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Things to do year round

  • Norfolk's Winter Wildlife Safari and Festival of Swans are in full swing!
    Winter Wildlife Safari
  • Head out on the unique Pingo Trail in the Brecks
    Pingo Trail
  • Look out for mammoth bones on our Deep History Coast
    Deep History Coast
  • Snowdrop Trails around the county
  • Warm up with local ingredients in a traditional Norfolk pub
    Norfolk mussels
  • Find solitude in the Norfolk Broads
    Norfolk Broads
  • Enjoy Museums Week in Norfolk
    Museums Week
  • Find a beach all to yourself...
    Norfolk beaches
  • Come and enjoy the lambing season... and get hands on!
    Lambing season
  • Nets out! Cromer crabs back in season
    Crabbing in Norfolk
  • Beautiful bluebells springing up
    Bluebells in Norfolk
  • Lots still to do even if there's April showers
    Rainy days in Norfolk
  • Come and enjoy the Broads Outdoors Festival
    Broads Outdoors Festival
  • The Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival, the oldest in the country
    Norfolk festivals
  • Make a pincer movement to the Crab & Lobster Festival
    Norfolk fetivals
  • Norfolk's great for cycling
    Cycling in Norfolk
  • Enjoy al fresco dining in Norwich
    Explore Norwich
  • Take a day boat out on the Norfolk Broads
    Norfolk Broads
  • Enjoy the free fireworks in Greater Yarmouth
    Explore Greater Yarmouth
  • Who might you see at the Sandringham Flower Show?
    Explore West Norfolk
  • Come and enjoy the King's Lynn Festival
    Explore west Norfolk
  • Open air events across Norfolk
    What's On in Norfolk
  • 90 miles of coast to explore (93 when the tide's out)
    Norfolk coast
  • Norfolk has SOOO many family-friendly visitor attractions
    Norfolk attractions
  • The Norfolk Food & Drink Festival - the biggest in the country
  • March to the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
    Norfolk festivals
  • Out There celebration of circus and performing arts
    Norfolk festivals
  • CAMRA's Norwich Beer Festival in The Halls
    Norfolk Festivals
  • The pink-footed geese return to The Wash
    Birdwatching in Norfolk
  • Autumn arrives in Norfolk
    Autumn in Norfolk
  • The Christmas Spectacular returns to Thursford
    Norfolk festivals
  • Amazing Autumn wildlife in Norfolk
    Rutting deer in Norfolk
  • Start your Christmas shopping in Norwich
    Explore Norwich
  • Great panto and Christmas shows in Norfolk... oh yes there is!
    What'sOn in Norfolk
  • The best time time to see seals off the Norfolk coast
    Seals in Norfolk
  • Explore Norfolk's magnificent cathedrals and churches
    Norfolk chruches and cathedrals


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.

You can also add your own events.

Until May 29 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Make a note in your diary! The full programme of performances will be announced in early 2016 but some tickets are already on sale. Details

Until June 5 - Wild in the City at The Forum

Norfolk Wildlife Trust turns 90 this year, and we are celebrating with a two-week takeover of Norwich. Join us for stories, footage 'live from the hide' and more. Details

Until June 5 - Norwich City of Ale

Norwich City of Ale is a ten-day celebration of local pubs, breweries and real ale taking place throughout our Fine City. More than 45 pubs and 41 breweries take part, with over 250 beers available!

Until Sept 4 - Halfway to Paradise at Time & Tide

Harry Hammond was Britain's leading showbiz photographer for nearly two decades. Starting in the late 1940s, he captured the definitive images of virtually every leading British musician, as well as many visiting American artists. This exhibition promises to take visitors on a journey back to the birth of British rock through photographs from the collections of the V&A. Details

Until Sept 25 - Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the artist's deathm, the exhibition will be displayed in the Sainsbury Centre's mezzanine gallery space and will feature approximately 50 works representing Giacometti's entire oeuvre. Details

May 21, 22 - Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival

This has become an established, must see, part of the north Norfolk calendar and kicks off with an opening concert at Cromer Pier. The concert highlights both professional and amateur local talent including the ever-popular Olly Day and Nigel Boy Syer and The Sheringham Shantymen. Details

May 29, 30 - Fairy Fair at Sennowe Park

Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Fairyland Trust returns with the magical Fairy Fair late spring. The Norfolk-based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees will run the Fairy Fair, amid the stunning grounds and ancient woodlands of Sennowe Park. Details

Jun 24-Sept 4 - British Art Show 8, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts

Widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, and a vital marker of current developments, the selection of artists for Hayward Touring's British Art Show 8, which takes place in Norwich next Summer, has been announced. Details

June 25 - Festival Too at King's Lynn

A loud and lively pop concert in King Staithe Square, Festival Too is celebrating its 31st year of bringing FREE entertainment to King's Lynn in 2016. Details

July 16 - World Snail Racing Championships at Congham

More than 200 snails slug it out every year in the World Snail Racing Championships held at Congham, on the cricket field. Details

July 17-30 - King's Lynn Festival

Features internationally renowned performers of classical, jazz and folk music, plus talks, exhibitions and films. Details

July 27 - Sandringham Flower Show

The Sandringham Flower Show is a very firm favourite in the events calendar, mixing local village flower and produce competitions, trade stands, amateur and professional display gardens and a wealth of arena events. It is always the busiest day of the year on the estate, welcoming over 20,000 visitors. Details

August 13 - Last Night of the Blickling Proms

Brit-Award winning harmony trio Blake will be performing along with Sinfonia Viva - expect classical favourites and a fireworks finale. Details

Aug 19-Sept 4 - Thetford's Great Festival

A fortnight of events in the Breckland town and surrounding area, including A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lynford Hall. Details

Aug 21 - Tour de Broads

Tour de Broads is the largest locally organised and run cycle event in the region and is suitable for all abilities, with five different rides of between 3 and 100 miles taking in 16 Broads, 4 rivers and countless beautiful Broads Villages. Details

Aug 21 - Hunstanton Kite Festival

Positively the most colourful and entertaining festival in East Anglia and now in its 20th year. Details

Sept 10, 11 - Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The 2016 Maritime Festival takes place on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard. Details

Sept 16-18 - Gt Yarmouth Out There festival

Out There is one action-packed weekend, bursting with circus and street entertainment. It’s got everything from daring acrobatics and daft comedy to dancing, juggling, theatre, circus, storytelling, music and more! It's mostly free and is a fun and different way to experience Great Yarmouth with your family and friends. Details

Oct 15-Feb 12 2017 - Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific at Sainsbury Centre

Revealing stunning sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and ivory and shell regalia feature in Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled, it will take the visitor on a journey through the art and cultural history of Fiji since the late 18th century. Details

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