Alde Valley Spring Festival (various dates throughout the spring) – 2 miles
The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts that takes place just after Easter each Spring. It takes place on a small livestock farm (home to Alde Valley Lamb) in the village of Great Glemham in the Upper Alde Valley. The event features work by local and national artists, plus a programme of walks, talks and food events.
Sweffling Bygones Day (mid May) – 1 mile
A wonderful display of antiques and bygones, morris dancing plus tea & cake!
The Suffolk Show (end of May) – 20 miles
The County’s biggest day out, with something for all the family – rain or shine. A two day event featuring ring displays, food & drink, horticulture and countryside/wildlife exhibitors. Over 700 retail companies, over 1000 livestock exhibits, equine competitions and live music in the evening.
Aldeburgh Festival (June) – 7 miles
The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and the writer and producer Eric Crozier. Now in it’s 62nd year, artists include names both familiar to Aldeburgh and introduces new ones, with music from an extraordinary breadth of influences and ages.
Latitude Festival (mid July) – 12 miles
Suffolk’s own beautiful family-friendly festival featuring the very best from the worlds of music, film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art. Over 700 performers (including big name headline acts) plus workshops – a fun-filled cultural adventure by the sea.
Folk East Festival (August) – 5 miles
This beautiful festival is a feast to the eyes, ears and tastebuds. Three days of eclectic music (not just folk) and entertainment, fantastic local food and a wonderfully chilled out vibe.
Theatre in the Forest (August) – 23 miles
An annual production of Shakespeare by the unique innovative Red Rose Chain. A beautiful setting in the forest, with local food & ales on sale, and a picnic option.
Maui Waui Festival (September) – 7 miles
This full-on party festie is right on our doorstep, and features music from many genres including electro swing & reggae. Lots of other entertainment & events to get involved with all in one colourful & exciting little site.
Harvest at Jimmy’s (mid September) – 23 miles
A family friendly two-day celebration of the best of British food, also including an impressive line-up of music. 2009 was the first year for this festival, but it looks set to continue.
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival (end of September) – 7 miles
A ten day celebration of the abundance of good local food and drink to be found in East Suffolk. The Festival takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast.
Various locations including:
- Snape (1st Saturday of the month) – 7 miles
- Easton (4th Saturday of the month) – 8 miles
- Aldeburgh (3rd Saturday of the month) – 11 miles
- Woodbridge (2nd & 4th Saturday of the month) – 13 miles
The traditional village fete is alive and well in Suffolk! On Saturdays throughout the Spring & Summer you’ll find a choice of fetes to visit within easy reach. Sweffling’s own summer fete (& evening field dance) is held in mid August.