Summer is here and there are loads of family friendly events happening across the town as part of Middlesbrough's Summer of Fun!
There's always time to see all the cute animals at Newham Grange Farm or catch up with the latest events at the Dorman and Captain Cook Birthplace Museums. There's a whole host of events, inside and out, happening each month that will leave you with Brilliantly Boro memories!
Food and drink themed events are huge right now and as we've got an array of excellent restaurants and bars here in Middlesbrough, make sure you check out the latest foodie events which will be listed below.
The last Orange Pip was a scorcher, make sure you get Saturday 27th July in your diary as the next one!
We’ve picked out some highlights below, don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.
Summer Sessions in the Courtyard
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Summer Sessions in The Courtyard brings a month of Dj’s and live music free for all from Saturday 20th July – Sunday 11th August at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Party with five of the North East’s best loved DJ’s every Saturday from 7.30pm or come and relax with us each Sunday from 2pm for the best live music around, right here on your doorstep. From Funk, Soul & Latin Beats to Rockin’ Blues & R&B, come celebrate the summer sunny evenings with us. Soak up the Sunday Summer Sessions and grab a snack from our street food stalls offering tasty themed treats.
Goosed Records present... FLOCKFEST! Head along to the outdoor bank holiday Sunday festival-vibe event that will be jam-packed full of live original music, great food and drink and a brilliant atmosphere! The event takes place outside Dr. Brown's bar on Corporation Road, from 12pm.
Orange Pip Market: July Edition
Orange Pip returns for July and we're hoping for another summer scorcher! Enjoy a fantastic live music line-up from Travis Shaw, James Leonard Hewitson, Heather Story and Straw Boss. Graze your way round the foodie globe with even more of your favourite food and drink stalls, join in the dancing and arty fun and basically have a cracking summer day out in Boro! Saturday 27th July, 12-7pm, Baker and Bedford Street.
The Cleveland Show
See the country come to the town at the Cleveland Show! Stunts, sheep, stalls and more, don't miss all your farm favourites, home baking, bouncy inflatables, fairground, and all the family fun you can handle. There's a free children's fun zone courtesy of Parkway Day Nursery and parking is free too. Tickets: £8 (adults), £6 (OAP), £4 (children), £19 (family)
Middlesbrough Recovery Walk
Join thousands of people in recovery, their families and friends for the biggest gathering of recovering people in Europe as we walk through Middlesbrough starting and finishing at Centre Square celebrating and advocating recovery. Don’t forget to wear something purple to show your support! To register or find out more visit: www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org
Fairy Dell Family Festival
Head on down to Fairy Dell for a family fun day with a wildlife and fitness theme. 10am - 2pm Know any budding wildlife enthusiasts, big or small? Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will be on hand running lots of workshops including:- Bug Hunt, butterfly crafts, make a dragonfly, Ladybird and Rock Art, Rebuild the Bug Hotels. or burn off some energy with Dodge Ball, Boxacise or Aerobic Dance! ‘Dr Bike’ will be there, so bring your bike to have its free check-up. Also the ‘Smoothie Bike’ will be making fresh and delicious fruit smoothies for you to taste. Bring a picnic or buy a scrumptious snack Visit fofd.uk; and The Friends of Fairy Dell Park facebook.com For more details call David on 01642 300 355;
Asda Foundation Middlesbrough 10k run
Formerly known as the Tees Pride 10K - The Asda Foundation 10K run will be both the same route and the same vibrant atmosphere as ever. Challenge yourself or support a friend on this exhilarating course! or take it a little easier on the 3K fun run. www.runforall.com/events/10k/middlesbrough-10k/
Avoid Exploring with Captain Cook!
A fun filled exhibition similar to the style of Horrible Histories books about life out at sea with Middlesbrough's famous explorer and navigator! Discover the smells, the people, the food and find out what it was really like to live the life of Captain James Cook! Museum Opening Times: Tue - Sun, 10.30am - 3.30pm Standard museum entry prices apply