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

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022
    9:30 amThe Racecourse, Fakenham NR21 7NY

    In April the Norfolk Artisan Fair will be showcasing an inspiring array of innovative and quality artisan goods at Fakenham Racecourse.

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  • Sun
    01
    May
    2022
    9:00 amSennowe Park, Guist, Dereham NR20 5PB

    Bargain hunters can get their hands on a treasure chest of rare antiques and historical artefacts at Sennowe Park, near Guist, which is onve again hosting a stately car boot sale on the 1st May 2022.

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  • Sun
    22
    May
    2022
    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 22cd May 2022 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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  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    Mon
    30
    May
    2022
    10:00 amHoughton Hall, Norfolk

    The Houghton International Horse Trials from Thursday 26 May through to Sunday 30 May 2022  incorporating the FEI Nations Cup has it all; exhilarating sporting action, a spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.

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  • Sat
    28
    May
    2022
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
    3:00 pmVarious North Norfolk Artist Studios

    More than 100 sculptors, painters, printers and other artists have already joined the group called North Norfolk Studios, which aims to host an open studios event from Saturday May 28 to Sunday June 5 2022.

    This is the largest collection of studios to open in the county and therefore should be a great show-case of the current arts and crafts offering across Norfolk. Studious will be open from 10am -5pm daily.

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2022
    6:00 pmSandringham House Kings Lynn Norfolk

    Björn Again will be at Sandringham House on Saturday May 28th 2022. Created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne by Rod Stephen. Designed as a rocked-up, light-hearted, satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved worldwide cult status and was acknowledged for singlehandedly initiating the ABBA revival which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel’s Wedding and Mamma Mia!

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  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    5:30 pmSandringham House Parklands, Kings Lynn Norfolk

    On Friday June 3rd 2022 and as part of her Majesty's Jubilee Celebrations Katherine Jenkin's and The Military Wives Choir will come together for a concert at Sandringham House. Katherine will be performing hits from throughout her career with symphony orchestra, traditional proms finale and special guest the Military Wives Choir.

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  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
    10:00 amSandringham House, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    As part of the  The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Sandringham House, there will be a 'Pageant of Motoring' on Sunday 5th June 2022. The pageant will showcase seven decades of motoring, live music and aerial displays alongside a variety of culinary delights and a craft & vintage fair.

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  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022
    10.30am High TideBurnham Overy Staithe & North Norfolk Coast

    The Norfolk Superhero Challenge will now not take place on the 26th June 2021, The event is a unique quadrathlon event that has raised huge sums for local charities. The Norfolk Superhero Challenge combined courses across land and sea, centred around the coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe. More than 130 resilient racers take on the best of Norfolk’s scenery – and the worst of its weather – before crossing the line in a gruelling quadrathlon

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  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    Sun
    03
    Jul
    2022
    10:00 amBradmoor Woods, West Acre, Norfolk

    Taking place in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real "get away from it all" vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations or sample local food.

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  • Wed
    06
    Jul
    2022
    6:00 pmBlickling, Norwich NR11 6NF

    Grammy Award winning performer Lionel Richie has been announced for a spectacular open air concert in the grounds of one of the UK’s most historic National Trust properties.

    Famed for his iconic hits such as ‘All Night Long’, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, and ‘Hello’, Lionel will perform in the beautiful grounds of the Norfolk Blickling Estate near Aylsham in Norwich on 6 July 2022.

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  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2022
    6:00 pmBlickling Hall Estate, Norwich NR11 6NF.

    Michael Buble's winning formula lies in songs that pack nostalgic and feelgood appeal, are delivered in honeyed, note-perfect vocals and come with the sort of boyish good looks that lead one woman in the front row of his last tour to hold up a huge heart sign reading: “Hug me.”

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  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2022
    6:00 pmBlickling Hall Estate, Norwich NR11 6NF,

    Olly Murs is something of a sensation his 2019 tour sold over over 600,000 tickets across 24 sold out UK & Ireland dates. He will be at Blickling Hall, a fabulous setting for many iconic outdoor concerts on July 12th 2022.

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  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2022
    2:00 pmBurnham Market Playing Field 2022

    THE BURNHAMS FLOWER SHOW & CARNIVAL
    Traditional summer show for all the family July 16th 2022.

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  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2022
    Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    Holt, Norfolk & Surrounding Coastal Villages

    The Holt Festival will return in 2022 from Saturday 23rd July to Saturday 30 July 2022.  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
    27
    Jul
    2022
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk PE31 6AZ

    The 139th Sandringham Flower Show will be held on Wednesday 27th July 2022. 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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  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2022
    Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    Wells-Next-Sea, Norfolk Coast

    A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more.

    Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk has for over a 100 years enjoyed a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors. A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. The carnival will next run from the Friday 29 July through to Sunday  7th August 2022.

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  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    Sun
    31
    Jul
    2022
    10:00 amCastle Rising, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    The Black Knight Military  Re-enactment on July 30th -31st at Castle Rising brings history alive with dazzling displays of Medieval swordsmanship, archery and lots more.

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  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2022
    Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022
    12:00 pmRaynham Hall Fakenham

    A festival all about music, family, inclusivity, joy, and inspiration

    Wide Skies & Butterflies is a brand new UK festival coming to Norfolk's beautiful Raynham Estate in August 2022.

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  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2022
    6pm Gates OpenBlickling Hall Norwich Norfolk NR11 6NF

    The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey in 2022 return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems has been postponed to Saturday 6th August 2022. The event will once again take place under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

    ​​This will be Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will be followed by a half hour interval with the DJ playing the latest Ibiza tunes.

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  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022
    9:00 amThursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham NR21 0AS

    In 2019 over 400 riders took part in this cycling event based loosely on the previous haunts of the legendary black shuck hound. Returning on August 7th 2022 there are three routes of approx 28 - 30 miles each + a family friendly up to 10 mile route to get the under 16's and their families out on their bikes. The family route has been designed to have low traffic, not too many hills and also be rewarding. The routes have a very good mix of beautiful countryside rolling hills and unspoilt views

    Online Entries Close  Friday 5th August at 11:59pm
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  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2022
    Sun
    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
    Wed
    17
    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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  • Sun
    14
    Aug
    2022
    Sat
    20
    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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  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    04
    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…)

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    11
    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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  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    18
    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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  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2022
    Mon
    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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  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2022
    Sun
    13
    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 exact dates have not been released but in past years Norfolk Restaurant week has been at the end of October/beginning of November.

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  • Mon
    31
    Oct
    2022
    Tue
    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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  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2022
    Fri
    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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  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022
    Sun
    18
    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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  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2022
    Mon
    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
    Sun
    20
    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.

  • Sun
    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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