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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.

Fireworks at Great Yarmouth

Thrill to spectacular firework shows in Greater Yarmouth with weekly Wednesday displays from July 15 to August 26 at Central Beach. There will be Tuesday displays at Hemsby beach from July 21 to September 1, plus a display on July 26 for the Gorleston Cliff Top Festival. There's also a Halloween Spectacular at Central Beach on October 28 and Christmas Lights Switch-on at Gorleston on November 29.

Until 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

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

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 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.

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

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

July 3-5 - Open Air Screen at Norwich Forum - films, fun and opera

A three day programme of FREE opera, films, sport and activities outside The Forum on the new-look Open Air Screen includes Paddington, How To Train Your Dragon and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - no need to book, but get there early and enjoy the fun! Details. Plus on July 3 you can revel in Don Giovanni on the big screen! Details

July 10-12 - 25th celebrations at Bure Valley Railway

The Bure Valley Railway celebrates its 25th anniversary over this long weekend, that includes a Steam Back in Time event and Silver Jubilee Gala.

July 12-25 - King's Lynn Festival

The 65th annual King's Lynn Festival features a top class programme of leading UK and international performers from the world of orchestral, classical, choral jazz and folk music as well as rich programme of walks, talks and films. With performers including the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music and Capercaille to name just a few, the festival event take place at venues in the historic heart of King's Lynn. Details

July 15 - Orchestras Live North Norfolk, St Catherine's Church, Ludham

The first concert in the 2015 Orchestras Live North Norfolk Concert series developed by North Norfolk District Council in partnership with Orchestras Live and local community organisations. This concert welcomes back the internationally acclaimed European Union Chamber Orchestra (EUOC) to the beautiful village of Ludham. Details

July 19-26 - Holt Festival

A glorious artistic celebration of the best in music, theatre and the spoken word in this gorgeous Georgian market town. Artists include Steve Harley, Jenny Eclair, Steeleye Span, Loyd Grossman, Geno Washington, Jeffrey Archer and Henry Blofeld. Details

July 25-26 - Holkham Country Fair

The fair ensures two days of fun and interest for all ages, thanks to a full programme of events and displays in the Grand Ring, from morning to evening. More than 200 trade stands and a large variety of showground events complete the mix. 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

July 31-Aug 9 - Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival

A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals. 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! 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

Aug 29 - Jools Holland Orchestra Open Air Concert, Holkham

Set out your picnic in the beautiful setting of Holkham park as Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return for a fantastic night of jazz and blues music. Along with Jools' special guest, Marc Almond, the 20-piece orchestra will be accompanied by the astounding vocal powers of Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Mabel Ray. Details

August 30 - Run Norwich

Run Norwich is a new, 10-kilometre road race taking place in the heart of Norwich's beautiful and historic city centre. The route will pass some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral, and many more. Details

Aug 30 - Holkham Last Night of the Proms hosted by Fiona Bruce

Last Night of the Proms returns to Holkham for an evening of stirring and popular classical music, with compere Fiona Bruce. Let the National Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Ben Crick enthral you with some of the country’s favourite patriotic pieces. Details

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 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

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

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