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.
We’ve picked out some highlights below, don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.
Knife Angel in Centre Square
A poignant 27ft statue in the shape of an Angel is in Centre Square in Middlesbrough. The statue is created from 100,000 knives that have been used in crimes or handed in to police across the country during amnesty periods. Engraved on the knives used to create the wings are the names of the victims of knife crime. Whilst the statue is in place educational support workshops will take place in Central Library delivered by PCSOs from Cleveland Police and National Knife Crime Campaigner Theresa Cave from The Chris Cave foundation. Contact Kathryn for more information - Kathryn.Curtis@cleveland.pnn.police.uk
Middlesbrough Mela 2019
Middlesbrough Mela is back for 2019 in Albert Park and is gearing up to be another amazing weekend! The 29th Mela will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August in Albert Park, Middlesbrough. Incredible food, a grand opening parade, arts and crafts activities, street performers, sports, games, top class performers and loads more to look forward to across the weekend. The incredible bazaar is back again too so you can pick up something new for your wardrobe & jewellery collections. Free entry and a feast of fun for all the 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
Middlesbrough Art Weekender
Back for its third year, Middlesbrough Art Weekender is the biggest contemporary arts festival in the North East. This year, it will initiate a town takeover with workshops, events and happenings across multiple venues in Middlesbrough. Highlights include workshops with Boro in Bloom and ADA - a giant balloon that can draw - immersive fun for all the family. All events are free or pay what you decide.
Orange Pip Market August Edition
Orange Pip Market is back for August and it's saying goodbye to summer with a banger! Amazing food, epic live music line-up, family crafty fun with the OP Art Collective, Yoga, Salsa Sam, even more of your Pip favourites and all the fun you can handle. 12-7pm, Baker and Bedford Street.
Safari at the Dorman Museum
Venture into a really wild exhibition at the Dorman Museum with Safari! Take a vibrant and interactive journey into Africa where there is so much to discover. Set up camp in the Safari tent, explore wild habitats, meet the animals that live there and go on an unforgettable journey of animal discovery. Tickets: £3 adults, £2 children/concessions, £8 family ticket.
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/
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.
Toddler takeover day
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum want your toddlers to take over the museum and help out with all the daily jobs! Activities include a visit to the cleaning station, gallery patrol and you can even have a go at being the artist. You can take part in the activities in any order and staff will be on hand to help out. Suitable for children under 4. The event is FREE for children, museum admission applies to accompanying adults. Book your chosen time in advance: 10.30am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.
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