Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.


Summer Fetes InDurham Wednesday

Durham City Centre


11am - 4pm

Join us for Summer Fetes InDurham and celebrate the community spirit of the City!


Millennium Place: 

Traditional summer games, vintage rides, treasure hunts and a whole host of activities including...

All day Can you Break the Box? -  Free Escape Room Activity Game for both children and adults from Escape Rooms Durham

All Day Folk Music from Victorian Street Musician Paul Martin.


11.00 - 11.30 Storytime with Waterstones Durham

11.00-  14.00 Planting activities / Come Eat Together  -  Learn how to grow fruit& vegetables from Age UK County Durham - with free seed give away.

11.30 - 14.00  Melvin The Magician - Magic Shows and walkabout act

14.00 - 15.00 Pop-Up Find Your Voice workshop for complete beginners  - singing workshop from The Singing Elf come along and  join in!


Summer Fetes Hub: Corner Unit,  Millennium Place

Youth Focus North East

Reuse not Recycle Competition: We will be running a competition throughout the week awarding prizes to the most creative containers you can design.  Think about reusing rather than recycling an old tin, plastic bottle, pair of wellies, broken kettle etc and create something fun and unique to plant flowers and vegetables in this summer. Why not paint up a pot, jazz up a jar and create something TREE-menous to use!  Bring your finished planter to our planting events during the week and receive free seed and compost or pick up a plant at one of the plant sales on Elvet Bridge.We will award prizes for “best in show” to both children and adults so get your thinking caps on and get creative!


Elvet Bridge: Stalls

Our Milo - Origami Crafts raising funds for Great North Children’s Hospital

Costal Crafts - Recycled, found and seaglass artwork. Raising awareness for The St Margaret's Centre supporting people with mental health problems.

Aunt Momos: Family run business selling handmade candles. Raising funds for the  Alzhemier's Society through the sale of their gorgeous Orange Peel Candle.

Proper Potty & Outfit Toolkit:  Hand crafted ceramics, plant pots and floral fashion accessories. Supporting St Oswald's hospice and the Alzhemier's Society.


More events in Durham city

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