Welcome to Felixstowe Carnival

Everything you need to know about this year’s Carnival!


Location: Town Centre and Seafront, IP11 2AU
Theme for 2017 is ‘Seaside Traditions’

Friday 21 July: 1900-2200: Carnival Proms Night, featuring the Essential Sounds Big Band. Held at the Felixstowe Beachside Events Area. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics – we will provide the flags!

Saturday 22 July: 1300: Procession starting from Colneis Road and heading through the town with floats, majorettes and bands. Route is Beatrice Avenue, Hamilton Road, Orwell Road, Garrison Lane, Undercliff Road West and Sea Road.

Sunday 23 July: 2200: Spectacular Firework Display on the Seafront.

Both days: – Stalls and refreshments along the Promenade and in the Food Court in the Beach side events area from 1000-2200. – Craft Fair at Felixstowe Leisure Centre from 1100-1700. – Donkey rides at the Volleyball Field (opposite the Marlborough Hotel).

Main stage (Felixstowe Beachside Events Area):

Saturday – 1200 Livia & the Elementals; 1315 Shane & The Korrados; 1500 Roma Nicholson; 1530 Colchester Pipe Band; 1615 Blonde Beryl; 1800 Naked Apes; 1930 Steve Foley interviews the Carnival Court; 2000 Soul Kitchen.

Sunday – 1200 Skittlez; 1315 Haiden Grigor Band; 1430 Ipswich Youth Steel Band; 1545 Hurricane Alley; 1700 Carry on ROD; 1830 J.S. and the Lockerbillies; 1930 Samboomba; 2000 Ska’d 4 Life.

Family entertainment (Trim Trail field):

Saturday – 1230 SD Marital Arts; 1330 and 1530 Bury Fair; 1630 Suffolk Samba; 1715 Fit Fusion; 1800 Sarah Probert.

Sunday – 1230 Ipswich Hospital St. Peters Band; 1430 Kuk Sool Won demo; 1500 Cowling Dance Academy; 1530 Belly Dancers; 1630 Roma Nicholson; 1700 Stacey Ellis; 1800 Mad March Hare Band.

Saturday: Chris the Clown (walkabout circus skills).

Sunday: Splat Entertainment (circus skills 1230-1730); Level 2 crafts (1000-1630).

Both days: The Dream Team (story time with your favourite characters); Punch and Judy (performances at 1300, 1400, 1500 and 1600); Steff and Nonsense (bubble demonstrations); Beach Bonkers.

Felixstowe Carnival – Map of Beach Side Events Area