Over two weeks in August, the city centre will host a Craft InDurham Sunday market, the region’s Farmers’ and Producers’ Market, the Spirit of 1940 Nostalgia Day, Uniformed Services Fun Day and the Full Moon Market streetfood evening.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented: “We’re working with several other organisations to give people great reasons to come into Durham.  And while they’re here, they can discover everything else the city has to offer including retailers, restaurants, cafes and attractions, and of course a warm welcome.  There are events and attractions for everyone and for all ages.  Come in to Durham and enjoy!”

Craft InDurham, organised together with Durham Bid, is a Sunday market featuring the region’s designer makers, crafters and artists.  Visitors can visit the stalls in the Market Place from 11am to 4pm on Sunday August 14th.  The monthly Farmers’ and Producers’ Market returns on Thursday August 18th from 9am, with a wide selection of regionally produced food and drink as well as crafts, art, clothing and homewares.

Durham City Centre then hosts two very different days of entertainment on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August.  Durham Markets’ popular World War II Nostalgia Day is on Saturday 20th, with living history tableaux and live music in the Market Place, as well as attractions in Walkergate and Prince Bishops and on Framwellgate Bridge from 11am to 4pm.  Durham Market Hall is participating with costumed traders and live piano music in Café Cenno.

Then on Sunday 21st August, the first Uniformed Services Fun Day in Durham gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities provided by teams from the Fire Service, Police, RNLI, Mountain Rescue, Army and more.  Highlights of the day will include rides in the Fire Service’s aerial platform, a missile launcher in the Market Place, and teams from Channel 5’s Police Interceptors.  There will be attractions and entertainment in Prince Bishops, Walkergate, the Market Place and alongside the river by Elvet Bridge.  The Market Hall will also be open on Sunday 21stAugust.

Finally, on Tuesday 23rd August, The Full Moon Market returns, bringing Streetfood stalls and live music to the Market Place from 4 to 9pm.

Colin added: “Whatever it is that you enjoy, whether it’s markets, music, adventure, or keeping the kids enthralled, then we hope we have something suitable lined up for you and we look forward to welcoming you to Durham City Centre.

“Remember when in Durham to make the most of everything the city has to offer.  We particularly look forward to welcoming as many as possible into the Market Hall.  We recommend you leave your preconceptions at the gate, and come in to discover the variety within provided by more than 50 independent local businesses.”

For information and updates on the events, visit www.durhammarkets.co.uk/events .