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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.
Locomotion

Locomotion - Winter Steam Gala

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 Food Festival

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Bishop Auckland will burst into gastronomic life on the weekend of 18 - 19 April with the return of its annual food festival.

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

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.
Royal London ODI

Royal London ODI England Vs New Zealand

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

YSL - Style is Eternal

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
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 16 - 19 July .
Streets Festival Durham

The Durham Streets Summer Festival

The streets of Durham burst into life 29 - 31 August Bank Holiday when the city plays host to some of the best musicians and street performers from around the world.
Durham Book Festival

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.
Lumiere

Lumiere

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 Victorian Christmas

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.