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Chinese New Year

Newcastle's Chinatown is turned into a carnival of colour and noise; festivities culminate with an impressive fireworks display.

Date: 16 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
Venue: Stowell Street.


Newcastle Mela

An Asian art, drama and music festival, based around Punjabi, Pakistani, Bengali and Hindi and other South Asian cultures, offering different music, art and food in the heart of Newcastle. With a line-up including the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music and dance it's an event which appeals to all ages and races.

Date: 01 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Exhibition Park.


Great North Run

Over 50,000 runners take part in the biggest half-marathon in the world starting just outside the city centre and finishing by the coast. The atmosphere is electric and the route, comprised of flats and gradients, is great training for budding athletes keen to accomplish their first race or a personal best. Although the race is probably saturated with runners, it gets bigger every year.

Date: 09 September 2018 - 09 September 2018
Venue: Throughout the region.

Free to spectate.

Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival

An exciting programme of internationally known artists from the world jazz music scene.

Date: 02 November 2018 - 04 November 2018
Venue: Village Newcastle Hotel, Cobalt Business Park