March Events in Norfolk

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Norwich Cathedral with daffodils in the foreground

March is the beginning of spring in Norfolk. The season brings with it the promise of warmer weather and longer days filled with sunshine. March is also the month to celebrate and honour the wonderful mothers in our lives with Mother’s Day.

To make the most out of this delightful time, we’ve compiled a list of the best events in Norfolk in March 2024.

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March 2024 Norfolk Events

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

In 2024, Easter falls in March, so also check up our roundup of Easter events in Norfolk.

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 March 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.

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.

The RNLI 200 Years Celebration Weekend

When: 1 – 3 March

For the RNLI’s big milestone, there will be celebrations around Norfolk.

Wells-next-the-Sea and Wells Maltings will be abuzz with celebratory events, featuring an engaging exhibition, an exciting quiz night, creative craft sessions, insightful safety talks, and much more. Get more information here.

Cromer is planning a special launch of the all-weather lifeboat Lester and members of the public are invited to watch from the public gallery. Find out more here.

Sheringham will have an evening at St Peter’s church with the Sheringham Shantymen and special guests to mark the occasion. No advanced booking is required, entry is free and there will be a retiring collection. More information here.

Norwich Queer International Festival of Film 

When: 1 – 3 March

The Norfolk Queer International Film Festival (NQIFF) is dedicated to showcasing and championing queer cinema and moving image artistry. Over the course of a single weekend, the festival will feature a remarkable lineup of 89 queer films hailing from 30 countries worldwide. Embracing diversity and creativity, this event promises to be a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ storytelling and cinematic expression.

Get more information here.

Raveningham Woodland Lumiere

When: 1 – 30 March (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Postponed until autumn as ground is too wet

Raveningham Lumiere returns for its triumphant third year, promising another enchanting winter light and art trail at the renowned venue that also hosts the Raveningham Sculpture Trail. Read our review from Lumiere 2021 and check out a short video from our 2022 visit here to learn more about what to expect.

Admission is £6 per adult and under 18s are free. Get more information here.

Local Saver Weekend at Bure Valley Railroad

When: 2 – 3 March

The Bure Valley Railway runs from Wroxham to Aylsham. You can get 50% OFF all full priced fares by using the code LOCAL5024 at checkout or when calling 01263 733858.

Pre-booking is essential. Get more information here.

Wroxham & Hoveton Makers Market

When: 2 March

Come to the early Spring Fair where you can browse through more than 30 indoor and outdoor stalls showcasing a diverse range of local crafts, produces, baked goods, and confectionery. You’ll also find plenty of gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Easter and there will be a pop-up cafe serving artisan snacks, baked goods, and refreshments.

Get more information here.

ATW Great Yarmouth Seafront 10K & Half Marathon

When: 3 March

Get ready for the third instalment of the Great Yarmouth Seafront Half Marathon and 10k—a fun event that showcases the best of Great Yarmouth’s attractions.

Starting and ending on the running track, the course winds past iconic landmarks such as the Venetian Waterways, lively seafront amusement arcades, Nelson’s monument, and the iconic Pleasure Beach. Throughout the route, energizing live music will uplift your spirits.

Get more information here.

East Anglian Yarn Festival

When: 9 – 10 March

If you enjoy knitting, crochet, spinning or any fibre arts, you don’t want to miss this festival at Norfolk Showground. There will be more than 85 amazing fibre festival vendors from across the UK, as well as classes and workshops for a range of different woolly related crafts.

If you would like to stay at a hotel close by, we recommend the Premier Inn A47 West. Check the price and availability here.

Get more information about the festival here.

National Lottery Open Week

When: 9 – 17 March

National Lottery funded venues across the country are expressing their appreciation by offering free entry, discounts, and exclusive deals. In Norfolk, an array of attractions participate, including Felbrigg Hall, Titchwell RSPB, Strumpshaw RSPB, the Time and Tide Museum, Norwich Castle, and many more. With any retail or online National Lottery ticket, Scratchcard, or Instant Win Games, visitors can unlock special offers including free entry.

Get more information here.

Mothering Sunday/Mother’s Day

When: 10 March

Time to treat Mum and make her feel like a Queen. There are lots of places around the county offering deals for the occasion. Check out our list of the best Mother’s Day specials in Norfolk.

Taste of the Town

When: 11 – 24 March

This spring, explore the best of King’s Lynn’s culinary scene for less. Taste of the Town, organised by Discover King’s Lynn, showcases the diverse array of high-quality restaurants, bars, and cafes. Explore set-priced menus, starting at just £10, £15, or £20, offered by local businesses.

Each participating business crafts its own enticing menu, allowing you to try their best offerings affordably. Picture Mediterranean delights, gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, afternoon teas, cocktails, and more.

Find out more here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When: 15 – 17 March

Don your green and get ready to enjoy all things Irish – food, Guinness, and music. Check out the different events happening around Norfolk here.

West Norfolk Food & Drink Festival

When: 17 March

Tempt your taste buds at the inaugural West Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, set to take place on the High Street in Hunstanton. Organised by Norfolk Deli, this exciting event will feature up to 30 independent producers, offering a delightful array of artisanal products. From delectable treats to savoury delights, it will be a celebration of the best of West Norfolk’s gastronomic offerings.

