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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.

Latitude Festival

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.

Silly Eric book and day camp activities

Summer Fun with Silly Eric Day Camp - 1st - 18th August 2017

Join local author Gracie Wright and her Silly Eric team in summer fun activities for the children! Hosted in Southwold the camp promises to be entertaining, energising and most of all, fun! Activities include dance, drama, arts and crafts, football, treasure hunts and much more. Suitable for children between ages 1 and 15 years old, don't miss out on this fun-filled event! We suggest booking your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Give the team a call on 07754 783392 or email

Southwold Fine Art and Antiques Fair in Southwold

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.

Southwold Summer Theatre in Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold Summer Theatre - 2017 Dates TBC

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.

Southwold Maize Maze

Southwold Maize Maze - 2017 Dates TBC

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.

Henstead Exotic Garden, Henstead Suffolk

Henstead Exotic Garden Open Day - 2017 Dates TBC

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.

Circus Hassani hosted in Southwold, Southwold Common

Circus Hassani, Southwold – 2017 Dates TBC

Southwold's favourite circus, Circus Hassani will be returning to Southwold Common this August. Hosted every day of the week except Fridays this popular event is ideal for those with children looking for a fun-filled afternoon. The circus have also teamed up with My Southwold which gives loyalty card holders a special ticket price.

Music on The Green in Southwold Suffolk

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.

Southwold Model Yacht Regatta

Southwold Model Yacht Regatta - 2017 Dates TBC

Come down to the Model Boat Pond and join in the fun with Southwold's model yacht regatta of the summer season.

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition - 2017 Dates TBC

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.

Oulton Broad Gala Day - 2017 Dates TBC

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.

Southwold Lighthouse Tours in Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold Lighthouse Tours – 2017 Dates TBC

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.