What's On

We also have listings for What’s On in Ipswich, What’s on in Bury St Edmunds and What’s On in Woodbridge, and take a look at Art Exhibitions in Suffolk, Music In Suffolk for concerts, Farmers Markets, Suffolk Festivals, Suffolk Fetes, Fairs & Shows, Car Boot Sales and Regular Markets if you’re specifically interested in those areas.

What’s On Suffolk  September 2022

Dirty Work Exhibition

When: 3 September to 9 October 2022

Where: The Art Station, 48 High Street, Saxmundham

Clare Twomey, Anne Wenzel, Nicholas Pope, Linda Sormin, and Ryan Gander are among the artists participating in DIRTY WORK taking place at The Art Station in Saxmundham. William Cobbing will also be present for talks, tours, and live performances.

Trolleybus Weekend At the East Anglia Transport Museum

When: 24 September to 25 September 2022

Where: East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft

On Saturday, October 24, check out the East Anglia Transport Museum, where all of the institution’s vehicles will be in operation. As the evenings grow longer, the Museum will be lit up under the streetlights, creating a wonderful atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.

Island of Secrets Walk

When: 24 September 2022

Where: National Trust Orford Ness, Quay Street, Orford

Take a guided walk into the atomic weapons research establishment’s inner sanctum on Orford Ness, which is normally off-limits. On this 1.5-hour guided walk through the heart of the AWRE area, you can learn about the history of the ‘Pagodas.’ We will approach the outer walls as closely as possible, since access to the interiors is no longer permitted.

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

When: 24 September to 25 September 2022

Where: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

The Suffolk Food & Drink Festival will provide an opportunity to sample and purchase a wide variety of local produce, as well as learn about the producers and farmers who make our county such a wonderful place to live and visit. The festival, which takes place on September 24th and 25th, 2022, at Snape Maltings, is a wonderful family outing. Spend some time in the sun with some food and drink, have some fun, get a taste of a wide variety of products, and support your local community.

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise on Sailing Barge Victor

When: 21, 25, & 28 September 2022

Where: Old Custom House, Ipswich Waterfront

Sailing down the magnificent and historic River Orwell from Ipswich Dock’s Old Custom’s House, crossing the lock gates, and sailing under the Orwell Bridge. Sailing Barge Victor is specially designed for small groups and individuals to enjoy a leisurely sail.

What’s On Suffolk  October 2022

When: 1 October 2022

Where: East Point Pavilion, Royal Plain, Lowestoft

It’s time to slip into those trousers with the lederhosen and crank up the oompah tunes, as East Point Pavilion presents its inaugural East Point Oktoberfest. Sir Toby’s Beers’ brew gurus are guiding us through the evening, which will be filled with foot-stomping, stein-clinking, Bavarian cheer. The Munich Oktoberfest is a German beer bash, and only the finest is good enough. On draft and in limited-edition bottles, we’ve secured beer from all six Munich Oktoberfest breweries to ensure an authentic experience.

1st 95th Rifles at Landguard Fort

When: 1 October to 2 October 2022

Where: Landguard Fort, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe

Landguard Fort will be visited by members of the 95th Rifles, an elite regiment from the Napoleonic era, who will recreate their historic activities. They will prepare and eat historic rations and perform historic drills and tactics.

The Suffolk Wedding Show

When: 2 October 2022

Where: Wherstead Park, the Street, Wherstead, Ipswich

This year’s Ipswich wedding show at Wherstead Park, organised by Suffolk Events, will feature over 45 local wedding vendors, including wedding dresses, catering, menswear, floral arrangements, photography, stationery, entertainment, jewellery, hair, makeup, and much more.

Storytelling in the Woods at Sutton Hoo

When: 2, 8, 9, 16, & 27 October 2022

Where: National Trust Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge

Come and hear the epic tales told by an Anglo-Saxon storyteller. Each session lasts about half an hour. Children should be accompanied at all times, and stories are suitable for children aged 10 and up.

Roy “Chubby” Brown

When: 7 October 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe

Roy Chubby Brown has shown himself to be a 50-year veteran of the entertainment industry time and time again, with 30 different DVDs spanning 30 years, thousands of live performances worldwide, four books, and millions of fans! He is, in summary, … Britain’s King of Comedy!

Legend: The Music of Bob Marley

When: 8 October 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe

The show Bob Marley: Legend – The Music is an extraordinary evening of music paying homage to this legendary artist. Audiences will leave this two-hour spectacular captivated by the magic of Marley, an icon who died too soon and left a legacy of charisma and culture.

The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival

When: 9 October 2022

Where: Market Hill, Framlingham

Live entertainment, trade stalls, and sausages galore are just a few of the things you can look forward to at the Framlingham Sausage Festival, where you can sample the finest sausages in East Anglia!

Wise Words: Mindfulness and Creative Writing

When: 10 & 14 October 2022

Where: 10 Church Street, Framlingham

The connection between mindfulness and creative writing is magical. Being mindful helps us become more aware of ourselves and whatever surrounds us. With mindfulness, we enter a state of mind where our imaginations can flow as freely and smoothly as our breath. Being more present, calm, creative, and expressive is possible when you combine mindfulness with creative writing. No prior experience is required; all you need is an open mind, a pen, and a notebook.

Sinderella: The Adult Panto

When: 13 October 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe

Welcome to Sinderella, Adult Panto Tour’s most enchanting, mischievous tale of the season. Will Cinderella make it to the ball, or will her wicked stepmother Detox and her ugly sisters prevent her from doing so? Fun, frolics, laughter, and audience participation are all provided, as usual, with sparkling sets and costumes and an utterly filthy script.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

When: 14 October 2022

Where: Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St. Helen’s St, Ipswich

In partnership with Live Nation and Cuffe and Taylor, Voss Events is bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Series 3 Tour to the world. It’s a follow-up to the sold-out The Official Series 2 Tour.

