Tractors & Diggers Day

Darlington Market Square

We're bring tractors and diggers to Darlington town centre! Head to the Market Square for the showcase. Lots of tractors and machinery to explore, ride on tractors and activities.

Emergency Services Day

Darlington Market Square

Join us as we celebrate our local heroes in the community and show our appreciation for the Police, Fire and Rescue, Blood Bikes and others. Get up close to vehicles, do some shopping on local stalls and get involved in some activities.

Eco Fair 2024

Want to find out more about living a sustainable and eco-friendly life? Come and join us in the Market Square for our Sustainability Event. This event explores how you can impact the future of the world we live, work and play in. With information stalls and shopping, there's plenty to see and do. Eco Businesses […]

Darlington Community Carnival

Darlington Market Square

Come and parade the town centre to Stanhope Park with us at the Community Carnival! There'll be a parade of local groups in full costumes, plenty of stalls to browse, and lots of fun and games!

Proms in the Park

South Park Darlington

Join us at the bandstand in South Park for this free event, which offers music for all ages and tastes. Bring your picnic and settle down for an afternoon of fabulous music from bands from across the region/

Gold Tea Dance

Darlington Market Square

Waltz down to Darlington for the annual GOLD (Growing Older Living in Darlington) Tea Dance. Live music, dancing and lots of stalls with info on services for older people and for people of all ages. GOLD works towards providing a brighter, active and more positive future for people over 50 and towards improving the quality […]

Vintage Vehicle Rally

Darlington Market Square

Head down to the town centre to see some of the most beautiful vintage vehicles, including cars and motorbikes.

Heaven in the Afternoon

Darlington Market Square

Heaven in the Afternoon - music on the market square.

Darlington by the Sea

Darlington Market Square

Join us for five days of sun (hopefully), sea and sand for this ever-popular annual family event. Darlington by the Sea's beach-themed event runs from Wednesday 24 July to Sunday 28 July. From 11am until 5pm each day families can enjoy free sandcastle building in a giant sandpit in the market square, face painting, activities […]

Darlington 10K

Darlington Market Square

Darlington 10km – 10.30am start To enter the 10km run visit Please note this run is online advance entry only. The closing date for all entries TBC. Race packs will begin to be sent out 3 weeks prior to race day Junior 3km Run - 9.45am start To enter the Junior 3km run visit - […]

Library Takeover

Darlington Market Square

Join us for a fun filled family day out, as Darlington Libraries take over the town's outdoor market square. Throughout the day we will showcase fantastic entertainers, storytellers, illustrators, authors and more!

Darlington Pride Weekender

Darlington Market Square

Our Pride celebrations are starting with a march followed by live music throughout the day, stalls from local organisations, merchandise, street theatre, food and drink.