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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Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market

02 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Join the celebrations on Stockton High Street for the return of Stockton Sparkles!   Visit the ...

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Nightfall 2021

02 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Nightfall is a magical family-friendly outdoor event which includes a self-guided trail of ...

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Stockton Sparkles Festive Spiegeltent

02 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

The Festive Spiegeltent returns to Stockton Sparkles from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 December with a ...

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ABBA Mania

Thu 2 Dec 2021

ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production. Featuring a ...

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Sparkling Marske Christmas Festival

02 Dec 2021

Marske is set to sparkle as Santa and his parade including real reindeers, Pipers and local groups ...

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Wreath Making at Kirkleatham Walled Garden

02 Dec 2021 - 07 Dec 2021

A Christmas Wreath makes a beautiful festive addition to your home and you can now create your own ...

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Nightfall

02 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Nightfall is an exciting addition to the Tees Valley’s cultural calendar. The event aims to ...

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Hartlepool Christmas Lights Switch-On

03 Dec 2021

The Hartlepool Christmas lights will be switched on on Friday 3rd December. More details to be ...

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Peter Pan

03 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Pantomime season is back and this year you can fly away to Neverland at Middlesbrough Theatre for a ...

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Creative Christmas at Eston Arts Centre

03 Dec 2021 - 23 Dec 2021

Get creative and crafty this December at Eston Arts Centre. Friday 3rd December, 12pm – 5.30pm ...

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Beat The Gong Christmas Special

03 Dec 2021

Just beat it! It’s the festive special of the most brutal comedy night on Teesside. It’s ...

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Whitney – Queen of the Night

Fri 3 Dec 2021

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share ...

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