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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It will be dry and sunny for most over the next few days - but that won't help the temperatures.
A rescued bull terrier was found to have more than 50 shot gun pellets and the crown from a tooth embedded in his face.
A dry night with clear skies will leave to frost and fog patches overnight.