What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 19/07/2019
E.g., 19/07/2019
19/08/2019 to 21/08/2019
The World Transplant Games are coming to North East England from 17-24 August. The games celebrate a second chance of living life to the full, human courage and physical fitness, as was as raising...
Team GB Nation's Biggest Sports Day
24/08/2019
Team GB athletes are heading to Sunderland this summer as the Beacon of Light hosts one the country’s biggest community sports events. On Saturday 24th August, the Beacon will be bursting with sports...
24/08/2019
Bubbleologist Jesse Ward is coming to Washington Wetland Centre this summer, bringing a watery wetland play experience like no other! Magical soap bubbles, giant wands and clever tricks are just some...
The Book of Mormon
28/08/2019 to 14/09/2019
This outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of...
28/08/2019
If you enjoyed our BIG Community Sports Festivals then you'll love our brand new BIG Summer Festival. Celebrating the end of the summer holidays in style we will be at Herrington Country Park on...
Comedy of Errors
29/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Comedy of Errors  29 August – 1 September, 6:00pm Nightly at Barnes Park This performance begins outside the Coach House Café The Plays in the Parks are promenade performances; therefore, audiences...
31/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Sunderland famous riverside will play host to a new, family focussed event later this year. The riverside, which welcomed some of the 1.2 million visitors to last year’s award-winning Tall Ships...
14/09/2019
A fun free family event! Begins with a parade through Concord at 9:40am. Carnival 10am-4pm. Funfair, go-karts, heritage exhibitions, crafts & activities, character visits, vintage vehicles,...

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Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

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