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

Add to Excursion

What's On

Durham’s 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 April, the Bishop Auckland Food Festival returns to the Vale of Durham, with over 160 stalls, celebrity chefs, live demonstrations and the first ever kids club filling the grounds of Auckland Castle and nearby market place. Plus the exciting Great North Festival of Transport begins at award-winning Beamish – The Living Museum of the North.

Sports lovers will not want to miss the second Royal London One Day International between England and Sri Lanka, taking place at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground on Sunday 25 May.

This summer, Durham is brought to life with international acts performing at Brass: Durham International Festival. Bands perform jazz, funk, classical, ska and traditional music during a packed programme of live entertainment running in July.

Below are just some of the highlights of what’s on in Durham over the next few weeks. Use the calendar above if you’re searching for an event on a specific date.

Top 10 Events

Take a look through 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, Sunderland Air Show and Tour de France. Find out more  about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

What's On highlights...

Durham University Palace Green Library: ROBOT!

Durham University Palace Green Library: ROBOT!

Robots come in all shapes and sizes. Some are friendly, others helpful, and a few are simply scary... Discover an exciting exhibition of robots, cyborgs and androids: • Meet some of the metal stars of the big screen face to face; • Track robots through time and space; and • Enjoy classic...

Taste Durham