Are you planning a holiday or business trip to Norfolk in July?

Well you’re in luck, as this is one of the most fun-packed summers Norfolk has ever seen!

While we sadly can’t control the weather, we can bring you our pick of the top 5 events happening in Norfolk in July:

Norfolk Day

In a testament to just how packed this July will be, Norfolk day and Pride will be taking place on the same day this year. It’s sure to be an upbeat celebration of all things Norfolk and why we love our local county.

The Old Buckenham air show will present dazzling displays, the WI will bake hundreds of cakes and there will be horses galore at the Worstead Village Festival.


Also on Saturday the 27th of July, this is a celebration of the LGBT+ Community with plenty for everyone to do. There’s a march to remember the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, free poetry and music on St Gregory’s Green and a Pride party at Open Norwich with Peppermint from Rupaul’s drag race as the star performer.

There will also be plenty to do in the lead up to the day itself. including guerrilla knitting in the Forum on Saturday the 20th, and a showing of Bohemian Rhapsody at Cinema City on the 4th of July.  

Laugh In The Park

Comedy Kings and Queens will love this festival of laughter. From Thursday the 25th – Sunday the 28th of July, you’ll have the chance to take a sip of your favorite drinks in the idyllic Chapelfield Gardens. The lineup includes some famous faces from tv like Stephen K Amos, Lucy Porter and Phil Jupitus.

It’s also a perfect showcase for up and coming comedians that you’re sure to recognise in the next few years.

Lord Mayor’s Festival

Sunday July the 7th is another day where it’s all happening!

First of all, The Lord Mayor’s festival will feature its usual glorious procession during the day. But this time it will be without any lorries in order to be kind to the environment. Planners say that this has just made their entries even more creative as the streets are filled with costumes, music and puppets galore.

Other highlights across the weekend include fireworks, a paint party and the Norwich Duck Race. There’s also going to be the Norwich Lanes summer fayre celebrating all things local business. This will have a main stage at St Gregory’s Green and a street market all across the Norwich lanes. 

Norfolk World Music Festival

Taking place in Burton Manor Barns in Southburgh, this festival will celebrate its first year with its new name with song, dance and lots of colour.

Taking place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July, it promises delicious food, blaring bands and creative workshops with something for everyone. There will be music from Cuba, Belfast and Zimbabwe. You can wash it down with chai tea or pimms, and eat fantastic food from African delights to veggie eats.

Why not expand your horizons?

To get more information about the best events in Norfolk, take a look at our Blog.