Around 70,000 people are expected to head to Ipswich over the next four days to take part in one of the biggest events of the year in our region.
This year's Maritime festival was launched about an hour ago and our Reporter Tanya Mercer was there.
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After what's been the hottest day in the region for almost 10 years there are warnings tonight about the dangers of swimming in open water.
Today was the hottest day of the year so far but temperatures will be down a little tomorrow with the risk of thunder.
A sizzling day for the Anglia region with temperatures rocketing into the mid 30's.