July is full of fantastic events at The Forum!

Crowds gathered outside The Forum for Run Norwich

Come and celebrate the Summer in the city centre.

This is all the best of what’s on in Norwich in July, from family friendly activities to amazing arts & culture experiences. Even better, almost all of these events are free and much more will be on throughout the summer holidays. 

Kicking off the month is the beloved Lord Mayor’s Celebration, the annual event that brings a surge of activity to the city. We can’t wait for this year’s jampacked programme of entertainment taking place from Friday 1 - Sunday 3 July with the main procession taking place at an earlier time of 3pm on Saturday 2 July. The theme this year is “Kings and Queens” following the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

We’re thrilled that The Forum will be hosting the first ever Community Showcase on Saturday 2 July starting from 12pm, including performances from Dereham Theatre Company, Generation 29, The Oak Circus, Fine City Swing, Greasepaint Performance Academy and The Squirrels. And, from 4.30pm, The Garage Unsigned programme take over the stage, so you can enjoy live music from super talented new bands. And from 6pm onwards you can enjoy acts from Wild Paths Festival. The much-anticipated firework display is set to commence at 10.30pm with the best view from Norwich City Hall.

The Dinos are roaring back into Norwich for a 10-week adventure full of colossal creatures and family-friendly exploration. From Monday 27 June, Norwich will be home to 55 T-Rex Dinosaurs.

Get your map from The Forum and go hunting for dinosaurs around the city! At the end of the trail, sculptures will go to a charity auction where all proceeds raised will go directly to Break Charity to help them continue their work with vulnerable young people across the region on the edge of care, in care and leaving care.

Have you heard about the new Guided Tours of the city? Whether you’re a visitor keen to understand more about our unique roots, or a local ready to experience a different side to Norwich, these tours are the perfect way to get to know the city.

From our time as England’s second city to our Viking roots, the history of Norwich will be revealed! Tours are twice a week throughout July and more once the summer holidays begin! Book here.

Young Norfolk Arts Festival is 10 days of performance, theatre, writing, dance, visual arts and creative workshops, by and for young people across Norfolk.

Coordinated by the Norwich 2040 Local Cultural Education Partnership, school students across the county are celebrating Norwich using bite size poetry. You can find the poems exhibited in windows and venues across the city and online this July, including the glass walls of the Millennium Library in The Forum on the upper mezzanine level.

We're delighted to welcome back the Norfolk Deaf Festival on Friday 8 & Saturday 9 July! The Festival celebrates the world of hearing loss with informative, interactive fun with informative, interactive fun.

The Festival gives the opportunity for people to share experiences, meet new people and access support from a wide range of local and national organisations. Polly Dunbar will be reading 'Can Bears Ski', a Sonic Cloud Show provided by Cambridge Science Centre, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and performances from five different signing choirs are just some of the things you can see at the event. All the details and times of performances can be found on our website.

The event is free to attend, and everyone is welcome, whether you are directly affected by hearing loss or not.

With the extreme temperatures predicted for Sunday and the resultant amber weather warning, the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation have taken the decision to postpone Run Norwich 2022 until October 23 2022.

We would like to thank Nansa - Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association for agreeing to postpone the date of VISIBLE, their Neurodiversity Festival, which was due to take place at The Forum in October but will now take place March 31 and April 1 2023.

Stages are popping up across the city for Norwich BID’s “Head Out, Not Home”, kicking off on Sunday 24 July. Perfect for families, couples, friends, and anyone who wants to enjoy the sunshine in the city, find music, performance and more.

Just because Pride month ends in June doesn’t mean the celebration is over, Norwich Pride is back for the first time since 2019 on Saturday 30 July! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK and it is also the 14th Pride in Norwich. Over 15,000 people are likely to attend the day, which will comprise of stalls at The Forum, a huge march through the city centre, and entertainment all afternoon in Chapelfield Gardens.