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Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:05 05 September 2017

It's fun but messy! Get involved with the Bury colour dash this weekend and help raise some money for charity. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

It's fun but messy! Get involved with the Bury colour dash this weekend and help raise some money for charity. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening September 2 and 3.

A day of music and entertainment at the clocktower square as part of the Bildeston Festival. Picture: GREGG BROWNA day of music and entertainment at the clocktower square as part of the Bildeston Festival. Picture: GREGG BROWN

BNatural Music Festival

Sept 2 and 3

Head down to the picturesque village of Bildeston this weekend to enjoy a free music festival with your friends and family.

This will be the seventh year the festival has been hosted. You can expect a range of music genres, food and drink stands.

It is a festival you won’t want to miss!

For more information check out their website.

Check out the Capel St Mary flower show this weekend. Picture: MICK WEBBCheck out the Capel St Mary flower show this weekend. Picture: MICK WEBB

Capel St Mary Annual Flower and Produce Show

Sept 2 and 3

This show has been running for an impressive 40 years, isn’t it time you attended?

There will be over 120 classes running over the weekend from cookery and photography, to children’s classes.

There is something for all the family to enjoy, and it is free to enter.

For more details visit their website.

Clare Maddox with her chihuahua's Oscar and Cookie and Angela and Colin Pipe with their long haired chihuahua's Harry and Sam at the RSPCA opend day. Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGEClare Maddox with her chihuahua's Oscar and Cookie and Angela and Colin Pipe with their long haired chihuahua's Harry and Sam at the RSPCA opend day. Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

RSPCA Open Day & Fun Dog Show

Sept 3

If your family are dog mad the RSPCA open day is perfect for you.

Enjoy the dog show with your loved ones while sampling the barbecue treats which are on offer.

There is plenty to do with bouncy castles, raffles, bric-a-brac and a tombola.

For more details check out their website.

On your marks, get set, go! Watch out for the pirates who will cover you in colour. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTOn your marks, get set, go! Watch out for the pirates who will cover you in colour. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Bury Colour Dash

Sept 3

The Bury colour dash is returning for a third year due to popularity.

The messy fun run is being held to help raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

You can walk, run or jog but watch out for the colour pirates who are there to shower you in coloured paint.

For more information check out their Facebook page.

The Black Buoy pub in Wivenhoe is holding an ale and cider festival this weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Black Buoy pub in Wivenhoe is holding an ale and cider festival this weekend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Real Ale and Cider Festival

Sept 2 and 3

The Black Buoy in Wivenhoe is holding an ale and cider festival this weekend.

There will be 30 different types of ale, eight varieties of ciders, and a barbecue for you to sample.

It is free to get in and has been labelled as child friendly.

For more information check out their Facebook page.

If you love American cars then you need to head to Maldon this weekend. Picture: NICK BUTCHERIf you love American cars then you need to head to Maldon this weekend. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

American Car Show

Sept 3

Have you got an American motor you want to show off? If so head down to the Museum of Power in Maldon this weekend.

As well as checking out the American cars, you will be able to ride a steam train and have a cuppa in the tea room.

Entry is free if you exhibit an American vehicle, if not it is £7 for adults and £2 for children.

For more details visit their website.

Enjoy a picnic at The Red House this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDEnjoy a picnic at The Red House this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Summer At The Red House

Sept 2 and 3

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and spend a day at The Red House in Aldeburgh.

This gorgeous venue has opened its grounds for you to enjoy this summer.

Take part in the family trail or get involved with some of the outdoor games.

For more information check out their website.

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