Events

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

28/04/18

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...

​Hexham Book Festival

Apr 27 2018 - 9:00am to May 6 2018 - 11:00pm

The annual book festival which takes over Hexham, Northumberland and the surrounding area every spring, usually towards the end of April and early May. Speakers include bestselling writers,...

​Spring Festival

28 April 2018

Held in the Abbey Grounds, the Spring Festival is a great day out for all the family, with craft stalls, music in the bandstand, traditional craft demonstrations, mini funfair, licensed dining...

Stepping into Spring - an Aging Well Event

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to Apr 28 2018 - 1:00pm

Stepping into Spring, an Aging Well event, is being held in The Great Hall at Hexham Abbey on Saturday 28th April, 10am – 1pm. This event is to help people find out more about staying...

Nordic Voices Festival

May 8 2018 - 9:00am to May 20 2018 - 10:00pm

Nordic Voices was born following a visit from the Copenhagen Bach Choir to NE England. From their concerts in 2016, we realised that there was a huge interest in Nordic culture amongst people who...

​Hexham Gathering

May 26 2018 - 9:00am to May 27 2018 - 11:00pm

Young players are at the forefront of performances in Hexham town centre whilst Queen’s Hall is filled with music throughout the weekend as it hosts concerts, workshops and The Big Gig. ...

Northumberland Day

May 28 2018 - 9:00am to May 28 2018 - 5:00pm

Anyone can take part, by creating an activity or event that suits their community, business, school or association and which allows them to express their pride and passion for the county. The...

Hexham Regatta​

Jun 2 2018 - 8:30am to Jun 2 2018 - 6:00pm

Organised by Hexham Rowing Club, this is a great day out for all the family. Watch crews battle it out for medals on this picturesque stretch of the River Tyne in Hexham. See...

​Hexham Carnival

Jun 24 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 24 2018 - 5:00pm

A stalwart of Hexham's summer season, this is a packed family event with a full programme of music in the bandstand, lots of stalls, rides, activities and refreshments. See...

Hexham Racecourse Ladies Day

Jun 24 2018 - 1:15pm to Jun 24 2018 - 5:15pm

Specially for Ladies Day we will be turning the Tynedale Box into a Champagne and Prosecco Bar with a wide selection of 'fizz' and strawberries and cream to purchase.  As in previous years...

Hexham's Armed Forces Day

Jun 30 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 30 2018 - 4:00pm

An opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, this also shows our support for the men and women who make up...

Great Northumberland Launch

Jul 7 2018 - 2:00pm to Jul 7 2018 - 6:00pm

Towns and cities across the North of England can get involved in the biggest event in England this year by putting forward events, experiences and performances inspired by Great Exhibition of the...

Taste Tynedale

Jul 21 2018 - 10:00pm to Jul 22 2018 - 4:00pm

With our partners, Hexham Town Council and the Hexham Courant, we want to position Northumbria as another fabulous food tourism destination, showcasing its food heroes and food culture, and...

Hexham Abbey Roman Festival

Aug 27 2018 - 11:00am to Aug 27 2018 - 5:00pm

Flavinus Day will see a host of free, inclusive activities and entertainment taking place for all ages – the event appeals to young and old, avid history fans, and total Roman novices. ...

​Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and the Arts

Sep 27 2018 - 10:00am to Sep 30 2018 - 11:30pm

A multi-arts festival which brings a range of classical, jazz and choral music to Hexham Abbey with performances by world-renowned musicians. There's a family focus on the Saturday with workshops...

​Hexham Spook Night

Oct 27 2018 - 11:00am to Oct 27 2018 - 11:00pm

The event takes place around Beaumont Street, Market Place and the Abbey Grounds with fairground rides, hot food, fancy dress competitions for all ages (there's even a best-dressed pet category...

​Bonfire Night

Nov 3 2018 - 6:30pm to Nov 3 2018 - 7:30pm

The Hexham bonfire and fireworks extravaganza is held each year on The Sele on the Saturday nearest to 5th November. It was established by Hexham Round Table in 1956, and attracts crowds upwards...