This year’s festival will include more than 60 community stalls, which are expected to feature everything from zorb balls - where people have fun inside giant plastic orbs - to circus skills and T-shirt graffiti.
Organisers said the only classic car and bike show to take place within the city’s boundary is also planned to go ahead once again, with a wide range of vehicles from the modern street classics to centenarian steamers on display.
Mile Cross Festival chairman Richard Edwards said: “The Mile Cross Festival is run by local residents as an event for the whole city.
“I am proud to be part of the group; it really shows in these hard times how the local community can come together.”
The event moved to its current location five years ago because it was a bigger space, and to widen its appeal to people living across Norwich.
The celebration of community spirit is supported by Norwich City Council and local businesses Cotman Housing Association and Gordon Barber Funeral Home, and organisers described it as “an affordable and fun day that appeals to people of all ages across the city”.