What’s on in Suffolk in September

PUBLISHED: 17:20 25 August 2020

We've gathered some of the best events in Suffolk this month (photo: ezinigami, Getty Images)

We've gathered some of the best events in Suffolk this month (photo: ezinigami, Getty Images)


We’ve gathered some of the best events taking place around Suffolk this month

• Outdoor cinema at Helmingham Hall (4 & 5 Sep)

Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket IP14 6EF

Enjoy the outdoors while watching some great films at Helmingham Hall this month. On Friday 4th September, catch the 2000 classic Gladiator starring Russell Crowe and on Saturday 5th September see the period musical The Greatest Showman. To book, visit the website.

• Autumn plant fair at Helmingham Hall (Sun 20 Sep)

Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket IP14 6EF

The green-fingered should be excited for the Helmingham Hall Autumn Plant Fair and Artisan Market. There will be rare plants for sale along with gardening tools and accessories, an artisan market and much more. Tickets for the fair include entry to the Grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall. Book online.

• Cream tea and supper cruises (various dates)

Departing from Old Custom’s House at Ipswich Dock

Take a cruise on Sailing Barge Victor, a 19th century sailing boat and experience Suffolk by water - while enjoying a cream tea or a sunset and hot supper in the evenings. Click here for full details about cream tea cruise, and here for sunset and supper cruise details.

Vegan market (Sun 20 Sep)

The Cornhill, Ipswich. 10am-4pm

Expect vegan food, skincare and more at the first vegan market held by Suffolk Market Events. There will be lots of local artisan producers bringing their wares, so vegan or not, everyone is bound to find something they like. The event is held outside.

Antiques and vintage market (26 & 27 Sep)

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich. 9am-4pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday

The first fair to be held at the Ipswich Showground this year will be the Trinity Park Antiques & Vintage Market. Lovers of retro, vintage, preloved and all things second hand will enjoy perusing the large variety of items on sale over the two day event. Admission is free.

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Lavenham Farmers Market (Sun 27 Sep)

Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham. 10am-1.30pm

Held outside Lavenham Village Hall to comply with social distancing measures, the award winning Lavenham Farmers Market is back. Practically everything sold at the market comes from local producers. Pick up your meat, dairy products, pantry essentials and fresh fruit and vegetables and support local businesses.

120th anniversary of Southwold Pier (throughout September)

North Parade, Southwold. 9am-5pm

Explore 12 fascinating facts about the history of iconic Southwold Pier with a trail to celebrate its 120th anniversary.

Heritage Open Days (throughout September)

Various locations

England’s largest festival of culture and history, Heritage Open Days 2020, is going full steam ahead. Some locations have chosen a digital tour but many have continued with inviting visitors to explore some of the biggest cultural and historical landmarks in Suffolk in person. Check the website for a full list and details of what’s open. Select Suffolk from the list of counties.

Classic car show (Sun 6 Sep)

Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge IP13 0BT. 10.30am-5pm

There will be a huge range of classic cars, military vehicles and unusual automobiles to discover at the Classics at Glemham one day car show. There will also be plenty of stalls to peruse, food and a licensed bar. Buy tickets online.


If you have an event that you want to let us know about, email samuel.mathewson@archant.co.uk.

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