August Events in Norfolk

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In August, things are heating up in Norfolk. This is the most popular time to visit and we also have a bank holiday weekend at the end of the month to look forward to. There will be plenty of events to keep everyone entertained. In this post, we will share our top picks for the month.

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August 2022 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in August, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in August 2022 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

GoGoDiscover T-rex and Mammoth Trail

When: 27 June – 10 September

Last year, we had 21 T-rex sculptures around Norwich. This year, those sculptures will be back along with more T-rexes in Norwich and herd of Steppe Mammoths across Norfolk.

Each T-rex and mammoth will be decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region. The trail is family-friendly and benefits East Anglian based children’s charity Break.

Read about the T-Rexes from the 2021 GoGoDiscover trail.

Read about the T-Rexes and Mammoths from the 2022 GoGoDiscover Trail.

Cromer Pier Show

When: 2 July – 1 October

The famous Cromer Pier Show is back for another year! It will have the same format as last year with a different guest star every week. There will be singing, dancing, comedy, and much more. 

Read my review of the 2021 Cromer Pier Show to find out what to expect.

Get more information about this year’s Cromer Pier Show here.

Circus Fantasia

When: 20 July – 14 August

Circus Fantasia will be in Hemsby with a brand new family-friendly show for 2022. Enjoy a two-hour performance accompanied by a live circus orchestra in our climate-controlled big top, with stadium-style seating.

Get more details and book here.

Wells Carnival

When: 29 July – 7 August

Enjoy 10 days of family-friendly events in Wells-Next-the-Sea including a Carnival Day procession featuring floats, fancy-dress, live music, competitions, and much more.

You can find the 2022 programme here.

Raveningham Sculpture Trail

When: 30 July – 4 September

The sculpture trail is back at the Raveningham Centre for its sixth year! Read about our experience from previous Raveningham Sculpture trails.

Tickets go on sale 1 July. Get more details about the 2022 trail here.

Sheringham Carnival

When: 1 August – 7 August

UPDATE: The fireworks and torchlight parade have been cancelled because of the fire risk.

Head to Sheringham for a week of Carnival events. Highlights include the parade, street party, fireworks, crowning of the Carnival Queen, duck race, live music, and fun fair.

Get details here.

Wide Skies and Butterflies Festival at Raynham Hall

When: 5 – 7 August

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled for 2022.

This will be the first of what we hope we will be many Wide Skies & Butterflies festivals. It will be 3 days and nights of live music, dancing, comedy, culture, and fun activities for all ages.

Get more information here.

North Walsham Beer Festival

When: 5 – 7 August

The North Walsham Beer Festival is organised by volunteers from the Round Table and every penny raised benefits the local community. For 2022, it will be held at the North Walsham Memorial Park with even more beer and cider.

​Get more details here.

Classic Ibiza at Blickling Estate

When: 6 August

Enjoy an open-air family-friendly bash with White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs. You can bring your own food and drink or check out one of the bars or street popups on site.

Get more information here.

Reepham Festival

When: 6 – 7 August

Since starting in 2008, the Reepham festival has consistently delivered amazing music. Expect two days of outstanding headliners and incredible new talent. People come from all over the UK and Europe to attend.

The Reepham festival is non-profit and donates any profit made from ticket sales to charity. It is organised and staffed entirely by volunteers.

Get more information here.

Houghton Festival

When: 11 -14 August

After a three-year hiatus, the Houghton Festival is back. It’s a music festival with an emphasis on the extra special. It is a strictly aged 18+ event and standard camping is included in the ticket price.

Get more details here. Note that the 2022 festival is now sold out but there is a resale platform.

Old Buckenham Balloon Festival

When: 12 – 14 August

Back for its second year, after the 2021 event was a huge success. It’s more than just a Balloon Festival, they will also have street food outlets, BBQ, beer festival, live entertainment and much, much more.

Balloon flights will be available to purchase on the day and opportunities available to win flights over the weekend. ​They will have a Night Glow on both Friday and Saturday nights. Keep in mind the night glows and balloon flights will all be weather dependant.

The festival is suitable for families, with glamping and camping available at Old Buckenham Country Park.

Get more information here.

Festival of Sport

When: 12-15 August

The Festival of Sport held at Holkham Park is a fantastic opportunity for kids to try new sports for the first time and learn new skills in the sports they love. Sports include rugby, hockey, cricket, football, gymnastics, netball, tennis, rowing, athletics, trampolining, boxing, archery, MMA, dodgeball and many more.

Get more details here.

North Norfolk Music Festival

When: 12 – 19 August

Back for its 17th installment, the North Norfolk Music Festival showcases classical music at St Mary’s Church in South Creake. It kicks off with the Festival Supper.

Get details here.

Norfolk Tank Museum Hangar Dance

When: 13 August

The Hangar Dance is just one of the highlights of the Amourfest Military Weekend. Put on your best 1940s clothing and enjoy a traditional Hangar Dance set amongst the tanks, memorabilia, and other 1940s enthusiasts.

Get more details here.

Hemsby Lifeboat Weekend

When: 13-14 August

The weekend celebration starts Saturday Evening at 1700 with live music, bar and BBQ culminating in a fireworks display at about 2200 conditions permitting. The main event takes place on Sunday with stalls, live music, the Grand Draw, BBQ and bar, as well as a lifeboat display and much more.

Get more details here.

Cromer Carnival

When: 13 – 19 August

Carnival Day will be Wednesday with a parade, visit from the Red Arrows, and more. You can find details of all the events taking place during the Carnival Week in Cromer listed here.

Weybourne Folk Weekend

When: 19 – 21 August

Located between Sheringham and Blakeney, Weybourne turns into a Folk Music hub for a weekend each August. For the 10th edition, there will be lots of live music, dancing, singing, and daily raffles.

Get more details here.

Maui Waui Festival

When: 25 -28 August

Maui Waui is a three day international festival of music, performance and arts at Hill Farm in Gressenhall. Back for its 9th year, there will be plenty to keep both kids and adults entertained including watching world class bands, circus shows, small upbeat bands, acoustic acts, cabaret, comedy, and more.

Get more information and buy tickets here.

80’s Party in the Park

When: 27 – 28 August

Enjoy some classic 80s music over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Royal Parkland on the Sandringham Estate. The legendary girl band Bananarama will be headlining Saturday night.

Get more details here.

Bank Holiday Steam Gala at North Norfolk Railway

When: 27 – 29 August

The Bank Holiday Steam Gala will feature Mammoth GWR 2-8-0T, No 4270, a 103 year old Great Western heavy freight locomotive, along with up to six other steam engines. There will be a varied schedule of passenger services including double-heading, non-stop expresses and local workings.

Get more information here.

Norwich Ska & Reggae Garden Party

When: 28 August

Head to the Brickmakers in Norwich for some live music featuring The Marley Experience, Dad Manners, Double Barrell, and Scooted & Booted. The earlier you get your tickets the more you save.

Get more information here.

All About Dogs Show at Norfolk Showground

When: 28 – 29 August

It’s an event for you and your dog. There will be classes, activities, and the opportunity to learn about new products for your dog. Be sure to get tickets in advance as they do not guarantee tickets will be available at the gate.

Get more information here.

Aylsham Show

When: 29 August

The 2022 Alysham Show is all about food, fun and farming with an exciting new showground layout at the National Trust’s Blickling Park. It’s the country’s largest one-day agricultural show.

Get more information here.

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