What’s on in Summer This Suffolk?

Last Updated on May 22, 2023

From concerts to antiques fairs and beer festivals, there’s plenty to get excited about in Suffolk this summer. To make it even easier to enjoy the very best that the county has to offer when staying at one of our Barns and Barges for rent, we’ve rounded up a list of five of the best things to do when visiting us this summer.

  1. Southwold Summer Antiques Fair: August 25th, 26th, 27th

Hosted at St Felix School in Southwold, the Southwold Summer Antiques Fair is run by leading antique experts and organisers, Lomax. Recognised as a trusted name in the antiques industry, the events run by Lomax bring together a variety of exceptional dealers specialising in a range of items. From country furniture to English silver, art and jewellery, the event promises to be a fantastic attraction for collectors and casual shoppers alike.

  1. Check Out the Grooves: Summer Soul Vibes: July 8th

Bringing together everything that’s great about summer, this one day music festival will feature a strong lineup of soul musicians and a vast array of food and drink vendors. Taking place in July, Check Out the Grooves: Summer Soul Vibes is headlined by notable DJ and ex-Red Dwarfer Craig Charles. With a dedicated gin and prosecco bar to keep thirstiness at bay, the event  promises to make for a great day out in the sun. 

  1. Open Air Cinema, 17th August – 19th August

Taking place over a weekend in August, the Open Air Cinema and Picnic in Bury St Edmunds is held in the historic grounds of the Abbey Gardens. This year, the event is showing 80’s classic Top Gun followed by a performance by local act Avi80rs. Complete with food vendors and a fully stocked bar, this is a night out in Bury St Edmunds that’s not to be missed this summer!

  1. Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music, 2nd September

It would be remiss of us to feature a list of things to do in Summer and to neglect the local Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music. Featuring a host of homegrown talent, the festival boasts music, food, drink and even a dedicated wellness session to ensure that everyone is able to properly enjoy the sunshine in Suffolk this summer. Alternative and sustainable, this is certainly an event that art and music lovers will not want to miss.

  1. The Upbeat Beatles, 1st July

If there’s one thing better than a summer’s day on the beach, it’s a summer’s day on the beach with the sounds of the Beatles. With the Upbeat Beatles, you’ll be able to easily experience the sounds of the Fab Four in Felixstowe. A highly regarded tribute act to the iconic band, there’s no better reason to get out to the beach in Suffolk this summer.

To enjoy any or all of these things to do in Suffolk this summer, simply take a look at our current availability and book your Barn or Barge for rent to ensure that you can do it in style.