Hip hip hooray, it’s Nor­folk Day!

Ev­ery day is Nor­folk Day here on the mag­a­zine and now it is your chance to cel­e­brate the many won­ders of our beau­ti­ful county with a host of fun events and fes­tiv­i­ties


Nor­folk Day 2019 will take place on Satur­day, July 27, and there are all sorts of cel­e­bra­tions, big and small, hap­pen­ing through­out the day, which is backed by the Eastern Daily Press, the Nor­wich Evening News and BBC Ra­dio Nor­folk. Buy Nor­folk Day mem­o­ra­bilia at www.nor­folk­day.co.uk and keep an eye out for events near you. #nor­folk­day. Here are 10 high­lights…

This year’s South­burgh World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val has been re­branded the Nor­folk World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in hon­our of Nor­folk Day. Run by ac­claimed mu­si­cian and dancer Anna Mudeka, it fea­tures an ex­cit­ing line up of bands, work­shops and food and drink from around the globe. July 26-28, nor­folk­world­mu­sicfes­ti­val.co.uk

Host a Nor­folk Day Cof­fee Morn­ing for The Big C char­ity to sup­port lo­cal peo­ple af­fected by can­cer. Sign up and gather your fam­ily and friends. The fundrais­ing pack fea­tures recipes from top Nor­folk chefs, event posters and bal­loons. Runs from July 27 to Au­gust 2. fundraise.big-c.co.uk

Raven­ing­ham Gar­dens AESTIVAL Sum­mer Fair, run in aid of CPRE Nor­folk and Nor­folk His­toric Build­ings Trust, will show­case the best of life in the county. It in­cludes lo­cal food and drink stalls, Nor­folk de­sign­ers and crafts­peo­ple, en­vi­ron­men­tal and his­toric char­i­ties, an eclec­tic live mu­sic line up and tours of the stun­ning gar­dens. Sun­day, July 28, 10am to 4pm, £5, free for un­der 13s

A team of ex­pe­ri­enced and am­a­teur box­ers will take part in a 24 hour Boxathon on Nor­folk Day, at Red­well Brew­ery in Nor­wich to raise aware­ness of men­tal health. It will pro­mote the ben­e­fits of exercise to men­tal well­be­ing, with any­one wel­come to come along to watch or get in­volved or to sim­ply talk. Email [email protected] nor­wich­fit­ness­club.co.uk

The Nor­folk Fed­er­a­tion of the WI is hold­ing a fun filled Nor­folk Day gar­den party at its head­quar­ters, Eve­lyn Suffield House in Nor­wich, from 10am to 3pm. Across the county, mem­bers have also or­gan­ised dozens of Nor­folk Day events in their com­mu­ni­ties. See the Nor­folk section of thewi.org.uk

The Loch Neaton parkrun in Wat­ton will cel­e­brate all things Nor­folk with run­ners don­ning Nor­folk in­spired fancy dress – from Ho­ra­tio Lord Nel­son, Henry Blogg and The Broads to Cromer crabs, Boudicca and the bishy barn­abee. Run, jog or walk the 5km, start­ing at 9am. parkrun.org.uk/lochneaton

Go wild with a host of free fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and talks at the Nor­folk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to en­cour­age young­ster to de­velop a life long love of na­ture. In­cludes free en­try to Cley and Salt­house marshes. nor­folk­wildlifetr­ust.org.uk/home

The Nor­folk Hos­pice, Tap­ping House, at Hilling­ton, will host its first sum­mer fete to cel­e­brate life in Nor­folk. There will be crafts, games, stalls, a bar­be­cue and re­fresh­ments and ev­ery­one is wel­come. 11am – 2pm. nor­folkhos­pice.org.uk

The Old Buck­en­ham Airshow takes place on July 27 and 28 and prom­ises a spec­tac­u­lar pro­gramme of fly­ing in the skies above Nor­folk, in­clud­ing the rare Sea Fury mak­ing its de­but. On the ground, en­joy clas­sic cars, stalls, food and drink and en­ter­tain­ment. £18 adults, un­der 12s free. old­buck­en­hamair­show.com

En­joy an evening of live mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment and the best in lo­cal food and drink at Titch­well Manor for their sum­mer party cel­e­brat­ing Nor­folk. Tick­ets £45, 5.30pm – mid­night. titch­well­manor.com More events at edp24.co.uk

Nick Butcher

108 Messer­schmitt on dis­play at the Old Buck­en­ham Airshow 2018

Matthew Usher

Per­form­ers at the South­burgh Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

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