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April 2017
Free

Cobbold History Charity Ride 2017

30 April - 10:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy a choice of 3 cycle routes through Suffolk (70, 50 or 27 miles) in aid of the Cobbold Family History Trust Endowment Fund. You are not required to raise money, however, the Trust will be delighted if you do! This is a non-competitive event under British cycling guidelines. There is no entrance fee. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy and you have an approved helmet. If you would like to take part in this event, please…

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Ipswich May Day Festival

30 April - 12:00 - 18:00
Alexandra Park, Grove Lane
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8AP United Kingdom
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The 39th annual May Day Festival returns to Alexandra Park on Sunday 30th April. The Ipswich & District Trades Union Council bring you a fantastic, family friendly, free day out. There will be three stages programmed with live music and entertainment, street food, fairground rides, a beer tent, face painting, festival stalls and local speakers.

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May 2017
Free

Ipswich to Felixstowe Classic Vehicle Rally

7 May - 10:00 - 12:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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The premier vehicle road run in East Anglia! Walk through Christchurch Park to see over 500 vintage vehicles including cars, lorries, motorcycles, buses and military vehicles. These preserved and polished motors will be lined up for display until 11:00 am when they begin to make their way to Felixstowe Promenade. This annual event, arranged by Ipswich Transport Museum, is a look into history and a great chance to see how transport has changed over the generations.

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Free

Scarecrow Tea Party

13 May - 14:00 - 16:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Join us in the Holywells Park Orchard for tea and homemade cakes. Spend time building a scarecrow and enjoying the summer blossoms. Follow signs from the stable block. Parking is available at Athena Hall Car Park

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Free

Ransomes Sports Pavilion Open Event

13 May - 14:00 - 17:00
Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Avenue
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 4JJ United Kingdom
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Ipswich residents are invited along to a fabulous day of sports and fun to celebrate the opening of the new Ransomes Sports Pavilion. The pavilion will be officially opened at 2pm on Saturday 13 May and this will be followed by sessions of bowls, Kwik cricket and five-a-side football. So, whatever your age, simply turn up to join in the fun. Local sports clubs will be there to help you. All the activities are free and if you get hungry or…

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£15.00

Midnight Walk 2017

20 May - 20:30 - 21 May - 00:00
Ipswich Cornhill,

It's time to dig out your neon legwarmers...The Midnight Walk is back! St Elizabeth Hospice’s biggest and brightest night time walk brings together thousands of people from across Suffolk, raising money to make a difference to people in their local community. Grab some glow sticks and put on your UV face paint. Then gather at the Cornhill for a group warm up before setting off on either a six or twelve mile route, passing the Hospice shop on Foxhall Road and circling Ipswich.…

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£8.40

German Beer Festival

25 May - 18:00 - 29 May - 19:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Krombacher Beer proudly brings their season-opening Beer Festival to the Mansion Lawn of Christchurch Park from 25 to 29 May 2017. With a fantastic range of Germany's very best beers, great food, live music and entertainment this Bavarian style beer festival is sure to be a beer festival to remember. Tickets are available now! Event times: Thursday 25 May: 18:00 - 23:00 Friday 26 May: 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 23:00 Saturday 27 May: 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00…

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£20.00

EACH Colour Dash

28 May - 11:00 - 13:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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East Anglia's Children's Hospice's original Colour Dash ​returns to Ipswich for the fourth year! Join in the messiest run you'll ever be part of. Walk, jog or run a short distance as our colour pirates shower you in colourful powdered paint! The 5K fun run raises money for children and young people in the region with life-threatening conditions and their families. Colour Zones throughout the race and a final flourish on the finish line will leave you, and your once-white t-shirt, brightly coloured.…

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Free

Show and Tell

31 May - 10:00 - 15:00
Ipswich Museum, High Street
Ipswich, IP1 3QH United Kingdom
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Have you ever found something interesting and wondered what it might be? Whatever your treasures bring them along to our Show and Tell Day to discover more!

