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

REASONS TO VISIT NORFOLK...

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

Viking highlights

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 Sept 21 - Cromer Pier Show

The Cromer Pier Show, the prestigious only full season end of pier show in the world returns for another bumper season of eclectic traditional and contemporary variety performed at our famous end of pier theatre. Details

Until Aug 18 - Seeing It Differently at Norwich Cathedral

A 50ft helter skelter is in the Cathedral Nave as part of the Seeing It Differently project which aims to give people the chance to experience the Cathedral in an entirely new way and open up conversations about faith. 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 18-24 - Lawn Tennis Tournament, Hunstanton

Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament started in 1920 and quickly became a popular event attracting entrants from Norfolk and beyond. Today it remains the UK’s largest tennis tournament and arguably the most popular grass tennis tournament in the world. Details

Aug 25 - World Pier Crabbing Championships, Cromer

Join the World Crabbing Competition as a team or individual competitor, go to your assigned pitch, and try to catch the most crabs or the biggest crab. Registration starts at 9.30am. Details

Aug 25 - Hemsby Herring Festival

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

Aug 25-Sept 20 - Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

The Festival of Bowls is the biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country, with more than 1200 participants competing for a range of titles over four weeks of play. 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 7-8 - Maritime Festival, Historic South Quay, Great Yarmouth

The 2019 Maritime Festival has a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard. Plus lots of other family fun. 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 17-19 - Eastern Festival of Racing at Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them at their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing. Day three of the Eastern Festival is Ladies Day, so be sure to dress to impress! 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

Sept 26-29 - Deepdale Festival 2019

The Deepdale Festival is about celebrating the original artist talent of this beautiful part of the world, Norfolk and the adjoining counties. Details

Oct 18-26 - Norwich Science Festival at the Forum

Nine days of inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge. 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

Oct 19-Nov 3 - Halloween Spooktacular 2019 at The Hippodrome Circus

A whole new adventure has been written by comedy partnership and Hippodrome favourites Jack Jay and Johnny Mac. Details

Oct 23 - Pleasure Beach Halloween Fireworks

The Pleasure Beach will be opening at 11.00am that day and will close at 7.30pm so why not make it a family fun day. Details

Oct 31 - Fairhaven Halloween

Explore the wicked woodland for a spooktacular Halloween party! Dare you take a walk in the woods at night and live to tell the tale? 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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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