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It seems odd to say it, but can you believe that summer is almost over and the end of August is hurtling near? The dark nights may be starting to draw in as we wave goodbye to the warm balmy evenings of late (allegedly!), but the end of the month gives us cause for celebrations too… there’s another Bank Holiday!
Hurrah – that means an extra day off work for many people across the County to enjoy with their family and friends. And we have just the thing for you if you’re looking for things to do in Durham this Summer Bank Holiday…
On Monday 28 August you’re in for a great day out as the Bank Holiday Full Moon Street Food Market featuring Live InDurham, descends on the Market Place full of flavoursome food, crafty creations and live music entertainment. This special one-off event between 11am and 6pm is brought to you in collaboration with Durham Markets Company, and is bound to keep you entertained and your tummies full!
The Full Moon Street Food Market, organised jointly by The Durham Street Food Project and Durham Markets Company, will bring together the best street food producers in the North East in an open-air market, serving tasty sweet and savoury dishes. In addition, there will also be craft stalls in the Market Place, and for the children Henna Tattoos and Sandart (charges apply). Adding to the atmosphere, local musicians will also be keeping the crowds entertained throughout the day as part of an extra special Live InDurham.
What’s more, the Bank Holiday Full Moon Street Food Market featuring Live InDurham is suitable for people of all ages, is family-friendly and free to attend. We’re sure you’ll agree, this special open-air market is the culmination of much-loved and well attended events across the City throughout the course of the year, coming together to create one big super event that is bound to pull in the crowds, while showcasing the very best of Durham and all it has to offer. We really do hope to see you there!
And as if that wasn’t enough, the Bank Holiday Full Moon Street Food Market featuring Live InDurham also follows a jam-packed weekend of activity with Draw Durham. A collaboration between Durham University and Durham BID as part of its Live InDurham portfolio, if you’re visiting to the City on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August, you will have the chance to pick up an artist-designed map and follow a trail of ‘Drawing Stations’ around Durham City.
Each Drawing Station will feature a different activity hosted by a local artist, encouraging visitors to enjoy and experiment with drawing. Drawing Stations will be located at venues including Durham Market Place, Palace Green, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, the Oriental Museum, and more.
So if you’re looking for days out in the North East or things to do in Durham this Bank Holiday Weekend, look no further than Durham City. Find out more about what’s on in Durham and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends very soon!