Spring into Excitement: Must-Attend Events in Tees Valley!

Blog | Published on: 30th April 2024

Spring has sprung in Tees Valley, and there’s so many things to do that promise to delight locals and visitors alike.

From cultural festivals to family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Tees Valley this spring.

Check out our exciting lineup of events happening across Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees this May and June!


Darlington Dance Festival (11 May) 

If you love to boogie, don your dancing shoes and head down to Darlington Marketplace on Saturday, 11 May where local community groups and dance schools will be taking part in a mass dance at the popular Darlington Dance Festival.

Alongside the big group dance, there’ll be plenty of other dance acts to see on the Market Square stage and street food to enjoy.

Find out more here.

Darlington Eco Fair (8 June) 

Find out about living a more sustainable and eco-friendly life

There’ll be talks and presentations, a market of eco businesses and local producers, wellbeing workshops, plant swaps and so much more. The town centre will be turned green, so head down, learn about sustainability and make an eco-conscious purchase or two.

Find out more here.


Seaton Carew Beer Festival (1 June) 

Raise your glasses for a frothy good time at Seaton Carew Beer Festival!

Discover a wide selection of craft brews, from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, all served up with a side of seaside charm.

With live music, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to kick back and relax with friends.

Find out more here.

SeaScapes: Sea Watch Social Hartlepool Headland (22 June) 

A fantastic opportunity to spot mammals including dolphins, porpoises, whales and seals off Hartlepool’s coast. Learn how you can get involved by training to become a citizen scientist and help us to preserve and then protect them for future generations.

The project is part of a national survey carried out by Wildlife Trust across the UK. You do not need to have any experience of survey work or marine ecology, as there will be experts on hand to assist you.

Booking is essential for the free event.

Find out more here.


Crossing the Tees Book Festival presents Alexander McCall Smith (9 May) 

In a special festival preview event, join worldwide best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith for an evening as he discusses his brand-new novel series, The Perfect Passion Company.

The event takes place at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Find out more here.

James Arthur at the Riverside Stadium (8 June) 

Get ready for an electrifying night of music at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium as hometown hitmaker James Arthur takes to the stage.

The Teesside singer-songwriter will bring his chart-topping hits to the home of the Boro on what will be one of the biggest events of the year. For tickets go here.

Find out more here.

Redcar & Cleveland 

Redcar Kite Festival (25 & 26 May) 

Experience the thrill of watching colourful kites dance across the sky at Redcar Kite Festival! Bring the whole family for two days filled with kite flying competitions, kite-making workshops, and breathtaking aerial displays.

With plenty of food stalls and entertainment, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled time by the sea.

Find out more here.

Redcar Racecourse Ladies’ Day (22 June) 

Dress to impress and experience the glamour of horse racing at this prestigious event.

With thrilling races, fabulous fashion, and entertainment throughout the day, it’s a great chance for memorable day out with friends.

Find out more here.


Stockton Rhythm and Blues Festival (11 May) 

Get ready to dance to the rhythm of the blues at the Stockton Rhythm and Blues Festival! Join in for a soulful celebration of music, featuring talented artists from across the blues spectrum.

From electrifying performances to intimate jam sessions, this festival promises unforgettable melodies and infectious beats.

Find out more here.

Eid Fusion Festival (2 June) 

Enjoy live music, food and craft stalls, inflatables, and fun activities for all the family.

EID Fusion brings together communities from all ethnicities, religions, and cultures for a day-long celebration.

Head down to Ropner Park in Stockton for a brilliant bash.

Find out more here.

For everything else going on in Tees Valley see other events here.

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