An Insider Norfolk Guide to the Big Events & What's on in 2022

  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2022
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    14
    Aug
    2022
    Houghton Hall Norfolk PE31 6TY

    After Houghton  made the sad announcement that it was impossible for the festival to go ahead in 2021, new dates of the 11th-14th August 2022 have been announced.

    This will be the first time this great event will be restaged since since 2018. Despite this Houghton Music & Arts Festival has gained a reputation as one of the must-go-to  electronic festivals.

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  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2022
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    Aug
    2022
    10:00 amCromer Norfolk

    The Cromer Carnival returns after a two year absence in August. One of the largest Carnivals in the country and culminating in Carnival day on the 17th August with the Red Arrows  dominating the skies overhead.

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    14
    Aug
    2022
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    Aug
    2022
    9:00 amHunstanton Norfolk

    Following cancellation in 2020 and 2021 the 100th week-long Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament commences on the 14th August 2022 and is said to be Britain's largest event of its kind after Wimbledon, taking place on 38 grass courts. Starting at the Hunstanton Recreation Ground on Sunday, play will continue each day, through to all the finals on Saturday.

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  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2022
    5:30 pmSandringham House Kings Lynn Norfolk PE35 6EN

    For many years the end of August see the Proms come to Sandringham but in 2022 Sandringham will  host a two day 80's party in the park featuring many of the iconic names from this vibrant decade of music.

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    03
    Sep
    2022
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    Sep
    2022
    10:00 amHolkham Hall, Norfolk Coast

    The North Norfolk food festival takes place in the spectacular setting of the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall on the 3rd and 4th September 2022. Historically filled with vegetables and flowers grown for the Hall, nestled within huge brick and flint walls that offer protection from the elements, this is an ideal setting to celebrate the abundance of Norfolk produce and culinary skill.(more…)

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    10
    Sep
    2022
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    Sep
    2022
    10:00 amSandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

    Sandringham Game & Country Fair on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022. The fair showcases a range of crafts and food stalls as well as many outdoor demonstrations of country sports and activities.

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    17
    Sep
    2022
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    Sep
    2022
    Holt & Sheringham Norfolk

    Held in conjunction with Sheringham 1940s Weekend, the event celebrates the wartime efforts of allied forces and the remarkable resilience shown by those who dealt with the hardships on the home front. Expect the sights, sounds and style of the '40s in the town of Holt.

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    14
    Oct
    2022
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    31
    Oct
    2022
    6:00 pmLenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

    PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, returns to the dinosaur park Norwich on the 14th October 2022.  Five frightening and award winning haunts include the Circus of Terror, The Crypt, Mayhem Manor Hotel and more haunts to be announced...

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    31
    Oct
    2022
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    11
    Nov
    2022
    Norfolk Coast

    This is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people who produce it. Sadly  the event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 but will return in the Autumn of 2022 from Monday the 31st October through to Friday the 11th November 2022

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    31
    Oct
    2022
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    31
    Jan
    2023
    Snettisham Nature Reserve

    The dawn flight of up to 40,000 pink-footed geese that make their way from Iceland and Greenland to gather on the The Wash in one of the best nature spectacles in Europe.. The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Snettisham has come to herald the start of the Autumn and Winter season for many bird-watchers and nature lovers.

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  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2022
    Bonfire 6pm F/W 7.30pCliff Top Car Park Lighthouse Close Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 6EL

    Hunstanton Cliffs is the perfect spot for a Guy Fawkes night celebration and the fireworks are big, loud and go on and on and on! They say that nowhere are the skies bigger than in Norfolk but these fireworks do a great job at filling it. Doors open at 5.00pm on Saturday 5th November 2022 and the  giant bonfire before is lit at 6pm.

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    Nov
    2022
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    23
    Dec
    2022
    2pm & 7pmThursford Norfolk

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns on the 5th November 2022 and has become one of the most anticipated festive events in East Anglia, having attracted audiences from across the country since opening on Christmas Eve 1977.  Fantastic sets and colour, the choreography, the singing and dancing, and a very special ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere. The show has a 130-strong cast and has a budget of £1.8m, and there is so much happening on the huge stage that it is  hard to decide what to focus on. The overall effect is quite breath-taking.

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    11
    Nov
    2022
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    Dec
    2022
    4:45 pmSandringham House, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    Sandringham Luminate is a spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.

    As darkness descends, join us on our enchanting journey, as we weave a captivating light trail through the stunning, historic gardens of Her Majesty's Private home Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile long walk with stunning new elements, added to re-amaze you for this winter event in 2022.

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    14
    Nov
    2022
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    02
    Jan
    2023
    5.30pm -7.30pmSheringham Station, Norfolk NR26 8RA

    The North Norfolk Railway will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on selected evenings from November right through until January 2023. The railway version of the Northern Lights will see trains decorated with multi-coloured lights gliding through the winter darkness from Monday 14th November 2022.

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  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2022
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    Nov
    2022
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Norfolk PE35 6EN

    This popular Christmas Craft Show held on  Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November 2022 at Sandringham, bringing the opportunity to shop in comfort for all your Christmas food and gifts.

    Once again featuring a spectrum of colourful stands, it promises to be the Christmas shopping event of the year for visitors looking for unusual gifts and exciting additions to their own festive experience.

