What’s on this month
Poringland Farmer’s Market, Poringland – 1 Jul:
Support your local farmers, butchers, cake-markers and veg growers as they descend on Poringland to sell their wares. Over 25 stalls of local food and drink will be there to tempt, alongside cooking demonstrations and a handful of guest craft stalls. There will be tea, bacon sandwiches and cake, too (of course).
Dino’s at Night, Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade – 1 Jul:
Enjoy an evening of entertainment as the park opens its doors at night. Expect a fun fair, live music, a BBQ and a licensed bar for one night only, dinosaur lovers!
Gorleston Clifftop Festival, Gorleston – 1 & 2 Jul:
Expect a huge variety of entertainment at this two day event, including stalls, fun fairs, live music, dog shows (yes, dog shows), birds of prey and a firework display on the final evening at 10pm. A great, family-friend summer event.
Norwich Evenings Street Entertainment, Norwich City Centre, Norwich – 6 Jul:
Head out, not home this summer and enjoy free street entertainment in various venues around the city including Hay Hill, Gentleman’s Walk, London Street and . Don’t miss Lovin’ Handful, an eight-piece Norwich-based band playing a mix of new and old songs in skiffle/Americana style.
Late Night Thursdays, Blickling Estate, Aylsham – 6 Jul:
Make the most of the long summer days with later opening in the garden, shop and café until 7pm on Thursdays. Play games, explore parts of the garden you’ve never seen before or just sit and take in the lovely view with a picnic and a good book.
Flower Festival, St. Andrew’s Church, Sheringham – 6 – 9 Jul:
30 stunning flower arrangements will be enhanced by organ music, a wide variety of stalls, quizzes, raffles and a café serving light lunches, snacks, cakes, tea/coffee in a week-long Flower Festival. There will be a dedicated area for children, too, with toys and books.
Tel: 07889 694086
KT Tunstall, Festival Too, Kings Lynn – 8 Jul:
Part of a full week of music taking place at various events in Kings Lynn, KT Tunstall will take to the stage at the Market Place from 18.30. Hits include Suddenly I See; booking ahead recommended.
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sheringham Park, Sheringham – 8 Jul:
Midsummer night; an enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals and magical mayhem. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.
Tel: 0344 249 18995
Festival Pop-up Exhibition/Summer Pop-up Shop, Norwich Gift Emporium, Norwich – 8 (until 14) Jul:
Local artist Simon Pritchard is holding a Pop-Up exhibition in the gallery area of the Norwich Gift Emporium. Called Festival, the theme is summery pop culture and will coincide with The Lanes Fayre. A week later, Wake up Little Susie will be launching a summer pop-up shop of her cult vintage underwear at the same venue.
Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre, Norwich Lanes, Norwich – 9 Jul:
The much-loved Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre returns to the streets, alleyways, courtyards and open spaces of this historic part of the city. Expect life music, DJ booths, pop-up performance, art trails and great food & drink. Last year, the event attracted 15,000 people from all over Norfolk and beyond.
Gin Festival, The Halls, Norwich – 14 – 15 Jul:
Described in Timeout as one of the top 10 things to do last year, the UK’s biggest and oldest Gin Festival is back in Norwich at a new venue. The Halls will play host to a celebration of all things gin, with over 100 different gins on offer. There will begin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person, a gin cocktail bar, live music and gorgeous food.
Ladies Night with Sara Cox, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth – 19 Jul:
A star jockey of a different kind is riding into Great Yarmouth this summer – with a stable full of classic tunes. The popular Ladies Night this year will be joined by Radio 2 and BBC TV Presenter Sara Cox, a keen amateur horse rider. Sara will DJ a range of 80s chart hits after day of racing.
Holt Festival, Holt – 22 – 30 Jul:
Now in its 9th year, this hugely popular annual festival attracts a host of bands, singers, actors and comedians to various venues in Holt. With several performances already sold out, booking ahead is essential.
Tom Jones live at Holkham Hall, Holkham – 23 Jul:
The legend that is Tom Jones will perform a string of hits at a spectacular outdoor concert at beautiful Holkham Hall this month, including It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat alongside songs from his most recent albums Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit in the Room and Praise & Blame.
Sandringham Flower Show, Sandringham Estate – 26 Jul:
It’s been a whopping 136 years since the first Sandringham Flower Show (I mean, what?!) with Prince Charles and Camila Parker-Bowles regularly in attendance. Expect classical musical performances amongst the roses.
Wells Carnival, Wells – 28 Jul (until 6 Aug):
A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy dress, pull-and-push-along vehicles and much more. Traditional seaside activities include a sandcastle competition, town crier competition, gullying on the quay and crowning of the Carnival Royals.
Norwich Pride 2017, The Forum, Norwich – 29 Jul:
Norwich’s Forum and the streets around it will become a sea of rainbow colours for one day at the end of July as revellers from all over the country come to eat great food and drink, watch processions and dance in the streets. After a break last year, 2017 is set to be bigger and better.
Old Buckenham Airshow, Old Buckenham – 29 & 30 Jul:
Very few air shows allow you to take the controls of aircraft; fewer still allow you to witness the very pilots in aviation flying the greatest planes, but this one does. On the ground, there will be a Gourmet Food Village, Ice Cream Revolution, Attack and Destroy Bar, hundreds of classic cars and a host of stalls.