Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

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Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

To add an item to ‘My Shortlist’, click the relevant

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What's On

Welcome to your guide to what's on in Durham. Use our handy calendar above to find out what's on on a specific date, or find events by type, location or date with the easy-to-use events finder on the right hand side.

Our packed year-round events calendar means there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit – from exhibitions and world-class events and festivals, to theatre, live music and sporting events.

This summer, the streets of Durham bursts into life this as the very best international street performers take over the pavements, bridges and squares with the return of the Durham Streets Summer Festival

Don’t miss the many interesting exhibitions taking place at some of Durham's fascinating museums, and be sure to keep up to date with events happening at amazing attractions right across the county.

Below are just some of the highlights of what’s on in Durham over the next few weeks, or you can visit our top 10 events page here.

Further Afield

Make Durham your base to enjoy one of the incredible events taking place nearby, including, the Great North Run and Sunderland Air Show.

Find out more about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

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  1. Add Barnard Castle Farmers' Market to your Itinerary

    Barnard Castle Farmers' Market

    Type

    Sale

    Barnard Castle

    First Saturday of the month - year round.
    Farmers' Market location: Cobbles, town centre (Parish Hall in wild weather)
    FARMA Certified Farmers' Market

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014 To 5 Dec 2015
  2. Add Oriental Museum: Musical Magic to your Itinerary

    Oriental Museum: Musical Magic

    Type

    Participatory Event

    South Road, Durham

    The Oriental Museum has several musical instruments on display. Come along and discover how they were made, the sounds they make then create your own unique instrument to take home.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  3. Add Little Dragons Under 5's Group  to your Itinerary

    Little Dragons Under 5's Group

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Elvet Hill , Durham

    Little Dragons Club is the Oriental Museum's group for under 5's, their parents and carers. Come along every Wednesday between 10am - 11am for fun crafts , messy play, object handling, stories and role playing. Under 5's £1, accompanying adults go free.

    Venue

    Oriental Museum, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  4. Add Little Bookworms Under 5's Group  to your Itinerary

    Little Bookworms Under 5's Group

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Palace Green, Durham City

    Under 5's and their parents and carers welcome to come along to Little Bookworms for messy play, fantastic stories and much more. We meet every Monday 10:30 - 11:30am. No booking necessary, just drop in. Under 5's £1, accompanying adults go free.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  5. Add Sedgefield Racecourse - Giant Car Boot Sale to your Itinerary

    Sedgefield Racecourse - Giant Car Boot Sale

    Type

    Sale

    Sedgefield

    Giant car boot sale every Sunday morning. Hundreds of stalls and thousands of bargains.


    If you have a garage full of bits and bobs or just fancy picking up a bargain then Sedgefield Car Boot Sale is the place. With 2 car boot sales a week it is arguably the biggest in the North East with...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  6. Add Crook Hall - Charity Days to your Itinerary

    Crook Hall - Charity Days

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Sidegate, Durham City

    For three special Saturdays we will open to the public and donate all admission fees to the Charity we have selected that day.


    Our first day on the 8th March is dedicated to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. They are a local Charity which provides an individual tailored service to families...

    Venue

    Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    8 Mar 2014 To 22 Dec 2014
  7. Add Auckland Castle: The Power and The Glory Exhibition to your Itinerary

    Auckland Castle: The Power and The Glory Exhibition

    Type

    Exhibition

    Bishop Auckland

    Enter the magnificent world of early Tudor England in this temporary exhibition at Auckland Castle, the former home of Bishop Richard Fox (1494-1501), who was Henry VII’s most trusted advisor.


    ‘The Power and the Glory’ will showcase some of the finest sacred masterpieces from the Tudor...

    Venue

    Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2014 To 30 Sep 2014
  8. Add Oriental Museum: Shifting Sands to your Itinerary

    Oriental Museum: Shifting Sands

    Type

    Exhibition

    South Road, Durham

    This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late colonial Sudan.


    From 1952 to 1955 Cunnison conducted ethnographic research on the Misseriya-Humr,...

    Venue

    Oriental Museum, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2014 To 5 Oct 2014
  9. Add Oriental Museum: Traces and Revelations to your Itinerary

    Oriental Museum: Traces and Revelations

    Type

    Exhibition

    South Road, Durham

    Mohammed Joha and Hazem Harb are artists who were both born in Gaza, Palestine. This exhibition explores the work of these two exciting contemporary artists.


    Mohammed Joha and Hazem Harb now live in Italy and Dubai respectively.


    “Traces and Revelations” aims to provoke debate as to the...

    Venue

    Oriental Museum, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2014 To 30 Oct 2014
  10. Add Gruffalo's 15th Anniversary Activity Trail at Hamsterley Forest  to your Itinerary

    Gruffalo's 15th Anniversary Activity Trail at Hamsterley Forest

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland

    Come and join the Gruffalo celebrations at Hamsterley Forest by taking part in the Gruffalo Activity Trail.


    Trail length is half a mile. Once completed why not stop in Hamsterley Cafe for some special Gruffalo themed grub?


    If you would like to take a piece of the Gruffalo home with...

    Venue

    Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest

    Dates

    From:
    11 Apr 2014 To 30 Sep 2014