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Five star! Here are some of the events still to look forward to in 2023

25 May 2023
A grid image showing images taken at Stockton International Riverside Festival, Halloween Spooky Walk and Volunteers' Market

A grid image showing images taken at Stockton International Riverside Festival, Halloween Spooky Walk and Volunteers' Market

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and Halloween Spooky Walk are amongst the exciting events on the way in the Stockton-on-Tees Borough later this year.

And with Festival of Thrift also coming to Billingham for the first time in September, there's lots for residents to look forward to.

"Our King's Coronation Big Lunch was a fabulous event which drew in thousands of people to Stockton High Street - and there's more to come across the next few months," said Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Steve Nelson.

"Of course SIRF remains the jewel in the crown of our events offer and attracts visitors from far and wide, providing our residents with the opportunity to see first-class street performance, dance, music and outdoor arts for free.

"Festival of Thrift is also certain to be a massive pull in Billingham with an entertaining mix of food, music, crafts and demonstrations, but focused on the important issues of climate change and sustainable living.

"And there's a whole range of other events taking place across the Borough throughout the coming months. Why not visit the Visit Tees Valley website to find out more?"

Here are five events coming soon...

Volunteers' Market

Friday, June 2 - 10am until 2pm
Stockton High Street (marquee)

Find out more about volunteering opportunities available across the Borough at the Volunteers' Market, which is ran in partnership with Catalyst.

The market aims to celebrate the contributions of volunteers and raise awareness of the work being done in the local community by voluntary organisations.

Armed Forces Day

Thursday, June 22 - 9.30am until 3pm
Stockton High Street

Find out about the past, present and future of our Armed Forces on the Borough's Armed Forces Day.

The event will include information stalls from the military and other partner organisations.

SIRF 2023

Thursday, August 3 until Sunday, August 6
Stockton Town Centre

SIRF returns for four days of jaw-dropping street theatre, music, dance and outdoor arts.

The ever-popular Community Carnival also returns on Sunday, August 6, which will fill the High Street with bursts of colour and carnival music.

Festival of Thrift

Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 - 10am until 5pm
John Whitehead Park, Billingham

ThriftFest is coming to Billingham, supported by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, for a celebration of sustainable living.

At the festival, there'll be thought-provoking performances with a mix of fun, food, music, dance and song.

Halloween Spooky Walk

Sunday, October 29
Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Chills and thrills await visitors to Preston Park Museum and Grounds for the annual family-friendly spooky walk.

This will be a ticketed event and ticketing information will be released closer to the time.

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