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  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2022
    5.30pm - 9pmHolt Market Place

    The Holt Christmas Lights is an event that really ushers in Christmas with a difference. Entertainment kicks off from 5.30pm on  Friday 18th  November 2022 and is quickly followed by the now legendary 'Panto Race'. Now into its fifth year, this entertaining and hard fought contest takes place down the Holt high-street ahead of the official switch on.

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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    01
    Jan
    2023
    Holkham Hall, Norfolk

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holkham from the end of November in 2022 with a Candlelight Tour of the Hall and Christmas Fair. See each stateroom beautifully adorned with sweet-scented pine trees, greenery, sparkling decorations, and twinkling lights. Each room will have its own theme and your guide will tell you all about the inspiration behind each magical setting.

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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022
    10 am - 7pmBurnham Market, Norfolk

    The annual Christmas lights switch on is accompanied by a Christmas market with artisan stalls that spread the whole way through the centre of this well-known Norfolk village. Provisional return date is on Saturday the 26th November 2022.

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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022
    10am - 8pmWells-Next-Sea, Norfolk

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival is traditionally held over a weekend, the first week in December each year, but depends on the Tides and in 2022 the date is Saturday 26th November.

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival regularly pulls in thousands of families lured by the unique prospect of seeing Santa Claus arrive in Norfolk from the North Pole by sea.

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  • Sun
    18
    Dec
    2022
    12:15 pmFakenham Racecourse, Fakenham

    Wrap up warm for this great outdoor event held on the last Sunday before Christmas. The Fakenham Races Christmas meeting on the 18th December is a great day out, and a firm favourite with a local crowd drawn from all corners of the county. the first race kicks off at 12.15pm but you will want to be there well before that. As well as great racing expect to be find a whole host of food trucks as well as independent stalls to pick up a last minute gift.

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    25
    Dec
    2022
    11am - ParadeHunstanton Central Prom, Norfolk Coast

    The Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim has been staged from the main beach for over 50 years and draws over a hundred swimmers and many hundreds of spectators who cheer on the very game participants. Sadly the Christmas events were Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 with an Easter Event mooted for 2022.

     

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  • Sun
    01
    Jan
    2023
    12:45 pmFakenham Racecourse, Fakenham Norfolk

    What better way to blow away the cobwebs and start the New Year than a day at the races.  This is the nearest 'jump' track for over a hundred miles for many. Little wonder that people come from far and wide on the first day of the year to this corner of Norfolk.

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    Jan
    2023
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    Feb
    2023
    Walsingham Abbey

    For an evocative winter walk head to Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk which will open for the Snowdrop walks from Monday 23rd January 2023. This is where snowdrops cast a new light upon the crumbling stone of the old abbey. This is a perfect spot, tucked away with a beautiful stream which can run fast and high. Glorious hellebores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops.

     

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    11
    Feb
    2023
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    Feb
    2023
    Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AX

    The Kings Lynn Mart returns on the 11th February  2023. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.

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  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2023
    Sheringham & Beeston Regis Norfolk

    Vikings once struck terror into the hearts of the inhabitants of our shores, but their return to north Norfolk will be very much welcomed. Plans have been drawn up to stage Sheringham's Scira Viking Festival - which culminates in the burning of a model long ship. Provisional dates will see this event return in early April 2023.

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  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2023
    2:15 pmRacecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NY

    For many the odds on favourite way to finish off the Easter weekend. Expect to find a big crowd, a festival of picnics and a great atmosphere as everyone tries to beat the bookies! Some big races attract runners from all over the country.

    The Easter Monday first race starts at 2.15pm on Monday 1oth April 2023 but you will want to be there about an hour beforehand.

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    May
    2023
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    2023
    from 10amCromer & Sheringham Norfolk

    It is hoped that this event last staged in 2019 will finally return in 2023. For the last decade and more it’s been pincers at dawn between neighbouring fishing towns Cromer and Sheringham. The festival has brought the twons of Cromer and Sheringham together to celebrate the bounty of the North Sea and the world-famous seafood produced by both coastal resorts.

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  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2023
    First Race 13:45pmFakenham Racecourse, Norfolk NR21 7NY

    Fashion, food and having a flutter – it has to be the annual Fakenham Races Ladies Day on the 4th June 2023 with the flag dropping for the first race at 1.45pm. A key date in the Norfolk calendar, thousands of people stream through the gates to witness the thunder of steeds bearing down on the finish line and the roar of the crowds interspersed with the popping of corks and the rumble of conversation as visitors enjoy the day. One of the most exciting horse racing fixtures, the all-important Ladies Day fashion at Fakenham is as dramatic as the live horse racing.

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    22
    Jul
    2023
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    Jul
    2023
    Holt, Norfolk & Surrounding Coastal Villages

    The Holt Festival will return in 2023 with provisional dates of  Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 30 July 2023.  The festival is an annual arts festival, which comprises a range of events, from food and theatre to music, fine art and more

    “A visit to Holt Festival begins with the visual impact of a lovely Georgian town with special character. From comedy to cuisine, politics to pop Holt Festival brings you the best in music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word in a glorious celebration of the arts.

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  • Wed
    26
    Jul
    2023
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk PE31 6AZ

    The 140th Sandringham Flower Show provisional dates are  Wednesday 26th July 2023. The Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England and sadly cancelled in 2020 and 2021. The show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year including a visit from the royals, so if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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