Ipswich Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Ipswich? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Ipswich with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Ipswich and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Ipswich, featuring the best of things to do in Ipswich – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Ipswich fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

THOMAS WOLSEY 550 PROJECT

The Hold, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LN The Hold Street, Ipswich, ipswich, United Kingdom

THOMAS WOLSEY 550 IS MAJOR HERITAGE AND EDUCATION PROJECT MANAGED BY A PARTNERSHIP OF IPSWICH CENTRAL, IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL, AND SUFFOLK ARCHIVES; MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND. The 18 month public engagement project includes an exhibition about Thomas Wolsey and Tudor Ipswich at Suffolk Archives, town centre events, music, theatre, screenings, talks, guided walks, and […]

‘PEEP INTO THE PAST’ GUIDED TOUR

Christchurch Mansion

Join a guide from the Friends of the Ipswich Museums on a short free tour of Christchurch Mansion daily from March to October at 11am on a Tuesday to Saturday, or 2pm on a Sunday. There is no need to book, but groups, coaches and associations are welcome to agree a dedicated guided tour for their […]

SHARE YOUR STORIES AND MEMORIES OF IPSWICH COUNTY LIBRARY!

Ipswich County Library North Gate Street, United Kingdom

Ipswich County Library celebrates its centenary in 2024, with a series of events leading up to the anniversary of the library opening on 3 September. Local people are being encouraged to share their memories and stories for an exhibition which will honour the library’s past, present, and future. With support from Suffolk Archives, Suffolk Libraries […]

FILM & SCREEN SATURDAY CLUB

New Sulfolk College

APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR 13–16-YEAR-OLDS TO JOIN THE FILM & SCREEN SATURDAY CLUB AT SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE! The Film & Screen Saturday Club at Suffolk New College will cover a range of specialist industry topics varying from concept generation, storytelling, filming, editing to sound and lighting. Club members will also have an opportunity to attend a […]

NEW ANGLES YOUTH THEATRES

Eastern Angles Eastern Angles Centre

Free to join youth theatre activities as part of a 12-month professional development programme. Mondays: 5-7pm (Age 12-15 and 16-18) Wednesdays: 5-7pm (Age 9-11) At the Eastern Angles Centre, supporting by Ipswich Borough Council and the Levelling Up Fund.

ART AT THE HEART OF IPSWICH 150TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

The Hold, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LN The Hold Street, Ipswich, ipswich, United Kingdom

This year marks a momentous occasion for Ipswich – the 150th anniversary of the Ipswich Art Society a cornerstone of the town’s cultural landscape since 1874. To celebrate, the Society is hosting ‘Art at the Heart of Ipswich’ an exhibition that explores how social, economic, and political changes over the last century and a half […]

MAY GIN FESTIVAL

Briarbank Bar & Brewery Isaac Lord Merchant Quarter, United Kingdom

Back for another year... the Briarbank’s Gin and Rum Festival! Taking place from Wednesday 22 May to Monday 27 May, the venue be showcasing over 40 gin and rums from their outside bar, with live music throughout the weekend as well: Friday 24 May 8:30pm – Skyraiders Saturday 25 May 8:30pm – The Super Things Sunday […]

CHRISTCHURCH PARK MARKET

Christchurch Park Market Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Ipswich

Christchurch Park Market takes place at the popular Christchurch Park in Ipswich, right in the centre of town, every second and fourth Sunday between March and September, 9.30am to 3pm. The park itself boasts beautiful walks, wildlife ponds, and Christchurch Mansion, which is free to enter. The market is positioned in a wonderful location next […]

THOMAS WOLSEY AND HIS IPSWICH

University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Ipswich

A host of local historians will be exploring the early life of Thomas Wolsey, his family connections, and Ipswich’s significant medieval maritime history. With presentations from Caleb Howgego, Pat Grimwade, and Phil Roberts, join us for an evening of lively debate, local history, and digger deeper into Thomas Wolsey and the Ipswich he would have […]

WOLSEY: ARCHITECT OF DIPLOMATIC SPLENDOUR

Ispwich institute Reading Room & Library, 15 Tavern Street, United Kingdom

Join Professor Anthony Musson as he explores Wolsey's role in overseeing diplomatic encounters and hosting festivities for foreign rulers or their ambassadors, most notably arranging the extraordinary meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I, King of France, in 1520 near Calais at 'the Field of Cloth of Gold'. Anthony Musson is Head of Research at Historic […]

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