Durham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Durham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Durham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Durham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Durham, featuring the best of things to do in Durham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Durham fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Durham Fringe Festival

28 July - 1 August

The first Durham Fringe Festival will run from Wednesday July 28th to Sunday August 1st 2021. Started by a group of friends living and working in the county who love Fringe Festivals and thought it would be great to create one in Durham, especially after the severe impact of the last year.

Twenty-seven companies are putting on one hundred and eleven performances in 4 great venues in Durham City. There’s magic, dance, stand-up, an aerial act, two bands, 5 new music showcases, cabaret and some great theatre. All the things you might expect in a fringe festival and it’s all coming to Durham.

From gardens, to bars, to cafes, to proud members of the Little Theatres Guild, Fringe is about performing anywhere there is space for a show and an audience.


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