Fire-breathers, minstrels and a fantastic firework display will all feature in a celebration this weekend.

The Hanse event will  showcase the town’s trading links past and present and the weekend begins at noon tomorrow with a procession through the town.

Horses, fire-breathers and minstrels will head through the historic quarter  to encourage visitors to head to the waterfront.

The Hanse House will host a Medievel market, archery, and a series of craft demonstrations including tile-making.

Activities for younger visitors will include kite and flag making in the town hall while medievel dancing will be in the Assembly Rooms at the Saturday Market Place venue.

Clifton House Tower, the only surviving merchant’s tower in Lynn, will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm (£3.50 adults, £1.50 under-16s) with entrance via King Staithe Lane.

Local band Jessie’s Ghost will be on stage at King’s Staithe Square from 4.30pm and Estonian band Paabel will take to the stage an hour later.

Norwegian group Eplemoya Songlag will combine stories with melodies.

The Mediaeval Babes will headline the evening at 8pm.

Fireworks will round-off the day at 9.30pm from the pontoons on South Quay.

“This is our biggest International Hanse Day celebration yet. There really is something for everyone and we hope people will come along to enjoy the atmosphere,” said council leader Nick Daubney.

There will be seating for the concerts, a cocktail bar, hog roasts and barbecue.

“Our links with our Haseatic colleagues are crucial  and we want people to be more aware of what the Hanse League and getting people to celebrate,” he added.

Programmes will be available from the Tourist Information Centre or via the website: wwwkingslynnhansefestival.com