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Chester Mystery Plays Launch

Chester Mystery Plays Launch

Includes an opportunity to hear extracts from the brand new script.

Top Events & Festivals in Chester

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, once voted the UK’s number 1 road marathon, to name a few. 

Discover SLANT, Cheshire's angle on Arts & Culture. Visit festivals, exhibitions and performances across Cheshire and Warrington in new settings and experience culture from a new slant.

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 Ulitmate guide to Chester and Cheshire here for more!

You can even use this site to book your tickets to some of Chester's top events and attractions including Chester Zoo, the UK's number one zoo..

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  1. Maelstrom Art Installation

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    Art Installation

    Chester Centre

    Maelstrom, a public artwork by artist David Cotterrell, will acknowledge Chester’s evolving relationship with water and provide an excuse to stop and stare; to encourage alternate viewpoints and to reward urban curiosity and contemplation.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017to27 Oct 2018
  2. Add New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit to your Itinerary

    New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit

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    Exhibition

    Add New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit to your Itinerary

    Northwich

    A new virtual reality experience will open at Lion Salt Works Museum on 2 December 2017 as part of the museum's collaboration with renowned dancer and choreographer, Martin Hylton.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2017to6 May 2018
  3. Add Our Colour Reflection to your Itinerary

    Our Colour Reflection

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    Exhibition

    Add Our Colour Reflection to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    In a collaboration with Chester Visual Arts, Chester Cathedral presents ‘Our Colour Reflection’ by international artist, Liz West.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Feb 2018to1 Mar 2018
  4. Cheshire Residents' Festival

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    Festival

    To mark English Tourism Week and celebrate all that our lovely county has to offer, residents of Cheshire can explore what’s on their doorstop for FREE for one week only! 

    Dates

    From:
    17 Mar 2018to25 Mar 2018
  5. Add The Rum Festival Chester to your Itinerary

    The Rum Festival Chester

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    Festival

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    Chester Centre

    A new destination for the 2018 Tour, The Rum Festival is bringing live music, dancing, street food and over 100 different rums to Chester Racecourse!!!

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2018to24 Mar 2018
  6. Add Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival

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    Festival

    Add Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK this Easter. Over 150 exhibitors highlighting the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor it is...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2018to2 Apr 2018
  7. Add Chester Craft Beer Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Craft Beer Festival

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    Festival

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    Chester Centre

    Beer Heroes are hosting Chester Craft Beer Festival on 21st April with 10 local breweries showcasing over 80 different types of the very best of their craft beer and cider.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2018to21 Apr 2018
  8. Add A Little Night Music to your Itinerary

    A Little Night Music

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced 2017 season, the summer 2018 season opens on 5 May with Stephen Sondheim’s multi award-winning A Little Night Music, featuring the song Send in the Clowns.

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018to15 July 2018
  9. Add Chester Races - Boodles May Festival - City Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - Boodles May Festival - City Day

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races - Boodles May Festival - City Day to your Itinerary

    Chester

    The 2018 season opener, City Day sees a change in format to the Boodles May Festival, as the opening day celebrates 100 years of the Chester Vase.

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2018to9 May 2018
  10. Add Swallows and Amazons to your Itinerary

    Swallows and Amazons

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced season featuring The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the summer 2018 season features Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale of...

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018to24 June 2018
  11. Add The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show to your Itinerary

    The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

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    Show / Display

    Add The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    The Bolesworth International plays host to world-class, 4-star equestrian sporting action; and plenty of family friendly attractions and activities, guaranteeing a fabulous day out for the whole family to enjoy.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2018to17 June 2018
  12. Add The Crucible to your Itinerary

    The Crucible

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced season featuring The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the summer 2018 season features The Crucible, Arthur Miller's chilling drama.

    Dates

    From:
    16 June 2018to24 June 2018
  13. Add Chester Heritage Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Heritage Festival

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    Festival

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    Chester Centre

    Immerse yourself in 2000 years of history and heritage at Chester Heritage Festival.

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2018to30 June 2018
  14. Add Midsummer Watch Parade to your Itinerary

    Midsummer Watch Parade

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    Carnival

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    Chester Centre

    Chester’s Midsummer Watch Parade is one of the oldest and most colourful events in the country. Don't miss this major summer spectacular.

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2018to24 June 2018
  15. Add Chester Mystery Plays to your Itinerary

    Chester Mystery Plays

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    Performance

    Add Chester Mystery Plays to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Only produced every 5 years, this unique theatrical experience is an unmissable event


    Dates

    From:
    27 June 2018to14 July 2018
  16. Add Much Ado About Nothing - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Much Ado About Nothing - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring the beloved, hilarious romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

    Dates

    From:
    6 July 2018to26 Aug 2018
  17. Add The Tempest - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Tempest - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring Shakespeare’s stormy and enchanting tragicomedy The Tempest. It will be a summer to...

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2018to25 Aug 2018
  18. Add Bluedot Festival to your Itinerary

    Bluedot Festival

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    Festival

    Add Bluedot Festival to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2018to22 July 2018
  19. Add Swallows & Amazons - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Swallows & Amazons - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

    Add Swallows & Amazons - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale of adventure and the great...

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2018to26 Aug 2018
  20. Add CarFest North to your Itinerary

    CarFest North

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    Festival

    Add CarFest North to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Bolesworth Castle is the venue for CarFest North 2018 and promises to be a spectacular event raising money for BBC Children in Need.

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2018to29 July 2018

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