Explore Ipswich & Be Entertained

Explore Ipswich & Be Entertained

Explore Ipswich & Be Entertained

Summer 2017 is a bumper year for Ipswich with an exciting calendar of festivals and events celebrating everything from local food and heritage to international culture and music. Visit Ipswich and be entertained!

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Beer&Co announce special festival as part of Ipswich Maritime Celebrations

BEER&CO ANNOUNCE SPECIAL FESTIVAL AS PART OF IPSWICH MARITIME CELEBRATIONS

Outstanding craft ales & ciders from across the UK and new beers from your favourite local brewers + live music, a pop-up record shop and street food...

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Our Festival Essentials! by Just Essentials

OUR FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS! BY JUST ESSENTIALS

With some of the big festivals starting next week, we thought we would share our favourite festival picks this year!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING?



LINDY HOP WORKSHOP

LINDY HOP WORKSHOP

Jerwood DanceHouse

Learn some great social, partner and solo dance skills in this two hour Lindy Hop workshop.

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Ipswich Jazz Festival 2017

IPSWICH JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

Ipswich

Three days of live music, art, dance, film and workshops from a range of local, national and international jazz artists.

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Harry Potter's 20 years celebration!

HARRY POTTER'S 20 YEARS CELEBRATION!

Waterstones

Join Waterstones in store Saturday 24th June from 10am - 4pm for magical activities to celebrate twenty years of Harry!

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Nearly Festival

NEARLY FESTIVAL

Holywells Park

The UK's finest tribute acts to Queen, Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Bon Jovi, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Madness and loads more!

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Car Park Concerto

CAR PARK CONCERTO

Blackfriars NCP car park

Free tickets for Ipswich residents to see multi-storey maestros

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LIVE MUSIC with Peachy (AKA Meg Hughes)

LIVE MUSIC WITH PEACHY (AKA MEG HUGHES)

The Arbor House

Acoustic music while you drink and dine...

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Wine Evening Quiz

WINE EVENING QUIZ

The Arbor House

Join us for a casual evening sampling perfectly matched food and wine in a comfortable atmosphere.

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DANCEEAST SUMMER CELEBRATION

DANCEEAST SUMMER CELEBRATION

Jerwood DanceHouse

A showcase of DanceEast’s performance groups alongside local community groups from the region and DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training.

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Ipswich Music Day

IPSWICH MUSIC DAY

Christchurch Park

You are invited to the largest free one-day music event in the UK. Enjoy six stages of live music, fairground rides, food and fun!

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American Week

AMERICAN WEEK

The Arbor House

A selection of American themed specials and mains to celebrate 4th July...

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Open Air Theatre

OPEN AIR THEATRE

Christchurch Park

Pantaloons' "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shakespeare's best loved comedy.

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St Peters Brewery Beer & Small Plate Tasting

ST PETERS BREWERY BEER & SMALL PLATE TASTING

The Arbor House

An evening of beer, food and conversation...

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Jimmy's Festival 2017

JIMMY'S FESTIVAL 2017

Jimmy's Farm

Two days of great food and family entertainment with music from KT Tunstall, Scouting for Girls, Matt Cardle, BBC Introducing and many more.

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Ipswich Fake Festival

IPSWICH FAKE FESTIVAL

Christchurch Park

A festival or tribute bands performing Queen, Oasis and more!

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As You Like It - Theatre in the Forest

AS YOU LIKE IT - THEATRE IN THE FOREST

Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk

One of the region's must-see events of the summer - outdoor theatre for all the family!

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Ipswich Wheels 2017

IPSWICH WHEELS 2017

Chantry Park

In the beautiful setting of Chantry Park, Ipswich Wheels 2017 celebrates all wheeled motion through the ages from the classics to modern vehicles.

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Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival

SAINTS MARITIME BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL

St.Peters By The Waterfront

Beer&Co will bring craft ales & ciders from across the UK & Suffolk + live music, pop-up record shop & street food over this three day Summer fest!

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Ipswich Maritime Festival

IPSWICH MARITIME FESTIVAL

Ipswich Waterfront

The Ipswich Maritime Festival returns to the Waterfront to bring a weekend of music, historical re-enactments, street food and more!

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Fireworks & Theatre in the Park

FIREWORKS & THEATRE IN THE PARK

Christchurch Park

The biggest fireworks night in Suffolk! With halloween fancy dress and Theatre in the Park.

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PLAN YOUR STAY IN IPSWICH

  • Places to stay

    Ipswich has a wide range of places to stay from stunning boutique hotels to quirky B&Bs.

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  • Shopping

    Search the big names and independents that make Ipswich a unique place to shop.

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  • Rich Heritage

    Explore the rich history of Ipswich.

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  • GETTING HERE

    Whether it's by car, bus or train Ipswich is easy to reach and explore.

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