Hexham has a busy programme of events throughout the year, ranging from the Tyne Tour – Europe’s largest mass participation canoeing event - to book, film and music festivals, as well as the hugely popular Bonfire Night, Christmas Market and Spook Night. Other regular events include a fortnightly farmers' market and various arts events, plus a full programme of films, plays, concerts and exhibitions at the Queen's Hall and Forum Cinema.

Hexham Farmers' Market


Hexham Farmers Market is a long established market in the heart of the historic town of Hexham in Northumberland. Our producers come from within a 50 mile range of the town and they are all...

Live music at Mr Ants

Oct 14 2022 - 9:00pm to Dec 16 2022 - 11:00pm

Music starts at 9pm every Friday - come early to get a good spot.   October 14th David Moffatt October 21st Sam Nixon October 28th Renatta Connor November 4th ...

Live music at The Fox

Oct 16 2022 - 4:30pm to Dec 26 2022 - 6:30pm

The Russ Tippins Band (classic rock) - 16th Oct  Barely Human (rock &pop) 23rd Oct  Boneyard UK (rock covers) - 30th Oct  Riff Raff- 6th Nov The Graham Henderson...

Buskers Night at the Tannery Hexham

December 2022

The remaining nights for 2022 are Sunday 20th November, Sunday 11th December & Sunday 18th December. As always, it's a great evening with lovely music and people (with a free drink for...

Christmas Wagon Run - Kielder to Hexham

Dec 9 2022 - 5:30pm to Dec 9 2022 - 6:45pm

5.30pm Kielder  6.00pm Bellingham  6.10pm Wark  6.20pm Humshaugh  6.25pm Wall  6.30pm Acomb  6.35pm Hexham Mart Come along for a different Christmas...

Hexham Christmas Market & Abbey Christmas Fair

10th December 2022

Our Christmas Market will run alongside the Abbey Christmas Fair and Farmers' Market in Hexham. Join us on Saturday 10th December for a wonderful Christmas shopping experience in and around...

Orpheus Choir Concert - Hexham Abbey


Hexham Orpheus Choir, directed by Mark Edwards, performs three major concerts each year. In addition, the choir participates in a variety of musical events, such as carol concerts and charity...

Saturnalia - Abbey Grounds Hexham

Dec 15 2022 - 4:30pm to Dec 15 2022 - 7:00pm

A travelling installation made up of music, creative lighting, fire, interactive projection and an entertaining troupe of mischief and merrymakers. Saturnalia; it’s a night of mischief...

Allendale Tar Bar'l

Dec 31 2022 - 11:00pm to Dec 31 2022 - 12:15am

Forty-five local men (known as guisers) carry whiskey barrels filled with burning hot tar in a procession through the town. The men dress in colourful fancy dress and have soot-blackened faces.To...

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