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 2023.

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February 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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: 23 January – 5 March 2023

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 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.

Kinky Boots at Norwich Theatre Royal

When: 31 January – 4 February

After the huge success of the Sound of Music at Norwich Theatre in 2022, this year, the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society will be performing Kinky Boots. It tells the story of Charlie Price, a young man who inherits a struggling shoe factory and teams with Lola, a cabaret performer, to turn it around with a line of high-heeled boots for drag queens.

Get tickets here. Read our Kinky Boots review to learn more.

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

When: 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.

Queer East Art Exhibition

When: 10-12 and 15-19 February

You can see a curated exhibition of Norfolk based artists who identify as LGBTQIA+ as part of Queer Fest Norwich. There will able be workshops and talks Saturdays and Sundays.

Get more information here.

The Big Disney Pop Party

When: 10 February

If you are over 18 and love everything Disney, you must go to this Disney-themed party. DJs will be playing songs from Disney films and TV shows. There will also be lip sync battles, mass singalongs, giveaways and more. Come in your fancy dress.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Stargazing at Bawsey Country Park

When: 10 February

King’s Lynn & District Astronomy Society members will be on hand to help you learn about the night sky. They will have optical equipment on site, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Hot and cold refreshments will be available from The Hub Café. This is a ticket only event and tickets are £2.50 and include free parking. Tickets can be refunded in the event of cancellation due to weather poor conditions.

Get more details here.

Holiday Travel Show

When: 11 February

Come meet with tour operators at The New Forge in Aylsham to get some holiday inspiration! Entry is free and there will be refreshments. You need to call to get your free ticket and then you will be entered into a prize draw too.

Get the details here.

Super Bowl

When: 12 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. If you want to be able to see the American broadcast with the adverts, you can get access for only 99P here. This is through NFL Gamepass and does not require you to sign up for any subscription.

King’s Lynn Fairground Mart

When: 14 – 25 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: 11 – 18 February

One of Norwich’s biggest festivals is taking place in February for the first time. It is a celebration of science with exhibitions, shows and hands-on activities for all ages and knowledge levels.

Learn more here.

Teddy Bear Express

When: 11 – 19 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. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train. Get more information here.

PS. Don’t forget to bring your Teddy!

Pirate-Themed River Trips

When: 13 – 17 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.

Valentine Beer Festival at Trafford Arms

When: 13- 19 February

The Valentine Beer Festival at the Trafford Arms in Norwich has been running for 25 years. Over the week they will have 60 real ales for you to try, including plenty of local brews.

Luca Pizza will be on site Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Churros and Chorizo will be there Friday night. Saturday evening they will have live music from Dave Thomas Blues.

Get more information on their Facebook page here.

Read about more beer events in Norfolk.

Valentine’s Day Supper Club at the Old Post Office

When: 14 February

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day Supper Club with Chef Julian at the Old Post Office in Harleston. He was trained at The Savoy and Raymond Blanc’s The Queen’s Head in Weybridge. Julian brings together his fabulous signature South American/Asian fusion dishes with vegan option.

See the menu here. It’s £150 per couple with optional Adnams wine flight option at £30 per person.

Contact TOPO through their Facebook page here or call 01379 853308 to book.

Super Sonix at Epic Studios

When: 15 February

Tickets are selling fast for this 16 and up night at Epic Studios. Guests include Mozey, Venjent, James Hiraeth, PINX, and ZYLO.

Get more information and buy tickets here.

Afterdark Thursday | Valentine’s Confession Party

When: 16 February

Head to Mantra in Norwich and be ready to dance. DJ Stranja will be Downstairs bringing you non-stop Urban, Hiphop, RnB and UK rap music! Upstairs in the lounge bar, their resident DJ Stylish will be warming you up with Slow RnB and Classics.

Get more information and buy tickets here.

Circus of Horrors

When: 16 – 19 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. Use the discount code FEAR5 for £5 off stalls and ringside tickets.

Public Open Evening at Seething Observatory

When: 17 February

It’s your chance to learn all about the mysteries of the stars from Andrew Sutkowski and look at some of the more fascinating examples in the sky through the observatory telescopes.

Find out more here.

Cromer Pancake Race

When: 19 February

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.

R&B Lovers Festival at Epic Studios

When: 24 February

This 90s & 00s R&B Festival at Epic Studios will be massive. Get ready for 5 hours of Old School 90s & 00’s RnB Anthems, glitter, glam, confetti, state of the art sound and giveaways.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Taylor Swift vs Harry Styles Party Night

When: 24 February

This party night at Revolution Norwich is dedicated to and based around the music of pop icons Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. You will hear all the anthems, extended songs, artist’s versions, and more that you just don’t normally hear in a club. There are also lip sync competitions, prizes, audience props and optional fancy dress.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Acle Winter Beer Festival

When: 24 – 26 February

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

There will be live music in the evenings from Copperhead, The Jacks and The band with no name will be back Sunday afternoon.

Profits from this years festival will be going to Acle primary school FOSA and Acle Academy P.T.A

Get more information here.

Live Music Tribute to George Harrison

When: 25 February

You can see talented musicians performing songs written and performed by the George Harrison at The Carnegie in Thetford. Together with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, they were the Beatles, the best-selling music act of all time. This show is the perfect way to remember him on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

OLL XP – The OLL Experience

When: 25 – 26 February

OLL Games is hosting the OLL XP at the Forum to celebrate all aspects of our local games industry. It’s a free event with fun gaming experiences and showcases.

Get more information here.

Anniversary Gala at Whitwell Station

When: 25 – 26 February

It’s time to celebrate 14 years since Whitwell station was officially reopened to passengers.

You can ride in the newly restored SECR brake van which has been recently produced in model form by Bachmann. There will also be locomotives running from 09:00 to 16:40 both days.

In the sidings bar building there will be stands and exhibits. Food and drinks will also be available.

Get the details here.

East Anglia Wedding Show at Norfolk Showground

When: 25 – 26 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.

Get more information here.

The Last Voyage of the Gloucester at Norwich Castle

When: 25 February – 10 September

In this major exhibition, you will learn how brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell discovered the wreck of the Gloucester which ran aground in heavy seas off the coast of Great Yarmouth more than 300 years ago and see some of the fascinating objects found at the wrecksite.

The exhibition is included with regular admission to Norwich Castle. It is expected to be popular so you are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Read our review of The Last Voyage of the Gloucester at Norwich Castle to learn more.

The Girl From the North Country at Norwich Theatre Royal

When: 28 February – 4 March

The Girl From the North Country is a critically acclaimed musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan. It’s set in 1930s Minnesota during the Great Depression and follows the lives of the inhabitants of a boarding house, each struggling with their own problems. The show is back in the UK for its first major tour.

Read our review of The Girl From the North Country to learn more.

Looking Ahead

See March events in Norfolk here.

Something to Look Forward to Next February

Love Light Norwich

When: TBC February 2024

This exciting light festival themed around love and belonging 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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