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Visit Norfolk has the most comprehensive listings of What's On in Norfolk

EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND

January

Whooper swans, Welney

Enjoy the Winter Wildlife Safari of migrating birds, England's largest seal colony, as well as the Festival of Swans at Welney

February

King's Lynn Lumiere

It's half-term - all the attractions are open again and King's Lynn Lumiere lights up the town

March

Feeding the lambs at Wroxham Barns
 
Longer days, Easter holidays - come and feed the lambs, experience Museums Week or find a beach of your own
 

April

Amazona soft ball fun

You'd be a fool not to visit with Cromer crabs back in season. And don't worry about April showers - most of our attractions have inside facilities

May

Norfolk & Norwich Festival outside The Forum

Events to enjoy include the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Broads Outdoor Festival and Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival

June

Al fresco in Tombland

The longest days let you stay on the beach all day and eat al fresco in the evening. Oh, it's the Royal Norfolk Show too!

July

Great Yarmouth seafront fireworks
Festivals at King's Lynn and Holt, coastal carnivals, fireworks at Great Yarmouth and the Sandringham Flower Show

August

Blickling Proms
There's outdoor events across the county, including theatre and film, family fun and shows at seaside resorts and over 90 miles of coast to explore

September

Out There, Great Yarmouth
Don't miss the Out There and Maritime Festivals at Great Yarmouth, 1940s weekend at Sheringham and the North Norfolk Food Festival at Holkham

October

Halloween at Holkham
It's Autumn half-term, there's Halloween events, a Beer Festival in Norwich's Halls, and the migrating birds are returning

November

Jarrolds department store, Norwich
Christmas is coming... there's great shopping in the market towns and in Norwich, the Cromer Pier Christmas show is on, and remember, remember the 5th of November

December

Norwich Castle
There are pantomimes and festive shows, Christmas lights abound, or you could just enjoy the migrating birds and largest seal colony in England

REASONS TO VISIT NORFOLK...

Throughout 2018 - Repton 200 Season

March 2018 marks the 200 year anniversary of the death of one of Britain’s greatest, and original Landscape Gardeners, Humphry Repton. Details

Repton in Norfolk

Until Oct 31 - Curious Cabinets at Felbrigg Hall

Four striking pieces of furniture created by set designer, Gary McCann, have gone on display in the Service Wing at Felbrigg Hall. Throughout 2018 these Curious Cabinets will showcase previously unseen objects collected by the colourful characters, whose exotic travels and wild interests have shaped this family home. Details

Curious Cabinets

Until Oct 28 - The Word Defiant! at Blickling Hall

The Word Defiant! is a series of installations throughout the Jacobean mansion and out to the garden Temple that reveal stories of books that have been banned, burned, redacted, drowned, neglected and superseded, with each linked to the theme of books under threat. Les Enfants Terribles use sound, theatrical design and storytelling to examine the importance of books, and prompt debate about the threat posed to them and their place in a changing world. Details

Until Oct 14 - Brian Clarke: The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Centre will stage a spectacular exhibition across the building exploring the stained glass of Brian Clarke. Clarke is celebrated as the greatest stained glass artist in the world today and has collaborated globally with the most radical architects of our time. Details

The Art of Light

Until Sept 23 - The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World, Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle, in collaboration with Yale Center for British Art, is staging a major exhibition which takes the extraordinary painting, The Paston Treasure (c. 1663-5), as its starting point. Gathering together some of the depicted treasures in this mysterious painting for the first time in three centuries, the exhibition explores the world of the Paston family and their magnificent collections once held at Oxnead Hall in Norfolk. Details

The Paston Treasure

Sept 29 - Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall

An event to promote the importance of heritage apples, orchards and especially those that originate in the East of England. Details

Sept 22-30 - NWT Commons Week

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is holding a week of free walks, talks, activities and events to celebrate our heritage of common land in the county. Details

Sept 23 - Soap Box Derby at Hunstanton

The revival of the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby continues! Last year’s re-introduction of the event (popular in the 1960s, 70s and 80s) received a marvellous response. It had 40 entries and was a super day for all the family, whether racing or spectating. Why not build your own kart to race in this year’s event and join in the fun? Details

Sept 28-30 - Deepdale Festival 2018 at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

Music, spoken word and more across three stages, the campsite, and a secret venue on Deepdale Farm with more than 20 acts, rock bands, folk duos, solo artists, street performers, poets and more. Details

Oct 12-Nov 3 - PrimEvil at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Norfolk’s biggest scare experience, the nationally acclaimed PrimEVIL is back
– and this year it’s evolving and mutating into the most terrifying experience ever! Details

Oct 18-28 - Roarr! Halloween Days

Spooky magical fun and activities at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, with Halloween treats and surprises. Details

Oct 19-27 - Norwich Science Week at The Forum

For all ages and all levels of knowledge, come and discover ‘our future world’ – explore how developments in science and technology will shape our future, and what we can do to help make it sustainable. Details

Oct 20-21 - Halloween Spooktacular at Gt Yarmouth Hippodrome

Come in fancy dress and you'll feel part of the show... you might even get to be involved! Details

Oct 25-28 - Halloween at Holkham

There are spooky goings-on at the fine Palladian hall in north Norfolk. Details

Nov 2 - Big Boom Fireworks in Norwich

The city's November firework show fired from Norwich Castle. Details

Dec 8-Jan 6 - Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

A fast moving alternative to the family visit to a pantomime, the amazing Water Spectacle at Great Yarmouth Hippdrome has all the Christmas spirit you need set in the unique atmosphere of the Edwardian Hippodrome. Details

Dec 15-16 - Festival Food Fair at Holkham Hall

A delicious collection of food and drink from the best of local and regional producers, offering a truly magical Christmas food event. Details

Dec 25 - Christmas Day Swim at Hunstanton

From 10.30am, swimmers in fancy dress raise money for charity by braving the icy waters of the Wash from Hunstanton Central Prom. Details

Festivals in Norfolk

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