Discover the huge range of events going on all year in West Norfolk. Whatever your interest there is something happening in the area to suit you.
Event organisers can add local events to Visit West Norfolk through our online form.
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Our listings give a shining light on colourful events across the area that hold a strong tourist or visitor appeal. If you are holding a service, local consultation or other regular community meeting event beyond our scope, please do visit the links at the bottom of the page for relevant external listings resources.
Events Throughout the Year
Winter wild swan feeds start the year, leading up until Spring, at WWT Welney.
The King’s Lynn Mart returns to the Tuesday Market Place on the Saturday leading to, or on, Valentine’s Day for nearly two weeks every year (Tel: 01553 763044).
The popular Barefoot Estates Burnham Market International Horse Trials draw great crowds from all over the world, at the Sussex Farm.
The annual Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run ends the month, starting at the Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn.
The King’s Lynn Hanse Festival is a great family event held over the course of a weekend in King’s Lynn town centre.
The renowned annual International Horse Trials event is held in late-May at Houghton Hall.
Towards the end of May, visit Downham Market for the annual Festival and Carnival Day (Tel: 01366 377009).
Take part in the Hunstanton Carnival for colourful fun for all the family (Tel: 01485 532610).
The new Water Ski Racing event in King’s Lynn has proven massively popular and returns in June (Tel: 01553 763044).
Festival Too provides three weekends of free concerts and family fun in King’s Lynn town centre.
King’s Lynn Festival provides a host of world-renowned classical musicians and performers every July.
Flower lovers flock to the area towards the end of July, visiting the famous Sandringham Flower Show, the Old Hunstanton Flower Festival (Tel: 01485 533511) amongst other horticultural events.
Sample regional food and delicious delights at the Sandringham Food & Drink Festival in early August, and the colourful parade at the annual Heacham Carnival (Tel: 01485 572142).
The Downham Market Water Festival returns every August to provide a great waterside event for all the family (Tel: 01366 387770) and the Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament grows with popularity every year.
The annual Heritage Open Day in King’s Lynn is the most popular heritage event in the town, bringing visitors from far and wide.
The King’s Lynn Poetry Festival returns towards the end of September.
The lively seasonal Fawkes in the Walks show is fireworks fun for all the family in King’s Lynn (Tel: 01553 763044).
Regional Christmas craft, gift and food fairs start in November, including the Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair and the Creake Abbey Christmas Gift Fair (Tel: 07801 418907).
The annual Christmas Day Swim attracts many brave swimmers (often in fancy dress) from all ages to the beach at Hunstanton for a breathtaking swim in the cold December sea.
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To Add Your Events
You can add your West Norfolk event to Visit West Norfolk and the regional Destination Management System through the online form.
Visit West Norfolk links in to the regional Destination Management System (DMS) – a complete tourism management database including accommodation, attractions, events, activities and other tourism venues. The information is then distributed to a number of channels, including tourist board websites, Tourist Information Centres and interactive kiosks. In addition, the DMS passes data directly into the National Tourism Open Platform (previously called EnglandNet) which feeds data to the National Tourist Board websites visitbritain.com and enjoyengland.com.
Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the information contained within the Events section of the website is accurate, the Borough Council cannot accept responsibility in respect of any error, mis-statement or alteration which may have occurred. No recommendation of any particular event or venue is implied by its inclusion on this website.
Other Community Events Listings
Our events listings are constantly being updated but, for possibly more West Norfolk events happening in the area during your trip, you can visit the following externally-controlled events pages;
King’s Lynn Online (A King’s Lynn Community Website)
King’s Lynn Event Check (A King’s Lynn Community Diary-based Website)
Hunstanton Tourist Information (Events Listings)
Downham Web (A Downham Market Community Website)