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Upcoming events

Dates for your diary

Save the date for these free events in 2023.

Information may be amended. Please check back here to see any changes or follow our social media accounts.

The King's Lynn Summer Events 2023 season finished on 10 September 2023. There will be more events in the autumn.

Please visit the Hunstanton events page for more details about summer and autumn events taking place in the town.

King's Lynn Christmas Lights 2023

King’s Lynn Christmas Lights switch-on

Sunday 26 November, Tuesday Market Place

Family activities in town, entertainment on stage in the afternoon and the lights will be turned on at 5pm.

Discover King’s Lynn start the festive fun with children’s lantern making inside the Place in New Conduit Street between 11am and 3pm. There will be street entertainment around town and the Vancouver Quarter from 1pm, including music from East Angles Brass Band.

At 2pm there’s live music on the borough council stage in the Tuesday Market Place. Popular classic children's songs will be covered by Big Summer Blowout at the start, St Martha’s School Choir will perform Christmas Carols, followed by music from headliners Bear Club.

Three characters from this years Alive Corn Exchange Pantomime, Dick Whittington, will be available to meet and for photos from 3:30pm at the venue in the Tuesday Market Place.

There will be food, drink and stocking filler stalls in the Tuesday Market Place all day.

A lantern parade will meander through town from 4:15pm, anyone with tambourines, triangles or other percussion instruments are invited to join the parade, that finishes in the Tuesday Market Place in time to see the lights switched on by the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, with help from the Alive Panto characters.

Christmas at the Guildhall

Christmas at the Guildhall

Sunday 10 December, St George's Guildhall, 29 King Street

A range of Victorian themed activities to enjoy from midday until 4pm.

  • See a special stage show featuring Father and Mother Christmas and Dickensian Christmas carols.
  • Play traditional Victorian games.
  • Get creative and make Christmas cards, crackers and decorations to take home.
  • Make a peppermint cream, a favourite Victorian sweet.
  • Take part in the Christmas trail.
  • Admission and activities are free, but timeslots need to be booked on

Delicious jacket potatoes will be available to purchase from the Potato Pod.

Drinks will be available to purchase in the pop-up refreshment bar including mulled apple juice.

All taking place at St George’s Guildhall, 29 King St, King’s Lynn PE30 1HA. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information visit

This event has been made possible thanks to funding from the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Activities have been organised in association with Norfolk Museums Service.

For details about other events happening all around west Norfolk, go to

Past events - 2023

Fawkes in the walks 2023

Fawkes in the Walks

Friday 3 November, The Walks

Classic car day 2023

Classic Car Day

Sunday 10 September, Tuesday Market Place

Music in the bandstand 2023

Music in the Bandstand

Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm from June to September

Mini meet 2023

Mini Meet

Sunday 3 September, Tuesday Market Place

90S 00s event screen 2023

90’s/00’s Day

Sunday 27 August, Tuesday Market Place, 12pm - 4pm

Women's World Cup Final

FIFA Women's World Cup Final screening

Sunday 20 August, 10am - 4pm

Mods and rockers 2023

Mods & Rockers

Sunday 13 August 2023, Tuesday Market Place

England vs Colombia in the Women's World Cup to be screened in the Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn.

FIFA Women's World Cup Quarter Final screening - England vs Colombia

Saturday 12 August 2023, 11am - 2pm

Soulful sunday 2023

Soulful Sunday

Sunday 30 July 2023, Tuesday Market Place

Folk in the town 23

Folk in the Town

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2023, Tuesday Market Place, 10:30am - 5pm both days

Wimbledon Finals watch party.

Wimbledon Finals watch party

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2023, 10am - 5pm each day

Hanseatic festival of watersports 2023

Hanseatic Festival of Watersports

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2023, Quayside

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Coronation of HM The King & HM The Queen Consort

Saturday 6 May 2023

A picture of a Soap Box Derby kart in the shape of a lemon taking part in the Searles Soap Box Derby 2018

Soap Box Derby

Sunday 2 April 2023

Past events - 2022

Classic Car Day and Heritage Open Day postponed.

