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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The cloudy skies will remain tonight but at least temperatures will stay frost-free.
Norwich City manager Alex Neil admitted his team 'lacked a spark' as they suffered a surprise home defeat to struggling Wigan Athletic.
Cloud will thicken from the north and west this afternoon but it will stay dry.