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Top 10 Events

Emirates Cricket Ground Chester le Street
Durham has a packed year-round calendar of events - so no matter when you choose to visit, there's certain to be something happening to enhance your visit.
Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral

Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral

In the spring of 2016, Open Treasure will open the doors to previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral Cloister, representing some of the most intact surviving medieval monastic buildings in England and home to the best-preserved monastic library in the British Isles.
Somme 1916

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

On the 25 March-2 October Somme 1916, tells the stories of the people from the county caught up in the battle: the men who fought and died on the battlefield; the women who nursed the wounded and comforted the dying; and the workers who toiled in factories, mines and shipyards across the county to support the war effort.
Great North Festival of Transport

Great North Festival of Transport

Beamish Museum's festival of Transport will take place on 7-24 April  and includes the Great North Steam Fair - A must of steam and transport lovers alike, a hugely popular event, with visiting vehicles and the museum's own transport on show and in action. 
Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop Auckland will burst into gastronomic life on the weekend of 23-24 April with the return of its annual food festival.
Investec Test Match, England v Sri Lanka

Investec Test Match, England v Sri Lanka

In 2016, Durham will once again welcome the England national team.  On Friday 27 May – Tuesday 31 May 2016, Emirates Durham ICG will be hosting the second Spring Investec Test between England and Sri Lanka, the first Test Match at the ground since England dramatically won the Ashes in Durham in 2013.
Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

On 28 May - 5 June the first ever Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach will take place, celebrating the county’s fascinating coastal heritage.
Kynren, an epic tale of England

Kynren, an epic tale of England

From the 2 July - 17 September, an action packed open air night show of dazzling proportions. 1,000 cast and crew present a storytelling journey of 2,000 years with mass choreography, pyrotechnics, spectacular lighting and water effects.
Brass: Durham International Festival

Brass: Durham International Festival

International acts bring Durham to life summer with the sound of brass. Bands perform jazz, funk, classical, ska and traditional music during a packed programme of live entertainment running in July .
Flying Scotsman & The Shildon Shed Bash at Locomotion

Flying Scotsman & The Shildon Shed Bash at Locomotion

As well as being in light steam daily on the events apron with accompanying locomotives, there will be cab access, themed family events, exclusive photography events and more taking place on 23-31 July      
Durham Book Festival

Durham Book Festival

This annual celebration of all things books takes place in October. A host of household names take over the city with book-based discussions and interactive events.
Durham Victorian Christmas

Durham Christmas Festival

This annual event takes place in December - cobbled streets with entertainers, reindeer for the children, carols at Durham Cathedral, plus over 150 quality craft, gift and food stalls in a huge marquee on Palace Green.

For a more comprehensive list of events please here.