June Events in Norfolk

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June is a lovely time to be in Norfolk. The weather is usually pleasant and the summer crowds haven’t quite arrived (yet). There are also plenty of events to keep you entertained, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in June in Norfolk.

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June 2023 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in June, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in June 2023 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

We can’t forget Father’s Day. There may not be as much on offer as with Mother’s Day, but check out our list of Father’s Day Specials in Norfolk.

June is also strawberry season. If you want to pick your own, check out our list of the best places to go strawberry picking in Norfolk.

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.

*Details for some of the June 2023 events have not been announced. Events with TBC – meaning to be confirmed – next to them means they happened last year but have not been confirmed for this year. I will update the post as the information becomes available.

The Last Voyage of the Gloucester at Norwich Castle

When: 25 February – 10 September

In this major exhibition, you will learn how brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell discovered the wreck of the Gloucester which ran aground in heavy seas off the coast of Great Yarmouth more than 300 years ago and see some of the fascinating objects found at the wrecksite.

The exhibition is included with regular admission to Norwich Castle. It is expected to be popular so you are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Read our review of The Last Voyage of the Gloucester at Norwich Castle to learn more.

Sean Scully at Houghton Hall – Smaller Than the Sky

When: Select Days 23 April – 29 October

One of the world’s most celebrated artists, Sean Scully, will showcase his sculptures, paintings, and works on paper at Houghton Hall.

Read our reviews of the Chris Levine and Tony Cragg exhibitions to find out what to expect.

Find out more here.

Funderworld at Norfolk Showground

When: 12 May – 4 June

The UK’s largest mobile Theme Park comes to Norfolk. You pay once and get up to 4 hours of unlimited riding. It’s suitable for all ages with over 25 rides and attractions. They have a food court with a huge selection too.

Get more information here.

Mini Feast in the Park

When: 27 May – 4 June

Sample fare from some of Norfolk’s favourite food vendors at Holkham Park.

Get the details on which vendors will be on site each day here.

Gray Brothers Fun Fair at Eaton Park

When: 27 May – 4 June

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating adventure filled with thrilling rides, delectable candy floss and popcorn, the anticipation of winning exciting prizes, and an electric atmosphere buzzing with excitement in Eaton Park. The Gray Brothers Fun Fair will help keep the kids entertained during half-term.

Get more information along with discount coupons here.

Young Frankenstein at Norwich Playhouse

When: 30 May – 3 June

Threshold Theatre Company brings “Young Frankenstein” to the stage at Norwich Playhouse. It’s a musical comedy that shares the quirky tale of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and his wild adventures.

Read our review of Young Frankenstein to learn more.

King’s Lynn Gin Festival

When: 2 – 3 June

See old and new gin companies and enjoy live music from The Gershwin Gang. It all takes place inside the historic St. Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn.

Get more information here.

Norwich Wine Week

When: 3 – 10 June

Get ready to raise your glass and cheers to Norwich Wine Week! This exciting new event is a week-long celebration of all things wine, where you can indulge in sipping your way around the city and top it off with a two-day wine festival in Chapelfield Gardens 9 – 10 June.

The festival promises to be a feast for all your senses, with live music to groove to, scrumptious local cuisine to savour, and the chance to taste and purchase an array of wines from esteemed local vineyards and merchants. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to expand your wine knowledge in the Tasting Tent where you can take part in slurp-sized tutored tastings and captivating talks led by renowned local wine experts.

Get more information here.

Sandringham in Bloom

When: 3 – 11 June

Sandringham is hosting a new event, “Sandringham in Bloom,” which will showcase all things flora and fauna, The celebrations will take place in all areas of the House, Gardens, and facilities at the Courtyard for nine days in June.

There will be live music, expert advice from gardeners, and a gin bar in the Gardens on weekends. As part of this event, the Queen Elizabeth II Floral Coronation Robe will be on display at Sandringham House. Ticket prices include access to the House and Gardens with a morning or afternoon slot.

Free garden tours, show gardens, and sculptures will be available to visitors, along with expert advice from gardeners. Afternoon tea is also available at the Sandringham Restaurant, or visitors can order a picnic takeaway afternoon tea to enjoy in the Royal Parkland.

Get more information here.

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

When: 3 June

Back for its 4th year, this Comic Con features a host of movie props, cosplayers, celebrity guests and more at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

Get more details and buy tickets here.

