Gainsborough’s House is leading the celebrations for the Sudbury-born artist’s birthday on Saturday.
Gainsborough’s statue in Market Hill will be garlanded with flowers by mayor Sue Ayres.
From 11am to 4pm there will be free entry to the gallery and museum, with guided tours every hour.
There will also be craft activities and a chance to dress up for children.
The Great Waldingfield Bush Band will provide live music in the gardens.