Suffolk is the perfect place for a weekend stay or holiday, whatever the reason and whatever the season. However, in 2023 Suffolk is playing host to some of the country’s best and biggest events and holiday lets are sure to get booked up fast. Take a look at the events in 2023 below and make sure you book your Suffolk holiday let ASAP so that you can enjoy the best self-catering accommodation the county has to offer.
Best events in Suffolk 2023
Melford Hall, Long Melford, 27th & 28th May
Growing quickly, LeeStock is being firmly placed on Suffolk’s event calendar and now draws crowds from far afield. Held in honour of local musician Lee Dunford, each year’s festival just gets better and better whilst raising money for The Willow Foundation.
The Suffolk Show
Trinity Park, Ipswich, 31st May and 1st June 2023
A classic but large traditional county show, The Suffolk Show draws the crowds with fantastic ring entertainment, displays, competitions, food and drink, shopping opportunities and more.
Red Rooster Festival
Euston Hall, Thetford 1st – 3rd June
Growing every year, Red Rooster is a fun American South style festival with a focus on soul, blues and rock and roll. Of course, you’ll want to indulge in the delicious BBQs too!
Aldeburgh Music Festival
Snape Maltings, 9th – 25th June 2023
From opera to piano recitals, Aldeburgh Music Festival draws famous and up and coming musicians from around the world. Take your pick of events and make your bookings. There’s something for everyone, whatever your musical taste.
Suffolk Day 2023
Various venues 21st June 2023
Suffolk Day 2023 will again be on the longest day of the year and is a celebration of everything that’s wonderful about this incredible county with what’s called a “county-wide party”.
The July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse
Newmarket Racecourse, 13th – 15th July 2023
The highlight of the Newmarket calendar, the July Festival includes the classic Ladies Day and Festival Day before culminating in the Darley July Cup Day – one of the most prestigious spring races in the world. Drawing people from around the globe, it’s a Suffolk highlight.
Henham Park, 20th – 23rd July 2023
World-famous Latitude Festival attracts some of the biggest crowds to Suffolk. There’s always an incredible line-up of acts and performances from comedy to music. With a vibe that is impossible to beat, book your accommodation early for Latitude.
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, 18th – 20th August 2023
Running for over 10 years, Folk East is about “first class folk music, food, heritage, art & curiosities” and every year lives up to expectations of a folk-tastic time.
Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival
Bury St Edmunds town centre, 27th & 28th August 2023
Foodies delight in Bury’s annual Food and Drink Festival. It’s Suffolk’s biggest free food festival but it’s also one of the best. There are demos galore and usually over 100 different stalls.
Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
Snape Maltings, 23rd & 24th September 2023
Running now for nearly 20 years, the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is one of the country’s best food festivals. There’s something for everyone and it’s a real showcase of Suffolk’s producers. Expect master classes, street food, live music, stalls and more.
Dragon Fest 2023
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Dates TBC
2023 will see the 7th annual Dragon Fest which is a wild and family-friendly festival with a focus on these magical beasts! Expect music, food and tonnes of fun. Enter the realm of the dragons!
Bardwell nr. Bury St Edmunds, Dates TBC
A small but thriving festival, Bardwell is set to return in 2023 and attracts an interesting mix of performers. Just outside of Bury St Edmunds, stay at one of our holiday lets rather than take your chances with camping!
The Food Museum, Stowmarket
Primadonna Festival is a ‘book’ festival with quite a difference – indeed it was voted Suffolk’s Best Festival by the East Anglian Festival Network in 2022 which is saying something given the plethora of festivals in the area. Expect festival must-haves like great food and drink, music and comedy, but also expect thought-provoking discussions and talks.
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