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Things to do year round

  • Norfolk's Winter Wildlife Safari is 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 comes to Thetford Forest
    Explore Thetford Forest & Brecks
  • The Christmas Spectacular returns to Thursford
    Norfolk festivals
  • Festival of Swans at Welney
    Birdwatching 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 Sept 5 - GoGoDragons! in Norwich

An arts trail through the streets of Norwich with 82 sculptures painted and decorated by artists with each Dragon sponsored by a local company, raising valuable funds for Break Charity. Details

Until Sept 6 - Humans in Ancient Britain at Time & Tide Museum

A major Great Yarmouth exhibition from the Natural History Museum and Norfolk Museums Service, including artefacts from Norfolk's unique Deep History Coast. Details

Until Sept 6 - Jeff Koons at Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is working with ARTIST ROOMS for the first time, hosting an exhibition of work by American artist, Jeff Koons, one of the most important, influential and controversial artists of our time. The exhibition will include works in a variety of media to showcase his originality and remarkably diverse art practice. Details

Take a look at some of what you'll see here.

Until Sept 27 - Summer Sunday Afternoons at Gorleston Bandstand

Bring a chair and enjoy summer Sunday afternoons at Gorleston-on-Sea's bandstand. With a great lineup of diverse acts, it's a great way to relax and while away the hours. Details

Until Oct 24 - LightScape at Houghton Hall

Acclaimed artist James Turrell from the USA who specialises in the visual effect and interpretation of light and space creates a major exhibition of his work at Houghton Hall. A spectacular light display will be visible from dusk on Fridays and Saturdays. Details

Until Dec 31 - Lynn Lumiere

Ticking clocks, primeval plants and mesmerising whirlpools are appearing on some of King's Lynn's most iconic buildings in a series of spectacular light shows. You'll see the historic town in an entirely different light! Details

Aug 21-Sep 6 - Thetford's Great Festival

An amazing and varied program of events is planned for the Thetford's Great Festival 2015 - comedy, drama, family days out, music, action and much more. Details

Sept 4-6 - Wells Pirate Festival

A cheerful weekend of piratical activities around the quay, on the water and through the streets. Costume is optional but increasingly it's worth dressing up so that you blend in. Details

Sept 5-6 - Gt Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The 2015 Maritime Festival on South Quay has a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels for visitors to admire and go aboard. The Festival is a riot of colour and maritime music, with a large main stage featuring a variety of performances and two other entertainment areas, all with bars. Special guest will be the Götheburg, the world's largest wooden sailing ship. Details

Sept 12 - Tour of Britain in Norfolk

The Tour of Britain is the UK's biggest professional bicycle race and a centrepiece of the British sporting calendar as the country's largest free to watch live sporting event - and today it's in Norfolk! Details

Sept 10-13 - Heritage Open Days in Norwich and Norfolk

There are an amazing 243 free events across Norwich and Norfolk including talks, walks, workshops, concerts, family activities and even a vintage fashion show. Across Norwich, Thetford, south Norfolk, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, north Norfolk and further afield, there will be plenty to see and do across the long heritage weekend. Details

Sept 12-Jan 24 2016 - Magnificent Obsessions at Sainsbury Centre

Including work by internationally renowned artists Andy Warhol, Arman, Peter Blake, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Martin Parr, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Pae White, this is a fascinating and exciting exhibition celebrating the many varied motivations for collecting and revealing the hidden world of a group of post-war and contemporary artists' collections. Details

Sept 12, 13 - Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

The GY Wheels Festival, taking place at various locations along the seafront - a new experience for 2015! See the Bloodhound SSC full size show car - a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). We don't think the Golden Mile is long enough to quite make that! Details

Sept 13 – King Lynn Heritage Open Day & Classic Car and Bike Rally

A fantastic chance to explore inside many of King’s Lynn's amazing historic buildings and enjoy historic events. Around 50 building to explore, with a special vintage bus to help get form site to site plus a terrific Classic Car and Bike Rally in Tuesday Market Place. Car rally details and Open Days details.

Sept 17-19 - Maris Otter 50 Beer Festival

A beer festival celebrating the 50th commercial harvest of Maris Otter, with 50 top brewers from the UK and abroad each brewing a new cask beer for the festival. Details

Sept 18-20 - Gt Yarmouth Out There Festival

The cream of international circus and street arts make their way to Great Yarmouth from 18 to 20 September this year as the Out There Festival returns to take over the town. Featuring everything from daring acrobatics and aerial stunts, to dazzling dance and theatre shows, hilarious walkabout acts and spectacular large-scale street theatre, the festival has placed Great Yarmouth on the international map - it is now one of the country's largest circus and street arts festivals. Details

Oct 3-Jan 3 2016 - Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, Norwich Castle Museum

Build Your Own is an exciting exhibition which celebrates today's making revolution, featuring neurotic gardening robots, 3D printed prosthetic hands and exploring new ways of repairing city spaces. Discover how craft and science together are empowering communities world-wide. Details

Oct 17-Nov 1 - Norfolk Walking Festival

The festival will showcase the fantastic walking opportunities in this under-explored part of Norfolk and celebrate the opening of Norfolk's first stretch of England Coast Path, running between Weybourne and Sea Palling on Norfolk's Deep History Coast. Details

Oct 25 - Norfolk Gluten Freedom Expo at the Forum

The Forum will be crammed indoors and out with food producers showcasing their wares, including street food, ready to eat goodies, delicious treats to take away - and all of it gluten free. Details

Oct 26-31 - Norwich Beer Festival

38th city real ale festival with cider and foreign beer at St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls. Food and entertainment will also be available. Details

Take a look at some of our cultural and festival events...

Out There Festival - see Great Yarmouth in a different light!

The ONLY end of pier show in Europe - and it's in Norfolk!

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