West Norfolk is renowned for its popular outdoor festivals…


Be sure to check out West Norfolk's many family events…


A variety of cultural events are held all around the region…

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 (click here).

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Our listings give a shining light on colourful events across the west Norfolk 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 Valentine’s Day for 10 days every year  – Tel: 01553 774297.

The King’s Lynn Fiction Festival is featured throughout the town every March, often along with events from the King’s Lynn Festival Winter series, such as a Coffee Concert.
The Soul Family Affair Weekend bring a host of soul, jazz and dance anthems to Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton.
The Deepdale Spring Market and the Deepdale Hygge are delights to visit towards the end of March.

The popular Barefoot Estates Burnham Market International Horse Trails draw great crowds from all over the world, at Sussex Farm.
The annual Creake Abbey Spring Gift Fair hosts a great selection of craft and food producers every April.

The King’s Lynn Hanse Festival is a great family event held over the course of a weekend in King’s Lynn town centre (often towards the end of May or even at the start of June).
Held over the May bank holiday weekend, The Stradsett Vintage Rally takes place in the countryside outside Downham Market, Norfolk.
The renowned annual International Horse Trials event is held in late-May at Houghton Hall.
The annual Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) is held at the Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn.
Creake Abbey welcomes over 30 specialist plant nurseries at their Plant Lovers’ Day in May.
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 Run Sandringham half marathon will be taking place in June.

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.
Outlaw Half Triathlon will be taking place at Holkham Hall and King’s Lynn Race for Life in Houghton Hall.
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 Sandringham Food & Drink Festival in early August, and the colourful parade at the annual Heacham Carnival (Tel: 01485 572142).
The massively popular Water Ski Racing event in King’s Lynn returns in August (Tel: 01553 774297).
Burnham Market Craft Fair hosts a great selection of craft stalls set over the Burnham Market Village Greens in August.
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.
Also towards the end of September, visit the fantastic Deepdale Festival.

The popular Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival returns in October with an ever-increasing programme of outdoor events.
Spend an afternoon at one of WWT Welney’s wild swan feeds from October and into the winter, enjoying this experience from the comfort of their centrally-heated hide.
The King’s Lynn Festival Extra Weekend begins towards the end of the month, featuring a rich variety of musical entertainment, workshops and a “coffee concert”.

The lively seasonal Fawkes in the Walks show is fireworks fun for all the family in King’s Lynn (Tel: 01553 774297).
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 popular Deepdale Christmas Market returns in late November.

The Deepdale Christmas Market continues onto the 1st of December.
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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Please note that a small range of annual or regular events have either been cancelled or rescheduled at this time. Additionally, some of our area’s regular events which are going ahead may need pre-booking online before arrival at the venue. It is recommended to check directly with event organisers ahead of your visit to avoid any disappointment.

The Deepdale Festival is a weekend of great live music, with a focus on the best original talent East Anglia (and beyond) has to offer. The venue will host over 40 acts across 4 days, from Thursday to Sunday…

This winter enjoy spending time at WWT Welney Wetland Centre overlooking Lady Fen from the self-guided hare walk route, which takes you around the perimeter of 300 acres of wetland habitat…

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 (click here).

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 and


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 Event Check (A King’s Lynn Community Diary-based Website)

What’s On In Hunstanton (Events Listings)

Downham Web (A Downham Market Community Website)

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