About Newcastle Festivals

(Newcastle, England)

Newcastle features a comprehensive selection of festivals and annual celebrations, with cultural events, live music and outdoor entertainment all around the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area.

Popular festivals in Newcastle include the following events.

Annual Newcastle Festivals

  • March: Guinness St. Patrick's Meeting, popular horse racing event held at the Newcastle Racecourse
  • July: Whitley Bay Jazz Festival, attracting many notable jazz musicians, taking place at the Menzies Silverlink Hotel in Whitley Bay
  • July: Durham City Summer Festival, with a range of entertainment, held at the beginning of the month
  • August: Family Festival, a range of activities and music for all ages, at the Metro Centre
  • September: Whitley Bay Kite Festival, held in the middle of the month at Whitley Bay, with many large and colourful kites, together with demonstrations and trade stands
  • October: Great North Run, famous for being one of the largest half-marathons on the planet, attracting large crowds of both runners and spectators

  • November: Productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, arriving in the city of Newcastle each November
  • November: Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night), with a number of large bonfires and fireworks displays held around the city on or near November 5th
  • December: Christmas Illuminations, featuring a range of seasonal lights, decorations and festive markets, marking the run-up to Christmas
  • December: New Year's Eve, many parties are held throughout Newcastle, with fireworks at midnight

Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau
Address: Baltic Place East, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AE, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 440 5757
Website: www.newcastlegateshead.com/

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