Get more details here.

Fakenham Gin & Beer Festival

When: 22 – 23 March

Returning for its 11th edition, the Fakenham Gin & Beer Festival promises an impressive lineup featuring 25 varieties of beers and ciders, alongside the renowned Black Shuck gin and an array of spirits. Indulge in delicious food offerings while enjoying live music, all in support of the Fakenham Community Centre and First Focus.

Get more information here.

Read about more beer festivals in Norfolk.

Deepdale Hygge Festival 

When: 22 – 24 March

Deepdale Hygge is a celebration of the North Norfolk Coast, where people can enjoy simple pleasures such as live music, the great outdoors, meeting friends, and experiencing the best of the coast. It is inspired by the Danish word Hygge, meaning enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Get more information here.

Read about more music festivals in Norfolk here.

Local Maker’s Samples, Seconds and Sales Market

When: 22 – 24 March

Discover unbeatable deals at this sample and sale market extravaganza at The Shoe Factory Social Club! Starting with a Friday Night market, indulge in a weekend filled with discounted treasures crafted by talented makers.

Explore an array of items, including trial pieces, samples, and charmingly imperfect yet still exquisite pieces, all offered at reduced prices. Additionally, enjoy markdowns on current lines and collections, ensuring there’s something for everyone. With over 50 stalls each day, there will be a treasure trove of screen prints, ceramics, jewellery, homewares, and textiles from a diverse range of skilled artisans—all at irresistible prices!

Get more information here.

Discover Japan at the Forum

When: 23 March

Embark on a cultural journey with various Japanese activities, from language tasters to the delicate art of origami and the graceful strokes of Japanese calligraphy—all offered for free, courtesy of the Japan Foundation.

Learn more here.

Pirates Live at the Hippodrome

When: 23 March – 14 April

Experience the excitement of Pirates Live at the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth! Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for an action-packed water show aboard a massive galleon. With world-class actors, acrobats, and aerialists, this live adventure is now in its 8th year and promises an unforgettable experience. Prepare for heart-stopping circus stunts, hilarious pirate comedy, and mesmerising aerial artistry.

You can save money on tickets for select dates through Groupon here.

Get more information about the show here.

Tea for Two Step

When: 24 March

Step back in time to the glamour of the post-WWII era at Sprowston Manor’s swinging afternoon event. Live singing by Jayne Darling and a 1940s DJ will set the tone, accompanied by afternoon tea served amidst vintage decor. With the venue transformed into a post-war victory-style setting, complete with dim lighting and elegant ambiance, attendees will feel like they’ve stepped into a classic film.

Don your finest 1940s attire, from fedoras to swing dresses, and dance the afternoon away to live music while indulging in delicious cakes and pastries. Alongside the vintage experience, enjoy free parking, bar access, and the satisfaction of supporting Norfolk Citizens Advice, as all proceeds will aid those in the local community grappling with hardships during the cost of living crisis.

Find out more here.

Russell’s International Circus in Sheringham

When: 27 March – 14 April

Get ready for Russell’s International Circus in Sheringham with their brand new show. Under a classic big-top tent, you’ll witness a amazing talent from an all-human cast, including thrilling illusions, hilarious laughs, and daring stunts. From juggling and clowning to acrobatics, the performers will leave you in awe. Plus, you’ll get to see some incredible acts all the way from the Hungarian State Circus and Morocco!

Get more information here. You can get discounted tickets on Groupon here.

Alice on the Wondertrain

When: 28 -31 March

Set out on a magical journey with Alice on the Wondertrain at the Mid-Norfolk Railway. This immersive theatrical experience invites audiences to join Alice as she discovers herself in a fantastical adventure inspired by the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland.

As you travel aboard the Wondertrain, prepare to be captivated by a unique adaptation filled with comedy, original music, dance, and interactive elements that engage all the senses. It’s brought to life by Twisted Reality Productions, the creative minds behind the beloved Polar Express Train Ride. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this extraordinary trip promises an unforgettable Easter experience in 2024.

Find out more here.

Epic Food Fest

When: 29 March

Get ready for the inaugural Epic Food Festival at Epic Studios in Norwich, where culinary delights await at every turn! Sample a diverse range of flavours from amazing vendors, offering everything from exotic cuisines to beloved local favourites.

Learn the art of cooking with live demonstrations by renowned chefs such as XO Kitchen’s Chef Jimmy Preston and Chef Geoff from Norwich Soul Kitchen. Explore the farmers market for fresh produce and artisanal treats, and enjoy a cup of coffee brewed by Break Charity.

In response to the current cost of living crisis, select vendors will be offering £5 Main Specials, ensuring everyone can indulge in the festivities. The festival runs from 12:00 to 18:00, with flexible arrival times during these hours. Children under 14 enter free, making it a perfect outing for the whole family.

Find out more here.

Looking Ahead

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  1. You are doing a great job of publising notable events, keep up the great work. You allways provide an interesting line up thanks.

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