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Highlights through the year

  • 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


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 March 1 - REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting

REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting is a new exhibition at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Curated by artist Chris Stevens, the exhibition brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting with some of the best and most influential artists of the last sixty years. Details

Until Apr 12 - Water Ways: Art & Nature on the Broads, Time & Tide

Some of the most renowned Broadland painters from the 19th and early 20th centuries – Charles Harmony Harrison, Stephen Batchelder and Arthur Patterson – feature inthis new exhibition that celebrates the extraordinary natural environment of the Norfolk Broads. Details

Until April 19 - Homage to Manet at Norwich Castle

The major loan exhibition Homage to Manet at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, which opens at the end of January 2015, explores the influence of one of the most important and controversial artists of modern times, the French artist Édouard Manet (1832-1883) and includes work by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Philip Wilson Steer, Walter Sickert, Gwen John, William Orpen, Vanessa Bell and others. Details

Until June 30 - Lamb feeding at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns is one of very few places in East Anglia where visitors can bottle-feed lambs so early on in the year and the sessions will take place every day in the main barn on Junior Farm. Details

March 5-12 - Norwich Fashion Week

Starting in 2010, Norwich Fashion Week is now one of Norwich's flagship cultural events. From a city renowned for its diverse independent retail offering, vibrant student community and thriving high street, the packed programme boasts set-piece fashion shows, underground style events, in-store fashion celebrations, designer showcases, vintage fringe shows, styling events, modelling competitions and on-street entertainment. Details

April 18-July 26 - Francis Bacon and the Masters at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over 25 major works by Francis Bacon with those by old and modern masters including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, many of which have never been shown before in the UK. This is a unique collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Details

May 2-17 - Broads Outdoors Festival

The fifth Outdoors Festival promises to be bigger than ever, culminating in the first Broads triathlon and launching with the hugely popular Horning Boat Show. In between there is a weekend of music, a weekend of trying new things and a weekend of challenges! Details

May 8-24 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

The internationally-renowned Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a flagship arts organisation for the East of England with a reputation for innovative, inspirational programming and commissioning. It is one of the largest, and certainly the oldest, arts festivals in the country. Details

May 8-24 - Wolf's Child at Felbrigg Hall

World premiere piece of promenade theatre through the woods at the National Trust's Felbrigg Hall in north Norfolk. A new creation from acclaimed theatre makers WildWorks, co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, audiences will be taken on an immersive journey deep into the dark woods in this grown-up fairytale. As day turns to dusk they will encounter a world of shape-shifting animals and humans. Details

May 9-Sept 13 - 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. The show will be a highlight of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

May 21-31 - Norwich City of Ale

Norwich City of Ale is a ten-day celebration of local pubs, breweries and real ale taking place throughout the fine city.

May 23-24 - Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

BBC Radio 1's flagship event The Big Weekend will take place in Earlham Park, headlined by seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift and Florence & The Machine. The annual show is Europe's biggest free ticketed music event and will be broadcast live on Radio 1, 1Xtra and streamed on the Radio 1 website. Details

May 24-25 - Fairy Fair at Holt Hall

The Fairy Fair returns to the lovely grounds of Holt Hall, north Norfolk, with magical activities and workshops, great live music, walkabout performers, entertaining shows and storytelling. Details

May 24-25 - Antiques Fair at Blickling Estate

This promises to be a wonderful weekend's antiques buying. This early summer fair will be held on the beautiful Parade under the trees and down to the lake, with marquee, gazebos and cafe. The National Trust Cafe, local pub The Bucks Arms, Blickling House and shop will also be open and on the Monday we will be treated to some Morris Dancing! Details

May 28-31 - Houghton International Horse Trials

The Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands. Set in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, this truly is one of the most outstanding venues within the sport of eventing. Details

June 5-14 - Gt Yarmouth Arts Festival

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns, with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy. Details

June 13-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.

June 21-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

July 12-15 - King's Lynn Festival

The 65th annual King's Lynn Festival features live classical, jazz, folk, choral & orchestral music plus talks, exhibitions and films. Details

July 29 - 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

Aug 8 - Last Night of the Blickling Proms

Enjoy a grand British Proms spectacular with an evening of fun and nostalgia. It's a special year as Blickling is celebrating 75 years with the National Trust and a big 1940's party is planned for the evening!

Aug 30-Sept 25 - Gt Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

The Britannia Bowling Greens on the Great Yarmouth seafront are the venue for four weeks of competition as mens, ladies, and mixed teams battle it out for singles, pairs and triples titles. 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.

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 Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts is set to return to the streets, venues and public spaces of Great Yarmouth for the eighth time from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September, promising to be bigger and better than ever! 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

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