Wednesday 21st June 2017 is Suffolk Day.
This is a BBC Radio Suffolk initiative to promote Suffolk.
It could be better described as Anti-Ipswich Day. Ipswich – the county town – and Felixstowe, are not featured through the BBC coverage.
On Wednesday 21st June people across the county will be championing everything that is great about Suffolk and we’re bringing together a collection of ideas, events and treats to help you celebrate Suffolk in Ipswich!
Suffolk Day 2017 is the same day as the summer solstice, so there’s never been a better excuse to enjoy Suffolk food in a local restaurant, take a stroll along the waterfront, pop out to the countryside or visit the museum. Or just take advantage of the long summer evening and relax in your local park after work and pop into a beer garden with a glass of Adnams or Aspalls!
From BBC Suffolk:-
Suffolk Day is the invention of BBC Suffolk to recognise the county, known for its “chocolate-box” villages, 50 miles (80km) of coastline and horseracing at Newmarket, among many other things.
It’s based on a successful model in Yorkshire and the plan is for it to be marked annually.
The day is being backed by the county council and the East Anglian Daily Times.
BBC Radio Suffolk will broadcasting live from various locations across the county to mark celebrations of all things Suffolk starting out on the Newmarket Gallops at 05:00.
Events will also include street parties, theatre productions and students dressing up as pop sensation Ed Sheeran.