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.

Museum of the Moon 29th Sept -12th Nov

to Nov 12 2023 - 4:45pm

We're excited to say that Hexham Abbey is hosting The Museum of the Moon this autumn. Museum of the Moon is a...

Wentworth Leisure Centre & Swimming

to Dec 31 2026 - 12:00pm

Wentworth Leisure Centre is a great indoor activity option for Hexham. It ...

Hexham Book Festival 26th April - 5th May

May 2024

Save the date and secure your accommodation for Hexham Book Festival! This buzzy literary event brings some brilliant minds and a wonderful atmosphere to town.   

Hexham Racecourse 'Most scenic in Britain'

to Dec 31 2026 - 10:00pm

Hexham Racecourse is Northumberland's only races and was established over 130 years ago. Sited 600ft above Hexham, it is renowned as...

Hexham Farmers' Market - fortnightly

to Feb 18 2025 - 4:45pm

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...

Queen's Hall - theatre / exhibitions / library

2023 to 2024

Queen's Hall Arts Centre has established itself as a strong base for an extensive range of artistic activity, attracting the best international and national artists from music, drama, dance and...

The Forum - Hexham's Art Deco Indie Cinema

to Dec 31 2026 - 12:15pm

The Forum Cinema is a single screen independent cinema located in the heart of Hexham. It is now Northumberland’s only full-time independent cinema and overlooks Hexham’s historic marketplace. The...

Hexham Abbey Festival 21st-24th Sept

September 21st-24th 2023

The programme for 2023's festival is yet to be released, but this annual event is always a joy. 

Hexham Spook Night 28th October

to Oct 28 2023 - 9:00pm

Fairground rides, attractions, fancy dress competitions, food and more. Hexham's Spook Night is great fun for kids, teens and adults alike. 

Find Festival

Sep 30 2023 - 11:00am to Sep 30 2023 - 7:00pm

Hexham's first Find Festival features a packed lineup. Tickets are free!  Main Stage: Featuring exciting artists from the North East including Ladies of...

Prism Under The Moon

Oct 6 2023 - 7:30pm to Oct 6 2023 - 9:30pm

Pink Floyd tribute band Prism will showcase songs from 'Dark Side of the Moon' under the six-metre illuminated moon created by Luke Jarram.  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this inconic...

Hexham Fireworks - 4th November

Nov 4 2023 - 6:30pm to Nov 4 2023 - 8:00pm

Hexham's very popular fireworks display will take place on Saturday, 4th November in 2023 in The Sele park. 

Hexham Xmas Market

Dec 9 2023 - 9:00am to Dec 9 2023 - 3:00pm

Full details coming soon. Image by Roger Clegg.

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