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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October 2021

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021

2 October - 3 October
Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NP
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Free

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021   The food festival will stretch across the stunning market place in front of Bishop Auckland Town Hall. With a fantastic range of delicious street food traders and artisan food producers.

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Harvest Festival at Beamish Museum

12 October - 13 October
Beamish Musuem, Beamish Musuem County Durham DH9 0RG United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Harvest Festival at Beamish Museum Join Beamish Museum for an Autumnal celebration on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October at their Harvest Festival. Celebrate the agricultural and rural heritage of the North East with a visit to the award-winning attraction where there will be a stunning Harvest Festival display in The Pit Village chapel as well as beautiful choir performances and more harvest displays at Pockerley Old Hall and their 1940s Farm.

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November 2021

This is Lumiere 2021

18 November @ 4:00 pm - 21 November @ 11:30 pm
Free

This is Lumiere 2021 Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, will return to Durham in November Across four magical winter evenings from 18-21 November 2021, Durham City will once again transform into a glittering art trail. The largest light festival in the UK saw hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy 37 dramatic light art installations in 2019, across Durham City, bringing the number of people who have enjoyed the festival since it began in 2009 at just over one million.

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