Plenty of exciting events planned to mark this year’s Suffolk Day
PUBLISHED: 14:08 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:08 03 January 2018
Plans are under way for this year’s big celebration of Suffolk.
Suffolk Day, on Thursday, June 21, will shine a light on the county – showcasing the very best sights, sounds and tastes of Suffolk.
Last year’s event was hailed a huge success, with hundreds attending events all over Suffolk to fly the flag for their home county.
Mark Murphy, breakfast show presenter on BBC Radio Suffolk, said there was already lots planned for this year’s big day – with many more exciting events in the pipeline.
He said: “Sudbury have stepped forward to host the chain gang, I will be hosting the breakfast show from Sudbury on market day showcasing that beautiful part of Suffolk.
“Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council, is going to be working hard with partners to replace the ‘Welcome to Suffolk’ signs in the county.
“They are looking a bit faded and jaded so that will be a great way to mark the day.
“It’s fantastic, #SuffolkDay2018 was trending on Twitter today so lot and lots of people on social media have been sharing the launch.
“Suffolk is a brilliant place to live – so it’s about time we shouted about what we have here.
“We have the home of horse racing in Newmarket, the home of innovation at BT’s Adastral Park, we have Constable country, our heritage coastlines.
“This is a great chance for the people of Suffolk to collect en masse and come together as one.”
Amanda Bond, manager of Visit Suffolk, said: “Heading into its second year, Suffolk Day 2018 provides a fantastic opportunity for tourism businesses within Suffolk to embrace the wonders of our county through a programme of unique events, special offers and authentic giveaways.
“We are truly spoilt in Suffolk, so this is a welcome chance to show-off our amazing historic and family attractions, fine places to stay, wonderful places to eat and our natural landscapes in abundance, all united under one brand, for one day, on June 21, 2018, the longest day of the year.
“We want local people to embrace what’s on their doorstep by seeking out unfamiliar places to visit, and in the same breadth, encourage and engage with new visitors to experience all that we take for granted.
“The more there is to shout about, the bigger and better this event will become and helps to raise Suffolk’s profile at a regional and national level.
“So, we ask that all tourism businesses, no matter how small, champion this campaign, get involved and spread some Suffolk love.”