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June 2017
Free

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

18 June - 11:00 - 13:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Teddy Bears Picnic

If you go down to the park today, you’re sure of a big surprise… its a Teddy Bear's Picnic! Ipswich Borough Council in association with The Bear Garden presents Teddy Bears Picnic in Christchurch Park. Bring along your favourite fluffy friend and enjoy an afternoon of face painting, soft play, teddy bear hunts and face your teddies fears by letting them take part in the parachute jump off the Mansion balcony! There will be a small charge for teddies who…

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Ipswich Jazz Festival

18 June - 20:00 - 25 June - 21:30

Ipswich Jazz Festival returns and promises to be another lively mix of live music, film, dance, art and musicians’ workshops. There will be a wide range of local, national and international jazz artistes to see – ranging from the young and up-and-coming to the more established and well-known – all packed into a summer weekend. Friday 23 June: Claude Deppa and the Clare Hirst Band Lindy Hop Workshop with Temujin Gil Saturday 24 June: Stars at St Peter's Suffolk Music…

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£5 - £25

Nearly Festival 2017

24 June - 12:30 - 25 June - 20:30
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Nearly Festival 2017 is back at Holywells Park after a great first year. A tribute band festival and family fun weekend featuring the UK's best tributes to Queen, Ed Sheeran, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Madness, Specials, Stereophonics, Stevie Wonder, and many more! Tickets are available via the Nearly Festival website

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Free

St Peter’s Street Market

25 June - 10:00 - 16:00
St Peter’s Street, St Peter's Street
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1XB
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I Make Fun Stuff return to St Peter’s Street on the 25 June to bring you a craft and vintage market with over 30 stalls from local artists. There will also be a selection of street food available, as well as the quirky St Peter’s Street shops. The market runs from 10am to 4pm and is free to attend. For more information or to apply for a stall visit @imakefunstuff on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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July 2017
Open Air Cinema
£5.50

Open Air Cinema

1 July - 10:00 - 19:30
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Experience the magic of your favourite films in the open air! This summer we’ll be hosting three fantastic open air cinema screenings in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park. Dust off your deck chairs and roll out the picnic rugs for our morning and afternoon family films or our evening comedy – don’t forget your popcorn! Early bird ticket offers are available: Adults £5.50 – 2 Film deal £10 Concessions £3.50 – 2 Film deal £6 Family (2 Adults & up to 3 children)…

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Ipswich Music Day
Free

Ipswich Music Day 2017

2 July - 12:00 - 19:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Ipswich Music Day is back! Enjoy six stages of live music from local unsigned artists, fairground rides, a craft market, a range of caterers, an inflatable obstacle course for children and more! From punk to pop, world music to rock, there’s something for all music tastes at this family friendly music festival! Parking is available at various locations throughout the town. Visit our website for more information.

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Open Air Theatre
£8.00

Open Air Theatre – Pantaloons’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

5 July - 19:30 - 22:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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A Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his magical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem at this Open Air Theatre. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – told, as ever, in their own distinctive and anarchic style. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm performance. This performance is in the open-air and will continue in all conditions bar a full-blown tempest. Please bring a picnic and…

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Free

Global Rhythm

8 July - 13:00 - 19:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Global Rhythm

Global Rhythm is a colourful celebration of worldwide music and culture. Enjoy two stages offering something for everyone; live music from the Peppery Productions stage and DJ sets from Missile Sound’s stage. This event always promises to be entertaining with fairground rides, cultural catering, a craft market and more. You’re invited to enjoy a wide array of live music, art and food from across the globe as Ipswich’s annual free festival returns to Christchurch Park showcasing the very best of…

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Free

Indian Summer Mela 2017

9 July - 12:00 - 18:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Indian Summer Mela

In partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, the Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association presents a rich and colourful celebration of Asian culture at Indian Summer Mela. Spend the day exploring and enjoying this exciting expression of Asian culture at this family friendly event. Highlights include Bollywood dances, Indian cooking demonstrations, sari & turban demonstrations, Mela’s Got Talent, a vibrant market and not forgetting the food village featuring delicious cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent. Spend the day exploring and enjoying this…

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£10.00

Fake Festival

22 July - 12:30 - 23:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Fake Festival

Ipswich - are you ready?! Fake Festivals are so excited about this new tour location. A superb Fake Festival line-up - the ‘fake-bands’ for Queen, Oasis and The Jam - professionals so good you won’t believe it, plus 5 local supports. Book now, get your singing voice ready and join this massive party inside our famous giant marquee. This will be big! Fake Festivals are bringing 3 of our ‘fake bands’ to Ipswich – professional ‘touring-grade’ tribute bands putting on a superb…

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Free

Movie Family Fun Day

26 July - 12:00 - 16:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Join us at Myrtle Meadow in Holywells Park for a Family fun day complete with a family movie. We will be confirming the movie soon so keep checking this site.

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