We are well and truly into festival season in Suffolk now! If you’re looking to see what’s on in Suffolk in July 2019 then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together the top events in the county to help you fill your diaries this month.
2nd – 14th July – Sudbury Summer Art Fair
Head down to the beautiful St Peters in the centre market space in Sudbury for one of the best annual arts events in Suffolk. Held over two weeks you can see a glorious selection of over 50 professional artists and crafters showcase their work. This includes original paintings, pottery, glassware, jewellery and more. Treat yourself to some beautiful pieces and talk about it all over a cup of tea and a slice of cake from the pop-up café.
3rd July – Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise
Departing from Old Custom House Ipswich, enjoy a chilled-out sail aboard the historic sailing barge Victor and go on an adventure out onto River Orwell and travel under the Orwell Bridge. While taking in the scenic surroundings, treat yourself to the fully inclusive food including freshly baked plain and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream with tea or coffee.
5th – 7th July – Maverick Festival, Easton Farm Park
Maverick is an Americana music festival situated at the gorgeous restored Victorian barns and outbuildings of Easton Farm Park within the Suffolk countryside. This festival is jam-packed with activities for everyone, ranging from workshops, films and performance’s from over 50 different artists!
6th July – Fit East Festival, Trinity Park
Fit East will be an energetic and fun day out for all the family. Try out a wide variety of work out classes, workshops and competitions. Spread over four arenas and over 20 classes available, there is something for everyone from Yoga, dance and workouts to industry talks from professionals looking at lifestyle change and nutrition.
Read more about the 2019 festival here.
7th July – Ipswich Music Day
For its 29th year, Ipswich Music Day returns to Christchurch Park. Across six stages, there will be entertainment and music from local and upcoming artists. This is the largest free one-day festival and filled with entertainment for everyone including fairground rides, food and a marketplace.
12th – 14th July – Ely Folk Festival
Ely Folk Festival is a weekend of folk and roots music in the gorgeous city of Ely. Enjoy folk music from some of the best acts around, in a friendly environment. There is something for everyone including a real ale bar, Morris dancing displays, workshops, music sessions and lots of activities for children. Surrounded by the countryside and the stunning cathedral standing proud, this is the perfect place to enjoy some folk music!
14th July – Old Newton Dog Show + Country Fayre at Stowmarket
Join in this fun and friendly country fayre and dog show in the lovely setting of Old Newton Town Hall and recreation ground. This fun-filled day brings together the countryside community to raise funds for the Old Newton Village Hall.
With free entry and free parking available, everyone is welcome. As well as the dog show there is the country fayre filled with fun including a classic car display, food stalls, prize draw, welly throwing, bouncy castle and over 50 stalls (art and crafts, jewellery and local charities). It is the perfect opportunity to bring along the whole family including your fluffy friends. Enter them into one of the many events for a chance to win Rosettes and Trophies!
18th – 21st July– Latitude, Henham Park
The annual Latitude festival is back at Henham Park in Southwold. This year they boast headline acts George Ezra, Stereophonics and Lana Del Rey. Latitude is filled with fun from music, comedy, poetry, dance, theatre and much more. This festival won the best family festival award 2018 so you know it is suitable for all the family.
19th July – Open Air Cinema – A star is born at Kentwell Hall
Grab your friends and family and head down to the beautiful Kentwell Hall to watch the popular 2018 movie starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Sit and watch the movie on the 28-foot screen while in the beautiful surroundings of Kentwell Hall. Sit under the stars with your friends on blankets, rugs and cushions with a picnic.
20th July – History & Heritage Walking Tour in Newmarket
Are you a history lover and want to find out more about Newmarket? Join in on this walking tour and learn more about the town which has been a favourite destination for Royals since the 17th Century.
20th July –Fram Makers Market
Come along and shop local at the Fram Makers Market. If you’re looking for unique gifts or a little treat for yourself, have a browse! There will be prints, jewellery, candles, macramé, ceramics, embroidery and more. The event will run from 10am-3pm at the Framlingham Unitarian Meeting House.
31st July – Den Building in Nowton Park Woods
We had to include something fun for children (6- 11-year olds)! This event is all about den building in Nowton Park. Taking place at the Walled Gardens, you will be shown how to make secret dens and camouflage them with leaves and greenery. You will also be shown how to make them waterproof and they will be tested. To top it all off, you can learn fire lighting techniques and then cook marshmallows on an open fire.
About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a Fashion Communication & Promotion student and writer who focuses on fashion, lifestyle, books and mental health awareness. If she’s not writing for her blog https://chloelwrites.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!