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.
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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 763044).
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 Deepdale Spring Market and the Deepdale Hygge are delights to visit towards the end of March.
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 often ends the month (though can be held on the first weekend of May), beginning 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 event taking a break for 2019).
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 massively popular Water Ski Racing event in King’s Lynn returns in August (Tel: 01553 763044).
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 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 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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Venture to Downham Market and enter the icy world of The Snow Queen, the classic fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen…
Join Oxburgh Hall’s garden stewards for a delightful guided walk of the garden and woodland, taking in all that the Oxburgh Estate has to offer this winter season…
Join the warden before dawn at WWT Welney Wetland Centre to watch the stunning sight of thousands of swans waking up on the wetlands…
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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)