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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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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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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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THUNK It – Art in Action

11 Jun 2021 - 01 Sep 2021

A THUNK is a philosophical question with no right or wrong answer. With community friends and ...

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Together Now, MIMA Graduates Exhibition

22 Jul 2021 - 01 Sep 2021

Together Now is an exhibition and events programme developed on the theme of creative solidarity. ...

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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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Summer Garden Party

05 Aug 2021

Connect with the MIMA community at an evening of performances, music and refreshments in the MIMA ...

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TogetherFest at Preston Park Museum

05 Aug 2021

We’re looking forward to the return of TogetherFest at Preston Park this summer. Now in its third ...

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Thinking it Through – Summer Holidays Making

Fridays and Saturdays in August, 11.00 – 15.00, at MIMA

This summer we present Thinking it Through, mindful outdoor making sessions in the MIMA Garden. ...

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Middlesbrough Mela

07 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Based in Albert Park, the Middlesbrough Mela is one of the biggest and most spectacular ...

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Summer Sundays on the Farm at Preston Park Museum

08 Aug 2021

Meet alpacas, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and hens at the museum this summer.  Farmyard ...

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