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Ipswich Waterfront

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22-23 JUNE 2019

Waterfront Festival

Set on the tranquil Orwell Quay, the Waterfront Festival is set to cause a stir with international street foods and a great selection of ciders, real ales, craft lagers and gins topped off with plenty of fizz.

Live Music Stage and entertainment for children completes the offer on a weekend when there is plenty happening in and around Ipswich.

Coolside entertainment and feastivities on the Ipswich Waterfront

Saturday: 10.00am-9.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am-8.00pm


Visitor Info

There is plenty going on over this weekend with the Ipswich Jazz festival in full swing and the Suffolk Pride Parade leading through town to end up alongside our event on the Waterfront. Adding to what promises to be a lively weekend, the Waterfront Festival brings live music, entertainment for children, together with fantastic food and drink in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. 

The new focal point for Ipswich, its waterfront is a hugely attractive destination with a marina, swish new residential developments and an ideal event space as part of the offer. A new bridge is soon to connect the town with the waterfront and make for easier access. Past events have shown just how busy Orwell Quay can get as locals and visitors alike take advantage of this coolside environment. 

The modern name is derived from the medieval name Gippeswic, probably taken either from an Old Saxon personal name or from an earlier name of the Orwell estuary (although unrelated to the name of the River Gipping). It has also been known as Gyppewicus and Yppswyche.



Download the Event Flyer PDF nearer the event

Event Countdown








Event Partners Suffolk Pride

  • Street Food and Craft Beer Festival partnering with Suffolk Pride Parade on Saturday 22nd June
  • Parade ends on Orwell Quay where the festivities begin

Location & Parking

Market Location

Orwell Quay, Anchor St, Ipswich

Market Location


A listing  of local car parks  can be found here on the Parkopedia website


Please check the car park closure times as some may close before the event finishes.



The trader list is continually updated as the event approaches.


Granny Sally’s Confectionary 

Olde English Fudge.


The Famous Last Stand

Festival Bar providing a range of Craft Lagers, Ales, Ciders, Wines & Prosecco.

Snow White Catering

Ice Cream Van

Willobeans Espresso Bar

Barista style coffee, speciality teas, lush hot chocolate, iced coffee, our own bags of Willoblend coffee beans. Option of addition of Baileys or Brandy in coffee or espresso Martini.


The Cooking Box Ltd

5oz Steak burgers with a choice of homemade toppings, all served in a speciality seeded brioche bun, nachos are included as a side. Vegetarian option also available. We also have water and canned soft drinks.

Real Greek Food

Pork or chicken souvlaki in a pitta bread with tomato, tzatziki sauce, onion and fries.’

Winters Catering

Chinese noodles, spring rolls, chicken and prawn battered pieces, range of Chinese sauces.

M&M Catering

A variety of British sausages, served in a soft baguette with a selection of delicious toppings and sauces.

M&M Catering

Chips and dips including a choice of potato, sweet potato and halloumi fries with a variety of toppings.

Kent Caterers Ltd T/A Tiffin Dhaba LTD

Bhaji’s/Pakora’s Fish, Chicken and veg Chaat, Samosa’s, Spring roll, Potato cakes, Chicken curry, Chickpea curry, Bombay potatoes, Indian rice and peas, Corn on the cob, Cassava strips, Nan bread, Pitta/Wrap, Salad, Chutneys, Pickles and Soft drinks.

Cyprus Kitchen

We offer 2 types of sausage; Polish pork sausage and Turkish garlic sausage with cheddar cheese topped with special sauce and pickled gherkins in a bun. Soft drinks.




Our current RSPB ‘Give Nature a Home’ campaign looks to engage people of all ages with the landscape in which we live. We would like to use this opportunity to offer information on how to give nature a home, promote the health and well-being benefits of getting out in nature and tips to support their local wildlife. We also look to educate the public in the importance of species protection and offer membership benefits and details in an informal, relaxed manner. *The RSPB stand offers tastings of their rapeseed oil grown at RSPB Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire*

Charles Taylor

Handcrafted Outdoor Wooden Garden Furniture. Manufactured in the UK and delivered fully assembled to customer houses. All furniture products are made from high-quality Scandinavian redwood, using sustainable woods to ensure the quality.

Freckleface Home Fragrance 

andmade environmentally friendly wax melts, candles & diffusers 

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