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Events in Northumberland

Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events Northumberland has to offer

There are a wide variety of events and festivals in Northumberland that everyone can enjoy. If its food you are interested in, you’ll be spoilt for choice with food festivals held in the towns of Alnwick, Berwick and Saltburn. For sports enthusiasts, there is the Burgham International Horse Trials held in Morpeth and for lovers of music, the Alnwick International Music Festival, held in August, is an ideal choice.

Throughout the year there are events in Northumberland to entertain all ages, from Easter egg hunts to the award-winning Kielder Winter Wonderland attraction, and New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without taking a trip to watch the famous Allendale Tar Bar’l. Have a look at what’s on in Northumberland during your stay in our handy travel guide and find inspiration for your next trip.


Photo of Kielder Winter Wonderland by Mick C

  • Alnwick International Music Festival

    This event brings together a diverse catalogue of traditions from Eastern Europe across to Africa, USA, Australia, Scotland and England for eight days of creativity. Celebrating culture through music and dance, guests can feel at home amongst the historic surroundings of Alnwick.

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  • Berwick Food and Beer Festival

    For anyone interested in tasting appetising food and beer, this event is the place to be. With over 80 stalls of produce, a selection of wine, champagne and cocktails, you can sip away, whilst enjoying live music or observing cookery demonstrations.

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    Burgham International Horse Trials

    Burgham International Horse Trials is Northumberland’s only international event, fast becoming one of the best in Britain. Hosting four days of competitions across showjumping and cross-country, this event also features international competitors and attractions for all the family.

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    Dark Skies Festival

    Experience the beauty of the National Parks’ night skies, guided by astronomers. Activities ensure you see the best of the natural wonders whilst cycling, walking or simply stargazing.

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  • Kielder Winter Wonderland

    Kielder Winter Wonderland

    A whole host of surprises for the family to experience while wandering through the twinkling enchanting forest. A visit to see Santa, skating and festive gifts all add to the magical atmosphere.

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