Events & Festivals

Events and Festivals

Events & Festivals in Alnwick & Northumberland

Food & craft fairs, music & art festivals, annual shows, sheepdog trials, displays & sporting events
in the Alnwick region of Northumberland.

(See also Events All Year Round)

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    Alnmouth Arts Festival - Jo Hulme
    15 Jun

    Northumberland Street, Alnmouth NE66 2RA, United Kingdom

    Saturday, June 15, 2019 To Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Alnmouth, on the coast 4 miles east of Alnwick

    The Alnmouth Arts Festival is an annual must see event for all art lovers, situated in 27 venues throughout picturesque Alnmouth you will discover 90 exhibitors’ work on display. The 15th annual Alnmouth Arts Festival will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2019. Read more…

    13 Jul

    High Street, Belford NE70 7NG, United Kingdom

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 To Sunday, July 14, 2019

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Near Bamburgh, 13 miles north of Alnwick

    We are now in our third year and hope that the arts festival is going to continue to get bigger and better. The festival has been arranged to, and involve our creative community. Read more…

    22 Nov

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, UK

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Alnwick Market Place, Central Alnwick

    A variety of events take place in and around the Market Place, where the Lights are switched on at 7pm. The lights will be switched on by the Duchess of Northumberland. Entertainment starts at 6pm with the decorating of the Tree. There will be slideshows, roundabouts, music & carol singers. Read more…

    Shrove Tuesday Football at Alnwick Castle
    21 Feb

    Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023

    2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    Alnwick Castle, Central Alnwick

    Every year on Shrove Tuesday Commencing at 2pm on Shrove Tuesday every year, the Duke of Northumberland starts the ‘game’ by throwing the football from the battlements of the Alnwick Castle barbican to the waiting crowd below. Read more…

    Cragside House & Gardens
    22 Feb

    Eglingham Village Hall, Eglingham, Alnwick NE66 2TX, UK

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Eglingham, 6 miles NW of Alnwick

    Wednesday, 22nd February 2023 7pm for 7.30pm at Eglingham Village Hall NE66 2TX CRAGSIDE HOUSE AND GARDENS Speaker:  Liz Finch, National Trust At Ellingham Village Hall, speaker Liz Finch takes you on a ‘walk’ through Cragside house and gardens – the home of the ‘modern magician’, Lord Armstrong – looking… Read more…

    Alnwick Story Fest 2023
    24 Feb

    The Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PQ, UK

    Friday, February 24, 2023 To Sunday, February 26, 2023

    9:30 am To 10:00 pm

    Central Alnwick

    Alnwick is proud to present a new book & film festival, in which you can hear from some of the nation’s most popular writers & presenters at events in various venues throughout the town.  –              Headliners crime writers Ann Cleeves and LJ Ross have sold 30 million books –              BBC’s… Read more…

    Alnwick Duck Race
    08 Apr

    The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, UK

    Saturday, April 8, 2023

    Alnwick Garden, Central Alnwick

    Hundreds of ducks will begin their descent down The Grand Cascade with the help of Alnwick Round Table at 12pm! Buying a duck ticket for just £2 will enter you with a chance to win some AMAZING PRIZES! Buy tickets online at or on the day, between 10am and 11.45am,… Read more…

    Egglingham Village Hall event
    10 May

    Eglingham, Alnwick NE66 2TX, UK

    Wednesday, May 10, 2023

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Eglingham Hall, 6 miles NW of Alnwick

    A gardening event on Wednesday 10th May at Eglingham Village HalL, Northumberland. Ask our panel about your garden. Tom Pattinson, Journalist and Broadcaster Robert Jamieson, Head Gardener, Howick Estate If your garden or pot plants are in need of attention then please bring your questions on the night. Read more…

    Mighty Dub Fest, Alnwick
    16 Jun

    Alnwick castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Friday, June 16, 2023 To Sunday, June 18, 2023

    Alnwick Castle, Central Alnwick

    The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set overlooking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. Fully packed family entertainment, trade stands, Live music and 3 bars. Enjoy a weekend of music, mayhem and awesome VWs. Read more…

