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Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

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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 Chester Rocks at the Racecourse, 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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Number of results: 27

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  1. Add Cheshire Oaks Beach Bar & Activity Zone to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Beach Bar & Activity Zone

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    Participatory Event

    Add Cheshire Oaks Beach Bar & Activity Zone to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Temperatures are hotting up at McArthurGlen’s Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet as the centre brings in the heart of summer with a variety of Brazilian themed events inspired by the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil.

    Dates

    From:
    12 June 2014to31 Aug 2014
  2. Add Animazing Summer of Fun! to your Itinerary

    Animazing Summer of Fun!

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    Type:

    Festival

    Add Animazing Summer of Fun! to your Itinerary

    Chester

    We've a whole host of activities that show everything that’s great about a visit to the zoo, to give you an experience that can be summed up in one simple equation:
    Animals + Amazing = an ANIMAZING day out!

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2014to31 Aug 2014
  3. Add Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

    Add Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The city’s favourite summer event takes place once again in the grounds of Chester’s glorious Grosvenor Park. Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy Macbeth is accompanied by the childhood classic The Secret Garden, in a new adaptation.

    Dates

    From:
    4 July 2014to24 Aug 2014
  4. Family Saturdays

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    Participatory Event

    Chester Centre

    The perfect solution to all those ‘what on Earth can we do with the children’ dilemmas, Family Saturdays takes over Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre every Saturday afternoon throughout July and August.

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2014to30 Aug 2014
    From:
    2 Aug 2014to2 Aug 2014
    From:
    9 Aug 2014to9 Aug 2014
    From:
    16 Aug 2014to16 Aug 2014
    From:
    23 Aug 2014to23 Aug 2014
    From:
    30 Aug 2014to30 Aug 2014
  5. Moonlight Flicks - The Lavendar Hill Mob (U)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    The Lavender Hill Mob (U)

    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    29 July 2014to29 July 2014
    From:
    12 Aug 2014to12 Aug 2014
    From:
    27 Aug 2014to27 Aug 2014
  6. Moonlight Flicks - The Incredibles (U)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Showing of The Incredibles in the Chester Roman Gardens
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    30 July 2014to30 July 2014
    From:
    14 Aug 2014to14 Aug 2014
    From:
    26 Aug 2014to26 Aug 2014
  7. Moonlight Flicks - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (PG)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    31 July 2014to31 July 2014
    From:
    23 Aug 2014to23 Aug 2014
  8. Moonlight Flicks - Jean de Florette (PG)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Showing of Jean de Florette (PG) in Chester's Roman Gardens
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2014to1 Aug 2014
    From:
    7 Aug 2014to7 Aug 2014
    From:
    22 Aug 2014to22 Aug 2014
  9. Add Chester Race Day - The MBNA Family Funday  to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day - The MBNA Family Funday

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    Sport

    Add Chester Race Day - The MBNA Family Funday  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Join us for the 19th annual Family Fun Day.
    First race 2pm
    Various ticket prices

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2014to3 Aug 2014
  10. Moonlight Flicks - The Jungle Book (U)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Showing of The Jungle Book in the Chester Roman Gardens
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Aug 2014to5 Aug 2014
    From:
    20 Aug 2014to20 Aug 2014
  11. Moonlight Flicks - Breakfast at Tiffany's (PG)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Showing of Breakfast at Tiffany's (PG)
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Aug 2014to6 Aug 2014
    From:
    19 Aug 2014to19 Aug 2014
    From:
    29 Aug 2014to29 Aug 2014
  12. Moonlight Flicks - Leon (15)

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    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Showing of Leon in Chester's Roman Gardens
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    8 Aug 2014to31 Dec 2014
    From:
    16 Aug 2014to16 Aug 2014
    From:
    21 Aug 2014to21 Aug 2014
  13. Moonlight Flicks - Vertigo (PG)

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    Type:

    Show / Display

    Chester Centre

    Screening of Vertigo in Chester Roman Gardens.
    Tickets are priced at £8.50 for adults and £7 for under-16s. Under-12s go free with a full price-paying adult. Gates open at 8:15pm, with screenings starting from 8:45pm.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Aug 2014to13 Aug 2014
    From:
    28 Aug 2014to28 Aug 2014
  14. Add Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Festival

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Enjoy more competitive racing - If you haven't already been to the races this year, now's your chance.
    First race 2pm
    Various ticket prices

    Dates

    From:
    16 Aug 2014to16 Aug 2014
  15. Add Chester World Town Crier Tournament to your Itinerary

    Chester World Town Crier Tournament

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    Competition / Game

    Add Chester World Town Crier Tournament to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The ancient and picturesque streets of Chester will again echo to the sounds of proclamation this summer, as some of the world’s finest criers descend on the city to compete in the Chester World Town Crier Tournament.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Aug 2014to23 Aug 2014
  16. Add Chester Race Day Fixtures to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day Fixtures

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    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Race Day Fixtures to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand. Racing begins with the three day May Festival putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally.
    First race 2.20pm
    Various ticket prices

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2014to30 Aug 2014
    From:
    12 Sept 2014to12 Sept 2014
  17. Add Chester Race Day - The Betfair Autumn Festival  to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day - The Betfair Autumn Festival

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    Sport

    Add Chester Race Day - The Betfair Autumn Festival  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Another great day out at the Roodee, the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Autumn sunshine with family and friends or to entertain clients.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2014to13 Sept 2014
  18. Add Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting

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    Sport

    Add Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The final flutter at Chester Races in 2014

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sept 2014to27 Sept 2014
  19. Add Chester Pride 2014 to your Itinerary

    Chester Pride 2014

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    Type:

    Festival

    Add Chester Pride 2014 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Following a 2013 debut that saw some 3000 people attend, Chester Pride returns on Saturday 4th October with a colourful walking parade. Soak up the community atmosphere, show your support for the city's diversity and celebrate the LGBT community.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Oct 2014to4 Oct 2014
  20. Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    MBNA Chester Marathon

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    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    First run in 2010, the Chester Marathon has grown rapidly in popularlity. It was voted the UK's 'Number 1 Marathon' in 2012 - by Runners World readers.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2014to5 Oct 2014

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