Three Rivers Race

When: 3 – 4 June

The Three Rivers Race, a longstanding event on the Broads sailing calendar, has been held annually since 1961. It is renowned as one of the largest inland yachting races in Europe and takes place in rural Norfolk. Originally intended to cross the estuary at Breydon Water, safety and tidal concerns led to a change in course. The race now follows the northern Broadland rivers of the Bure, Thurne, and Ant, which have become the enduring trio of rivers for the event.

Get more information here.

Jarrolds Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse

When: 4 June

Time to get dressed up to the nines and enjoy a day at the races. Children aged 17 and younger are free with a paying adult.

Get tickets here to save on admission.

Laugh in the Park

When: 8 – 9 June

Earlham Park in Norwich will be transformed into a unique comedy club. For three evenings, you can see top comedians perform under a big top tent.

Get more details and purchase tickets here.

Hainford Beer Festival

When: 9 -11 June

The Chequers Hainford is hosting the Hainford Beer Festival. It will be an action packed weekend with live music, 20 beers and local food vendors.

Get more information here.

Mixed Traction Gala at North Norfolk Railway

When: 9 – 11 June

The historic North Norfolk Railway in Sheringham will have a 9-engine line-up featuring a variety of steam and diesel locomotives, multiple units and shunters for their Mixed Traction Gala. There will also be a range of ales and ciders from Norfolk producers available at Sheringham and Holt Stations and a real ale & cider bar at Weybourne Station.

Get more details here.

Vintage 60s Festival at Cromer Pier

When: 10 June

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their best Sixties clobber and enjoy free entertainment, which will include live music at the end of the pier and on the promenade. There will also be vintage stalls selling everything from vinyl records to new and pre-loved clothes and memorabilia in Cromer.

Get more information here.

World Swallowtail Day at Hickling Broad

When: 11 June

Celebrate one of Norfolk’s rarest and most iconic species of butterflies with free entry to Hickling Broad Reserve. There will be butterfly activities, crafts, guided walks, and boat trips. You need to book tickets for a boat trip or guided walk.

Get more information here.

KISSTORY at Earlham Park

When: 10 June

KISSTORY will be taking over Earlham Park for its 2023 edition. It’s a great opportunity to catch your favourite KISSTORY DJs, plus special guests including Technotronic, Rozalla, AJ KING, Davda, Matchstick, DJ Pioneer, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Artful Dodger, Lisa Maffia & MC Romeo (So Solid Crew) UK Apache, and Sweet Female Attitude.

Get more information and buy tickets here.

The Assembly House Summer Open Exhibition

When: 14 – 19 June

The Noverre Ballroom in the Assembly House will turn into an art gallery displaying a selection of artwork from over 1,000 entries. It is free to visit and no ticket is required.

Get more information here.

Harleston Beer Festival

When: 16 – 17 June

Get ready for the fourth edition of the Harleston Beer Festival, brought to you by the Harleston Round Table and Harleston Ladies Circle, at the Swan Hotel in Harleston. Join in a fantastic celebration of local beers, ciders, delicious food, and live music acts.

Get more information here.

Superheroes Family Weekender

When: 17 – 18 June CANCELLED FOR 2023

Head to Stradsette Estate near Downham Market for a weekend of family fun. There will be a meet & greet with characters, inflatables, face painting, food court, funfair and entertainment all day.

You will need to get a ticket to attend and there are discounts for buying early.

Get all the details here.

Summer Indian Food Carnival at Namaste Village

When: 18 June

Namaste Village in Norwich is recreating the vibe of India’s carnival. There will be stalls with Indian street food and fun activities for the whole family.

There is a small entry fee than you buy coupons that can be used to purchase food from the stalls of your choice.

Get more information and tickets here.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

When: 19 -24 June

Isobel McArthur’s hilarious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story “Pride and Prejudice (sort of)” is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal as part of its UK tour. Featuring an all-female cast, modern language, and a infusion of classic songs, “Pride and Prejudice (sort of)” embraces the challenge of doing justice to the revered classic.

Read our review of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) to learn more.

Norwich Refugee Week

When: 19 – 25 June

This week celebrates Norwich’s long history of welcoming refugees. There will be various events (mostly free but donations are welcome) held across the city including tours, film screenings, exhibitions, and more.

Get more details here.

North Walsham Funday Carnival

When: 22 – 25 June

North Walsham Memorial Park is the place to be for a weekend full of fun. Delight in the enchanting fun fair, groove to the pulsating beats at the disco, marvel at captivating street performances, and immerse yourself in the magic of live music. Mark your calendars for Saturday, as the spectacular Carnival parade traverses the streets, adding an extra dose of merriment to the festivities.

