Summer Events in Norfolk
With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, summer is fast approaching. There’s no better county to spend your summer in than Norfolk. In less than two weeks, the schools across the country will close for the summer and with this comes the stress of keeping your kids occupied over their six-week break. Luckily, there’s plenty happening with lots of events in Norfolk during the summer months, both for children and adults. Here are just a few of the events in Norfolk over the next three months.
The Barford Festival
The first event on our list is the Barford Festival. The festival has grown over the last 12 years and it will be even bigger in 2017. On Saturday July 15th from 2pm until late, you can enjoy the best local food and live music. But the fun doesn’t stop there. There is also a walkabout theatre, cocktail bar, beer tent, art and music workshops, and circus workshops. Tickets start at £4 for a child and £6 for an adult with the money raised going to local causes. Group tickets are also available.
Summer Fireworks at Great Yarmouth Central Beach
Returning once again is the Great Yarmouth fireworks displays. Every Wednesday evening from the 19th of June to the 30th of August, you can view the amazing firework display from Great Yarmouth beach. The spectacle starts at 8pm with musical entertainment, followed by fireworks at 10pm. This weekly event is free, so make sure you don’t miss it.
If you’re planning to spend your summer keeping fit and excising then Run Norwich is the event for you. This road race takes you on a 10-Kilometre around the city of Norwich with the race starting at Gentleman’s Walk. It will be taking place on Sunday 6th August so you have just under a month to start your training if you haven’t already. If the 10-km run is a little out of your league, then the spectator role may be more suitable. The best spots for spectators will be announced on the Run Norwich website closer to the time. You can also enter the event via their website, with entry costs starting at £23.
Grand Norwich Duck Race
Another fun race happening in Norwich is the Grand Norwich Duck Race. Returning on Sunday 27th August for the sixth year, this event will see over 3,000 rubber ducks racing from St George’s Bridge to St Frye’s Bridge. If you would like to get involved, you can sponsor a duck for just £2! There will also be food, drink, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. So make sure you don’t miss it!
The Aylsham Show
For over seventy years, The Aylsham Show has been putting the best of Norfolk’s agriculture on display during this one day event. Visitors can experience a range of animal exhibitions and displays, vehicle exhibitions, family activities, live music, local food and drink, plus much more. The show will take place on Monday 28th August with tickets starting at £12.
The biggest music festival in the region will be taking place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of September. Once again festivalgoers will flock to the Norfolk Showground to experience live performances from the likes of Craig David, Pendulum, Rag’n’Bone Man, Wiley, plus loads more. Anyone aged 5 and up are welcome, however, restrictions apply to those 15 and under. Tickets prices start at £99 with a range of ticket options available, including day, weekend, and VIP tickets.
Summer Nights outdoor film Festival
This year the Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival will be showing film screenings at 13 outdoor venues across the UK, with one of them in Norfolk! On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of September, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Blickling Estate will be hosting screenings of Ghost and The Blues Brothers. Tickets are available on the Summer Nights Film Festival website, with prices starting at £11. Gather the family and pack a picnic. You won’t want to miss this.
On the 16th of September, the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course will be coming to Earlham Park in Norwich. This 5k course includes 10 inflatable obstacles for you to conquer, including Europe’s biggest ever inflatable slide. The event is open to a range of ages with a total of 5,000 spaces available. Tickets can be purchased from the Gung-Ho website.
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