Events in Durham
Events in Durham

Events in Durham

There's always something happening in Durham! Download your copy of the This is Durham Week Ahead, the guide is a valuable tool and enable you to let your visitors know what's going on in Durham. The week ahead is updated and available for download every Monday.


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This is Durham Week Ahead
24 - 30 September 2021


Key Events 2021



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Date Event Venue
16 Nov - 17 Jan 2021 Norman Cornish Definitive Collection  The Bowes Museum
TBC Vocal Festival  Durham City 
TBC Fire & Ice  Durham City 



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Date Event Venue
TBC Great North Festival of Transport  Beamish 
TBC Bishop Auckland Food Festival  Bishop Auckland
TBC Adventure Festival  Durham City/Gala 
TBC Locomotion Festival of Steam  Locomotion 
TBC Durham Pride  Durham City 
TBC OVO Energy Tour series  Durham City 
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Date Event Venue
From Sat 29 May LIGHT art installation by Chris Levine Durham Cathedral
29 May - 28 Aug
Gladiators: a cemetery of secrets BATH Bishop Auckland
Throughout June Summer in the City  Durham City
29 June England v Sri Lanka ODI Durham Cricket, Emirates Riverside
12-13 June Durham Regatta  Durham City 
14-18 July Durham Brass Festival  County
10 July Durham Miners' Gala Durham City 
15 - 18 July Durham City Run Festival  Durham City 
27 July An Evening with Michael Buble Emirates Riverside
28 July - 17 August
Flying Scotsman Locomotion 
31 July Durham Pride  Durham City
7-8 August Seaham Food Festival Seaham
7 Aug - 11 Sept Kynren - an epic tale of England Bishop Auckland 
7 Aug - 11 Sept 11Arches Park Bishop Auckland 
14-15 August IncludFEST Ushaw Historic House, Chapel & Gardens
28 Aug Weardale Show  St John's Chapel
August - TBC Tour Series Durham City


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Date Event Venue
TBC Beamish Great North Festival of Agriculture  Beamish
4 - 5 Sept Wolsingham Show Wolsingham
10 - 19 Sept Heritage Open Days  County
13 Sept - 11 Nov Museum of the Moon Durham Cathedral
2-3 Oct Bishop Auckland Food Festival Bishop Auckland
9-17 Oct Durham Book Festival  County
22-31 Oct North Pennines Stargazing Festival Various 
TBC Take Off Festival   
18-21 November Lumiere Durham  Durham City


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Date Event Venue
24 Nov - 9 Jan '22 Gala Pantomime - Robin Hood Durham City 
3-5 Dec Durham Christmas Festival  Durham City