    What A Wonderful World Festival, Alnwick
    30 Jun

    The Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, UK

    Friday, June 30, 2023 To Sunday, July 2, 2023

    7:30 pm To 11:00 pm

    Alnwick Playhouse & Alnwick Garden

    A festival of arts, science & the natural world at Alnwick Playhouse & Alnwick Garden in central Alnwick. Read more…

    Rothbury Traditional Music Festival
    14 Jul

    Rothbury NE65 7SL, United Kingdom

    Friday, July 14, 2023 To Sunday, July 16, 2023

    Rothbury, 10 miles SW of Alnwick

    This is a well-established Traditional Country Music Fair in Rothbury – featuring pipes, fiddles, bodrun, guitars, folk singing, and dialect poetry. Read more…

    Alnwick Patio & Courtyard Festival
    04 Aug

    The Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, UK

    Friday, August 4, 2023 To Sunday, August 6, 2023

    11:00 am To 3:00 pm

    Various locations around central Alnwick

    Enjoy your own tour of 24 ‘hidden gardens’ in this Courtyard & Patio Festival around Alnwick, Northumberland. Twelve never-seen-before gardens are among the 24 hidden gardens that will be on show during this year’s Alnwick Patio and Courtyard Festival. Read more…

    Powburn Annual Show
    05 Aug

    Powburn NE66 4HR, United Kingdom

    Saturday, August 5, 2023

    Powburn, 8 miles west of Alnwick

    Local agricultural show in Powburn – the first of the annual Cheviot Sheep and Horticultural Shows, featuring stalls, craft displays, competitions, sheep show, cross country race, pony games & jumping etc. Read more…

    Rockin' Railway, Alnwick
    12 Aug

    Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick, UK

    Saturday, August 12, 2023

    6:00 pm To 11:59 pm

    Aln Valley Railway, 1 mile SE of Alnwick

    A welcome drink, a train ride and a night of live music at Aln Valley Railway!  This is just one of many events that gives us at Alnwick Round Table the ability to support Aln Valley Railway and other local causes. Read more…

    25 Aug

    Alnwick Market, Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, United Kingdom

    Friday, August 25, 2023 To Sunday, August 27, 2023

    11:00 am To 11:00 pm

    Central Alnwick

    There will be a warm welcome to Alnwick & District Round Table’s Beer Festival : 11am – 11pm Fri & Sat. & 12 – 6pm Sun. Read more…

    Glendale Show
    28 Aug

    Wooler NE71 6QX, United Kingdom

    Monday, August 28, 2023

    Wooler, 16 miles NW of Alnwick

    Near Wooler, alongside the A69 road, the Glendale Show is probably the biggest country show in Northumberland, enjoy all the fun of the fair! This year featuring: Broke FMX Stunt Display Team – Giant Aldabra Tortoises – Pony Club Games – Falconry Display Also: Halter Led Cattle Classes, Sheep Classes,… Read more…

    Lindisfarne Festival
    31 Aug

    Beal Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2PB, United Kingdom

    Thursday, August 31, 2023 To Sunday, September 3, 2023

    Nr Lindisfarne, 20 miles north of Alnwick

    In 2023, the ultimate end-of-summer party festival will be back for it’s 8th year of music, magic & mayhem on the spectacular Northumberland coast. Headliners for 2023 include: Primal Scream, Ferocious Dog, Kathryn Tykkel, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Atern-8. Read more…

    Harbottle Show
    02 Sep

    Harbottle NE65 7DG, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 2, 2023

    12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

    Nr Rothbury, 10 miles SW of Alnwick

    Harbottle Show Is A Traditional small village show featuring: Sheep Show, Horticultural, Industrial and Children’s exhibits. Craft Demonstrations, Terrier Racing, Children’s and Adult’s Races, Cumberland Wrestling and Local Produce For Sale. The venue is the Oak tree Field, Harbottle, Nr. Rothbury. NE65 7DG. Read more…

    The Cheviots Challenge
    02 Sep

    Alwinton NE65 7BQ, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 2, 2023

    Alwinton, 16 miles west of Alnwick

    Enter this 12 hour walking event which starts and finishes at Alwinton – in aid of the Northumberland National Park Search and Rescue Team. Read more…