Fireworks in Greater Yarmouth

Fireworks in Greater Yarmouth


Greater Yarmouth has an exciting programme of evening firework displays throughout the borough from May to Christmas to delight visitors and residents of all ages.

Hemsby fireworks are the first to light up the skies at Whitsun on Sunday 26 May 2019 at 10pm and in summer, starting on Tuesday 23 July 2019 and running for six weeks.

Our famous Great Yarmouth summer fireworks displays are set to continue in 2019, commencing on Wednesday 24 July 2019 and running for six weeks with seafront attractions open late and fireworks displays at 10pm

Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with a fantastic summer firework spectacular.

For the best viewing area, anywhere along the seafront Esplanade, along Britannia or Wellington Pier are perfect spots to see the fireworks light up the skies at 10pm.

A fabulous free weekly event not to be missed!

All firework events are funded and brought to you by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd (

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Out There Festival at St. George’s Park

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Festival, Sat 14 – Sun 15 Sep 2019, free entry

The Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment is one action-packed weekend, bursting with circus and street entertainment. It’s got everything from daring acrobatics and daft comedy to dancing, juggling, theatre, circus, storytelling, music and more! It’s mostly free and is a fun and different way to experience Great Yarmouth with your family and friends.

Out There is produced by SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2019


Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2019

Head to Great Yarmouth’s seafront on Saturday 6 (10am to 10pm) & Sunday 7 July (10am to 4pm) when an array of classic and contemporary vehicles will be lining up to star in our seafront Wheels Festival.
Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

The Great Yarmouth Motorcyle Takeover will be joining forces with Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival again this year, with an estimated 15,000 motorbikes descending on to the seafront on the Saturday.

Centre 81 will once again be holding their Classic Car & Bike Run and Show on the Sunday with a 60 mile ride out starting from Cromer (Runton Road car park). The run finishes at Great Yarmouth where the show part will carry on. Cars taking part in Centre 81’s show will be judged on various categories including ‘Best in Show’, ‘Oldies but Goodies’ and ‘The I’m Exhausted Award’.

Admission to the event which will take place from Britannia Pier to the Pleasure Beach is FREE.

The event is brought to you by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA), Fish & Grill, Joyland, Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover and On The Throttle.


Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover

We’re looking forward to once again welcome On The Throttle and the Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover into the Wheels Festival. It is a sight to behold as thousands of motorbikes make their way into Great Yarmouth and on to the seafront.

This year, bikers are asked to make a voluntary donation of £2 per bike to park in the event site. This money will help to cover the costs of the Takeover’s attendance with a percentage being donated to their chosen charity – East Anglian Air Ambulance. Bikers can make their donation at Great Yarmouth’s Tourist Information Centre on the seafront and receive a fast lane entry sticker for a quicker entrance into the festival. Donations will also be taken as the bikers enter the festival.

New for this year, we will have a drop off point for helmets and leathers allowing you to make the most of festival. This can be found at the cafe inside the Marina Centre, accessible from the seafront. Run by Sunbeams Play, you will be able to leave helmets and leathers at this point for £1 per item.

Sunbeams Play is a local registered charity with an Outstanding Ofsted rating which provides a fun, safe and caring environment for children and young people aged 3 to 21 years old with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder to thrive. They understand how difficult it can be for children and young people with ASD to engage in mainstream activities due to a variety of social needs and anxieties. At Sunbeams Play they can play, relax and socialise in an environment that is suitable for them, alongside or with others who have the same/similar needs.

Their founder, Monica, is a rider herself and a member of the Norwich Iceni Chapter who reguarly visit Sunbeams and take part in events. All money raised over the weekend will go towards resources and activities for the children and young people. 

Great Yarmouth port can launch ferries after Brexit

The port at Great Yarmouth is able to handle ferries carrying cargo to and from mainland Europe should it need to after Brexit, the company which runs the port has said.

Peel Ports has said the port has the capability to launch and take roll-on vessels.

Greg Deek, a spokesperson for the company, said that this type of ship would carry unaccompanied freight, which is transported across the sea without a driver and cab.

While Mr Deek declined to comment on the effects of Brexit on operations at the Norfolk port, the company has previously published a paper, ‘Brexit Unlocked, A Contingency Option Using Uncongested Ports’.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit and the return of customs checks, the port at Dover could end up congested.

It has been suggested that, in this scenario, other ports could be opened up to ships transporting freight to and from mainland Europe.

The paper states that from the end of March 2019, the traditional Channel crossing ports will become overwhelmed, and that a solution is for freight to travel unaccompanied through ports other than Dover.

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The New Water Ways 2019

A coastal town’s Venice-inspired water gardens have been reopened after a £2.7m restoration.

Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways have been revamped thanks to funding from the National Lottery and the work of dozens of volunteers.

The borough council, which led the project, called the reopening a “major milestone” for the park.

Business leaders hope the Grade II-listed attraction will “give new life” to the seafront.

The Venetian Waterways were opened in 1928, having been commissioned by the borough council as a way to create work after World War One.

Restoration began in June and has been supported by 78 volunteers from the Green Gym, who have contributed nearly 1,300 hours of work.

The island cafe and pergolas have been renovated, and the original planting – celebrated at the 1928 RHS International Exhibition of Gardening Design – has also been revived.

Work is continuing on the neighbouring boating lake and will be finished by summer.