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What's On

This Month

Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum

Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum

The Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish is a whole season celebrating the rich rural and...

North Pennines Walking Festival

North Pennines Walking Festival

Combine great walking with great food during the 2014 North Pennines Walking Festival. The...

Durham Book Festival

Durham Book Festival

Welcome to the 2014 Durham Book Festival. From politics to poetry, and fiction to feminism, there’s...

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.

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.

Don't miss...

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.

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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 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
  4. 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
  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 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
  7. 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
  8. Add Oriental Museum: The Origins Of Manga  to your Itinerary

    Oriental Museum: The Origins Of Manga

    Type

    Exhibition

    South Road, Durham

    This series of works, in the new permanent gallery of Japan, traces the tradition of pictorial storytelling in Japan from hand scrolls to anime cels (a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted on, for traditional, hand-drawn animation) via woodblock prints and manga. This summer it...

    Venue

    Oriental Museum, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2014 To 31 Oct 2014
  9. Add Meet our Giant Gruffalo at Hamsterley Forest  to your Itinerary

    Meet our Giant Gruffalo at Hamsterley Forest

    Type

    Show / Display

    Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland

    Come and see our giant, completely unique wood carved Gruffalo sculpture from Sat 7 June at Hamsterley Forest. This is one of 15 Gruffalo sculptures in total, each at a different Forestry Commission sites throughout the UK - and all unique! So have a look and find out which one is nearest you! ...

    Venue

    Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jun 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  10. Add Outbreak 1914! The Durham Light Infantry Goes to War - Exhibition at The DLI Museum to your Itinerary

    Outbreak 1914! The Durham Light Infantry Goes to War - Exhibition at The DLI Museum

    Type

    Exhibition

    Durham

    Discover the vital role that The Durham Light Infantry played during the first crucial five months of the First World War in this remarkable commemorative exhibition.

    Explore how their role evolved and impacted on Britain both at home and abroad. Find out more about these historical events...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Jul 2014 To 1 Mar 2015