Durham News and Events

Planning your Durham trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Durham such as events and attractions, to make your Durham visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Durham, you’ll find everything you need for your Durham holiday on Whats On in Durham.com. Our What’s On Durham guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Durham – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Durham by checking out our News and Events page.

See what's On in Durham. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.

Local News

There’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Durham.

Whats on in Durham – Local News

Durham City’s Working To Keep Our Rivers And Paths Clear

Areas along Durham City’s riverbanks will be cleared of debris as works begin this week to improve the area for visitors. Durham County Council will be working with Durham Cathedral to carry out a series of works to improve the safety and appearance of the public pathways along the River Wear. The work includes cutting […]
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Showcasing Durham’s Hidden Gems During Heritage Open Days

England’s largest festival of culture and history returns this week, offering free access to some of County Durham’s hidden gems. Heritage Open Days will run from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September, and cultural venues and heritage sites across County Durham are taking part. The full programme reflects the rich heritage that exists in […]
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Want To Trace Your Family History?

A new family history course gets underway this month, helping County Durham residents to unearth their family tree. Following its success earlier this year, Durham County Record Office is once again offering the online course for people who would like an introduction to family history research. The course is comprised of three talks and will […]
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Take Advantage of the Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy Dig for Victory!

From Land Girls, Lumberjills and the Home Guard to military vehicles, fun family activities and ration cooking, there’s so much to discover at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North during Dig for Victory this week. Set in and around The 1940s Farm, the popular event, which runs from 2nd to 5th September, tells the […]
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Thea Caine Recognised By International Wildlife Charity For Her Passion To Protect Wildlife

Nine-year-old Thea Caine has today been unveiled as Born Free’s newest Junior Ambassador in recognition of her significant contribution towards wildlife conservation and environmental protection. Thea, who lives in Burnopfield, County Durham, has been passionate about making a positive difference for wild animals for the past four years. She is delighted to have been recognised […]
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Events Calendar

The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.

Upcoming Events

  1. Milky Way Photoshoot – High Force Waterfall

    10 September @ 9:00 pm - 8 October @ 8:00 pm
  2. Museum of the Moon

    13 September @ 10:00 am - 11 November @ 4:00 pm
  3. Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2021

    2 October - 3 October
  4. Harvest Festival at Beamish Museum

    12 October - 13 October
  5. This is Lumiere 2021

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