Toddle About Baby Show Suffolk

When: 16 October 2022

Where: Wherstead Park, The St, Wherstead, Ipswich

Expectant parents and parents with young children can get expert advice and demonstrations on all things, baby and toddler at the Toddle About Baby Show. All the family can have a great day out, visiting and doing business with people from all over Suffolk, thanks to the show.


When: 22 October 2022

Where: Venue 16, 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich

Join in on the fun this Halloween and support St Elizabeth Hospice by taking on the Firewalk. Venue16 will be providing food and drinks for both spectators and participants.

Legends of American Country

When: 22 October 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe

This show consists of 4 excellent vocalists accompanied by an incredible live band of musicians with an authentic western sound and an amazing stage set to whisk you away to Nashville for an unforgettable experience.

Lowestoft Film Festival

When: 22 to 28 October 2022

Where: Various locations, Lowestoft

Lowestoft Film Festival is a unique event that takes place in the country’s most eastern town and celebrates local filmmakers and independent cinema.

Psychic & Pamper Evening

When: 28 October 2022

Where: Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market

You’ll find a wide range of different types of people to talk to, some wonderful therapists to pamper you with their various therapies, and various shopping stalls for some retail therapy to make your evening as enjoyable as possible.

Haloween at the East Anglia Transport Museum

When: 29 October 2022

Where: East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft

There will be no tricks—just treats—during our free witch hunt for the children, but beware: there may be some spooky goings-on around the site. All Hallows Eve is an eerie experience when the woods become alive with spirits late at night, when the trams, trolley buses, and trains run late.

What’s On Suffolk November 2022
The Royal British Legion Festival

When: 10 November 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Suffolk

On 10th November 2022, come to Spa Pavilion Felixstowe for The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. This event will honour all victims of war and commemorate those who died for their country.

That’ll Be The Day: Christmas Show

When: 10 November 2022

Where: Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft

It’s time to start your Christmas season off right with another unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show from That’ll Be The Day. The Cast will take you on a nostalgic, seasonal sleigh ride through Rock ‘n’ Roll and Pop, boasting excellent vocals and world-class musicianship.

The Drifters in Concert

When: 12 November 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Suffolk

The Drifters are returning to the UK with a fresh performance, performing all their popular numbers from across the last sixty years. Rolling Stone magazine has listed them among the Greatest Artists of All Time, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has inducted them.

Sleeping Beauty

When: 30 November 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Suffolk

The tale of Sleeping Beauty is a classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, a tale every child loves. After a significant pause, we are delighted to have the opportunity to present this Moldovan ballet company once again. The Lilac Fairy’s struggle against Carabosse is set in a stunningly choreographed, sumptuous costume world.

What’s On Suffolk  December 2022
Jim Davidson: Not Yet Cancelled

When: 1 December 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Suffolk

Despite the efforts of the awakened minority to prevent one of Britain’s best comics, Jim Davidson OBE, from performing to full audiences year after year, Jim Davidson – Not Yet Cancelled will take place at Spa Pavilion Felixstowe on December 1st, 2022. Join Jim for another wild evening of raucous adult jokes and help fight against those trying to divide us and force their radical viewpoints on our society!

Ride the Lights

When: 1 to 24 December 2022

Where: East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft

This December, East Anglia Transport Museum is inviting you for a seasonal tram, trolleybus, and train ride—and they’ve even decked the place up for you. Come and experience the Museum’s unique and family-friendly Ride the Lights after-hours experience on the evening prior to Christmas Day!

Thank You For The Music: The Ultimate Abba Party

When: 2 December 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

There’s no time like the present to express your appreciation for music by dancing the night away to ABBA’s greatest hits. This show brings you all of ABBA’s greatest hits in a performance like no other. Our cast of all-stars will delight audiences with colourful costumes and dazzling performances while preserving the unmistakable harmonies that have made the show such a success in its 20-year history.

Farmers’ Market

When: 3 December 2022

Where: Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham

Snape Maltings’ Farmers’ Market is a fantastic location to sample the finest Suffolk produce, served up in a beautiful setting. Every first Saturday of the month, Snape Maltings Farmers’ Market offers the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally produced food in Suffolk. The Henry Moore Lawn adjacent to the Concert Hall is where you will find a variety of local craftspeople and food producers, as well as an explanation of their exceptional cuisine.

Wingfield Barns Christmas Market

When: 3 and 4 December 2022

Where: Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield

Wingfield Barns will host a Christmas market on the 3rd and 4th of December. You can find 40 craft stalls offering handcrafted gifts, food, pet goods, and garden accessories. Join us to get into the Christmas spirit and find something special for everyone.

Country Superstars

When: 3 December 2022

Where: Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

Award-winning vocal impersonator Andy Crust will take you on a time-traveling journey through country music history, meeting the icons that shaped it. The show pays tribute to country music icons Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Billie Jo Spears, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Garth Brooks, and now Shania Twain, all of whom are portrayed by actors.

Snow White

When: 23 December 2022 to 2 January 2023

Where: Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

The Panto takes us on a magical journey through the world of ‘Snow White’, but beware: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? We are glad to announce that there will be two versions this year, one for children and one for adults! Our prices will be the same as last year, and we look forward to seeing you there!

What’s On Suffolk  January 2023
Happy New Year at East Anglia Transport Museum

When: 1 January 2023

Where: East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft

Have you had enough of tinsel and turkey? Are your relatives driving you crazy? Are you sick of seeing paper hats and crackers? Then come ride on the vintage vehicle fleet, which is the last chance this winter.

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