July - August Events
It is safe to say things certainly get busier during the summer in Southwold. Visitors to the area can make the most of the beach and of course the Pier with many activities to keep the children entertained. There are lots of things to do and see in Southwold during the summer season and we have listed below some of our favourite events from Southwold and the surrounding area for visitors to enjoy.
Southwold Lighthouse Tours – Summer 2017
The iconic Lighthouse in Southwold has tours taking place every summer - to see specific dates when you'll be able to take advantage of the incredible views visit the Southwold Lighthouse visitor website where you can find further details on times etc.
Southwold Summer Theatre - 5th July - 9th September 2017
Southwold Summer Theatre returns! Hosted at St Edmunds Hall in Southwold the theatre is one of the most popular events held in Southwold in the summer season.
Henstead Exotic Garden Open Day - Every Wednesday from July - September plus various Sunday dates
Come along to Henstead Exotic Garden and discover this beautiful setting which was created just 10 years ago. Voted "Britains Best Garden 2015" by Alan Titchmarsh, you'll discover many exotic plants such as Echium Pininana, Eucalyptus etc. There are also guided tours available with the owner Andrew Brogan.
Latitude Festival - 13th - 16th July 2017
This fabulous festival and winner of the UK Festival Award’s “Best Line-Up” title in 2013 is returning to the beautiful Henham Park Estate near Southwold.
Southwold Maize Maze - 19th July - 3rd September 2017
Summer 2017 sees the return of Southwold Maize Maze - a giant puzzle of pathways within eight acres of maize. This fun-filled event is perfect for kids. A real brain-teaser, the maze will test your powers of deduction and navigation to the limit. Other activities include Go Karts, jumping pillows, pedal tractors and a picnic area.
The Theatre Fete on Southwold Common - Sunday 23rd July 2017
Don't miss this years Theatre Fete on Southwold Common - this fete raises funds for the charity which supports the Southwold and Aldeburgh Summer Theatre. With a mix of stalls and plenty of family fun including bookshop, toyshop, tombola, bric-a-brac and a fabulous Grand Draw with prizes from local businesses to be won, we're sure this event will be popular with all.
Southwold Model Yacht Regatta - 26th & 29th July, 5th, 9th, 15th & 23rd August 2017
Come down to the Model Boat Pond and join in the fun with Southwold's model yacht regatta of the summer season.
Uggeshall Country Teas - 29th & 30th July, 5th & 6th August 2017
The ever-popular Uggeshall Country Teas returns this summer. Kicking off at 2.30pm, friendly villagers will be present to welcome all and serve traditional home made scones, breads, Suffolk rusks and more, all topped with a delicious brew of tea or coffee. Set in the garden of The Old School, further details can be found on the Uggeshall Teas Facebook page.
Southwold Model Railway Exhibition - 5th & 6th August 2017
The 28th Railway Exhibition is being held at St Felix School in Reydon. There will be many demonstrations, a passenger carrying live steam train and tractor engine rides in the grounds, traders and railway and preservation societies.
Southwold Fine Art and Antiques Fair – 25th, 26th & 27th August 2017
With over 50 dealers in the finest quality antique furniture along with ceramics, clocks, jewellery, silver, pictures etc – this Antiques Fair is sure to be popular. Hosted at St Felix School in Reydon.
Oulton Broad Gala Day - 28th August 2017
Where: Nicholas Everitt Park. Time: 9.00am - 10.00pm. Bring all the family and discover Vander Wheel of Death! Other attractions include thrilling circus tricks from Dangerous Steve as well as the canine antics from the popular Waggy Tails Dog Agility Display Team, displays by the Totally Wicked School of Dance and Broadwing’s birds of prey.
The finale of the all-day entertainment is a spectacular firework display at 9.00pm fired from a pontoon on the Broads. With Larry Gray’s Funfair - as well as the usual wide range of stalls, food outlets and a beer tent all is set for a great day of family fun.
Music on The Green – 2017 Dates TBC
A popular annual event with both visitors and locals, The Sole Bay Lions Club will be presenting Music on The Green in Southwold.