Northumberland Events Guide

Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?

From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.

Food festivals with celebrity chefs and a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick and Tynedale. Discover walking festivals to strike out upon in Haltwhistle, Rothbury and Berwick.

There are events ranging from the downright bizarre, like Allendale’s Tar Bar’l where costumed men celebrate New Year by carrying flaming barrels of tar on their heads; to events to learn new skills, like star gazing into Northumberland’s darkest skies at Kielder Observatory.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year. Visit their websites for more details or browse our events listings for more information.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland.

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Spittal Variety Group 2017 Pantomime: The Pied Piper
Shows & Displays
It’s Panto time again and this year Spittal Variety Group have gone for a less commonly performed Pantomime The Pied Piper. ...
Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance group) 2017 Spring Tour of PITMAN
Music & Dance
Contemporary dance performance: Eliot Smith's PITMAN (based on the Pitman Painters of Ashington) and Maurice Causey's WE GOT THE BEAT ...
Knit and Natter
Arts and Crafts
Amble
Come along to our friendly monthly knit and natter session in our upstairs craft room on the third Friday morning of each month. ...
Learn to Crochet
Arts and Crafts
Amble
Learn to crochet a granny square with Lorraine in this two hour afternoon session, held in our upstairs craft room. ...
Doxford Hall
Music & Dance
Doxford
Featuring the finest music and the finest food this festival is being held in Northumberland at Eshott Hall and Doxford Hall Hotels. The line- up this year is the best yet, covering a wide range of ge ...
Iris Folded Cushion
Arts and Crafts
Amble
Join Sue Jackson for this day workshop in our upstairs craft room, and make the perfect girft for your loved one. ...
Iris Folded Cushion
Wildlife events
Amble
Our public open weekend allows you the opportunity to see the progress we are making on our innovative new visitor centre and other site improvements. ...
Music@NMC Ed Tudor Pole
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Acoustic Magic presents Ed Tudor Pole, a spectacular night of music and drinks from the bar. Come along you won't regret it. ...
Wedding Open Evening
Exhibition
We would love to see you at our Spring Wedding Open Evening on Wednesday the 1st of March. ...
Eshott Hall
Music & Dance
Morpeth
Featuring the finest music and the finest food this festival is being held in Northumberland at Eshott Hall and Doxford Hall Hotels. The line- up this year is the best yet, covering a wide range of ge ...
Ragged Edge Productions present The Chef Show
Food Event
Lesbury
A fusion of play and cookery demonstration – deliciously entertaining for all the family! ...
Father's Day at Jesmond Dene House
Food Event
Show your Dad that he's your hero by treating him to a mouth-watering 3 course Sunday lunch. ...
Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance group) 2017 Spring Tour of PITMAN
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
Contemporary dance performance by Eliot Smith Company, featuring Eliot Smith's PITMAN and Maurice Causey's WE GOT THE BEAT ...
Lil' Jimmy Reed Band with Bob Hall & Hilary Blythe
Music & Dance
One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil' Jimmy is taking Europe by storm. ...
Mighty Dub Fest
Outdoor Event
The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set over looking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. ...
Mother's Day lunch
Food Event
Surprise your Mum this Mother's Day with a delicious Sunday lunch at Jesmond Dene House. ...
Exploring the traditional North East craft of Rug Making.
Exhibition
Art Exhibition: Woodhorn Matters Exploring the traditional North East craft of Rug Making. 1st December 2016 - Jauary 2017 We are proud to showcase at St Mary's some of the work from members of volunt ...
Butler School
Family
Belsay
Being the Butler of a Victorian country house is no easy job. Do you think you've got what it takes? Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are immaculate and you're standing up straight. ...
Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance group) 2017 Spring Tour of PITMAN
Music & Dance
Warkworth
Contemporary dance performance by Eliot Smith Company featuring Eliot Smith's PITMAN and Maurice Causey's WE GOT THE BEAT ...
Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems.  ...
Xmas Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre Xmas Craft Fair. for more info on booking call into the Centre or ring 01670 811951. ...
In Focus
Wildlife events
Amble
An opportunity to try and by a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment at our popular Hauxley Nature Reserve. Free but donations welcome. ...
Spring Poster
Family
Cornhill-on-Tweed
February Half-Term Fun at Ford & Etal. Diesel train rides, breadmaking and loads more activities. ...
Volunteer Guided Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. ...
Wedding Fayre
Arts and Crafts
Come along to view the Great Hall and meet our carefully selected suppliers. ...
The Bear by Raymond Briggs
Shows & Displays
