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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    Shrove Tuesday Football at Alnwick Castle
    13 Feb

    Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    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…

    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…

    Giulio Tampalini
    23 Jun

    St Lawrence's Church, 11 Dial Place, Warkworth, Morpeth NE65 0UR, UK

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    Warkworth, 7 miles south east of Alnwick

    Giulio Tampalini ( presents: Guitar Favourites Compositions by: Joaquín Rodrigo, Miguel Llobet, Manuel de Falla, Agustin Barrios, Mario Castelnuvo-Tedesco and others Short support spot by local guitarist Brian Arthur Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 7:30 pm St. Read more…

    07 Jul

    Hulne Abbey, Alnwick, UK

    Sunday, July 7, 2019

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    500m NW of central Alnwick

    Enjoy an outdoor Shakespearean musical event in Alnwick, Northumberland. The Three Inch Fools ( is a touring theatre company that presents a musical take on Shakespeare in the great outdoors. This year we are bringing Shakespeare to over 40 counties across the UK over 4 months. Read more…

    09 Jul

    Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, UK

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Central Alnwick

    Enjoy an outdoor Shakespearean musical event in Alnwick, Northumberland. The Three Inch Fools ( is a touring theatre company that presents a musical take on Shakespeare in the great outdoors. This year we are bringing Shakespeare to over 40 counties across the UK over 4 months. 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…

    Powburn Annual Show
    03 Aug

    Powburn NE66 4HR, United Kingdom

    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    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…

    Alnwick Music Festival
    09 Aug

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, United Kingdom

    Friday, August 9, 2019 To Sunday, August 11, 2019

    Central Alnwick

    8 days of events, 250 entertainers from around the world, a grand costumed event with dancers in traditional costume with traditional music. The venue this year will be Barneyside, near the Alnwick Garden, there will also be Street Theatre in the town centre as well as buskers. Read more…

    Glendale Show
    26 Aug

    Wooler NE71 6QX, United Kingdom

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    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!. Read more…

    The Cheviots Challenge
    31 Aug

    Alwinton NE65 7BQ, United Kingdom

    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    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…

    Alnwick Food Festival
    21 Sep

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 21, 2019 To Sunday, September 22, 2019

    Central Alnwick

    More than 30,000 people enjoy the Alnwick Food Festival, with free admission to top-class entertainment, cookery demonstrations by local chefs and a bustling market square offering a wide range of local produce for sale. A feast of fun for all the family. 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…

    Bailiffgate 'Extended' Exhibition
    04 Nov

    14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, UK

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 To Sunday, January 31, 2021

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Nr Alnwick Castle in central Alnwick

    You are welcome to Bailffgate Museum’s ‘Extended’ Arts & Crafts Exhibition in central Alnwick, Northumberland – from 4th November 2020 to 31st January 2021. Fusion – a group of North East textile artists – exploring the theme ‘Extended’. Read more…

    Rothbury Traditional Music Festival
    10 Jul

    Rothbury NE65 7SL, United Kingdom

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

    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…

    Mighty Dub Fest, Alnwick
    30 Jul

    Alnwick castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Friday, July 30, 2021 To Sunday, August 1, 2021

    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…

    Lindisfarne Festival
    02 Sep

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

    Thursday, September 2, 2021 To Sunday, September 5, 2021

    Nr Lindisfarne, 20 miles north of Alnwick

    Come and watch us disturb the peace with great live music, comedy, poetry, workshops, holistic therapy, novelty acts and other festival fun in a stunning setting, overlooking Holy Island, up at Beal Farm on the mainland near the Lindisfarne Causeway. Read more…

    Hindmarsh Arts, Alnmouth
    30 Oct

    Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RS, UK

    Saturday, October 30, 2021

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Alnmouth, on the coast 4 miles east of Alnwick

    An opportunity to buy quality art and craft work in a variety of media from talented local artists. Read more…