hill and St Peter’s Church with a wonderful selection of top quality food and drink. If you have a passion food then this event is not to be missed! Free entry, 10 am - 6 pm.
Felixstowe Book Festival
Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th June 2019
The Felixstowe Book Festival returns for its seventh year! Come along and celebrate some of the best-loved books including themes of crime, love, politics and sports. Discover a range of fantastic authors and you'll even get to meet some of your favourites too! A full list of events and information for this festival will be published in May 2019.
Southwold Arts Festival
Saturday 22nd June - Saturday 29th June 2019
The Southwold Arts Festival returns to showcase talent in and around the iconic seaside town. The programme will feature music, theatre, poetry, visual arts, family events, talks, discussions, literature and more. The street fair is always a favourite, where the town joins in with the annual fancy dress and window display theme, and line the streets with stalls whilst a stage showcases local acts. A full programme of events is available on the Southwold Arts Festival website.
Chelsworth Open Gardens
Sunday 30th June 2019
Chelsworth is a picturesque village situated in the beautiful Brett Valley, just a few miles from Lavenham and is regarded as one the prettiest villages in the country. This will be the 52nd year that residents in the village have opened their wonderful private gardens to the public on the last Sunday in June. This year's event will include cakes, teas and savoury refreshments, live music, plant and produce stalls, food, craft and other commercial stands. Proceeds from the event will be for All Saints Church, Chelsworth.
Heveningham Hall Country Fair
Saturday 22nd June - Sunday 23rd June 2019
Head to the Heveningham Hall Country Fair for a fantastic day out of attractions, animals, entertainment, food & drink and shopping. The event is most famous for its amazing display of classic vehicles which sit outside the front of the grand hall on the pristine gardens, quite the spectacle. From bungee jumps to nature corners to pigmy goats, there is something for everyone at this country fair. The event will be open from 10 am - 5 pm each day. Visit the country fair website to book tickets and avoid disappointment.
Suffolk Day Community Marketplace
Friday 21st June 2019
As part of the Suffolk Day celebrations, The Long Shop Museum will be showcasing a wide range of fantastic local charities, projects and community groups, together with information sources from in and around Leiston. Go along and discover what is on offer in Leiston and the surrounding area, we are sure you will be amazed at just what is available to everyone. Leiston WI will be joining in by serving homemade cakes and light refreshments in the pop-up café. Their unique 'Suffolk Punch' steam tractor will be in steam and join in for what will be a truly memorable celebration of our proud county of Suffolk.
First Light Festival, Lowestoft
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2019
First Light Festival is a brand new 24-hour multi-arts festival in Lowestoft, the UK's most easterly town where the sunrise first reaches the horizon in the morning. This free festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend from midday on the 22nd to midday on the 23rd June. Head to Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars for a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The First Light festival site extends out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.