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.
The ‘Winter Gala’ takes place on 14 - 15 February
and will be themed around Edith Nesbit’s ‘The Railway Children’ with a selection of locomotives displayed together that have featured in the television and film adaptations of the story– including guest locomotive “Joem” and GWR No. 5775.
Bishop Auckland will burst into gastronomic life on the weekend of 18 - 19 April
with the return of its annual food festival.
Between 1 June - 31 August
, see the only surviving 1216 issue of the Magna Carta in a fascinating exhibition at Durham University’s Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On Saturday 20 June
, Emirates Durham ICG will be hosting the Fifth and Final Royal London One Day International between England and New Zealand. For information on tickets click here
The Bowes Museum and the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent are delighted to announce Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal, the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life. Taking place on 11 July - 25 October
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 16 - 19 July .
Durham Book Festival
This annual celebration of all things books takes place on 9-17 October. A host of household names take over the city with book-based discussions and interactive events.
Prepare to be amazed as this breathtaking city-wide celebration of light returns to sprinkle magic across Durham City for four dazzling winter evenings on 12 - 15 November
Durham Christmas Festival
This annual event takes place on 4 - 6 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.