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!

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E.g., 24/08/2019
31/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Sunderland's famous riverside, which welcomed some of the 1.2 million visitors to last year’s award-winning Tall Ships Races, will host the Sunderland River Festival 31 Aug - 1 September, celebrating...
28/09/2019
NEW FOR 2019. Enjoy music from Social Room, Vandebilt, Plastic glass and more at this brand new event on the Sunderland music calendar. Sounds of Sunderland music festival will take place at various...
NGC 21
06/04/2019 to 15/09/2019
Main Gallery Exhibition 6 April – 15 September 2019 To celebrate National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday we will present an exhibition featuring the work of artists who have played a role in...
20/07/2019 to 02/09/2019
There’s loads of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you this summer! Pick up a trail map and set off into the wild to see how many cool creatures and awesome animals you can spot following the...
20/07/2019 to 31/08/2019
Saturday is Den Building day at Wetland Headquarters! Meet in North Wood every Saturday during the summer holidays, 1pm - 2.30pm to enjoy an afternoon of building dens out of branches, sheets and...
21/07/2019 to 01/09/2019
Sunday is Wetland Wildflowers at Wetland Headquarters! Nature sometimes needs a helping hand, so what better way than to plant some flowers ready for next summer’s bees and butterflies! Join us at...
22/07/2019 to 01/09/2019
Join us every day from 11am to 3pm during the summer holidays for wild family fun. Alongside playing games on the top lawn, relaxing in the gardens or exploring the nuttery, there are lots of...
Summer @ Beacon of Light
22/07/2019 to 01/09/2019
The Beacon of Light will be the place to be this summer as it hosts an action-packed calendar of events throughout the six-week school holidays. Sponsored by gentoo, Summer at the Beacon of Light,...

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Sunderland Airshow celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to enjoy magnificent flying displays and activities on the ground.

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