Unmissable Events in Northumberland in 2023

7th June 2023

July: Classic and Vintage Car Rally

Sunday 9th July, 11am - 4pm

Calling all classic car lovers! This summer, The North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) motoring club returns to Woodhorn Museum with their amazing array of classic cars. Visitors will enjoy viewing vintage cars, posing for photos next to them, and meeting their owners.

The glorious Woodhorn Museum boasts excellent facilities, cutting-edge arts and cultural exhibits, and a year-round programme of fun-filled events. Located in what was once the largest pit village in the world, the former colliery is now home to this hugely popular museum which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

August: Glendale Show 2023

Monday 28th August, 9am - 5pm

This August Bank Holiday Monday, the legendary Glendale Show once again returns to Wooler. Having run annually for over 125 years, the show has grown and developed into a major attraction and is now the premier agricultural and community event in North Northumberland.

Attracting over 12,000 visitors each year, the show features halter led cattle classes, horse, pony and donkey classes, alpacas, specialty food marquees, craft marquees, as well as live entertainment such as music, chainsaw carving, and a fantastic fairground. Not to mention over 200 trade stands, catering, and bar facilities! It's a jam-packed day for the whole family will enjoy.

September: Lowry at the Seaside

Friday 1st - Saturday 30th September, 10am - 4pm

Art lovers are in for a real treat with a visit to Berwick Museum and Art Gallery this year, as their Lowry at the Seaside exhibition showcases L. S. Lowry's famous 'Beach Scene' painting, alongside objects from their own collections relating to holidays in the town.

The collection includes early railway travel posters, amusement arcade games, and the popular local confectionery, the Berwick Cockle!

October: Kielder Marathon Weekend

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th October, 1pm - 5pm

The Kielder Marathon has built up a reputation as Britain's most beautiful marathon, and acts as the finale to a weekend of fantastic events. The weekend starts with the Kielder 10K and Kielder Run Bike Run on Saturday 7th October, followed by the Kielder Half Marathon and Junior races on Sunday 8th October. The festivities create an electric atmosphere here in Northumberland, offering a fabulous weekend for all to enjoy.

The Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe's largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in the heart of Northumberland. It's a great reason to visit the region, with plenty of activities to get involved in around Kielder Water and the surrounding Northumberland countryside.

November: Magical Mozart by Candlelight

Wednesday 8th November, 7:30pm

This November, Alnwick Playhouse's main auditorium will host a stunning concerto of Mozart's finest music, played live by candlelight. From the producers of a Viennese Strauss Gala, this is a sumptuous, fully costumed show which immerses guests in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world's greatest romantic composers.

The packed programme of classical music and song is performed by world class soloists alongside a musical ensemble. It includes some of Mozart's most popular pieces such as The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte.

December: Alnwick Garden Light Trail

It may be a bit early in the year for Christmas events to be confirmed yet, but every year the gorgeous Alnwick Garden puts on a stunning Christmas light trail. Last year, the trail won a GOLD award at the North East Tourism Awards for 'Experience of the Year', so we're pretty certain you won't want to miss out on this fantastic festive family event. Keep an eye out for announcements from Alnwick Garden for further information!

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