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Chester Arts Fair 2016

Chester Arts Fair 2016

Chester's yearly arts festival gets under way this November

Top Events & Festivals

There is more to Chester than just history and heritage. Chester’s fiesta of festivals includes film,  music, literature and folk.

Many traditional favourites return year on year including the hugely popular Chester Races, and Bolesworth International, so much more than just showjumping.

There are plenty of outdoor events throughout the year too including open air theatre performances in Grosvenor Park and Moonlight flicks, an outdoor cinematic experience.

Chester is known for its parades and the city hosts them both in the Summer months and also later in the year as part of their Christmas celebrations.

Not forgetting the Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival and sporting events such as the Regatta and marathon, voted the UK’s number 1 road marathon in 2013, to name a few. 

See below to find out more about Chester’s  calendar of events, use the box on the right to search for what's on during the dates of your stay or download your FREE copy of our monthly What's On Guide for more!

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  1. Chester Pride 2016

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    Type:

    Festival

    Chester Centre

    Chester Pride is set to return with this year’s celebration of equality and diversity and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, taking place on 1st October on Castle Square.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016to1 Oct 2016
  2. Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    MBNA Chester Marathon

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    Sporting Event

    Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK's number 1 road marathon, as voted by Runners' World in 2012 & 2013.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2016to2 Oct 2016
  3. Add The Chester Antiques Show to your Itinerary

    The Chester Antiques Show

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    Fete / Fair

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    Chester

    Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2016to17 Oct 2016
  4. Add Chester Rally Week to your Itinerary

    Chester Rally Week

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    Type:

    Event

    Add Chester Rally Week to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Rally GB returns to the city for the first time in 20 years!

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2016to28 Oct 2016
  5. Add Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade  to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade

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    Type:

    Carnival

    Add Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Find Santa as you watch the fantastic '12 Days of Christmas' Light Switch On Parade as it travels through the streets starting from Chester Town Hall.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2016to17 Nov 2016
  6. Add Chester Arts Fair 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Arts Fair 2016

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    Type:

    Exhibition

    Add Chester Arts Fair 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Cheshire's premier arts event, Chester Arts Fair, will be taking place from 18-20 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors can view and buy art from over 50 UK & International galleries and emerging & established artists.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2016to20 Nov 2016
  7. Add Chester Christmas Market  to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Type:

    Festival

    Add Chester Christmas Market  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2016to18 Dec 2016
  8. Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

    Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    Your favourite animal lanterns are back for another year plus more NEW characters and lanterns to enjoy.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Nov 2016to27 Nov 2016
    From:
    2 Dec 2016to3 Dec 2016
    From:
    9 Dec 2016to11 Dec 2016
    From:
    16 Dec 2016to23 Dec 2016
  9. Add Christmas Tree Festival  to your Itinerary

    Christmas Tree Festival

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    Type:

    Show / Display

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    Chester Centre

    From the end of November, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose yourself in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Nov 2016to8 Jan 2017
  10. Add The Snowman and Cinderella to your Itinerary

    The Snowman and Cinderella

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    Type:

    Performance

    Add The Snowman and Cinderella to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Big screen, iconic film, world-class musicians – a truly magical Christmas show!

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2016to3 Dec 2016
  11. Add Winter Watch Parade  to your Itinerary

    Winter Watch Parade

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    Type:

    Carnival

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    Chester Centre

    Karamba Samba as the Winter Watch parades through Chester City Centre, lead by the Lord of Misrule!

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2016to8 Dec 2016
  12. Add A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral

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    Performance

    Add A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Join Chester Cathedral Choir for a festive evening of carols and seasonal readings.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Dec 2016to10 Dec 2016
    From:
    17 Dec 2016to17 Dec 2016
  13. Add Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert

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    Type:

    Concert

    Add Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Soi Dog UK Ambassador Will Young and guests invite you to a charity Christmas carol concert

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2016to14 Dec 2016
  14. Add Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade to your Itinerary

    Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

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    Type:

    Carnival

    Add Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    At 7pm from Eastgate Street you will be able to experience the special evening that merges two fantastic parades.

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2016to15 Dec 2016

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