Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?

From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.

Food festivals with celebrity chefs and a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick and Tynedale. Discover walking festivals to strike out upon in Haltwhistle, Rothbury and Berwick.

There are events ranging from the downright bizarre, like Allendale’s Tar Bar’l where costumed men celebrate New Year by carrying flaming barrels of tar on their heads; to events to learn new skills, like star gazing into Northumberland’s darkest skies at Kielder Observatory.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year. Visit their websites for more details or browse our events listings for more information.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Outdoor Event
  • Start date: 01/01/2017
  • End date: 31/12/2017
  • Type(s): Events
The Gruffalo Spotter
Outdoor Event
The Gruffalo adventure has returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park. The amazing App (download before you leave home) will bring this trail alive for you and your family. The trail is already a hit ...
Volunteer Guided Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods ...
Guided Walks Bamburgh
Guided Walk/Tours
A walk around the history of Bamburgh village and castle with an experienced local tour guide. ...
Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder Forest in your own 4x4.  ...
Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder 4×4 Safari - driving the tracks deep in the heart of Kielder Forest in Northumberland. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Orien'tree'ing.  ...
Photographed by Matthew Smith
Family event
The summer circus festival for the North East returns for the third time to the unlikely location of Guyzance, Northumberland ...
Weardale Agricultural Society’s Chapel Show
Outdoor Event
St Johns Chapel
A packed programme, many entertainments free! REFRESHMENT MARQUEE, BAR GRAND DRAW with attractive prizes. ...
Volcano Night
Outdoor Event
Volcano Night is an annual charity bonfire competition on Alnmouth beach. ...
Bellingham Show
Family event
A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. ...
Great North Bike Ride 2017
Cycling event
Charity cycle ride 60 miles of beautiful Northumbrian coastline. ...
Carriage Rides
Outdoor Event
Ford and Etal Estate
Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, riding in style in an open-topped carriage ...
Luna Cinema
Outdoor Event
The Luna cinema is transforming the grounds of Alnwick Castle into an exciting outdoor cinema screening venue! ...
Lindisfarne Festival 2017
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) overlooking the stunning Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival invites you to experience a weekend like no other. ...
All you want to know about bats!
Outdoor Event
National Park Ecologist Gill Thompson and bat expert Tina Wiffin will tell us about bats, before a short walk to Thirwell Castle.  ...
Kielder Trail Reavers
Outdoor Event
We are a voluntary group of enthusiastic mountain bikers who maintain and build the Mountain Bike trails at Kielder.  We meet up once a month and all volunteers are welcome. ...
Passing through Northumberland towns
Cycling event
The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to Northumberland this September as Stage Two of Britain’s premier road cycling event takes place in the county on Monday 4 September. ...
Saturn and the Moon
Star gazing events
Join us for in-depth talks on the Moon and Saturn and a chance to observe these fascinating objects in the night sky. ...
Book tickets
Outdoor Event
Find out about Kielder’s art and architecture programme directly from experienced curator Peter Sharpe  Advanced booking essential ...
Alnwick Food Festival
Food Event
Following on from last years success, this two day event is set to be bigger and better than before. ...
World Rivers Day
Family event
Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish ...
The Shepherd's Cairn
Guided Walk/Tours
Join our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks to the Shepherd’s Cairn.  ...
Kielder Marathon
Sporting Event
The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water. ...
Outdoor Event
Traditional farmers market held every 3rd Sunday in the month at the spectacular Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. ...
Late Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
Come and join our inspirational team of astronomers as we observe the darkest of night skies above the internationally renowned Kielder Observatory. ...
Autumn Art
Family event
Join us at half term for autumn art in Northumberland National Park. Come have a go at making some nature-inspired art! ...
Alnwick Christmas Market
Outdoor Event
A fantastic Christmas Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick, with local produce, gifts and entertainment. ...
Magnificent Milky Way
Star gazing events
The magnificent Milky Way... our home in the Universe! ...

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