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The Ultimate Guide to Chester and Cheshire

The Ultimate Guide to Chester and Cheshire

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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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    Digital / Installation Arts

    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 Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

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    Family Friendly

    Add Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is celebrating Christmas in style. A treat for the whole family!

    Dates

    From:
    10 Nov 2017to24 Dec 2017
  3. Add Chester Literature Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Literature Festival

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    Festival

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    Chester Centre

    A weekend of events and installations directed by award-winning poet Hollie McNish features a raft of talented writers, broadcasters, poets and musicians, including Lemn Sissay, Jeremy Vine, Pam Ayres, Peter Snow and Adverse Camber.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Nov 2017to19 Nov 2017
  4. Add Christmas at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre to your Itinerary

    Christmas at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre

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    Event

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    Chester Centre

    The renowned Christmas tree will be back on the prestigious St Michael’s Row, where you and the family can snap a selfie at the seasonal selfie arch.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2017to27 Dec 2017
  5. Add Chester Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Sale

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    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:
    16 Nov 2017to20 Dec 2017
  6. Add Chester Arts Fair 2017 to your Itinerary

    Chester Arts Fair 2017

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    Exhibition

    Add Chester Arts Fair 2017 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Cheshire's premier arts event, Chester Arts Fair, will be taking place from 17 - 19 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors can view and buy art from over 50 UK & International galleries and emerging & established artists.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2017to19 Nov 2017
  7. Add CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Centre

    A giant sparkling Christmas star standing 25ft high and 23ft wide will be lighting up Chester city centre this festive season as part of CH1ChesterBID's annual Christmas celebrations.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2017to6 Jan 2018
  8. Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and spellbinding theatrical adventure.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to30 Dec 2017
  9. Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    Christmas Tree Festival

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    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:
    25 Nov 2017to7 Jan 2018
  10. Add Christmas Lantern Parade to your Itinerary

    Christmas Lantern Parade

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    Carnival

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    Chester Centre

    Chester city centre will be lit by hundreds of children as they parade through the streets carrying handmade lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2017to30 Nov 2017
  11. Add The Secret Seven to your Itinerary

    The Secret Seven

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas explodes into life with the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic. Only at Storyhouse, and brought to you by the team behind the hugely popular Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to14 Jan 2018
  12. Add The Snowman to your Itinerary

    The Snowman

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Centre

    This Christmas The Snowman is making a return visit to the majestic setting of Chester Cathedral.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to2 Dec 2017
  13. Add Santa Dash to your Itinerary

    Santa Dash

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    Competition / Game

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    Chester Centre

    The Chester Santa Dash is celebrating its 7th year, starting at the Riverside Innovation Centre Building by the River Dee and taking in the best of the Chester City centre.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2017to3 Dec 2017
  14. Add A Night Less Ordinary: The Christmas Pantomime to your Itinerary

    A Night Less Ordinary: The Christmas Pantomime

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    Lecture

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    Chester Centre

    A Christmas Lecture with Dr Shelley Piasecka. A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by faculty members of the University of Chester.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2017to4 Dec 2017
  15. Add Festive Folklore: The Anti-Claus tales to your Itinerary

    Festive Folklore: The Anti-Claus tales

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    Lecture

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    Chester Centre

    A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by faculty members of the University of Chester.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2017to4 Dec 2017
  16. Add Masking, Mumming, Masques and Mummers’ Plays to your Itinerary

    Masking, Mumming, Masques and Mummers’ Plays

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    Lecture

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    Chester Centre

    A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by faculty members of the University of Chester.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2017to4 Dec 2017
  17. Add Now that’s what I call Christmas! to your Itinerary

    Now that’s what I call Christmas!

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    Lecture

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    Chester Centre

    This lecture will discuss the musical and social characteristics of anthemic Christmas songs and illustrate what makes them induce ritualised, gestural and vocal participation.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Dec 2017to5 Dec 2017
  18. Add What makes Christmas Music Christmassy? to your Itinerary

    What makes Christmas Music Christmassy?

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    Lecture

    Add What makes Christmas Music Christmassy? to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Explore the well-known, the obscure, the obvious and the ambiguous in the quest to discover what it is about Christmas music that makes it Christmassy.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Dec 2017to5 Dec 2017
  19. Add Winter Watch Parade to your Itinerary

    Winter Watch Parade

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    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:
    7 Dec 2017to7 Dec 2017
  20. Add Christmas in the Garret to your Itinerary

    Christmas in the Garret

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Get ready for an evening of comedy, live music, performance poetry and Christmas fun. Hosted by Molly Naylor (Sky One’s After Hours) in the Garret Theatre and rooftop bar.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2017to16 Dec 2017

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