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What's on in Southwold

Southwold is a truly special seaside destination to visit all year round. From spring through to winter, you can choose from a great range of events taking place in Southwold as well as the surrounding area such as music festivals, walking festivals and food and drink festivals.

Some of the key events which take place annually in Southwold and the surrounding area include the Southwold Charter Fair in May, Flavours of Suffolk Food and Drink Festival at Henham Park, Latitude Festival at Henham Park in July, Southwold Arts Festival in July, Southwold Summer Theatre, Southwold Model Yacht Regatta in August, Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, Southwold Music on the Green, The Adnams 10K Run, Southwold Christmas Lights and the Southwold Pantomime in December.

Our Events Calendar below features events in Southwold as well as the surrounding area so if you’re visiting the area why not have a look and discover what’s on in Southwold?

Find out more about what's on in Southwold during the quieter season in January - March

January - March

Christmas may be over but Southwold is still a good place to visit during January, February and March (and the parking is easier too!). There are many promotions in the some of the shops to enjoy too.

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Find out more about what's on in Southwold in April and May

April - May

Southwold is a great place to be in during April and May whether it’s for a short break trip or weeks stay. In the neighbouring village Reydon Woods has beautiful bluebells scattered across magical woodland and there’s a good selection of family activities during May Half-Term.

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Southwold Events in June


If you’re into local produce and good food the Flavours of Suffolk Food and Drink Festival hosted at Henham Park would be the perfect weekend. The popular Southwold Arts Festival also takes place towards the end of June and is suitable for many age groups.

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Click here to discover summer events in Southwold

July - August

There is plenty to see and do whilst enjoying the summer sunshine in Southwold. The ever-popular 'Latitude Festival' is hosted at Henham Park and 'Music on the Green' is extremely popular with visitors and locals. You certainly won’t be short of things to do!

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Events taking place in Southwold during September and October

September - October

The weather may be getting cooler but that doesn’t make Southwold any less enjoyable! During this season Southwold and the surrounding area host many events and activities to see and do, particularly during the October half term.

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Click here to discover what's on in Southwold during November and December

November - December

Southwold is the perfect destination to enjoy the festive season with loved ones. Join in with the town festivities for the holiday season where annual events such as the Southwold Pantomime and Christmas Lights Night can be enjoyed by all.

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