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What's on in Norfolk

  • Enjoy Burns Night with a visit to the English Whisky Company
  • Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular continues into January
  • World Indoor Bowls Championship at Potters
  • Snowdrop Trails at Walsingham Abbey
  • Fun of the fair at King's Lynn Mart
  • Try orienteering in Thetford Forest
  • Norwich Fashion Week throughout the city
  • Try the Norfolk Coastal Path from Holme to Cromer
  • Burnham Market International Horse Trials
  • Nets out! Cromer crabs back in season
  • Beautiful bluebells to be found at Blickling, Foxley Wood...
  • Burnham Deepdale Outdoor Festival
  • The Broads Outdoor Festival
  • The Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival, the oldest in the country
  • Folk on the Pier at Cromer
  • The 2-day Royal Norfolk Show
  • The Broads' Three Rivers Race - the Le Mans of the water
  • Lynn Too festival in King's Lynn
  • Shakespeare Festival in Norwich Cathedral cloisters
  • Who might you see at the Sandringham Flower Show?
  • Spitfire and Mustang at the Old Buckenham Air Show
  • Free summer fireworks at Great Yarmouth
  • It's all up in the air at the Hunstanton Kite Festival
  • Festival of Bowls at Great Yarmouth
  • The Norfolk Food & Drink Festival - the biggest in the country
  • March to the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
  • Shiver me timbers! It's the Pirate Festival at Wells-next-the-Sea
  • CAMRA's Norwich Beer Festival in The Halls
  • The pink-footed geese return to The Wash
  • Apple Day at Gressenhall Museum
  • The Christmas Spectacular returns to Thursford
  • Festival of Swans at Welney
  • Culmination of Familiar Fields Britten 100 celebration
  • Christmas shopping in Norwich
  • The best time time to see seals off the Norfolk coast
  • Panto time... at Norwich Theatre Royal and Hunstanton
    Norwich panto

Something for everyone in Norfolk - whatever time of year

Wondering what's on in Norfolk? Whatever the time of the year, whatever your age or interests, Norfolk will have something you'll enjoy doing, taking part in, or watching.

We've got Norfolk events, festivals across the county, we've got carnivals and processions, we've got outdoor concerts and theatre, we've got exhibitions and art shows.

In fact, we've got the lot. As you'll find when you come to spend time with us here in Norfolk.

For more ideas of what to do in Norfolk go to our Inspire section.

Browse through what's on events in Norfolk.

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Until Apr 27 - Roman Empire: Power & People at Norwich Castle

Bringing together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen. Highlights include sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and even near perfectly preserved children's clothing from Roman Egypt. Norwich Castle is one of only six venues to host the largest ever UK exhibition of Roman artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Details

April 19-Nov 2 - Edward Seago at Sandringham

The annual exhibition in the Ballroom of Sandringham House is 'Edward Seago at Sandringham', a selection of works by the celebrated Norfolk-born landscape painter. Several members of the Royal Family have collected paintings by Seago, and some of these, together with some previously unseen sketches, will be on display. The exhibition will include landscapes painted during the 1956-57 voyage in the Royal Yacht Britannia, when Seago was invited to accompany HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as paintings with a distinct Norfolk theme and views of Sandringham. Seago was a frequent guest of HM The Queen Mother at Sandringham over many years. The House and Exhibition will be closed from Saturday 26th July to Friday 1st August inclusive. Sandringham details

May 3-5 - Pedal Norfolk at Holkham

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley is set to launch the second Pedal Norfolk cycling festival which takes place over May Bank Holiday weekend at the historic Holkham Estate. The event, now in its second year, features eight Sportives across stunning Norfolk countryside, offering 20, 50 and 100 miles rides on Saturday and Sunday, plus two additional 20 and 50 mile Sportives on Monday – a total of 250 miles for hardcore riders. Details

May 3-18 - Broads Outdoors Festival

The Broads Outdoors Festival takes place different locations across Britain's Magical Waterland.There will be around 100 events from guided wildlife walks and canoe trails to visits to the historic windmills of the Broads, plus lots of opportunities to get out on the water. Details

May 9-24 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Renowned for bringing art from around the world to Norfolk, first acts named include international jazz superstars Hugh Masekela and Madeleine Peyroux, dance iconoclasts Michael Clark Company and the UK premiere of a new show from Australian new circus pioneers Circa the Festival. Details

May 10-11 - Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival

Visitors are welcome to this north Norfolk venue throughout the weekend, to wander the stands and try out some of the activities. There's a free Climbing Wall, Nordic Walking taster sessions, Bungee Trampolines and Bushcraft Skills throughout the weekend. You can also Meet the Wildlife with the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust, and an owl to perch on your arm or a snake to coil around your body. On Saturday, Active Norfolk are running Archery taster sessions throughout the day and on Sunday there's the  Deepdale Dog Show. Details

May 16-18 - Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival

A weekend feast of fun, food, art, music, heritage and entertainment in North Norfolk's premier seaside towns - where the local delicacies are crab and lobster! The Crab & Lobster Festival is a weekend celebration dedicated to promoting and celebrating North Norfolk’s local seafaring heritage and its inseparable links to the sea. Over the Festival weekend there are numerous free, accessible and fun events take place across the two towns. Sheringham details. Cromer details.

May 17-18 - International Hanse Day, King's Lynn

King's Lynn will be celebrating International Hanse Day on Saturday 17th May with a packed programme of events and activities spanning across two days to showcase the town's sea-trading heritage. Details

May 24-Sept 14 - The Wonder of Birds at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

This exhibition will explore the cultural impact of birds upon mankind. Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, and from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times. With loans from local and national collections, this innovative exhibition will span the centuries and include some 220 works by major illustrators and artists, including Hans Holbein, whose Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling is back in Norfolk for the first time since its acquisition by the National Gallery in 1992. Details

June 6-21 - Georgian Lynn and the Brilliant Burney Family

King's Lynn hosts a festival of music, drama, walks, talks, a Georgian banquet, a special exhibition at the Custom House and much more to celebrate one of its more famous families. Details

July 23-28 - Wagner at Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich welcomes one of Germany's most acclaimed companies, Theater Freiburg,
with a company of 200 principals, chorus and musicians to perform fully-staged versions of Wagner's masterpieces Parsifal and Tannhäuser. Details

Aug 24-Sept 19 - Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

This is the biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country, with more than 1800 participants competing in mens, ladies and mixed teams for singles, pairs and triples titles over four weeks of play at the Britannia Bowling Greens on the seafront. Spectators very welcome - there's lot of benches and standing room. Details

Sept-Oct - Norfolk Food & Drink Festival

The largest countywide food festival in the country, with over 600 events and promotions taking place across Norfolk over a five week period. Highlights include weekends at Holkham in north Norfolk, Norwich, Swaffham, Aylsham and the Waveney Valley, as well as the Moveable Feast and The Battle of the Bangers. Details

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