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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Street Cosmos Big Bang

29 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure at the ‘BIG BANG’ family fiesta! This free event is a spectacular celebration of all things space, perfect for families and space enthusiasts of all ages. Dive into interactive space-themed games that will spark curiosity and excitement in both kids and adults. Enjoy live music and surprise performances that will keep you entertained throughout the day. Satisfy your taste buds with a variety of mouth-watering street food options. Witness thrilling rocket launches and explore fascinating space installations.

Did you know County Durham is at the forefront of space exploration and technology? Come and discover how our region is leading the way in spacetech innovations. Whether you’re a budding astronaut or just curious about the cosmos, there’s something for everyone at the ‘BIG BANG’!

Experience this amazing event at TCR Hub, with its stunning buildings, beautiful grounds, and serene lakes – the perfect setting for our cosmic celebration. High demand is expected, so be sure to book your spot today to ensure you don’t miss out on this fantastic event.

The BIG BANG – Finale of Street Cosmos and Launch of Light Years

About Street Cosmos: This exciting new collaboration brings cutting-edge space science and technology directly to our communities. Through creativity and fun, Street Cosmos encourages everyone to explore the mysteries of the universe alongside leading experts.

Partners Include Durham University, Blackhall Community Centre, No More Nowt (Peterlee), Gaunless Gateway (Bishop Auckland), and TCR Hub (Barnard Castle).

About Light Years: As part of the County Durham Place Partnership Initiative, Light Years is a dynamic 3-year programme celebrating our rich history in space science. Discover world-class research and innovative spacetech, and explore the universe through art-science collaborations, family festivals, and immersive experiences.

Tickets must be booked in advance. TCR Hub closes at 4pm.


29 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Shaw Bank
Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD Barnard Castle
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