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.
England v Sri Lanka - One Day InternationalOn 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.
Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape PenninesEtape 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.
The Durham Streets Summer FestivalThe 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 FestivalA walking festival covering the whole North Pennines is being held on 27 September - 5 October. Great walking country.... Great food..... The North Pennines Walking Festival will combine the two with a packed programme of walks and events right across the North Pennines celebrating the best local produce the hills and dales have to offer.
Durham Book FestivalThis 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 Christmas FestivalThis 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.
For a more comprehensive list of events please here.