Darlington is set to play host to its summer stage for another year as Darlington Council confirmed a full list of summer activities for the town.

A summer stage is set to be erected in the Market Square as part of a range of planned events for people of all ages.

The stage will feature a pop-up park including grass flooring and deckchairs.

Starting on July 13 with a celebration of global cultures, the events in the town also include a Gold tea dance on July 17 and a vintage vehicle rally on July 20.

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Darlington by the Sea offers beach vibes from July 24-28, allowing visitors to enjoy the sand, street entertainers, and fairground rides.

Other notable events include a free music event called Heaven in the Afternoon on July 21, the Darlington 10k run on August 4, Move More Mondays for physical activity on August 5 and 19, and a celebration of reading at a library on August 7.

Additionally, the Darlington Pride Weekender features Pride in the Park from August 10 to 12.

On August 15, there's a community day, Making Sense Together, that promotes inclusivity for people with learning disabilities.

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Darlington rounds up its summer calendar with the Rhythm and Tunes Festival on September 14 and 15. 

Chris McEwan, cabinet member for the economy, said: "We have an exciting programme of events across the summer months with something for all the family and I hope everyone will come along and join the fun.

"We know how popular these free family events are and look forward to welcoming everyone to the town centre."

Event details can be found on www.enjoydarlington.co.uk.