Last year's Mini Meet. Picture: Matthew Usher

A bumper programme of events has been lined-up in King’s Lynn this summer.

West Norfolk Council has released details of a series of free events which offer something for all the family and will no doubt attract scores of visitors to the town.

All the events have been very popular in previous years and visitors can look forward to the return of the Hanseatic Ski Race, Mini Meet and Fairy Tales and Legends, to name a few.

Graham Middleton, council cabinet member for business development, town promotion and events, said: “As a new addition to the cabinet I’m really excited about what West Norfolk has on offer to keep people entertained this year.

“It should be a great summer with so much to enjoy in West Norfolk. I can’t wait to see it all myself.”

The town centre will be transported back in time on Sunday, July 21 with Forties Lynn – Life on the Home Front. 

From 10am to 4pm, visitors will be able to discover what life was like on the home front during the Second World War. The Tuesday Market Place, town hall and Lynn Museum will be venues for the nostalgic event. 

A week later, music lovers can expect an eclectic mix of folk, Americana and bluegrass bands at Folk in the Town.

The two-day event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

On Sunday, August 11, the Tuesday Market Place will be filled with the roar of engines as Mods and Rockers arrive for their annual meet-up between 10am and 3pm. There will also be music, stalls and stands.

The August Bank Holiday weekend promises a thrilling two days with the Hanseatic Water Ski Race.

High speed Formula 1, 2 and 3 action is set to take place on the River Great Ouse off South Quay on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 between 10.30am and 5pm.

Spectators can watch from the banks as competitors race at speeds close to 100mph.

There will still be a few events to come  as summer draws to a close, with September promising to be a busy month. 

On Sunday, September 1, between 10am and 3pm, around 200 pristine Mini cars, modern and vintage, are expected to line-up on the Tuesday Market Place for hundreds of enthusiasts to admire.

The following week on Sunday, September 8, the town centre will become a land of enchantment and adventure with the Fairy Tales and Legends event and costumed characters between 10am and 4pm.

Finally, for the last date of the summer programme, Sunday, September 15, King’s Lynn Classic Car Day will be held in the Tuesday Market Place.

The Classic Car Day will coincide with Heritage Open Day, organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society, when many buildings,  offices and historic monuments will be open to the public.