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Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2017 featuring Static Merlin Engine Display

Wheels Festival 2017

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July when classic cars and American Custom Hot Rods from the NSRA (National Street Rod Association) will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival from 10am to 5pm.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival which brings an array of classic and contemporary vehicles to locations along the Golden Mile will also see a fully working Merlin engine from World War II for 2017.

A local charity, Centre 81 will also be taking part in the festival on Sunday with a Classic Car & Bike run starting in Cromer and finishing at the Sea Life Centre Gardens on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile. As part of their show, they will be presenting awards for certain categories who have taken part in the run.  


Other attractions appealing to car loving “petrolheads” are:

• Lotus Carltons and other big Vauxhall Opel makes from the Autobahn Stormers Club
• East Coast Pirates Car Club
• A vintage Austin truck

Visitors can get a taste of Formula 1 track action and pit crew skills with a F1 driving simulator and wheel and spark plug changing have-a-go challenges.

You can also enjoy a brilliant start to a summer of cycling with HA Fox cycle challenge. HA Fox will also be bringing a range of Jaguars and Land Rover vehicles.

Visitors can ride in vintage style between the town and seafront display areas in a classic 1959 Spratts coach and enjoy a heritage guided tour to the town during their journey.

NEXUS Engineering Training Centre will be here over the weekend for all those budding engineers. 

Admission to the event which will mainly be found near Britannia Pier, Anchor Gardens and the Sea Life Centre Gardens is free.

The event is brought to you by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd with support from Joyland and Great Yarmouth Borough Council. 

Events coming up

Russells International Circus

Russells International Circus

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Roll up roll up, as Russells International Circus, voted Britain's Best Circus 3 years in succession makes a special return visit, with an all new show, amazing display of Artistes from around the world.

Bandstand & Beach at Gorleston-on-Sea

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all its own. Learn about the demise of its elegant and turreted Victorian hotel, how the pier came to be, where the lido was and a great deal more.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 30 May 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Support bands as they compete to win the Battle of the Bands competition. 3 Bands will perform each night with 1 band going through to the next round. Original bands only. Ages 16+.

Heritage Guided Walk - Special

Dastardly Deeds and Ghostly Goings On!

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Take a light-hearted but factual guided walk with some of our trained heritage guides in this ‘special’ walk and find out more about some of Great Yarmouth’s Dastardly Deeds and Ghostly Goings On.

Ballet Central UK

Ballet Central UK

Great Yarmouth

Fri 2 Jun 2017

This family-friendly show is ideal for dance enthusiasts as well as those new to ballet. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these highly talented dancers at the peak of their training as they launch their professional careers.

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival Exhibition

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 2 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2017, with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

Jonathon Wyatts Tribute

Jonathon Wyatts Tribute To The Music Of The Rat...

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Back by popular demand An Evening At The Rat Pack Tribute Show The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns once again for a fun filled evening with their Rat Pack tribute show.

A Celebration of John Denver

A Celebration of John Denver

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

‘A Celebration of John Denver’ will take you on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver, featuring popular hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ High’ and title track ‘Take Me Home Country Roads'.

Drill House Open Day

Drill House Open Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Our annual Drill House Open Day is a wonderful way to discover all about SeaChange and all that goes on at The Drill House.

Medieval Town Wall

Medieval Town Wall

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Great Yarmouth's Medieval wall is the second most complete in the country. Walk it with our trained heritage tour guide and find out why and how it was built.

Russells International Circus

Russells International Circus

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Roll up roll up, as Russells International Circus, voted Britain's Best Circus 3 years in succession makes a special return visit, with an all new show, amazing display of Artistes from around the world.

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Enjoy a short stroll down to the river and walk along the river bank to Thurne Mill where we will get the sails moving (winder permitting) then stroll through Dewbery Woods back to Morse Wind Energy Museum for a strawberry cream tea.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Great Yarmouth

Mon 5 Jun 2017

Handlebards all-female, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Rosalind & Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, chaos and laughter.

Original images of Suspension Bridge Disaster

Circus, Clowns & Catastrophe

Great Yarmouth

Tue 6 Jun 2017

In this holiday walk led by one of our trained heritage guides, visit the places associated with the Great Yarmouth's suspension bridge disaster and find out how, where and why it happened.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 6 Jun 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Stand Up @ St Georges - headline act Scott Capurro

Stand Up @ St Georges with Scott Capurro

Great Yarmouth

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Stand up at St George’s with Perrier Award Winning headliner Scott Capurro. Our MC for the evening sees the return of ‘Hate ‘n’ Live ringmaster genius Darius Davis. Other acts to be announced.

Comedy Shore

Comedy Shore

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 10 Jun 2017

A comedy evening with 3 amazing acts - Jonny Cole, The Wigan Joker and comedy stage hypnotist Lenton Lee.

John Coglan's Quo

John Coglan's Quo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 10 Jun 2017

The prime aim is to recreate an authentic ''70's Quo Sound'' in keeping with John's time with Quo. Apart from the expected Quo standards the Set List will often include songs that have either not been performed by Quo for many years.

Mozart Orchestra concert feat. Bach’s Concerto

Mozart Orchestra concert feat. Bach’s Concerto...

Great Yarmouth

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Join the Mozart Orchestra for a concert which lovers of the violin will particularly enjoy as it platforms the instrument as solo and duettist in Beethoven’s ‘Romance No 2 for Violin’ and Bach’s ‘Concerto for Two Violins’ respectively.

Musicality

Musicality

Great Yarmouth

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Transporting you on a magical journey through the musicals and into the heart of Broadway and the West End. Starring our D16 students this is an all-singing, all-dancing showcase.

Ultimate Eighties

Ultimate Eighties

Great Yarmouth

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Get ready for the biggest 80's party to take place on the East Coast with one of the most loved names on 80's radio and TV, Pat Sharp.

The Rows

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Great Yarmouth has its fair share of unpleasant and murderous stories to tell, join one of our trained heritage tour guides on this wicked walk and hear all of the gory details!

Marlow Town Band

Marlow Town Band

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Marlow Town Band is a traditional British brass band based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Established in 1906, the band regularly plays in the local area, as well as all around the South of England and comes to us as part of a wider UK tour.

Static Merlin engine display

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