The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has announced its programme of King’s Lynn events for 2022.
King's Lynn Festival
Sunday 17 to Saturday 30 July 2022
Organised by King's Lynn Festival.
Saturday 25, Sunday 26 June, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Friday 8, and Saturday 9 July 2022
Organised by the Festival Too committee, we are pleased to be supporting Festival Too once again. A free, unticketed, event held in King’s Lynn over three weekends.
More details from https://www.festivaltoo.co.uk/
Folk in the Town
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022
Two days of traditional folk, Americana, folk rock, bluegrass and everything in between. All live and free in the Tuesday Market Place.
Sunday 31 July 2022
A day of soulful music in the Tuesday Market Place.
Hanseatic Festival of Watersports
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2022
Motorboats race up to 100mph along the Ouse, in this high-octane spectacle. People can watch the action from the historic waterfront of King’s Lynn.
Mods and Rockers
Sunday 14 August 2022
Scooter and motorbike enthusiasts gather for a look back at these 60s subcultures.
Sunday 21 August 2022
Enjoy music from the 90’s and 00’s in the Tuesday Market Place.
Sunday 28 August 2022
Sit back in the Tuesday Market Place and enjoy some simple sounds.
Mini Meet in the Tuesday Market Place
Sunday 4 September 2022
The Tuesday Market Place welcomes vintage and modern examples of this iconic car.
Sign up now at west-norfolk.gov.uk/minimeet
Heritage Open Day King's Lynn
Sunday 11 September 2022
Organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society places of interest in King's Lynn open their doors to the public.
Fawkes in the Walks
5 November 2021
Remember, remember, the 5th of November when our legendary free firework display returns to The Walks.
King's Lynn Bubble Rush for EACH
The Walks, 26 September 2021
Organised and in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). The course features four Bubble Stations, each has a cannon which pumps out coloured foam to create a 4 ft deep bubble bath! More details here.
Family disco & games
Tuesday Market Place, 25 September 10am - 3pm
Family disco & games on the Tuesday Market Place with Simon Rowe from Radio West Norfolk.
King’s Lynn Hanse Festival
Sunday 12 June 2022
The Hanse Festival Regatta, organised by Wells and King’s Lynn Coastal Rowing Club, will be held over both days of the weekend (11 and 12 June) and will feature boats from all over the country. At 2:30pm on Saturday 11 June the Baden Powell will set sail and the first race on the River Great Ouse will be held at 3pm.
On Sunday 12 June, at 11:30 the ‘Parade of Flags’ that showcases all of the Hanseatic countries will leave the Tuesday Market Place. Supported by the Hanseatic Union, flag bearers from many countries will head through King's Lynn town centre towards the historic Saturday Market Place and onto the quayside.
From 11:50am on King’s Staithe Square there will be traditional Latvian dancing, followed by live music on stage from the Pot of Gold Shanty Crew, Bruther Will and Good Company.
Music will be playing, people representing Hanseatic nations will be waving flags and thanks to Rachael Williams, the Learning and Engagement Officer from Stories of Lynn, children can get involved with activities on King’s Staithe Square including a Walking Boat procession from the Tuesday Market Place through the town to King’s Staithe Square.
Rachael said, “I can’t wait for this year’s Hanse Festival. We have chocolate cakes to decorate, a range of fun outdoor games to play, Hanse badges to design and make and the popular junk model boat making where children can use the junk to build their own little boat and test it on the mini-river. It is going to be great!”
When the bands stop, the second day of racing on the river begins, with the final race finishing at 6pm.
Popular events from previous festivals return, including Discover Hanseatic Lynn walks and lectures at Marriott’s Warehouse.
The King’s Lynn Town Guides will lead the ‘Discover Hanseatic Lynn’ walks. Walks are free to attend but must be booked at the Tourist Information Centre inside Stories of Lynn.
Back to the 80s with Wild Boys & DJ Mark Purdy
Tuesday Market Place, 26 September 12 - 3pm
We're heading back to the 80s. Live music from the Wild Boys, plus DJ Mark Purdy.
Mods and Rockers
Tuesday Market Place, 19 September 2021
A classic scooter and motorbike meet, with live music, stalls, and fun for all the family.
5 September 2021
A meet for owners and fans of this beloved car brand in the Tuesday Market Place
The Time Machine, circus skills & bubbleology
Tuesday Market Place, 11 September 10am-4pm
Family-friendly show on stage, plus the chance to try out some circus skills and enjoy lots of bubbles. Great entertainment for children.
Heritage Open Day
12 September 2021
Places of interest in King's Lynn open their doors to the public.
Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Bank Holiday Thursday 2 June
King’s Staithe Square
The long weekend starts at 4pm with fairy-tale characters as Princesses and Queens visit King’s Staithe Square, King’s Lynn. A sing-a-long follows at 5:30pm. Live music will be performed on stage from 6:30pm with sets from Bear Club and, in a welcome return to King’s Lynn having headlined Fawkes in the Walks, The Chebbs.
A Civic parade will arrive in King’s Staithe Square at 9:35pm led by a bagpiper, in readiness for lighting the King’s Lynn beacon at 9:45pm. Beacons will also be lit at the same time in Downham Market and Hunstanton.
The evening will finish with fireworks.
