July Events in Norfolk

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July is the start of the peak season in Norfolk, so there are lots of things going on. Many of the events will be outdoors to take advantage of the warm weather. In this post, we will share our top picks for the month.

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July 2022 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in July, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in July 2022 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

One of the highlights every July is Lord Mayor’s Celebration Weekend in Norwich. You won’t want to miss it.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth

When: 13 March – 17 July

Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth looks at the early artistic development of Pablo Picasso, from his teenage years to his thirties (1896 – 1914). With over 20 works by Picasso including rarely seen paintings and drawings along with more familiar works, the exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre follows Picasso’s progress, from his childhood in Malaga to his rise in Paris.

Read our review of the Pablo Picasso exhibition here.

Lord Mayor’s Celebration

When: 1 – 3 July

Given that it is the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it is appropriate that the theme for the Lord Mayor’s Celebration is ‘kings and queens.’ Gentleman’s Walk will be Norwich’s ‘Royal Mile’ with street performances along the street.

They are planning to have a Community Showcase on The Forum Stage, a skate park in the city centre, a Friday night paint party, traditional fun fair, street food, live music and, of course, the beloved Lord Mayor’s Procession.

Get more information here.

Outdoor Cinema Norwich

When: 1 -3 July

For three days, the field next to the cafe at Whitlingham Country Park will be turned into an open air cinema. They will be showing Bohemian Rhapsody, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Encanto, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Get details here.

Bryan Adams at Blickling Estate

When: 8 July

Platinum selling and Grammy Award winning performer Bryan Adams will be making a stop at Blickling Estate as part of his tour to promote his 15th studio album, titled So Happy It Hurts.

Get more details here.

Shakespeare Festival

When: July 8-9

Every summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all-male theatre company, preforms in the Norwich Cathedral Cloister. This year they will doing ‘As You Like It’.

Get more information and tickets here.

Tom Jones at Blickling Estate

When: 9 July

The legendary Tom Jones will be doing an outdoor show at Blickling Estate. His music career spans more than 50 years with hits like It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat, and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.

Get more details here.

Michael Bublé at Blickling Estate

When: 11 July

Grammy-award winning singer Michael Bublé will be touring the country with performances at beautiful stately homes, castles, and cricket grounds.  His show at Blickling Estate was originally scheduled for 2020.

Get more details here.

Norfolk Garden Show

When: 15 -17 July

Head to the Norfolk Showground for a gardening extravaganza filled with flowers, plants and everything you need for your home and garden. The Food and Drink Court will have food and drink vendors offering some of the UK’s finest wines and spirit, home-made pies, cakes, cheeses, pastries, and more.

It is an outdoor event and will be open 10:00 to 17:00 each day.

Get more details here.

Run Norwich 10K

When: 17 July

This popular 10K takes you by some of Norwich’s most iconic landmarks including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road and many more. It’s no surprise that Run Norwich has been voted as the ‘Best 10k in the United Kingdom’, according to the Running Awards.

Get more information here.

The Untamed Gravel

When: 17 July

The Untamed Gravel is a new in 2022 cycling event from TPR events, who run Southwold Roubaix and RSPB Go Wild in Suffolk. This recreational ride stays mostly on quiet roads, paths, and trails in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside and in villages. It starts and finishes at Holkham Hall Estate.

You can choose from a family, 25, 50, 75 & a huge 100 mile gravel route. All options have free drink and refreshment stops, while the 75 mile + routes will also enjoy a free lunch.

Get more information and sign up here.

Sandringham Flower Show

When: 27 July

One of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England is back for its 139th year. This flower show combines the best in horticulture with family entertainment.

Get more details here.

Wells Carnival

When: 29 July – 7 August

Enjoy a whole week of family-friendly events in Wells-Next-the-Sea including a Carnival Day procession featuring floats, fancy-dress, live music, competitions, and much more.

Event details will be posted here about a month in advance.

Norwich Pride

When: 30 July

The 14th edition of Norwich Pride will include stalls and entertainment at The Forum, Theatre Plain and Millennium Plain, the Pride March, and more entertainment in Chapelfield Gardens.

Get more information here.

Magic of Thailand

When: 30 – 31 July

Experience an authentic taste of Thai culture in Eaton Park in Norwich. You can enjoy delicious Thai street food and beer, try Thai massage, browse arts and crafts, watch traditional Thai dances, Muay Thai demonstrations, Ladyboy shows, and the hilarious ‘I’m British, Get me out of here’ eating competition.

Adults are £5 while children 15 and under go free!

Get more details here.

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