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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.
Beamish Museum

Great North Festival of Transport

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North (27 March - 31 April).
All aboard for this fantastic array of Beamish transport and visiting vehicles – from trams and trains to cars, cycles and steam. Find out more about the three special events that make up this year’s Great North festival of Transport. A must for transport enthusiasts and great fun for all the family.
Old King Coal - 27 - 30 March - Celebrate the North East’s coal mining heritage.
The Edwardians at Play - 3 - 6 April - Discover Edwardian transport and leisure pursuits.
Great North Steam Fair - 10 - 13 April - An extravaganza of all forms of transport.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop Auckland will burst into gastronomic life on the weekend of 26 - 27 April with the return of its annual food festival.

England v Sri Lanka - One Day International

On Sunday 25 May, Emirates Durham ICG will be hosting the second Royal London One Day International between England and Sri Lanka.
Following the memorable 2013 summer of International Cricket and the tremendous success of Emirates Durham ICGs Investec Ashes Test Match and the England v Australia International T20 double header this will be the biggest cricket event in the region in 2014.
Durham Regatta

Durham Regatta

The 2014 Durham Regatta will take place over the weekend of the 14 - 15 June on the racecourse stretch of the River Wear in Durham City. One of the oldest rowing regattas in the country, pre-dating Henley, this will be the 181st Anniversary of the Regatta.
Durham Brass

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 July 2014.
Durham Brass

Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines

Etape Pennines quickly established itself as one of the toughest rides in the UK following its debut in 2012. Hailed as “Beautiful but Brutal” by Cycling Plus magazine, the event challenges riders to 78 miles and over 2,000 metres of climbing – thrilling for both riders and spectators alike. The events takes place on 20 July.
Streets Festival Durham

The Durham Streets Summer Festival

The streets of Durham burst into life every August Bank Holiday when the city plays host to some of the best musicians and street performers from around the world.
North Pennines Walking Festival

North Pennines Walking Festival

A walking festival covering the whole North Pennines is being held on 27 September - 5 October. 2013 was the first walking festival, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of Wainwright’s 'Pennine Journey', a 247 mile long distance walk which traverses both the east and west sides of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Durham Book Festival

Durham Book Festival

This annual celebration of all things books takes place in October each year. 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 on 5 - 7 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.