9th July – Durham Miners Gala (Durham Big Meeting), Durham
The annual gathering associated with the coal mining heritage returns to the city.

14th-17th July – The Cumberland Arms Summer Beer and Cider Festival, Ouseburn

16-17th July – Street of Brass, Durham
Held at various locations around the city, Streets of Brass returns with 13 bands playing over 2 days.

2nd August – Durham Brewery’s 20th Birthday Bash, Bowburn
Durham Brewery, based on North Industrial Estate Bowburn has been brewing for 22 years. To celebrate this they’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited!

27/28/29 October – Craft Beer Calling, Wylam Brewery, Exhibition park, Newcastle
Craft Beer Calling has a new home this year. That of Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park, Newcastle. The international beer festival promises to deliver. Look out for the usual big names from the London Beer scene and others from around the country. Also on the agenda, Gin palace, Wine cellar, live music and street food.

28th-30th October – The Cumberland Arms Autumn Beer Festival