Sunderland Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Sunderland? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Sunderland with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Sunderland and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Sunderland, featuring the best of things to do in Sunderland – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Sunderland fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Bird race

8 January @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bird race

The race is on to count as many different bird species as possible!

Team up with members of the Coastal Conservation Group to survey the birds of South Tyneside. Participants have eight hours to cover ground, either by vehicle or on foot, recording species before the winter dusk draws in.

Booking details

Call 0191 529 0901 If no answer, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



Young birders welcome.


Meeting point

Meet at the bird ringing hut in the lighthouse car park ready for an 8am start.


What to bring and wear

Weatherproof gear and sturdy shoes recommended, plus food and drinks to keep you going. And, of course, binoculars!


Contact info

Jason Thompson

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8 January
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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National Trust


Souter Lighthouse and the Leas
Coast Rd
Sunderland, SR6 7NH United Kingdom
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