February Events in Norfolk

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closeup of snowdrops by a fallen tree in Sheringham Park in february in Norfolk

February is the month of love and romance in Norfolk (and around the world). Don’t let the cold weather stop you from having a good time. In this post we will share the best events in Norfolk in February 2024.

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February 2024 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in February, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in February 2024 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

Also check out our recommendations for things to do during the February half-term.

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.

*Details for some of the February 2024 events have not been announced. Events with TBC – meaning to be confirmed – next to them means they happened last year but have not been confirmed for this year. I will update the post as the information becomes available.

Walsingham Abbey Snowdrops

When: 24 January – 3 March

Walsingham Abbey is one of the best places to see snowdrops in Norfolk. They reopen on 23 January for their Snowdrop Walks where you can explore the grounds to see these beautiful white flowers, the ruins of the Abbey, the Crypt, Shirehall Museum, and Prison.

Admission is £6.50 for adults, £2.50 for children 6-16, and free for under 6. Historic Houses members are free. No booking is required, and you must pay by card.

Read our guide to seeing the Walsingham Abbey snowdrops.

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

When: 3 – 4 February

Whether you are a serious antique collector or just looking for that one special piece, this is your opportunity to see a diverse range of antiques and collectables at Norfolk Showground.

Save on entry by purchasing tickets online in advance here.

Queerfest Norwich

When: 3, 8 – 24, & 27 February

Queerfest Norwich is a collaborative celebration of LGBTQ+ art and culture, bringing together a diverse community of artists, makers, filmmakers, and performers for a month-long extravaganza of Queer joy. The event encompasses a variety of activities, including the Queerfest Art Market, where LGBTQ+ artists showcase their creations, and the Queerfest Art Exhibition. The lineup also features Queerfest Presents…, Queerfest Connect, Queerfest Night Live, Queerfest Film Night, and engaging workshops.

Get more information here.

Super Bowl

When: 11 February

Yes, the big game may be played in America, but you can go out and watch it in Norfolk. Check out our list of places to watch the Super Bowl in Norfolk. Alternatively, you can watch the game at home as it will be televised on ITV and Sky.

Valentine Beer Festival at Trafford Arms

When: 12 – 18 February

The Valentine Beer Festival at the Trafford Arms in Norwich has been running for more than 25 years. Over the week they will have 50+ beers for you to try, including plenty of local brews.

Get more information on their Facebook page here.

Read about more beer events in Norfolk.

King’s Lynn Fairground Mart

When: 14 – 24 February

The Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn, one of England’s grandest squares, turns into a funfair. The Mart is a tribute to the great work of Frederick Savage, who worked with the Showmen’s Guild to develop new fairground rides.

Get more details here.

Norwich Science Festival

When: 17 – 24 February

One of Norwich’s biggest festivals because it is fun for all ages and knowledge levels. This is a celebration of science with exhibitions, shows and hands-on activities.

Learn more here.

Teddy Bear Express

When: 17 – 25 February

Join the Bure Valley mascot bear for a half-term week of fun! Children can take part in a themed activity for their 45-minute (each-way) journey on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway and the Whilstlestop Café will be decorated.

To make this truly a children’s event, kids are free when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children 0-15 per adult). Pre-booking is advisable but not required.

Adults are £22. Get more information here.

PS. Don’t forget to bring your Teddy!

Comic Jo’s Star Wars Lego Event

When: 18 February

Embark on a galactic adventure at the Cosmic Jos Star Wars Lego event in Norwich. With over 200 sets on display, enthusiasts and fans alike are in for a treat. Capture unforgettable moments with exclusive photo opportunities, and take advantage of special offers that make this event a must for any Star Wars and Lego enthusiast. Be prepared for exciting Star Wars giveaways, and don’t miss out on the Blue Milkshake special.

Get more information here.

Cromer Pancake Race

When: 18 February Cancelled due to weather

All ages are encourage to join in Cromer Carnival’s annual pancake race. Everything you need will be supplied. It starts at 14:00 at North Lodge Park.

Get the latest information on their Facebook page here.

Pirate-Themed River Trips

When: 19 – 23 February

Pirates have nicked the Cordon Rouge and have been seen flying the Jolly Roger on the Norfolk Broads. They are after the lost treasure and need a crew to help them find it. Will you help them and get a share or be forced to walk the plank?

The family-friendly pirate themed river trip aboard the Cordon Rouge features pirate themed decoration, children’s activity packs, fancy dress and commentary from our Pirate ship Captain “Flint”. The boat ride lasts for 1.5 hours runs twice a day.

Tickets are £13.50 per person under 5s are £1.50. Get more information here.

Circus of Horrors

When: 22 – 25 February

Get ready for a fun rock show combined with daredevil circus acts and a Stella light show. Unlike other circus shows at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, only the afternoon performances of Circus of Horrors are family-friendly.

Get more information here.

Acle Winter Beer Festival

When: 23 – 25 February

Back for its fourth year, this will be the biggest one yet with over 20 different breweries taking part. It will take place at Acle Academy. They will also have ciders, gin, wine, soft drinks along with both hot and cold food available all weekend.

For those in Norwich, you can get a ride on the newly restored Eastern Counties VR190. It will leave castle meadow (Castle Quarter Entrance) on 23 February at midday only. There is only room for 70 onboard so best to get there a little early. The free return journey back to Norwich will leave about 15:30-16:00 (or you can stay and get the X1 back).

Entry is free, with drink tokens available to buy on the day by cash or card.  Get more information here.

Anniversary Gala at Whitwell Station

When: 24 – 25 February & 2 – 3 March

Time to commemorate 15 years since the official reopening of Whitwell Station to passengers! Prepare for two thrilling weekends filled with steam entertainment, accompanied by delicious food and drinks for your enjoyment.

Get the details here.

8th African Fundraising Evening in Aid of MSF (Medicins Sans Frontiers)

When: 24 February

Enjoy an enriching evening celebrating African culture at the Narthex in Norwich. Delight in music, cuisine, and a vibrant atmosphere to honour the continent’s diversity. Discover the impactful projects of Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in Africa and beyond, and learn how your support can change lives. Engage with dedicated doctors, volunteers, and supporters committed to providing essential medical aid. Your presence at the 8th annual fundraiser directly aids MSF’s efforts worldwide, ensuring vulnerable communities receive crucial medical assistance.

Get more information here.

Indoor Car Boot Sale

When: 24 February

Thorpe St. Andrew Town Council invites you to an Indoor Car Boot Sale at the Dussindale Centre. Secure your pitch for £7 (includes table) by pre-booking via email. Enjoy refreshments while you declutter and sell, find bargains, or simply have a slice of cake with friends.

Get more information here.

East Anglia Wedding Show at Norfolk Showground

When: 24 – 25 February

If you are planning to get married, this show has the largest gathering of wedding experts in East Anglia under one roof, there is something for everyone! You will find exhibitors for Bridal ware, venues, jewellers, caterers, wedding décor, florists, cake markers, stationery, marquees, wedding entertainment, and more.

Save money by purchasing tickets in advance starting at £4.20 per person (if you have a group of four or more.) Get more information here.

Looking Ahead

See March events in Norfolk here.

Something to Look Forward to Next February

Love Light Norwich

When: TBC February 2025

This exciting light festival themed around love and belonging typically takes place every other year. See much-loved Norwich landmarks transformed into vibrant artworks, enjoy performances from renowned artists, join in with the city centre procession, and take part in the interactive installations.

It’s free to attend.  Get more information in our guide to Love Light Norwich 2022.

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