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.

​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...

​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...

​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 Carnival

Jul 8 2018 - 10:00am to Jul 8 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 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 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. ...

​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...