Events – exciting outdoor events for everyone to enjoy

There’s always loads to do for visitors to Greater Yarmouth but at certain times of year there are even more reasons for a trip to the area.

The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a colourful two-day event on South Quay in September, celebrating the town’s maritime past, present and future, with food, drink, ships to go aboard, shanty music and street theatre. The UK’s largest outdoor bowls tournament takes place in summer, played out on the Britannia Bowling Greens. Another popular summer event is the Beach Volleyball Classic, played in Gorleston-on-Sea’s wide sandy beach. Ladies’ and men’s teams battle it out with fast and furious play over two days with a grandstand for spectators all on the sand.

Fireworks displays in Hemsby and Great Yarmouth are a weekly feature in both resorts over the school summer holidays, with huge pyrotechnic displays lighting the skies at 10pm. The Out There Festival of Circus and International Street Arts takes to the streets surrounding St. George’s Park for a weekend in late September, for a wild and wacky show of street theatre and comedy, with a late night spectacular on Saturday night when you should come prepared to expect the unexpected.