A south Norfolk market town has three big events planned, including one that will transform the town centre into a beach. 

Harleston Town Council have revealed the details of three upcoming events that will take place in the town this year. 

On June 20, the council will host a street food festival to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

Attendees can enjoy a range of street food stalls and are encouraged to bring camping chairs, tables and drinks. 

Diss Mercury: Harleston is situated in the Waveney ValleyHarleston is situated in the Waveney Valley (Image: Harleston Town Council)The year's main event will happen on August 1, when the town centre will transform into a beach complete with sand pits, deck chairs, ice cream, beach balls and traditional seaside games and attractions.

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The council says they hope the event will become an annual tradition.
On October 31, the town will become ‘Horrifying Harleston’ as people are invited to visit the town centre in fancy dress and search for Halloween characters hidden within the shops.

Diss Mercury: The town centre will be transformed into a beach The town centre will be transformed into a beach (Image: Harleston Town Council)The series of events coincides with the re-branding of the council's tourism arm, Visit Harleston, which is aimed at elevating the profile of the historic market town.

Town clerk Clare Crane said: "Harleston Town Council is thrilled to be building on the success of our previous events - we're excited to bring new experiences to our community, starting with our unique Street Food Festival in June.

"With each event marking a first for Harleston, we're proud to showcase the vibrancy and charm of our historic market town.

"Join us as we create unforgettable memories and strengthen community ties throughout the year."