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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Saltburn Farmers Market


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

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Behind the Seams

12 Oct 2021 - 19 Feb 2022

Following its huge success in 2018, Behind the Seams is returning to Preston Park Museum this ...

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National Saturday Club at MIMA

30 Oct 2021 - 01 Jun 2022

For 13 – 16 year old creatives!  MIMA is now part of the National Saturday Club! It’s free, ...

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Festive MIMA MAKING Packs

18 Nov 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

Festive MIMAMAKING packs Available until 17 December, Pick up from the café on Mondays. Tuesday ...

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Santa’s Grotto at Billingham Forum

20 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021

Experience the magic of Christmas by bringing your loved ones to see Santa’s Grotto indoors at ...

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Christmas at Ormesby Hall

25 Nov 2021 - 20 Dec 2021

An Enchanted Winter everyday Thursdays – Mondays, from Thursday 25 November – Monday 20 ...

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Christmas Tree Sales at Ormesby Hall

25 Nov 2021 - 20 Dec 2021

It’s that time of year again, where will fill our homes with festive cheer, with twinkly ...

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Chemical City

26 Nov 2021 - 24 Apr 2022

Chemical City looks at the legacies of chemical production in the Tees Valley. Starting with a ...

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A magical Victorian Christmas

27 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021

This December, join us for a magical Victorian Christmas with reindeer, festive drinks, family ...

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Christmas Activities with Stockton-on-Tees Libraries

27 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021

Get into the Festive spirit and add some sparkle to your Christmas! Dress up for the occasion. ...

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Meet Santa’s reindeer

27 Nov 2021 - 24 Dec 2021

Make your Christmas extra special with a trip to Preston Park Museum to meet Santa’s reindeers. ...

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Naughty Elf Installations

01 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

The Stockton-on-Tees Community Partnerships are bringing Christmas to your communities with ...

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