Tynedale Beer Festival
takes place in June and features over 100 beers, ales and ciders. There is also a range of live entertainment.
BUPA Great North Run
is an annual half marathon which takes place in September and is only second in popularity to the London Marathon.
Alnwick International Music Festival
takes place in July/August and features a range of costumed folk music and dance.
Sunderland Air Show
in July is the biggest free airshow in Europe and features a weekend of entertainment both in the air and on the ground.
SummerTyne Americana Festival
takes place in July and is one of the most important and best attended Americana festivals in Europe. In addition to the wide range of Americana musical artists, there will also be authentic food and drink outlets and cruises on the Tyne with guest artists on board.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival
presents its trademark mix of UK, European and international jazz icons, hot new talent and some of the best of the thriving Northern jazz scene all taking place in April.
The city hosts a variety of regular and permanent markets selling everything from local farm produce to arts and crafts.