Find out more about the events happening in Suffolk this September

Elmer's Big Parade - 15 June - 7 September

From 15 June to 7 September, Ipswich is set to play host to an exciting art trail featuring 55 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Visitors will also be able to meet the Learning Herd; 84 ‘young Elmers’, who will be popping up in special locations all across town.

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Heritage Open Days - 13 to 22 September

Some of Suffolk’s top architectural treasures will be open up to the public for free over weekends in September, this is a great chance to explore the county’s treasures.

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Grand Henham Steam Rally - 21 - 22 September

There’s so much to see and do! We’ll have displays and attractions in the Len Murray Arena including the Dog & Duck Show and we also have live music, craft and trade stalls, food stalls and bar, Children’s Corner, the amazing Ken Fox Wall of Death, dog agility, vintage fairground, hundreds of vintage cars, motorcycles, tractors, working demonstrations and of course, steam power in all its glory.

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High Tide Festival - 10 - 15 September

You can expect our theatre to be thought-provoking, human, brave, engaging, and representative of people who are underserved on the British Stage. Our work takes place in the here and now.

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RSPB Love Minsmere Festival - 15 September

Sunday 15th September will be a day to celebrate the reserve, its rare wildlife and to send a powerful message to EDF that we all Love Minsmere and want to see it protected from the impacts of Sizewell C. Please do show your support if you wish to and join RSPB on Sunday 15th.


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Newmarket Food and Drink Festival - 14 - 15 September

The Newmarket Food & Drink Festival 2018 will once again be held on Palace Street, adjacent to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House. Palace Garden will be developed this year into a larger area with a dedicated music area and a covered seating area for visitors to relax and enjoy.

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Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival - 21 - 22 September

The main arena is at Whisstocks Quayside where freshly cooked seafood meals will be available, along with a variety of stalls, music and children’s entertainment.  Throughout the town, participating restaurants and pubs will also be serving dishes using locally caught and grown fish and shellfish, including River Deben oysters and mussels.

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Kentwell Hall, Michaelmas weekend with the Tudors - 22 & 23 September

This was a most important time for folk in Tudor times because it was usually the time to celebrate a harvest which (they hoped) was both good and had been brought safely in. This was vital as without a good harvest safely gathered some might starve by early the following spring.

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