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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Festival of Thrift

25 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

Festival of Thrift champions sustainable living through music, performances and stalls. The MIMA ...

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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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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

30 Sep 2021

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ...

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021

30 Sep 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Middlesbrough Art Weekender is back! After a year away, the largest contemporary arts festival in ...

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Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

30 Sep 2021

In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, ...

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Sarah Millican – Bobby Dazzler

01 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. In this, ...

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Chic Vintique

02 Oct 2021

Chic Vintique vintage markets is back at Stockton High Street on Saturday 2 October 2021! Pop down ...

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Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…

06 Oct 2021

Tour extended due to phenomenal demand! “one of the most bankable talents in UK comedy” ...

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Levison Wood – The Art of Exploration

10 Oct 2021

In Autumn 2021, join critically acclaimed author and explorer Levison Wood as he takes to the stage ...

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An Evening with The Waterboys

12 Oct 2021

Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys. From their mid-1980s “big ...

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Jason Manford: Like Me

14 Oct 2021

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash‐hit stand up show but ...

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Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

19 Oct 2021

They said it was impossible, Milton Impossible… Just an email to say that I Milton Jones, am an ...

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