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Until Sept 8 - Viking: Rediscover The Legend

Some of the most significant Anglian and Viking treasures ever discovered in Britain are on display together at Norwich Castle. Featuring star objects from the British Museum and Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend offers a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of life in Britain. Details

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Until Sept 29 - Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

In a unique collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, Houghton Hall in Norfolk presents this major exhibition Henry More at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration – the first significant show of the artist’s work in East Anglia. Details

Until May 26 - Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The country's oldest arts festival returns for a fortnight of art, dance, music and more. Details

May 23-26 - Houghton International Horse Trials

Exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands. Details

May 25-June 2 - Spring Calling at Pensthorpe

An event ideal for the whole family, you will be able to explore the reserve with a ‘sounds of spring’ trail, learning to identify bird calls and familiar wildlife sounds as you go. Plus much more! Details

May 25-June 2 - Mildred's Magnificent Messy Fete - May half term at BeWILDerwood

Mildred, the Crocklebog resident of the Scaaaaary Lake, has been practicing for weeks, and would like you all to join her in some BeWILDerwood maypole dancing! Details

May 25-June 9 - Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

For 16 days each year, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work. Details

May 26-27 - The Fairy Fair at West Acre

This year the fair will be held in the beautiful Bradmoor Woods, West Acre and features workshops, live music, entertainment and lots more for a magical day-out where families with young children can connect with nature. Details

May 27 - Retro Revival at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Step back in time and experience all things vintage! Get into the swing with live music and DJs spinning records from the 1950s to the 1970s. Get the vintage look, see classic cars and browse the market for period treasures. Details

June - Great British Cycling Festival

The Great British Cycling Festival will be coming to Norfolk for the first time. Not only will the county be hosting the 2019 HSBC UK National Road Championships, you will be given the chance to ride in the shadows of those elites, riding for the British title with a truly beautiful and exciting 100-mile non-competitive closed road sportive, the National Championships Century. Details

June 1-9 - Broads Restaurant Week

Try amazing food from the Norfolk Broads National Park. Details

June 2 - Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse

Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse. Details

June 6-16 - Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2019 for the 6th year with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy. Details

June 26-27 - Royal Norfolk Show

Two days in June when the whole county comes together at the Royal Norfolk Showground outside Norwich. Details

July 1-27 - Holt Festival

There are venues all over town including performances at the church, the Auden Theatre, in the bookshop, Holt Community Centre, hotels and in the magnificent open-air Theatre in the Woods. Details

July 5-7 - Folk In A Field Festival at West Acre

A secluded and remote music festival in a unique forest setting. Friday evening to Sunday night with free camping, free parking, free activities, free workshops, local foods, local ales a relaxed, safe and friendly atmosphere. Details

July 6-7 - Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront when an array of bikes, classic and contemporary cars will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival. Admission to the event which will be from Britannia Pier along to the Pleasure Beach is free and celebrates all things with wheels. Details

July 14-27 - King's Lynn Festival

King's Lynn Festival, now in its 67th year, continues to provide high quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral and jazz plus talks, exhibitions and films. Details

July 19-21 - Sunset Festival at Hunstanton

Sunset Festival, hosted by Hunstanton Round Table, will have live music and much more on the Promenade. Details

July 20-21 - Holkham Country Fair

Holkham Country Fair this year celebrates land, sea and sky with a grand ring line-up to excite and entertain. Details

July 27-28 - Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Gorleston Cliff Top Festival makes its 22nd annual return to the town’s seafront with fun for the whole family. Details

July 27-28 - Worstead Festival

Demonstrations from top local chefs, food and drink, competitions, craft fair and much more. Details

Aug 9 - Classic Ibiza at Blickling

Classic Ibiza is bringing its heady blend of Balearic beats back to the Blickling Estate. Details

Aug 17-23 - Cromer Carnival Week

50th anniversary of the carnival week will have lots of family-friendly fun events. Details

Aug 18 - Hunstanton Kite Festival

For over 20 years the Rotary Club of Hunstanton & District has organised an annual event to raise funds to support predominantly local good causes. Details

Aug 25 - Hemsby Herring Festival

The Longshore Herring Festival returns to celebrate the area's important fishing traditions and heritage. Details

Aug 28 - A Midsummer Night's Dream at Holkham Hall

Enjoy a glorious summer evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies performed by the UK’s premier all male theatre company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Details

Aug 31-Sept 1 - North Norfolk Food Festival at Holkham

This festival is a celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in north Norfolk. Details

Sept 14-15 - North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend

Step back in time at our annual 1940s weekend, our most popular event in the Railway calendar! Details

Sept 21-22 - Out There Festival at Great Yarmouth

The Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment 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! Details

Oct 19-27 - Halloween Days at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Dippy and his fiendish friends have decorated the Park and laid on games, activities and entertainment for everyone with some special spooky surprises! Details

October - Norfolk Walking & Cycling Festival 2019

Back for its 5th year, this popular festival in October will focus on Coastal Treasure. Details

Nov 6-Dec 23 - Thursford Christmas Spectacular

The festive extravaganza of music, variety, dance and comedy is the largest Christmas show outside London. Ticket prizes have been frozen for 2019 and can be purchased here.

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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


King's Lynn Lumiere

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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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