Search

Vote to help Aldeburgh Carnival scoop a national award

PUBLISHED: 11:21 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:21 30 July 2018

The annual Aldeburgh Carnival parade. Thousands of people  descended on Aldeburgh at last year's event. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The annual Aldeburgh Carnival parade. Thousands of people descended on Aldeburgh at last year's event. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Aldeburgh Carnival has been shortlisted for a national award - just ahead of this year’s event.

Children dress up as part of Aldeburgh Carnival parade. Picture: GREGG BROWNChildren dress up as part of Aldeburgh Carnival parade. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The annual event has been chosen by holiday rentals site HolidayLettings.co.uk (owned by TripAdvisor) as one of the final 11 competitors in the running for the UK’s Most Popular Carnival Award. Other nominations include Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea carnivals in Norfolk.

News comes as preparations are being finalised for this year’s three-day seaside spectacular, to run from August 18-20.

Aldeburgh Carnival has already won Family Tourism Event of the Year at the East Anglian Daily Times and Eastern Daily Press Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018.

The carnival is believed to be at least 170 years old, and was known as Ye Olde Marine Regatta as long ago as 1835.

This year’s event will be the 76th in its current format, with the theme “Fly Me to the Moon.” It will include an expanded Musical Saturday, as well as arena displays, competitions and the lantern procession, with a special fireworks display to round it off.

To win the Most Popular Carnival award, the carnival will need to receive the most votes online by August 21. The winning carnival will receive an award certificate. To vote, visit the website.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times