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There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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05/10/2017 to 05/11/2017
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 5 October - 5 November . Seafront lights and activities on Cliffe Park and...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
every month on February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday, except Sat Feb 04 2017. Also includes Sat Dec 02 2017.
04/02/2017 to 02/12/2017
Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people.  With stalls selling jewellery, cards, bags, home baking...
23/09/2017 to 25/02/2018
300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the...
25/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Sunderland this autumn with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with...
29/09/2017
7.30pm Tickets £10.00 Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who...
BIG Walk Ladies at the start
01/10/2017
The Active Sunderland BIG Walk will start and finish at Herrington Country Park and is suitable for all ages and abilities. With a choice of two different circular routes the walks will visit some of...
01/10/2017
Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers… Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country music royalty! This thigh-...

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Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

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