Bank Holiday Friday 3 June
Town Centre and King’s Staithe Square
A Queen's Jubilee Parade will march through King’s Lynn and will include cadets from sea, army, air, police and fire. Guides, scouts and St John Ambulance. Planned to be the biggest parade that King’s Lynn has ever seen.
At 11:50am 200 young people will gather on the Quayside before parading through town. All afternoon and evening there will be live music on King’s Staithe Square and activities for children, including the chance to: make a decorated golden crown and a shining sword, to decorate their own commemorative Jubilee mug; pose for a photo on a throne; design a pair of Queen’s Knickers; make some bead jewellery fit for a queen; and enjoy some outdoor games, all on King’s Staithe Square.
Saturday 4 June
King’s Staithe Square and Alive Corn Exchange in the Tuesday Market Place
The party starts in King's Staithe Square from noon and will include sets from the UK's award winning pop and rock band Boogie Monsters who bring fun, high-energy and interactive live music for young children and their families. Followed by upbeat party music for the whole family until 10pm. There will be activities such as Jubilee hat decorating, drawing of the HM Queen Elizabeth and outdoor games to play for children to enjoy during the day too, organised by Rachael Williams, Learning and Engagement Officer at Stories of Lynn.
The Alive Corn Exchange will be serving cake, pastries and tea or coffee and showing the BBC TV Platinum Jubilee coverage. There is also free entry to watch a film about the Coronation in 1953, called A Queen is Crowned. Screenings start at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. As an added bonus, In the lobby of the Corn Exchange there will be a 10minute film show of images of the Queen and Royal Family in West Norfolk collated by the Heritage sites around the town.
Sunday 5 June
Picnic and fun-day in The Walks in partnership with the King’s Lynn Lions and Radio West Norfolk. Families are invited to sit in the park and enjoy all it has to offer from lunchtime until 6pm.
To add to the carnival atmosphere created by the four-day funfair that runs from Thursday 2 June, on Sunday there are free activities for children including Crazy Golf to play near the Walks Café, Union Jack face painting and family trips on Lenny the land-train as it tours the park.
Entertainment on the arena in The Walks will be hosted by Simon Rowe from Radio West Norfolk and includes The Imps Motorcycle Display Team, Bluey The Clown and live music from Abba Chique tribute band.
Tuesday Market Place, 12 September 2021
As part of Heritage Open Day, vintage vehicles will be proudly displayed in the Tuesday Market Place
Tuesday Market Place entertainment
Sat 28 & Sun 29 August
Live music on stage from The Rum Dogs and Jacen on Saturday.
East Anglian Brass and The 25th Hour perform on stage on Sunday.
Fun in the Park
August Bank Holiday weekend, The Walks
Four day funfair comes to The Walks, King's Lynn. It starts at 6pm on Friday 27 August.
Live music, courtesy of Festival Too, on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday 28: Andrew Girling, Sebbuko, Dear Monday, Coves, Revival & Planet Abba.
Sunday 29: Kill Me Kate, Kingdom Keys, Jessie's Ghost, BEAR Club & Tasha Leaper as Madonna.
4 September, 12-4pm, Tuesday Market Place
The UK's multi-award-winning pop and rock band for kids and families, introducing the excitement of a real, live music experience through fun and interactive family gigs.
Jacen and the Rocknorts
8 August 2021, 10am-5pm, Tuesday Market Place
A couple of one hour gigs during the day in the Tuesday Market Place. Dance-along party music with classic hits from the 1950s to the present day.
14 August 2021 10am-5pm
Grab those headsets, turn the dial, cut some shapes and be prepared to sing your heads off. With 3 channels of music it's time for you to strut your stuff and show us your best moves to music from Pop Classics, Pop Charts, 70s, 80s and 90s plus Guilty Pleasures and Indie Anthems.
7 August 2021 10am-5pm, Tuesday Market Place
Dance the day away with some of your favourite songs WITH your favourite characters
Maybe you can teach them some new dance moves too!
Perfect fun for all ages
21 August 2021
A socially distanced picnic in the Walks near the Bandstand. Organised by King's Lynn & West Norfolk Pride.
Folk in the Town
24 & 25 July 2021
Two days of folk music in the Tuesday Market Place
27 July 2021
A day to celebrate our great county.
Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm from June to September
Great live music performed in the Bandstand of the Walks in King's Lynn each Sunday from 2 June to 8 September
VE Day celebration at King’s Lynn Town Hall
Friday 8 May 2020
40s style tea party for WW2 Veterans and members of the public from that time. Activities for young people in uniforms. In the evening there will be a 40s style VE Day celebratory party with swing band and traditional sausage and mash supper.
Sunday 8 September
This brand new event for King's Lynn is a celebration of play and will see the Tuesday Market Place host a day of characters, giant games, stories, bubbleology, performances, magic and more.
Forties Lynn: Life on the Home Front
Sunday 21 July
Stepping back in time to the Second World War
Sunday 30 September
After a triumphant first year, this seaside classic returns
Remembrance Sunday ceremonies
Sunday 11 November
All are welcome to attend.
Custom House winter events
An exhibition and carol-singing at our tourist information centre
Mintlyn Crematorium Christmas Carol Service
Thursday 13 December
Everyone is welcome to attend
Christmas Lights Switch-on
Sunday 25 November
Join us for the start of the festive season