Published: Wednesday, 24th May 2023
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has announced its programme of King’s Lynn events for 2023.
Popular events in town, organised by the borough council and partners, will return including the Hanseatic Festival of Watersports at the end of May, followed by a schedule of events through the school holidays from July onwards that include Folk in the Town, Mods and Rockers, the Mini Meet, and Classic Car Day.
Cllr Simon Ring, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, said: "Events in King’s Lynn are always well supported by our residents. Despite the inclement weather over Coronation weekend many still came and enjoyed the activities in King’s Staithe Square. The aim of this schedule is to encourage people into King’s Lynn town centre to support our local retailers and hospitality businesses.”
The full programme will be regularly updated to the events page of the borough council website and can be viewed here: west-norfolk.gov.uk/events. Borough council social media channels will also be updated.
Events organised or supported by the borough council announced so far are:
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May: Hanseatic Festival of Watersports, South Quay.
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. Find out more at facebook.com/hanseaticskirace
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June: Festival Too, King's Staithe Square.
The borough council is pleased to be supporting Festival Too once again. A free, unticketed, event held in King's Lynn over three weekends. More details about acts this year will be given by the Festival Too committee.
Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July, Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July: Festival Too, Tuesday Market Place.
The final two weekends of Festival Too are on the Tuesday Market Place. Visit festivaltoo.co.uk for the latest information.
16 - 29 July: King's Lynn Festival, several historic buildings in town.
Supported by the borough council, this festival features stars of the international stage, BBC New Generation artists, television celebrities and prize-winning young musicians. Find out what's happening and when on their website kingslynnfestival.org.uk
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July: Folk in the Town, Tuesday Market Place.
Two days of traditional folk, Americana, folk rock, bluegrass and everything in between, all live and free in the Tuesday Market Place.
Sunday 30 July: Soulful Sunday, Tuesday Market Place.
A day of soulful music in the Tuesday Market Place hosted by DJ Mark Purdy.
Sunday 13 August: Mods and Rockers, Tuesday Market Place.
Scooter and motorbike enthusiasts gather for a look back at these 60s subcultures.
Sunday 27 August: 90’s/00’s Day, Tuesday Market Place.
Enjoy music from the 90’s and 00’s in the Tuesday Market Place.
Sunday 3 September: The Mini Meet, Tuesday Market Place.
The Tuesday Market Place fills with vintage and modern examples of this iconic car. Sign up now at west-norfolk.gov.uk/minimeet
Sunday 10 September: Classic Car Day, Tuesday Market Place.
This very popular event returns, as part of Heritage Open Day organised by King's Lynn Civic Society. Sign up now at west-norfolk.gov.uk/classiccarday