Northumberland Event Guide 2019
Festival atmosphere in Hexham - © Neil Denham

Northumberland Event Guide 2019

What's on in Northumberland

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

Food festivals offering a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth, Blyth and Hexham

If you are feeling active, put your best foot forward at one of Northumberland’s walking festivals, join one of Northumberland National Parks voluntary rangers on a patrol walk along Hadrian’s Wall or enjoy one of Northumberland’s many circular routes with the knowledge of an expert guide.

Whether you are an avid astronomer or a novice star gazer you will enjoy a star studded show in Europes largest International Dark Sky Park with events throughout Autumn and Winter.

Northumberland has a proud heritage which is celebrated through events including the Allendale Tar Barl on New Years Eve, where local men carry whiskey barrels filled with burning tar on their heads through the town, the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering and the Northumberland Miners Picnic at Woodhorn Museum.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year.

Berwick Autumn Festivals are a great reason to visit Berwick this Autumn; film & media, food & drink and a literary festival.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland. Browse our events listings for more information.

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