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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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

Add to Excursion

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 winter, children and their families are inivted to discover the magic of Christmas on board The Polar Express at Weardale Railway. Take a magical journey to the North Pole and even get a gift from Santa Clause. Get all the information you need here.

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 click here to view a selection of our annual events.

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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Food & Drink Events

From food festivals to farmers’ markets, we’ve got a packed calendar of foodie events to suit all tastes.

Heritage Events

Discover Durham’s amazing heritage with regular events at award-winning attractions across the county.

Outdoor Events

Experience the beauty of Durham’s great outdoors with a packed year-round calendar of events.

Family Events

From lambing time at award-winning farms, to climbing aboard a steam train, you’ll find a host of events to keep the whole family entertained in Durham.

Concerts & Theatre

Enjoy entertainment galore during your visit; from side-splitting comedy to live music and theatre, find out what’s on here.

Halloween

Come to Durham and join us for some ghoulish fun and spooky tales.