Get more details here.

Morley Beer Festival and Family Fun Day

When: 23 -24 June

Enjoy a variety of live music, circus shows, family fun, inflatables, a paint fight, street food, real ale, cider, cocktails, and more. All profits go to Norfolk charities. This event will sell out!

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Read about more beer festivals in Norfolk.

Kelling Heath Beer Festival

When: 23 – 25 June

It’s a weekend full of celebrations of Norfolk’s finest breweries and distilleries. There will also be a selection of dining options from the Terrace restaurant and takeaway pizzeria, as well as a variety of local food pop-ups.

In addition to the delicious drinks and food, visitors will also be treated to live music performances in the Village Square throughout the weekend. If you’re looking to make a weekend out of it, be sure to book a campsite in advance.

Kelling Heath is also hosting a beer festival in September.

Get more information here.

Dereham Sausage and Cider Festival

When: 23 – 25 June

If you are a fan of sausages, ciders, or both, you don’t want to miss the festival at The Cock in Dereham. There will be sausage eating contests, live music, cider cocktails, and much more.

Get more information here.

Sprowstonbury Festival

When: 24 June

Get your groove on with live bands and immerse yourself in a whole lot of fun at the Sprowstonbury Festival. This ticketed event will be a fun day for the whole family at Sprowston Social Club. There will be bouncy castles and even a kid disco.

Get more information here.

Mile Cross Festival

When: 24 June

Join in the celebration for Mile Cross’ 100th birthday! Experience a day filled with a delightful array of stalls, thrilling rides, tasty refreshments, captivating performances, and much more.

Get more information here.

Festival Too in King’s Lynn

When: 24, 25, 30 June & 1, 7, 8 July

Festival Too originated in 1985 when a collective of business people came together with the idea of hosting a music event to complement the King’s Lynn Festival. With an initial budget of £5,000, local businesses sponsored the top musical acts of that time.

Over the years, the festival has grown in scale and popularity, now boasting a budget of £130,000. Generous support from local companies, private individuals, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, and even national sponsors have contributed to its success.

The best part? Festival Too is completely free to attend, with no need for tickets.

Get more information here.

Dinos at Night

When: 24 June

Head to Roarr Dinosaur Adventure where you can enjoy an evening of games, street food, and live music plus all their usual Jurassic-themed attractions from 18:00 – 22:00.

Get more information here.

Norwich Amateur Brewers Festival

When: 24 June

Indulge in a day of beer tastings and engaging talks with the Norwich Amateur Brewers, all for a great cause! The Coachmakers Arms in Norwich is hosting this event to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and MANUP? Charities.

Get more information here.

Hunstanton Coronation Carnival

When: 24 – 25 June

This year’s Carnival in Hunstanton will have a Coronation theme. There will be live music on The Green on Saturday and the carnival parade from the Recreation Ground to The Green on Sunday.

Get more information here.

Caister Village Festival

When: 24 – 25 June

The Caister Village Festival, formerly known as the Caister Carnival, is a highly anticipated event that promises fun for the whole family and entry is free! The festival features a wide range of attractions, including live bands, food trucks, and children’s funfair rides. Kids will have a blast bouncing around on the inflatables, while parents enjoy the live music and the various culinary delights on offer.

Get more information here.

Norwich Anime & Gaming Con

When: 24 – 25 June

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Anime & Gaming Con, happening at UEA Students’ Union! From gaming and cosplay to anime, comics, and much more, this convention has it all.

Get more information here.

Wymondham Food & Drink Festival 2023

When: 25 June

Wymondham’s Food and Drinks Festival returns after a successful inaugural event. Experience local culinary delights and entertainment in Market Place and surrounding streets. It all supports independent traders.

Get more information here.

Learn about more food events in Norfolk.

Royal Norfolk Show

When: 28 – 29 June

It’s the largest two-day agricultural show in the country. It’s held at Norfolk Showground and will have 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience, and more.

Read our review of the Royal Norfolk Show to learn more.

If you are looking to stay at a hotel nearby, we recommend the Premier Inn A47 West.

Folk in A Field

When: 30 June – 2 July

Set in a remote clearing in Bradmoor Woods, Folk in a Field is an award winning, family friendly festival with a diverse mix of folk music, activities, shows, workshops, and stalls. They will have locally sourced ales and ciders along with numerous food outlets.

Get more information here. Prices include free parking and basic camping.

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