Classic Car Day

Sunday 11 September 2022

King's Lynn Heritage Open Day Sunday 11th September 2022 10am-4pm

Heritage Open Day King's Lynn

Sunday 11 September 2022

Mini Meet in the market place

Mini Meet in the Tuesday Market Place

Sunday 4 September 2022

King's Lynn Summer Circus - Free Festival of Circus Events 24th August to 4th September

The King’s Lynn Summer Circus

Wednesday 24 August to Sunday 4 September

Simple Sounds in the Tuesday Market Place

Simple Sounds

Sunday 28 August 2022

90s 00s day

90s/00s Day

Sunday 21 August 2022

Mods and rockers motorbike and scooter show

Mods and Rockers

Sunday 14 August 2022

Hanseatic ski race kings lynn

Hanseatic Festival of Watersports

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2022

Soulful Sunday banner

Soulful Sunday

Sunday 31 July 2022

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Folk in the Town

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022

King's Lynn Festival

King's Lynn Festival

Sunday 17 to Saturday 30 July 2022

Festival Too logo

Festival Too

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 June, Friday 1, Saturday 2, Friday 8, and Saturday 9 July 2022

Kings Lynn Hanse Festival Logo 400x400

King’s Lynn Hanse Festival

Sunday 12 June 2022

Queens platinum jubilee

Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June

Past events - 2021

Mintlyn Crematorium Christmas Carol Service

Mintlyn Crematorium Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 13 December

kingg's lynn christmas lights switch-on

Christmas Lights Switch-on

Sunday 25 November

Firework display

Fawkes in the Walks

5 November 2021

a photo of the tommy statues in front of Greyfriars tower at night

Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

Sunday 11 November

winter events at the Custom House Purfleet Quay

Custom House winter events

An image of a soap box derby car shaped as a lemon, competing in the Soap Box Derby event in Hunstanton

Hunstanton Soap Box Derby

Sunday 30 September

Child enjoying the pink bubbles on the Bubble Rush

King's Lynn Bubble Rush for EACH

The Walks, 26 September 2021

Family disco & games with Simon Rowe

Family disco & games

Tuesday Market Place, 25 September 10am - 3pm

Mods and Rockers

Mods and Rockers

Tuesday Market Place, 19 September 2021

classic car at the Tuesday Market Place

Classic Car Day

Tuesday Market Place, 12 September 2021

Heritage Open Day 2017

Heritage Open Day

12 September 2021

West Norfolk Welcomes

The Time Machine, circus skills & bubbleology

Tuesday Market Place, 11 September 10am-4pm

Professor Badger and Nultella Nutkins present their Acorn Academy


Sunday 8 September

Mini Meet 2019

Mini Meet: in the market place

5 September 2021

Boogie Monsters

Boogie Monsters

4 September, 12-4pm, Tuesday Market Place

Jet Ski Race picture

Hanseatic Festival of Watersports

31 July & 1 August 2021

West Norfolk Welcomes

Tuesday Market Place entertainment

Sat 28 & Sun 29 August

Fun in the Park

Fun in the Park

August Bank Holiday weekend, The Walks

GEAR 10k 2018


22 August 2021


Pride Community Picnic

21 August 2021

Silent Disco

Silent Disco

14 August 2021 10am-5pm

Jacen and the Rocknorts

Jacen and the Rocknorts

8 August 2021, 10am-5pm, Tuesday Market Place



7 August 2021 10am-5pm, Tuesday Market Place

Norfolk county flag

Norfolk Day

27 July 2021

Folk in the Town small for events

Folk in the Town

24 & 25 July 2021

King's Lynn Festival Logo

King's Lynn Festival

18 - 31 July 2021

A man and a woman dancing, dressed in 40s naval costume, in the town hall

Forties Lynn: Life on the Home Front

Sunday 21 July

An image of the bandstand in the Walks, Kings Lynn

Music in the Bandstand

Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm from June to September


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