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale. ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Workshops
Hexham
Come and join us for a day foraging for wild foods and tasting some truly wild delights. ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
North East Chilli Festival
Pitman
Family
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Eliot Smiths production of 'Pitman' is back at the Centre! Please visit the Centre to find out more about ticket prices. ...
Haltwhistle
Shows & Displays
Haltwhistle
An annual specialist nurseries plant festival, which is a very popular event for all keen gardeners. ...
Wine Dinner with Newcastle Wine School and TV guest celebrity wine expert Jane Parkinson
Food Event
Newcastle Wine School are hosting a gourmet wine dinner with boutique wines at Jesmond Dene House with TV guest wine expert Jane Parkinson ...
Legends of American Country Show
Music & Dance
Europe's No 1 Country music show "The Legends of American Country" present a fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. ...
Snowdrop Planting Week
Outdoor Event
Cambo
Visit Wallington and help us plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs during February half term. ...
Wiggle Northern Angel Sportive
Sporting Event
Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Wiggle Northern Angel Sportive takes in the best sprawling Northumberland National Park roads, and plays host to a selection of climbs that will put your training to the test. ...
National Theatre: Saint Joan Encore Broadcast
Shows & Displays
Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production, broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse. ...
Berwick Broadcasting Corporation: The Golden Age of Wireless
Shows & Displays
A humorous look back at the golden age of wireless entertainment from a time of war, austerity, rationing and rampant misogyny! ...
Celebrate Valentine's
Food Event
Spoil your partner with a luxury five-course tasting menu on February 14th. ...
Hexham Abbey Christmas Fair
Family
Live music, food and craft stalls inside and around the historic Abbey. Over 100 stalls to browse with some fantastic offers available for last minute gifts. ...
The BIG Chris Barber Band
Music & Dance
You can count on an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues with Chris Barber OBE. ...
Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School 2017
Music & Dance
Join us for a music concert performed by pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School, following their 2016 February sell out.   ...
A Grand Opera Gala
Music & Dance
Chathill
Presenter Mark Langley introduces this programme celebrating the very best opera has to offer ...
Music@NMC The Pastures
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Acoustic magic presents 'The Pasutures' at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, come down and enjoy some amazing music. ...
Romantic Getaway
Food Event
Fancy a Romantic Getaway? Join us here at Newton Hall for a night of fun! ...
The Pirates of Penzance
Music & Dance
Chathill
The Heritage Opera present’s Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic comic opera. ...
Folded Heart Book workshop course
Arts and Crafts
Amble
Join Theresa for a morning workshop and produce a folded heart book ready for Valentine's Day. ...
The Hut People
Music & Dance
Yarrow
The Hut People return with their unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world. ...
Family Bushcrafts Survival Challenge
Outdoor Event
A family survival adventure – stick together, solve the problems, learn the skills, stay alive. You’re light airplane has crash landed in dense forest hundreds of miles from civilisation. ...
Tideline Runners: One Big Lie
Shows & Displays
Based upon unbelievable but true events, One Big Lie is a thrilling and pacy new comedy. ...
19th Century Mini Diggers
Family
This February half-term, head to Chesters Roman Fort and unearth some of Northumberland's hidden past! ...
Alnwick Spring Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Exhibition of many varieties of daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers, plus large plant stall and local crafts. ...
Hadrian's Wall Charity Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Greenhead
This is a linear walk, taking in some of the most spectacular sections of the Wall. We'll cover a distance of 17.5m/27k, from Walltown to Chollerford, and it should take around eight hours to comp ...
Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Chathill
Northumberland Ranters are a traditional music ensemble ...
High Terrain Events
Sporting Event
The Kielder Ultra Trail is set in the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park. The Park spans 600 square kilometres & is home to the largest forest in England& the largest man-made lak ...
Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night
Shows & Displays
Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! ...
Stargazing
Outdoor Event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Stargazing by the sea, come and see the stars close up. ...
Valentine's Night With Horace Silverman and The White Gardenias
Music & Dance
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Enjoy an evening of romantic music with a fabulous six piece band ...
Little Bear goes North
Family
