July 6, 2017 Lucie Towndrow

The Lord Mayor’s Celebrations and Norwich Lanes Fayre

lord mayor's celebrations norwich

Get Ready To Celebrate in Norwich This Weekend

This weekend brings about one of the biggest weekends in Norwich. Saturday sees the return of the Lord Mayor’s Procession and celebrations, and on Sunday we will be treated to the lovely Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre.

The Lord Mayor’s Procession and subsequent celebrations take place on the 8th July 2017. The Norwich Lord Mayor’s Procession is the second oldest carnival in the UK, dating back to medieval times. It starts at St Stephen’s, moves down Castle Meadow, through Tombland and ends at White Lion Street. The centrepiece of the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, the Procession is one of the highlights of the weekend. Celebrations for the weekend start on Friday and go through until Sunday evening. A whole weekend of fun!


lord mayors procession

The large procession is complete with floats, acrobats, drummers and dancers. They move through the city dancing and performing, making the event great for the whole family. “Once Upon a Time” is the theme for this year… Expect to see lots of fairytale characters on the streets of the city! After the procession, there is a large fireworks show from the castle that is visible from various points around the city. The spectacular show is set to music that you can view from outside city hall.

The infamous Norwich Lanes Fayre takes place on Sunday. Expect to find stalls aplenty, live music, DJ sets, and a whole host of theatre and creative workshops. This event regularly draws crowds of 15,000 people and covers many of the streets, alleys and open spaces of the historic lanes area.

Lanes Fayre Norwich 2017

Norwich Lanes is home to some of the best independent retailers, eateries and pubs anywhere in the UK. For unique, boutique or independent businesses, this area is the place to shop in Norwich. From music stores to restaurants with no menu, the lanes are certainly varied. The variety of stalls will be no different! The Norwich Lanes are home to well over 300 independent retailers, restaurants and bars, many of whom will be involved on the day.

After being cancelled last year, everybody is keen to see the new and improved lanes fayre. After a successful social media campaign to try and secure funding, this year’s fayre is looking to use more space than previous years. Organisers are talking with local business owners about a view of expanding for future fayres in years to come, too. Great news for fans of the summer lanes fayre.

Norwich really is a great place to live, especially in summer! We love the community feel of these events, and they’re suitable for any age range. For more information on upcoming events this summer, please visit “Visit Norwich“.


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