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2018 Events in Bury St Edmunds: Dates for your diary

Posted on Friday, 22nd December, 2017

Well, 2017 has been an amazing year of fun-filled events, festivals, promotions and celebrations! We can’t wait to do it all again in 2018! To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve put together a list of all the most important dates for your diary in 2018. Start planning your year in Bury St Edmunds…


February 2018
Taste Bury St Edmunds

The Taste Bury St Edmunds festival of food is your chance to sample some of the best foodie haunts in the town. Throughout the month of February, Taste Bury St Edmunds offers a vast array of offers, discounts and promotions for you to enjoy.

Discover a whole world of food in Bury St Edmunds!

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Sunday 27th - Monday 28th May
Whitsun Fayre

The Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre is the perfect celebration of summer in our beautiful town! Wander the streets filled with plant and flower stalls, discover the mini farm, shop local fayre at the amazing market or simply relax on the Bury Beach!

Kick your summer off in style at the Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre!

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Thursday 21st June
Suffolk Day

On the longest day of the year in 2018, we will be celebrating the long list of things that make Suffolk so special! This fantastic day of fun is set to be as exciting as ever so why not get involved?

Keep an eye on our website and social media feeds to keep in the loop!

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Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th July
Independents Week

Bury St Edmunds is blessed with a fantastic selection of independent shops, boutiques cafes, hotels and restaurants and this amazing scene is celebrated each year in the town with the Bury St Edmunds Independents Week.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to make the most of some great discounts, deals and promotions!

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Sunday 26th - Monday 27th August
Food and Drink Festival

The Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival celebrates the all of the very many delectable culinary delights in our amazing town! This mouth-watering gastronomic spectacular features cookery demonstrations from local chefs and TV stars along with a huge number of stalls selling fresh local produce.

For fantastic flavours and much much more, don’t miss the Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival!

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Thursday 15th November
Christmas Lights Switch On

You cannot miss the official start to the Christmas festivities in Bury St Edmunds! The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Lights Switch On not only lights the town up in all the magical colours of Christmas, but it also features some brilliant entertainment!

Don’t miss this wonderful winter event!

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Tuesday 20th November
St. Edmund’s Day

St. Edmund’s Day is a celebration of this little known Patron Saint of Bury St Edmunds! Why not get involved with the festivities and recognise this young King who inspired the formation of England as we know it today!

Fancy finding out more? Take a look at this blog from 2017’s celebrations!

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November 2018 - Exact date TBC
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The award-winning, fantastically festive Christmas spectacular will be returning in 2018 and we cannot wait! Year upon year, the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre never fails to deliver and 2018 should be just as good as the rest!

Keep an eye on our festivals page for all the latest updates!

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