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What not to miss this summer in Darlington

Darlington in summer

Whatever your interests, there is something for you to enjoy here in Darlington

To make sure you miss out on any fantastic opportunities, here are some of the most exciting events taking place in Darlington over the summer. There truly is something for everyone in one of the North East’s favourite market towns.


The Wit and Wisdom of Victoria Wood

Crown Street Library, 2nd June

Led by Victoria’s brother, Chris Foote Wood, this insight into the life of one of Britain’s most loved comedians includes a book signing and a Q&A.

Crime Writers Edward Marston and Judith Cutler

Crown Street Library, 23rd June

Crime writing partners Marston and Cutler are authors of over 70 novels. This is a great opportunity to hear their thoughts on writing crimes then and now.


Tom Allen: Absolutely

Theatre Hullabaloo, 21st June

His wit is as sharp as his dress sense, so it’s no surprise that Allen’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. No one and nothing is safe in this catty show from the camp, well-spoken comedian from Bromley.

Chris Ramsay

Darlington Hippodrome, 24th July

This Geordie charmer needs no introduction, but his show at the Darlington Hippodrome this July gives you the chance to experience his first-class humour first hand.


Market Square Fairground

Market Square, 28th May – 3rd June

Rides, games, prizes and sweet treats — it’s all the fun of the fair and it’s coming to Darlington this summer! Make sure you don’t miss out.

Darlington By the Sea

Market Square, 26th July

Enjoy family fun in the Market Square this July with sand, rides, entertainment and more. Darlington by the Sea has been a tradition for several years now, and just keeps getting better.

Food and Drink

Darlington Food and Drink Festival 2018

Darlington Town Centre, 25th – 28th May

The fantastic outdoor event is back to celebrate all the great food and drink in the North East, including a schedule packed with entertainment and events.

Whitley Neill Gin Tasting

The Juniper Tree, 29th July

The decadent Juniper Tree is proudly hosting a tasting evening of the world-class spirit from Whitley Neill. A must-visit for all gin lovers!


Steps, Live

Northern Echo Arena, 27th May

Indulge your nostalgia and put on your dancing shoes, because Steps are coming to Darlington! Relive simpler times with hits like ‘Tragedy’ and ‘5,6,7,8’ and dance the night away.

Music Box Festival

Avalon, Hash and Hole in the Wall, 3rd June

The Music Box Festival is a fantastic one-day event featuring a huge line up of artists across three of Darlington’s musical haunts.


Meet the Players — Family Fun Day

Northern Echo Arena, 1st July

For rugby fans, this is a great chance to meet the players of Mowden Park RFC and take the family along too.

Darlington 10K

Market Square, 12th August

The Darlington 10K celebrates its 31st year in 2018, so there’s no better time to get moving for a great cause. Race organisers are donating to Darlington Women’s Refuge and St Teresa’s Hospice

For Kids

Milkshake! Live — The Magic Story Book

Darlington Hippodrome, 29th July

The Milkshake gang are returning to the Darlington hippodrome for their best show ever, and your kids are sure to enjoy seeing all their favourite colourful characters.

Mini Monsters

Firthmoor Community Centre, 5th August

Run by the Darlington and Teesside Naturalists Field Club, in partnership with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, this is a great way to get your kids out and about. Let them discover the wonderful world of butterflies, beetles and other bite-sized beasties.

With a stunning Darlington property from Homes by Esh, you never need to miss out on the fun. Contact the team today on 01325 360 044 to find out more and arrange a viewing by using our online Live Chat service.

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