Here are a selection of the highlights across the county this weekend.
1. Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick When: From Saturday, July 27 until Wednesday, July 31 What: Have you ever wondered how magnificent, fortified, stone castles like Alnwick were built 700 years ago – with no access to automated machinery, digital design, heavy lifting gear, or vehicles? Find out exactly how it was all done – and have a go yourselves with the brilliant Company of Artisans. Free with admission to castle. Visit alnwickcastle.com
2. Minden Day, Berwick
Minden Day, Berwick When: Saturday, July 27. 10am Highland dancing at Berwick Barracks; 12pm Parade from Barracks to Town Hall. What: Minden Day commemorates the King's Own Scottish Borderers' participation in the Battle of Minden in 1759. The day starts at 10am on the Barracks Square. Then follows the parade of bands, regular soldiers and veterans through the town, with the salute being taken at the Town Hall. Picture by Jane Coltman
Photo: Jane Coltman
3. Vintage car and stunt driving, Alnwick
Vintage car and stunt driving, Blackshaws, Alnwick When: Sunday, July 28 What: As part of its 100 year celebrations Blackshaws Alnwick is hosting a Vintage Car and Stunt Driving Event. During the event you'll have the chance to see celebrity film and TV driver Paul Swift perform a series of astonishing 2 wheel drive and precision parking stunts. Display times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. In addition, there will be a collection of vintage cars. Entry to our event is free but as they're trying to raise £20,000 this year for HospiceCare North Northumberland raffle tickets will be on sale during the event.
4. Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick When: Sunday, July 28
What: Steam Weekend with Summer Fair. Lots of crafts stalls, a paper making demonstration and a large display of Norton motorbikes. No entry charge but donations gratefully appreciated.
Photo: Pat Murphy