What's On in June

29 May 2024

What’s on in June 

What an incredible month June is shaping up to be. Not only are there masses of fantastic events coming to the City of Stories, but the coming month also marks the start of summer, so we can all look forward to a lot more sunshine and hot weather!  

This month, you’ll find exciting returns across Norwich, including the biggest wine festival and beer festival respectively, as well as an Indian street food carnival, exciting family events across the county (including for Father’s Day), and much more. Read on to find out what’s coming to Norwich this June!

Namaste Indian Street Food Carnival (2 June)
Norwich Wine Week (14 – 22 June)
City of Ale (23 May – 23 June)
Father’s Day at Roaar!
The Cromer summer end-of-pier-show 

Norwich Wine Week 

As the name suggests, this one is for adults only! 

After its successful inaugural year, Norwich Wine Week (Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 22) makes its much-anticipated return this June. Across this week celebrating all things wine, you can get involved in Norwich Wine Week: The Festival and Norwich Wine Week: The Showcase, or go ahead and enjoy both! Whatever you choose to do, it’s a special time of year in the City of Stories. But what exactly is The Festival and The Showcase, and what makes them different? 

The Festival is what gets the celebrations started. For three days in Chapelfield Gardens, this will be the place to go for all things wine – and general admission costs just £15! Here, you’ll find local experts, local vineyards, and merchants all offering their finest selections of white, rosé and red and, in some cases, orange wine! And it only gets better from there. With your general admission ticket, you’ll also receive up to 10 free samples of any wine from the exhibitors, so you try before you buy a full bottle to enjoy at home! Plus, you’ll also receive a free Norwich Wine Week tote bag filled with goodies, including the chance to win a range of golden ticket prizes! Find out more about Norwich Wine Week: The Festival here. 

Then, immediately following on from The Festival, the celebrations move city-wide with The Showcase, where local businesses will hold exclusive wine-themed events throughout the week. These events will range from tastings, dinners, talks, discounts, and more (and for some, a combination of this list!). Importantly, these are designed for everyone! No matter how much you know about wine, these events will teach you everything you need to know. And they’re truly good fun too. Find out more about Norwich Wine Week: The Showcase here. 

Norwich Wine Week is a fantastic celebration across the city!

City of Ale 

One of Norwich’s favourite festivals, the City of Ale is back for its twelfth year as it celebrates everything about local beer for one whole month (Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, June 23). Both Norwich and Norfolk have some fantastic breweries and equally wonderful pubs that serve them, so this festival was made to champion them and show them all some well-deserved love! In fact, as you’re reading this, the City of Ale is on – so it’s the perfect time to get involved and show your support for the local area! 

To make supporting these pubs and breweries both fun and incredibly easy across the month, City of Ale create trails! And this year, there’s eight to complete, all filled with a variety of pubs from across Norwich. Whether you’re looking to start further out and work your way into the city or start centrally and make it a short walk between each pub, these trails have something for everyone. You can find all the trails and their corresponding pubs here. 

Plus, the fun doesn’t end there. At the beginning or end pub of each trail, you’ll receive a stamp, go on to collect all eight stamps, and be rewarded with a limited-edition City of Ale badge. Then all that’s left to do is wear it with pride, knowing you’ve just supported the City of Stories’ eclectic mix of pubs and brewers (and maybe found a new favourite along the way!). 

The city’s pubs come together for a wonderful month-long celebration of all things beer during the City of Ale!

Indian Street Food Carnival 2024 – Namaste Village 

Yet another annual favourite in the City of Stories, the Indian Street Food Carnival at Namaste Village really isn’t one to miss, especially if you’re a serious foodie (Sunday, June 2)! Each year, their huge restaurant is transformed into a lively street food market, offering a huge range of dishes from different regions of India. It’s a delicious celebration of the country’s diverse culinary traditions, giving you a series of different flavours and combinations all in one place! And it’s all completely vegetarian and vegan – so everyone can get involved in the fun (trust us, you won’t miss the meat!). 

Amazingly, entry costs just £3 (+ £0.96 booking fee) and immediately gives you a free cash voucher of £10 which can be used on future visits. Then, just like an arcade, you can buy coupons in denominations of £5, £2, and £1, which can be used to buy as much food as your heart desires through the carnival.  

Across these different stalls, you’ll find over 60 different Indian street food items, from spicy chaats of the north, to the masala dosas of the south – so there’s bound to be something for every palate! Make sure to visit and experience the rich cultural heritage of India through this tasty food, it’s the most authentic taste of the country’s street food you’ll find! 

Get a real taste of Indian street food with Namaste Village’s delicious annual carnival!

Bring a Guest for Free on Father’s Day – ROARR! 

If you’re looking for Father’s Day plans the whole family can enjoy, look no further than a trip to ROARR! this June, where for the entire weekend, each paying guest (and annual pass holders) can bring a guest for FREE (Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16)! So, why not treat your dad to an entire day out at one of Norfolk’s most enjoyable attractions?  

It’s all part of the £21.95 play all day entry price, which gives you access to every attraction across the park, including Dinomite Indoor Play, Dippy’s Theatre with live shows, and the park’s two rides – Swing-O-Saurus and Raptor Contraptor. Plus, don’t forget the park’s must-see areas like Valley of the Dinosaurs, Dippy’s Splash Zone, Secret Animal Garden, Dippy’s Raceway, and Jurassic Putt Crazy Golf! We think that sounds like the perfect Father’s Day. 

Please note that visitors are advised to pre-book their tickets, including for their free guests, as any guests not booked in advance will not be guaranteed entry. Book your tickets to ROARR! here 

Father’s Day plans are covered by ROARR! with their bring a guest for FREE offer this year!

Dinos at Night – ROARR! 

Father’s Day celebrations aren’t the only thing in the calendar for June at ROARR! – it also marks the return of their annual and award-winning event, Dinos at Night (Saturday, June 29)! This year, get ready to discover some wild nightlife… 

Dinos at Night is an unmissable midsummer experience that really makes the most of those longer evenings. Bring the family to Dinos at Night and enjoy all of ROARR!’s fun-packed attractions, plus some very special additions, including educational tours with their resident dino hunter, all from £10.95 per person! 

Other evening antics will include games stalls, live music, and fabulous street food from some well-known local favourites. The Dereham Theatre Sister Act cast will also be putting on a show for the crowds with their all-singing all-dancing performance exclusively for ROARR! It’s going to be a wonderful start to the summer. Get your tickets booked before they sell out on the ROARR! website here. 

See ROARR! in a completely new light with Dinos at Night

The Cromer Pier Show 

A real highlight of the summer – the award-winning Cromer Pier Show returns in June (Saturday, June 29 – Saturday, September 28)! As always, it promises to bring West End production values to the world’s only full-season end of pier show, including their jaw-dropping 8-metre video wall to deliver special effects alongside their unique scene sets, costumes, lighting, and sound design. 

In this fantastic variety show, you’ll laugh-out-loud with host and comedian Phil Reid, laugh even more and be amazed at the crazy juggling act of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist Steve Royle, watch magician Danny Lee Grew appear (and disappear!) on-stage, be amazed at the talent of international singer, actress, and performer Kristel Herrera, see aerialist duo Becky Neal and Victoria Skillen soar, and so much more. And tickets start at just £20 per person! It definitely isn’t one to miss. Book your tickets for this year’s show here. 

The Cromer Pier show is a spectacular day or evening out, don’t miss it!