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Events in Durham

There's always something happening in Durham! Download your copy of the This is Durham Week Ahead and Month Ahead, the guides are 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
16 - 23 March 2020


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Key Events 2020




Vocal Festival 25 Jan - 2 Feb
Pre-Raphaelite Knights 1 Feb - 3 May
Rockliffe Hall Festival of Food 11 Feb – 1 June
Fire & Ice 22 Feb


Bishop Auckland Food Festival 18-19 April
Adventure Festival 24 - 26 April
Great North Festival of Transport - Great North Steam Fair TBC
Locomotion Festival of Steam May
OVO Energy Tour series May
Durham Pride 23 - 24 May


Vitality Blast T20 3 June - 12 July
187 Regatta 13 - 14 June
Brass Festival 11-19 July
Durham City Run & Festival July
Little Mix 16 July
Durham Miners Gala 18 July
Seaham Food Festival July
Westlife - Durham Cricket Ground 18 July
Kynren 1 Aug - 12 Sept
Weardale Show 29 Aug

Autumn / Winter

Wolsingham Show 5 – 6 September
Eggleston Show TBC
Locomotion: Autumn Steam Gala TBC
Stanhope Show 12 - 13 September
Sedgefield Show TBC
Heritage Open Days 11 - 20 September
Durham Book Festival 10 - 18 October
North Pennines Star Gazing Festival 23 October - 1 November
Durham City’s Traditional Christmas Festival 4 - 6 Dec

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