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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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  1. Add Chester Race Day Fixtures to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day Fixtures

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    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:
    27 Sept 2014to27 Sept 2014
  2. Add Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting to your Itinerary

    Chester Race Day - The Stella Artois Midsummer Meeting

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    Chester Centre

    The final flutter at Chester Races in 2014

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sept 2014to27 Sept 2014
  3. Chester Pride 2014

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    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
  4. Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    MBNA Chester Marathon

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    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
  5. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Dylan Thomas’ Pop-up Writing Shed and Dictionary for Dylan  to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Dylan Thomas’ Pop-up Writing Shed and Dictionary for Dylan

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    Chester

    Pop in, soak up the atmosphere and create your own new word, to be published in a Dictionary of Dylan in honour of the Welsh poet’s celebrated love of words.
    11am - 4pm
    Free

    Dates

    From:
    10 Oct 2014to11 Oct 2014
  6. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Dan Walker, Football’s Thronkersaurus to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Dan Walker, Football’s Thronkersaurus

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    Chester

    Dan Walker will be hot-footing it from presenting Football Focus, to come to Chester to talk about the extraordinary tales he has unearthed during his time as a presenter of football on the radio and television.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2014to11 Oct 2014
  7. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Charles Spencer, Killers of the King to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Charles Spencer, Killers of the King

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    Chester

    In his new book Killers of the King, Charles Spencer examines one of history’s most famous events – the beheading of Charles I.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2014to12 Oct 2014
  8. Add ESSAR Chester Literature Festival  to your Itinerary

    ESSAR Chester Literature Festival

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    Chester

    The 2014 Essar Chester Literature Festival is nearly upon us and we're delighted to announce a jam-packed programme of talks, workshops, readings and book signings from 12th - 26th October.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Oct 2014to26 Oct 2014
  9. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Benjamin Zephaniah to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Benjamin Zephaniah

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    Chester

    Benjamin Zephaniah is a writer, poet and broadcaster. He was included in The Times list of Britain’s top 50 post-war writers in 2008 and was voted the nation’s third favourite poet of all time in a recent BBC national poll.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2014to13 Oct 2014
  10. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Agincourt In conversation with Rupert Lancaster to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Agincourt In conversation with Rupert Lancaster

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    Chester

    Renowned adventurer and decorated soldier Sir Ranulph Fiennes, in conversation with his editor, Rupert Lancaster, offers his unique perspective on the battle of Agincourt.
    1pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2014to13 Oct 2014
  11. Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Uni at the Fest: Dr Tim Grady to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni at the Fest: Dr Tim Grady

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    Chester

    The Battlefield Experienced: German Jews and The Great War.
    5.30pm
    FREE! Booking required

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2014to13 Oct 2014
  12. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Ben Moor, Each of Us to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Ben Moor, Each of Us

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    Chester

    Writer, actor and longtime collaborator of Stewart Lee, Ben Moor brings his one-man show Each of Us to the Literature Festival.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2014to14 Oct 2014
  13. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni at the Fest: Professor Allan Owens to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni at the Fest: Professor Allan Owens

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    Chester

    Allan uses stories as means for us to interact, develop conversations and share understanding in and about complex situations.
    5.30pm
    FREE! Booking required

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2014to14 Oct 2014
  14. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Paddy Ashdown, The Cruel Victory to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Paddy Ashdown, The Cruel Victory

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    Chester

    Soldier, politician, diplomat and best-selling author Paddy Ashdown is in Chester to talk about his latest book.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2014to15 Oct 2014
  15. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - John Bromley-Davenport:  Space Has No Frontier to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - John Bromley-Davenport: Space Has No Frontier

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    Chester

    John Bromley-Davenport joins us at the festival to discuss his new book Space Has No Frontier: The Terrestrial Life and Times of Sir Bernard Lovell, an exploration of the founder of Jodrell Bank Observatory.
    5.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2014to15 Oct 2014
  16. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Esther Freud with Penny Feeny to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Esther Freud with Penny Feeny

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    Chester

    Esther will be joined today by Liverpool-based author Penny Feeny, in a discussion about her latest novel Mr Mac and Me.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2014to15 Oct 2014
  17. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - David Gaffney – Flash Fiction Workshop to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - David Gaffney – Flash Fiction Workshop

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    Chester

    Can you tell a story in less than 500 words? David Gaffney thinks you can, and in this workshop you will learn how to reduce ideas to an ultra-short format while keeping your story effective, powerful and easy to understand.
    5pm
    Tickets:£5

    Dates

    From:
    16 Oct 2014to16 Oct 2014
  18. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Kwasi Kwarteng - War and Gold to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Kwasi Kwarteng - War and Gold

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    Chester

    Kwasi Kwarteng, author of the critically-acclaimed Ghosts of Empire, joins us at this year’s festival to discuss his new book War and Gold.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2014to19 Oct 2014
  19. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Christie Watson - Where Women are Kings to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Christie Watson - Where Women are Kings

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    Chester

    Christie Watson, acclaimed author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, comes to Chester to talk about her latest novel Where Women are Kings, the story of two mothers’ love for the same child.
    5.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2014to20 Oct 2014
  20. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Nathan Filer  - The Shock of the Fall to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Nathan Filer - The Shock of the Fall

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    Chester

    Nathan joins us at the festival this year for a chat about his book The Shock of the Fall, a haunting and powerful story of death, guilt and mental illness.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2014to20 Oct 2014

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