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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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

Winter Festival at Great Yarmouth Market Place Nov 30-Dec 23

A mixture of wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere with unique gifts, handmade crafts and treats for everyone on offer over four themed weekends. Find out more

Christmas at Banham Zoo - From Dec 1

See Santa Claus here at the zoo and enjoy some festive fun in the Activities & Education Centre. Find out more

Circus! Show of Shows at Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth until March 3 2019

This exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond. Find out more

Lavenham by Lantern Light at Lavenham Guildhall of Corpus Christi - Dates in Nov and Dec

See the medieval village of Lavenham in a whole new light on a National Trust Lantern Walk. Find out more

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival March 25- Jan 5

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival, now in its fourteenth year, is attracting over 35,000 visitors which makes it one of the region’s major winter attractions. There will be spectacular Christmas trees in Stowmarket Parish Church, Abbots Hall in the Museum of East Anglian Life and the town library. Find out more

Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show - Dec 8 - Jan 6

A fast moving alternative to the family visit to a pantomime, the amazing Water Spectacle at Great Yarmouth Hippdrome has all the Christmas spirit you need set in the unique atmosphere of the Edwardian Hippodrome. Find out more

Festival Food Fair at Holkham Hall - Dec 15 -16

A delicious collection of food and drink from the best of local and regional producers, offering a truly magical Christmas food event. Find out more

Christmas Day Swim at Hunstanton - Dec 25

From 10.30am, swimmers in fancy dress raise money for charity by braving the icy waters of the Wash from Hunstanton Central Prom. Find out more

Christmas at Africa Alive! From Dec 1

See Santa Claus here at the park and enjoy some festive fun in the Discovery Centre. Find out more