Crowds of 4,000 flocked to help raise a total of £14,000 for local causes at the 17th annual Hunstanton Kite Festival and Classic Car Rally on Sunday.
The festival is held each year at Smithdon High School and was raising money for Hunstanton Rotary Club and the RNLI.
Nigel Corley, of the Hunstanton Rotary Club which organises the event, said: “It was an excellent day and probably the best year we have had. The weather was fantastic and the Hurricane flyover was very well-received.
“All the food stalls had sold out of food by 4pm and the charity stalls all raised their own money on top of the £14,000 we raised.”
He added: “We’re absolutely over the moon, last year we raised just over £11,000 and around 3,000 people came. This year we had around 4,000 people including three disabled homes.”
The event was officially opened by RAF Marham’s Wing Commander Neil Tomlin who stayed for the day’s entertainment which included kite displays from seven teams, a dog show and classic cars display featuring 170 motors.
Mr Corley said: “The RNLI team won the Tug-O-War but both teams were very competitive. The Hurricane flypast was just superb in the afternoon and the Red Arrows came over at 6pm to give us the full smoke.”
He added: “Last year was such a hot day we couldn’t get people off the beach but this year the weather was perfect, just enough clouds to keep people off the beach and better advertising has brought in the crowds.
“I’d like to say thanks to Smithdon High School for letting us use their grounds and to RAF Marham. We look forward to seeing everyone else again next year.”