September Events in Norfolk

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Summer may be over, but the weather is still relatively warm in September in Norfolk. You will want to make the most of it and enjoy some more outdoor festivals and events, before it starts getting cold.

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September 2022 Events in Norfolk

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

One of the highlights in September is Heritage Open Days. Every year, thousands of special events take place across England to celebrate history and culture. This year it will take place 9-18 September.

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.

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.

Sundown Festival

When: 2 – 4 September

See some of the UK’s top pop and bass artists at the Norfolk Showground. There is the option to camp for the weekend too.

Get the details here.

Shouldham Beer Fest

When: 2 – 4 September

The Shouldham Beer festival is back with lots of real ales, cider, food, music and more on the Village Green. Camping is available at the village playing field.

Get more details here.

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Pride

When: 3 September

For 2022 the theme will be One World, One Heart, One Pride. The day starts out with a parade around 11:00 and then a variety of acts will perform throughout the day on the Alexis St Clair Memorial Stage.

Get more information here.

North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

When: 3 – 4 September

Head to Holkham Park for a huge celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in North Norfolk. Expect to find a wide range of tasty food and drink including freshly baked bread, delicious pork pies, real ale, local spirits, and more.

Get more information here.

Norwich Foodies Festival

When: 9 -11 September

Head to Earlham Park in Norwich for a huge celebration of leading chefs, tasty food, enchanting drinks, and live music. Save on admission by getting tickets in advance.

You can get discounted tickets on Groupon here.

Get more information here.

Norfolk Heritage Open Days

When: 9 – 18 September

For 2022, the theme for Heritage Open Days will be ‘Astounding Inventions’ to celebrate England’s rich history of invention, industry, and innovation. There will be guided tours, exhibitions, and more special events.

Read our guide to the 2022 Norfolk Heritage Open Days.

World in the Gardens

When: 10 September

This one day music and cultural event in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich will feature a top world music line-up including London Afrobeat Collective, Electric Jalaba, Yaya Bey, Nebula, and more. It is presented by Rhythms Sans Frontieres and Wild Paths Festival and children under 16 go free (maximum 3 child tickets per paying adult).

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Sandringham Game & Country Fair

When:10 – 11 September

Sandringham plays host to one of East Anglia’s best country fairs that celebrates the best in equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs. There is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Find out the details here.

The Out There Festival

When: 16 – 18 September

Expect a innovative and diverse programme including international circus, comedy, and street arts on the seafront, in St Georges Park and around the Great Yarmouth town centre.  Admission is free.

Get details here.

Gathering at Wild Ken Hill

When: 17 September

Attend inspiring discussions, Q&As, readings, workshops and performances with top authors, speakers and creatives at the Wild Ken Hill Nature Reserve in North Norfolk.

You do need to book tickets in advance. Get more information here.

North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend

When: 17 – 18 September

The North Norfolk Railway hosts the annual 1940s weekend (back for its 27th year) which is also celebrated in the towns of Sheringham and Holt. Put on your uniform or 1940s civilian dress and join in on the fun.

More details coming soon.

Autumn Equinox Skycamp

When: 20 – 27 September

The Loughton Astronomical Society holds an Autumn Equinox Sky Camp at Kelling Heath on the North Norfolk coast. It is the largest star party in the UK with hundreds of amateur astronomers gathering for a week of dark sky observing.

The main event day is the Saturday when they have vendor trade stands, equipment demonstrations, a raffle, and a telescope tour.

It is free to attend but if you want to spend a night or more you will need to book a campsite. Get more information here.

Sausage and Cider Fest

When: 24 September

The Halls in Norwich will be full of sausages, ciders (plus other beverages), and live music. There will be gluten free and vegan options available.

Get more information here.

A Night at the Opera by Candlelight

When: 29 September

A special evening of opera London Concertante at Norwich Cathedral with an array of the finest opera arias and overtures, including works from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart and more.

Get more details and buy tickets here.

Looking Ahead

Check out October Events in Norfolk.

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