Published: 01/05/2019The sun is shining upon us, there’s two bank holidays for us to enjoy and plenty of entertainment and activities to keep busy with! Have a look at all the local events happening this May 2019.
Dereham Gin & Rum Festival
After last year’s fantastic success, the Gin and Rum festival is back on, taking place at the Dereham Memorial Hall and hosted by the Dereham & District Round Table Guys! And starting this May bank holiday off in style, this year there will be a collection of rums available too! The festival is running from Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th. To find out more and to buy your tickets click here.
Salt Marsh Festival
Another bank holiday event inviting everyone to celebrate the glorious north Norfolk coast, hosted by Barsham Brewery. There will be drinks, films and music! Head on down to Wiveton Farm Café, Shop and Fruit Farm on Saturday May 4th from 6pm – 10pm for a fantastic evening. Find out more here.
Day Out with Thomas
A great family event is happening at the North Norfolk Railway from 9am – 5pm this May bank holiday (May 4th – May 6th) where the much loved children’s TV character Thomas the Tank Engine is steaming into Norfolk! Find out more information about buying tickets the daily entertainment here.
Norfolk Heirloom Car Boot Sale
On May 5th from 9.30 am – 2.30pm The Norfolk Committee of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are again holding an Heirlooms car boot sale at Fakenham Race Course after previous years such great success. Admission for adults is £5, under 16’s go free. Find out more here.
Have you ever wondered about trying mindfulness, but you’re not sure if it’s for you?
Louise Goldsmith- certified Counsellor BSc (Hons) is facilitating a course of Mindfullness taster sessions at the beautiful location of Pensthorpe. Each session is only £5 and all monies raised will be donated to Marie Curie, in aid of ‘Lou’s Coastal Trek around Norfolk’. The dates for these sessions are: April 9th + 23rd, May 7th + 21st, June 4th + 18th and July 16th. Find out more information here.
Folk On The Pier
On the 10th – 12th May is the return of Cromer’s Folk Festival! Find out more about this great event here.
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the return of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival from May 10th – 26th. A fortnight of the country’s finest music art and dance! Find out more here.
Crab and Lobster Festival
The World Crabbing Championships are back! On May 18th – 19th this two day celebration is hosted in Cromer and Sheringham and is set to be a fun and lively weekend. Find out more here.
Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair
Another animal related activity on the weekend of the 18th – 19th May is the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair.Experts are coming together to host a brand new event this May. Why not come along and find out for yourself why Norfolk is renowned as the ‘birdwatching capital of Britain’. Find out more about this great event here.
Lets Rock Norwich!
Taking place on the 25th May at Earlham Park is Lets Rock Norwich! With a fantastic line up bringing you the best of the 80’s! This is a great family friendly festival and one that has been hugely popular since 2009. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Nelson’s Journey Gin Festival
In association with Van Vino Norwich Nelson’s Journey are delighted to be holding this fantastic Gin Festival, which is set to be another successful fundraiser on the 31st May. Find out more information here.