Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend
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If you have not got anything planned this weekend then have a look at some of the great events taking place.
The biennial Holkham Country Fair returns to the North Norfolk Stately home this weekend from 9am till 6:30pm, with many events to keep the family busy. Some of the main highlights include The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery performing their musical drive, dancing JCB diggers and the Tigers Freefall parachute team. Local food and drink will also be showcased in the Fine Food Village, with many tasty local snacks to enjoy, along with the 200 trade stands promoting Norfolk produce. Tickets cost £15, with under 14s fee. For more information visit: www.holkhamcountryfair.com
With the nice weather hopefully carrying on into the weekend, why not see the Volleyball England Beach Tour at Great Yarmouth's central beach on Saturday and Sunday at 10am till 4pm. You will get the chance to watch some of the best volleyball players from the UK take to the court, from the 250 seat grandstand that will be installed on the beach for the event. The weekend will culminate in the men's and women's finals on Sunday between 2 and 3pm. Admission is fee, for more information visit: www.volleyballengland.org
Norwich Pride is in its fifth year, and with many events taking place this week, there is lots to see and do. The Pride opening ceremony will take place on Millennium Plain on Saturday 10am till 12pm, followed by two hours of show tunes from the Taverham Brass band and over 40 stalls. The main parade will move from Chapelfield gardens to Millennium Plain, starting from 2pm, being lead by the Norwich Samba Band. The highpoint of the day is set to be the 50m long Rainbow Flag, one of the biggest and brightest yet, making it impossible to ignore. After the parade there will also be events at many pubs including The Castle, Lollard's Pit and The Loft to celebrate Norwich Pride.
- 1 Meet the new team behind revamped village pub
- 2 'Once in a lifetime catch' - man lands monster fish in Norfolk
- 3 Music-loving dad whose ashes were fired into festival crowd took own life
- 4 Woman in 40s airlifted to hospital after suffering medical emergency
- 5 People are driving for hours to visit this loaded fries and doughnut kiosk
- 6 Obituary: Doctor, and son of Norwich's recycling empire founder, dies aged 69
- 7 One person taken to hospital after three-car crash on A47
- 8 Father accused of baby girl's murder 'had short fuse and made things up'
- 9 Norfolk man amongst UK's 12 most wanted
- 10 Council leader arrested after suspected drink driving on Christmas Day
The fifth Annual Southburgh World Music Festival will also be taking place this weekend at Burton Manor Barns in Southburgh, near Dereham on Saturday from 12pm till 10pm. Headlining the event will be Kanda Bongoman who is responsible for bringing Kwasa Kwasa music to the world's ears with his live performances. Other performances will come from The Turbans, The Vagaband and Mammal Hands, with dance and theatre workshops available to take part in. Saturday day tickets cost £25 to £22.50, children £15, and evening tickets costing £15. For more information visit: www.annamudeka.com