Special Events

January

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Burns Night

Darlington will be marking Burns Night with a series of events across the town on Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Darlington will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of events across the town on Saturday, January 27th, 2018.

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February

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day takes place on February 14th. Want to treat your loved one, but not sure how? Try something different this year with our list of events taking place on Valentine’s Day in Darlington.

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March

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Noisy Daughters

Noisy Daughters is a programme of activities at the Theatre Hullabaloo that celebrates females in music, with an aim to teach and inspire the next generation and lead the way to equality in music.

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World Book Day

Marked in over 100 countries worldwide, World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.

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April

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Darlington Jazz Festival

Taking place over four days, Darlington Jazz Festival brings live jazz music to venues across Darlington town centre.

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Easter in Darlington

Whether you’re looking to create Easter crafts or make the most of the long Bank Holiday weekend, there is something for everyone this Easter in Darlington.

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May

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Darlington Arts Festival

Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture, Darlington Arts Festival is a showcase of the best arts groups and performers that the town has to offer.

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June

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Crossing The Tees

Darlington Libraries is one of four libraries taking part in Crossing the Tees – a two week-long book festival for the Tees Valley.

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Darlington Community Carnival

Darlington Community Carnival is an annual all day event based in Stanhope Park and includes a stunning procession through the town centre.

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Music Box Festival

Music Box is a one-day music festival taking place across three venues in Darlington: Avalon, Hash and Hole in the Wall.

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July

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Darlington Comedy Festival

The Darlington Comedy Festival is an annual showcase of acts and comedians, including comedy legends and the best in local up-and-coming talent.

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August

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Darlington Libraries – Summer Activity Programme

Over the summer, Darlington Libraries is holding a series of events and workshops for children, as part of the Summer Activity Programme.

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September

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Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival

Organised by the Darlington RnB Club in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council and Gasto Promotions, the family-friendly festival takes place in a number of venues across Darlington town centre.

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October

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Halloween

Trick or treat? Venues across Darlington are marking Halloween with a series of spooky events.

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Jabberwocky Market

Jabberwocky Market is a festival which ties together Darlington’s culture and theatre history, with the market-town tradition, in a new and really exciting way.

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November

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Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

Watch your favourite Christmas films from the comfort of your vehicle, as the UK’s largest drive-in cinema comes to Darlington.

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December

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Bondgate Round Table Christmas Float

Santa Claus is set to visit Darlington this Christmas and raise money in the process, as part of the Darlington Bondgate Round Table Christmas Float.

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Christmas in Darlington

As the cold, dark nights draw in, the countdown to Christmas begins. Venues across Darlington are getting into the festive spirit with a series of events.

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New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the New Year in style with a whole host of events taking place in Darlington this New Year’s Eve.

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