Five things to do in Cromer this August Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:29 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:34 24 August 2018

Crabbing off the sides of Cromer Pier. Photo: Antony Kelly.

Crabbing off the sides of Cromer Pier. Photo: Antony Kelly.

The August Bank Holiday weekend is finally here, and there’s no shortage of things to fill your time with in Cromer.

Read on for our round-up of all the best events and activities in the gem of the north Norfolk coast this weekend...

Crab catching

The World Crabbing Competition takes place on Sunday, August 26, in Cromer Town Centre.

Free to enter as a team or individual. Registration starts at 9.30am with the competition kicking off at 10.30am. Winners will be announced on the Pier at 1.30pm.

There will also be over 50 craftspeople and local food, and drink producers, who grow, rear, produce and sell their products in North Norfolk.

Lighthouse auction

You can also see Cromer’s decorated lighthouses auctioned off, with all profits going to local charities.

Bidders for the Auction must pre-register between 11am and 2.30pm on the Pier Forecourt and auction lots go on show at 10am, with the auction starting at 2.30pm.

Outdoor theatre

A outdoor musical about the life of Norfolk highwayman Thomas Easter is coming to North Lodge Park, on Saturday, August 25, at 7pm.

Tickets for the play, titled An Honest Gentleman, are £5 each in advance and can be purchased from Merchants’ Place in Cromer.

There are no refunds, and, if available, will be £8 on the day.

If the weather is bad, the play will be performed in the Community Hall.

Charity fun

Cromer Social Club are hosting a charity fun day on Sunday, August 26, in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and East Anglia Children’s Hospice, complete with an afternoon BBQ, games, music and karaoke.

Fortune telling

Finally, if you’re in more of a mystic mood, head down to Huckleberries on Church Street for an evening of coffee, cake and clairvoyance, on Friday, August 24, from 7pm.

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