Tees Valley is home to a vibrant programme of amazing events and festivals. 

From sport to music to theatre to outdoor art and food festivals – there is always something happening.

Just some of our popular annual events include the region’s biggest free outdoor art and street theatre festival the Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), the national festival of sustainability Festival of Thrift and the fun, family-friendly Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

Search the events below to make sure you don’t miss any of it.

Covid-19 update

Although many events are planned to go ahead for 2021, please check any Covid-19 testing requirements with the appropriate venue or event organiser before visiting. 

Full details on the latest restrictions can be found on the .GOV website.

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Adventure Den Kits

Throughout June to October during MIMA opening hours.

Come and make your own imaginative space in the MIMA Garden with our Adventure Den Kits. Suitable ...

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MIMA MAKING

Throughout June to October during MIMA opening hours.

Pick up an exciting bag of goodies for making and inventing with family and friends. This ...

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SONIA BOYCE, IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN

11 Jun 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

MIMA FLINGS OPEN ITS DOORS WITH A DAZZLING EXHIBITION MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, ...

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Women Artists of the North East Library at MIMA

Friday 30 July; Friday 27 August; Friday 1 October

Women Artists of the North East Library are in residence at MIMA, with monthly Open Library events ...

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Orange Pip Market

Monthly

Orange Pip Market is an artisan food and beverage market which takes place on either Baker & ...

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Saltburn Farmers Market

Monthly

Saltburn Farmers Market brings around 35 of the North East & North Yorkshire’s best ...

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Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

22 Sep 2021

A parody of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence. Lady Chatterley welcomes her husband, ...

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Newham Grange Farm 5K Trail

22 Sep 2021

This trail offers a fantastic mix of terrain with almost a mile loop around the farm before taking ...

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Hearing from Artists 3

Thursday 23 September, 18.00 – 19.30, digital event

Join lively discussions with artists from the Tees Valley and across the UK as they share insights ...

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Stockton & Darlington Railway 196th Anniversary Specialist Market

25 Sep 2021

Step back in time in Stockton as we celebrate the 196th Anniversary of Stockton-Darlington Railway. ...

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Festival of Thrift

25 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

The Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national festival of sustainability. Usually taking place ...

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The Gathering Sounds Festival

25 Sep 2021

All day music festival The Gathering Sounds is back for it’s third iteration and 2021 will see ...

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