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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Eston Christmas Market

03 Dec 2021

An open-air market will be held in Eston Town Centre Precinct, selling all kinds of crafts, foods ...

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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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The Big Sing

04 Dec 2021

From a very 80s Christmas to all your funky festive favourites, wrap up warm and join in the Big ...

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The Young’uns

04 Dec 2021

Three time winners of the prestigious BBC Folk Awards, The Young’uns are one of the hottest ...

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Virtual Reality Santa’s Sleigh

04 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Head to Middlesbrough and explore Santa’s Secret headquarters where all the elves live and the ...

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Darlington Ice Sculpture Trail

04 Dec 2021 - 11 Dec 2021

Darlington Ice Sculpture Trail returns for 2021. Find frozen creations dotted around Darlington ...

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Santa at the Station

04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes, face ...

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Big Mouth Comedy Club Middlesbrough Christmas Special No. 1

04 Dec 2021

Starring MC Matt Reed, Christian Reilly and Mark Nelson It’s Christmas!!!! The first of ...

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Nina Conti – The Dating Show

Sat 4 Dec 2021

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is back on tour! The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism ...

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Big Mouth Comedy Club Saltburn Christmas Special

04 Dec 2021

Starring: MC Josh Jones, Mark Nelson, Christian Reilly and Anja Atkinson It’s Christmas!!!! ...

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Festive Farm

04 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2021

Join Newham Grange Farm for Christmas Town featuring Mrs Claus, Candy Cane Lane, Elf Village, a ...

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Christmas Craft Fayre at Hartlepool Art Gallery

04 Dec 2021

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Hartlepool Art Gallery is hosting a Christmas Craft Fayre. ...

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