Southwold and the surrounding villages of Walberswick and Reydon are truly special seaside destinations to visit all year round. From spring through to winter, you can choose from a great range of events taking place in and around the area such as music festivals, steam rallies, theatre and Christmas events.
To give you a flavour of what's on in the area take a look at our event highlights below and start planning your break to this very special part of the UK.
Southwold Christmas Lights
Southwold Christmas Lights is always a magical festive occasion with the lights switched on in the market square by Santa and a variety of stalls from local businesses to browse throughout the afternoon.Find out more
Southwold Arts Festival
Southwold Arts Festival takes place every June and is a wonderful celebration of the arts featuring a jam-packed programme of music, drama, poetry, visual art, photography, dance, talks and literature.Find out more
Fast becoming one of England’s favourite summer festivals, Latitude is a fabulous, multi-arts festival in the beautiful Henham Park Estate on the edge of Southwold.
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Slaughter in Southwold
Slaughter in Southwold is an annual event dedicated to crime writers and fans of crime writing. Events include talks, lunch with authors, murder mystery evening, fun crime quiz night and more.Find out more
Theatre on the Coast
Southwold’s traditional summer theatre season was relaunched in 2019 with a fresh new look to the repertoire. Theatre on the Coast runs through July and August with an exciting season of live theatre.Find out more
The Grand Henham Steam Rally
This annual event in late September in the beautiful surroundings of Henham Park near Southwold offers something for all the family. Featuring classic exhibitions of vintage cars, steam engines, demonstrations plus funfair, music and much more...Find out more
Ways with Words Literature Festival
The quintessential seaside town of Southwold is host to the prestigious 'Ways with Words' literature festival every autumn in November. This popular five day event at Southwold Arts Centre attracts high profile speakers from the world of politics, business, journalism, publishing, the arts and comedy.Find out more
Reydon Christmas Lights
Start the Christmas season with a warm fuzzy feeling at the Reydon Christmas Lights Switch-on. This lovely community event celebrates Christmas with traditional carols, a blessing of the crib by the local vicar and performances from local community groups.
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