A highly-anticipated carnival is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the coast as it returns for the first time in two years. 

Southwold Street Festival was last held in 2022 but has announced a revival taking place through the town on Saturday, June 29. 

The carnival is the final event to the wider week-long Southwold Arts Festival and will be complete with a procession of performers alongside a rolling programme of music, dance and family fun from midday until 5pm. 

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East Anglian Daily Times: A variety of entertainment will be on displayA variety of entertainment will be on display (Image: James Bass)


Director Matthew Townshend hopes the festival will bring as many as 3,000 revellers to the high street. 

Mr Townshend said: "The Southwold Street Festival has always brought a bright injection of colour and fun to the high street so I am delighted to help bring it back this summer.

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East Anglian Daily Times: Matthew Townshend of Matthew Townshend ProductionsMatthew Townshend of Matthew Townshend Productions (Image: Alex Hermon)

"We have so much planned for a spectacular return. That includes marvellous musicians and dance troupes that celebrate everything great about this beautiful seaside town."

Other events on the day include Southwold Harbour's celebrations for the 75th Sailing Club anniversary and the 200th anniversary of the RNLI.