As we gear up for a hot summer once again, Suffolk has plenty to enjoy in July.

With lots to do, see and eat, here's a list of things to look forward to.

1. Latitude Festival 2024

Big names headline Latitude this year as it prepares to rock Suffolk again (Image: Newsquest)Each year Latitude Festival lines up to show off some of the best artists ready for the three-day event.

Running for the 18th year, the east Suffolk festival promises music, comedy and theatre.

The festival, hosted at Henham Park on July 25 to 28, will showcase world talents Duran Duran, Kasabian, Keane, Rick Astley and London Grammar.

Tickets start from £308 each and are available from Latitude's website.

2. Ipswich Music Day

Ipswich Music Day takes place 7th July 2024 (Image: Ipswich Borough Council) The highly-anticipated, free entry music event takes place on Sunday, July 7 in Christchurch Park in Ipswich.

Whittling down the line-up from 300 applications, 45 musicians and artists prepare to take the stage this summer.

Running for the 34th year, the festival boasts five stages of live music featuring acoustic, electronic, folk, grunge, indie, jazz, rap, reggae and rock genres.

3. New three-in-one venue opening in Felixstowe
A new three in one venue opens up in Felixstowe (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Originally the Brook Hotel in Felixstowe, a business creating 20 new jobs and three venues opens in July.

After undergoing a £750,000 revamp, the trio, Hotel Coco, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and The Queen's Head - a new pub - breathes life into the seaside town for summer.

Marco Pierre White, Michelin star-awarded chef and restauranteur, opens the Queen's Head as the very first Marco Pierre White Ale House to open in the UK. 

4. White Hart Pub in Boxford reopens
The White Hart Pub in Boxford to reopen on 2nd July after being given a new lease of life (Image: Richard Godd)

This 400-year-old pub still has life in it yet!

Having reopened on Tuesday, July 2,the countryside pub hosts a part of history - Tornado Smith, the son of the landlord, became a world-wide legend as a daredevil “Wall of Death” stunt motorcyclist in the 1930s.

Howard Watts now runs the pub and aims to make it a place of community for the village of 1,400 after being closed for eight months.

5. Deichmann opens in Bury St Edmunds

New Deichmann store now opens July 2 (Image: Newsquest) Bury St Edmunds can look forward to Deichmann opening sooner than expected.

Originally planned to open on Saturday, July 6, the shoe store opened on Tuesday, July 2 with an opening celebration held on the original planned date.

The retailer has invested £600,000 into the new development in the Arc shopping centre and has created 11 new jobs in the process. 

It will be the latest major development for the town centre.