Find out what's on in the East of England

East Anglia events have something for everyone - from carnivals, air displays and arts festivals to historical re-enactments, craft fairs, agricultural shows, and workshops and courses all held in the region throughout the year.

If you're a foody, we've plenty to get your teeth stuck into including food events and farmers markets and festivals in East Anglia. East Anglia is also home to a range of large scale festivals, not least the Maritime Festival in Great Yarmouth and Latitude Music Festival in Suffolk.


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Kings Lynn Festival 15-28 July

King's Lynn Festival, now in its 67th year, continues to provide high quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral and jazz plus talks, exhibitions and films. Find out more

Superstructures until 2 September

Celebrating its 40th anniversary as the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Norman Foster, The Sainsbury Centre launches a major exhibition to shine a light on developments in architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s. Find out more

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings & Outdoor Sculptures until 15 July

A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space will be installed in the State Rooms. The exhibition will also include a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures which will be installed throughout the 18th-century house and gardens. Find out more

Latitude 12 to 15 July Henham Park, Suffolk

UK Festival 2017's Winner of Best Major Festival, Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park, Suffolk in 2018 for the biggest offering of music, theatre, dance, film and much more. Find out more

Repton 200 Season throughout 2018

March 2018 marks the 200 year anniversary of the death of one of Britain’s greatest, and original Landscape Gardeners, Humphry Repton. Find out more

Folk East 17 to 19 August at Glemham Hall, Suffolk

FolkEast Festival at Glemham Hall in Suffolk bringing the best of folk together for a bit of a song & dance. Find out more

Fireworks at Hemsby until 28 August

Join the fun at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday. Find out more

Curious Cabinets at Felbrigg Hall until 31 October

Four striking pieces of furniture created by set designer, Gary McCann, have gone on display in the Service Wing at Felbrigg Hall. Throughout 2018 these Curious Cabinets will showcase previously unseen objects collected by the colourful characters, whose exotic travels and wild interests have shaped this family home. Find out more

Brian Clarke: The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts until 14 October

The Sainsbury Centre will stage a spectacular exhibition across the building exploring the stained glass of Brian Clarke. Clarke is celebrated as the greatest stained glass artist in the world today and has collaborated globally with the most radical architects of our time. Find out more

Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich 6-8 July

Three days of celebrations which include a street procession, entertainers, fireworks, outdoor stages with music, dance and theatre, funfair and lots more. Find out more

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 7-8 July

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront for an array of classic and contemporary cars will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival. Find out more

World Snail Racing Championship at Congham 21 July

Snail racing is a fun event for young and old alike. For more than 25 years the World Snail Racing Championships have been held at Congham, near King's Lynn, in Norfolk. Find out more

Holt Festival 21-28 July

During Holt Festival, the Georgian town of Holt becomes home to street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians. Find out more

50 Days of Summer at Banham Zoo 21 July-9 September

Visit Banham Zoo for a whole summer of activities as we celebrate a different animal each day! Find out more

Sandringham Flower Show 25 July

Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park, this one-day show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year with entertainment for the whole family. Find out more

Great Yarmouth Fireworks on Central Beach 25 July - 8 September

Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with our fantastic summer firework spectacular. The evening starts off with fun and music entertainment from 8pm followed by fireworks from 10pm. Find out more

Summer Days at Pensthorpe Natural Park 27 July-8 September

Spend your summer days outdoors and create memories… get closer to nature, explore the further reaches of the reserve, play as a family in the adventure play areas, follow trails, do some craft making, go pond dipping, build dens and more. Find out more

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 28-29 July

Known as the ‘mile-long summer attraction’, this two day event offers a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports and much more! Find out more