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. ...
Red Squirrel Safari
Wildlife events
Search for red squirrels and discover their way of life in a changing world. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, to track down one of Britain’s best loved animals, the red squirrel ...
Triceratops
Family
Ashington
Step back in time with Brick Dinos and meet dinosaurs in miniature each one masterfully built using LEGO® bricks.  ...
She Wins All The Races
Shows & Displays
Amble
Mad Alice Theatre Company present 'She Wins All The Races’- a tragicomedy with Biscuits. ...
Group Gathering
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
10CCLO: The Best of 10CC and ELO
Music & Dance
10CCLO bring their own unique approach to the music playing full-on two-hour shows that include both bands greatest hits. ...
Kielder Castle
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Arts and Crafts
Learn easy weaving with a peg loom - make a beautiful mat, hanging or cushion cover with colourful plant dyed wool. ...
Festival on the Wall
Festival
Heddon-on-the-Wall
A new and exciting fusion of music, culture and entertainment is coming to Northumberland in August 2017. ...
Weaving on a Peg Loom
Arts and Crafts
Learn easy weaving with a peg loom and make a beautiful mat, wall hanging or maybe a small cushion cover with colourful plant dyed wool. Lots of colours and textures to explore. Also if time allows, ...
St Patrick's Day Dinner Dance
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Time to get dressed up for what’s going to be the biggest St Patricks day celebration Alnwick has ever seen. ...
The Newcastle Painters t Jesmond Dene House
Exhibition
The Newcastle Painters who will be exhibiting at Jesmond Dene House from 2nd December 2016 until February 2017 have been going strong for over 20 years. ...
Northumberland Music Festival
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Northumberland Music Festival returns with a line-up of old favourites and new acts at hotels across the UK. ...
Easter Sunday lunch
Food Event
Bring the family along for Easter Sunday lunch to celebrate the Bank Holiday in style. ...
Autumn Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centres Autumn Craft Fair. Please call in at the Centre or ring - 01670 811951. ...
Valentine's at St Mary's Inn
Guided Walk/Tours
Cosy up by our log-burning stoves and romance your loved one this Valentine's weekend with our special menu. ...
Le Vent du Nord
Music & Dance
Hexham
Le Vent du Nord, one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition. ...
Amble Puffin Festival
Outdoor Event
Amble
Amble Puffin Festival celebrates everything Puffin! Fun and activities in the Friendliest Port at the best time of year to see the Coquet Island Puffins, as they prepare to take care for their newly h ...
Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Tea by the Sea, meet up with friends for an afternoon enjoying the stunning views over the bay while having...Afternoon Tea. ...
Great North Bike Ride 2017
Cycling event
Charity cycle ride 60 miles of beautiful Northumbrian coastline. ...
Blyth Beach Huts
Music & Dance
A family friendly music festival with music and street theatre from 11am, children's fun fair, a great variety of food with headline band The Undertones. https://www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandLiveFe ...
Autumn Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Craft Fair down at Newbiggin Maritime Centre ...
Star Gazing for Beginners at Heighley Gate
Star gazing events
Morpeth
Meet our astronomer and find out about star gazing and the distant wonders of our galaxy and beyond! ...
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Celebrate you wonderful mum or loved one with a fabulous afternoon tea. ...
National Theatre: Amadeus Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays
Music. Power. Jealousy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. ...
Dark Skies
Star gazing events
Enjoy an evening of awe and wonder with us at one of Northumberland's stunning premier stargazing sites. ...
Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance group) 2017 Spring Tour of PITMAN
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Contemporary dance group Eliot Smith Company featuring Eliot Smith's PITMAN and Maurice Causey's WE GOT THE BEAT ...
Guided Ranger Walk: Rothley Lake
Guided Walk/Tours
Join us for an exclusive tour of Rothley Lake and discover the wonderful wildlife that lives in this hidden site. ...
North Sea Gas
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
North Sea Gas a scottish band playing at Newbiggin Maritime Centre ...
Cafe Concert
Music & Dance
Cornhill-on-Tweed
The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, listening to some great music in the fabulous surroundings of Lady Waterford Hall - and there's cake too!  ...
The King of Pop starring Navi
Music & Dance
King Of Pop: The Legend Continues is led by the world's number one Michael Jackson tribute artist ' Navi'. ...
Coquetfest
Music & Dance
Coquetfest is a 4 day festival of music, beer, beach and food with attractions for the whole family. ...
Kielder Cross Cycle Challenge
Sporting Event
Kielder
A brand new off road cycling challenge based around Kielder Water & Forest Park. ...

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