There is no better year than 2022 to celebrate everything about the amazing county that is Suffolk. From Horse racing in Newmarket to a Festival of the sea, all the events showcase how diverse and captivating this County is.
FESTIVAL OF SUFFOLK RACE DAY – 14TH MAY
And they’re off! Enjoy a big family day out at the races. Soak up the party atmosphere, celebrate all that’s best about Suffolk, and experience some excellent racing at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.
Browse the Arts and Crafts. Roaming music acts. Haverhill Silver Band will be playing. You can see the Suffolk Punches up close and speak to the pilots of a Spitfire and Hurricane. Face-painters. Kids fancy dress… and so much more. 1.00pm – 6.00pm.
Tickets available here
INTO THE LIGHT – 28TH MAY
The Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra presents Into the Light, celebrating 1000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund and Suffolk Philharmonic’s 10th Anniversary. In the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, you will be able to revel in the glorious architecture of this magnificent building. The performance is at 7.30 pm. To book visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk or call 01284 758000.
Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Bury St Edmunds and the beautiful Abbey Gardens
THE SUFFOLK SHOW – 31ST MAY – 1ST JUNE
This year’s Suffolk Show will be a magnificent celebration of all that is special about Suffolk. Visit the special Suffolk the Platinum Years area and walk down the new Jubilee Avenue – home to 70 Acer Campestre ‘Queen Elizabeth’ trees planted in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign. Watch the Festival Torch arrive after its journey around the County. On the second day of the show, there will be a Festival Pageant taking place in the Grand Ring at 4.15 pm.
Advance tickets can be bought here.
RED ROOSTER FESTIVAL – 2ND – 4TH JUNE
Red Rooster festival celebrates the best in Cajun, Soul, Rock n Roll, Blues, Roots, and Country music, This popular festival is set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside in the grounds of Euston Hall. This year has a Jubilee theme and is guaranteed to get you up off your seat and dancing the day, and night away.
Visit the Red Rooster website to book your tickets.
ALDEBURGH MUSIC FESTIVAL 3RD – 26TH JUNE
The 2022 Festival is offering a wide range of events from the familiar to the less familiar. With an extensive list of performances including opera, world premieres, artists in residence, orchestras, and ensembles alongside rising stars, talks, and films. The festival takes place at various across the Suffolk coast, with Snape Maltings at the centre. Visit the Festival website for all the performances, dates, and locations.
FESTIVAL OF THE SEA – 11TH – 12TH JUNE
Head for Holbrook, on the Shotley Peninsula, where The Royal Hospital School is hosting a spectacular Family Day as part of the Festival of the Sea, celebrating the Royal Navy and its historic links to Suffolk.
Watch the Royal Navy Field Gun display, see the RNLI Harwich and join in with the Motley Crew Sea Shanties. There will also be a Sailing Regatta, along with the Royal Navy Parachute Team, Holbrook Coastguard, and displays from HMS Ganges Museum. The 815 Naval Air Squadron & Marching Bands will provide entertainment for the whole family.
To find out more visit www.royalhospitalschool.org.
The Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk is one of the most picturesque in the County
SUFFOLK DAY – 21ST JUNE
For several years, on the longest day of the year, it has been Suffolk Day. This year is no exception and will be part of the wider Jubilee Celebrations. Make your plans to enjoy the wonderful landscapes, heritage, community groups, venues and organisations across Suffolk. Keep an eye out here for more information: www.suffolkday.co.uk
CELEBRATING THE NEW NATIONAL CENTRE FOR GAINSBOROUGH – 25TH-26TH JUNE
Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury invites you to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee with their June Open Days in Sudbury where they will be showcasing the architecture of the New National Centre for Gainsborough.
To book your free tickets call on 01787 372958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIMADONNA FESTIVAL – 29TH – 31ST JULY
Primadonna is an all-ages festival of books, ideas, and inspiration. The Festival is in the centre of Stowmarket at the Food Museum, formerly the Museum of East Anglian Life, with something for everyone with film, music, comedy, food, drink, DJs, and therapies alongside the main programme of talks, interviews, and discussions.
Book your tickets here.
SUFFOLK DOG DAY – 31ST JULY
Celebrating the canines in our lives and why they love Suffolk! The Suffolk Dog Day is held in the magnificent grounds of Helmingham Hall in the Heart of Suffolk. It’s a great day out for dogs and their human companions too with stalls, demonstrations, fun dog classes, and family entertainment.
Find out more about Suffolk Dog Day.
Give your dog a day out to remember at the Suffolk Dog Day
FESTIVAL FINALE – LET’S ROCK – 10TH
This is the festival finale! Now will be the time to get up and dance to some of the nation’s favourite performers from the 80’s, including amongst many more, ABC, Adam Ant and Toyah.
Purchase tickets via the Let’s Rock website
There are many other events taking place throughout Suffolk for the 2022 Suffolk Festival, you can find them all here.