Minis, classic cars, mods and rockers and soapbox derby feature in West Norfolk’s busy 2018 callender of events

Fireworks above King's Lynn as part of the Hanse Festival 2017. Picture: Matthew Usher

Fireworks above King's Lynn as part of the Hanse Festival 2017. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Archant

A Hanse festival, a mods and rockers meet and a soap box derby are among the highlights of a busy year of events in West Norfolk.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Hunstanton to watch the Soap Box Derby. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Hunstanton to watch the Soap Box Derby. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

And 2018's callender of council-run attractions also includes a Love West Norfolk Day on February 14.

Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk council's deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, said: 'We've announced our programme of events for 2018 earlier than ever because we know everyone wants to get these dates in their diaries.

'Our established summer events all return, and two events that were successful additions last year are back: Mini Meet and the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby.

'I'm pleased that we're making the announcement this close to Love West Norfolk Day on 14 February, because the free events the borough council puts on every year are something lots of people tell us they love about west Norfolk.'

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offe

Love West Norfolk is a new campaign launched this year celebrating all that West Norfolk has to offer. - Credit: Archant


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The events announced are:

May 12 and 13 – Spring Plant and Craft Fair

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May 20 – Hanse Festival

A celebration of Lynn's medieval trading and seafaring past

July 22 – Forties Lynn

Activities all across the town centre explore life on the Home Front

August 5 - Mods and Rockers

Scooter and motorbike enthusiasts gather for a look back at these 60s subcultures

August 11 and 12 – Folk in the Town

Two days of free live folk, country and Americana performed by local bands

August 18 and 19 – Hanseatic Ski Race

Power boats race at 100mph along the Ouse, in a high-octane spectacle August 26 – Fairytales and legends

This family favourite turns Lynn into a storybook wonderland

September 2– Mini Meet

The Tuesday Market Place fills with vintage and modern examples of this iconic car

September 16 – Classic Car Day

This very popular event returns, as part of Heritage Open Day

September 23 – Hunstanton Soapbox Derby

Home made karts race along the streets of Hunstanton

November 2 – Fawkes in The Walks

Lynn's famous firework display

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