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Midsummer Watch Parade

Midsummer Watch Parade

1 of the UK ’s oldest and most colourful festivals.

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 Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Add Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Enjoy extended shopping hours to give you more time to find those perfect Christmas gifts at Cheshire Oaks.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2014to24 Dec 2014
  2. Add Cheshire Oaks Christmas Area to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Christmas Area

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    Fete / Fair

    Add Cheshire Oaks Christmas Area to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Visit the festive market area for a truly magical Christmas feel at Cheshire Oaks.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2014to24 Dec 2014
  3. Add The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Exhibition to your Itinerary

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Exhibition

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    Participatory Event

    Add The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Exhibition to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester Cathedral will take visitors on an exciting journey to the magical land of Narnia, transforming spaces within the magnificent building to bring C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to life.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2014to6 Jan 2015
  4. Add Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival  to your Itinerary

    Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

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    Fete / Fair

    Add Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The festival will feature more than 40 majestic Christmas trees, transforming the cathedral cloisters into astonishing tree-lined winter walkways.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2014to6 Jan 2015
  5. Add Christmas Services at Chester Cathedral  to your Itinerary

    Christmas Services at Chester Cathedral

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    Type:

    Concert

    Add Christmas Services at Chester Cathedral  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Discover the real meaning of Christmas at Chester Cathedral with services throughout the Advent and Christmas period.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2014to31 Dec 2014
  6. Add Lantern Magic  to your Itinerary

    Lantern Magic

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    Participatory Event

    Add Lantern Magic  to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    Journey through our magical gardens, try out your lantern making skills, visit the elephant house and fruit bat forest, meet our friendly festive characters and sample some of our deliciously tasty treats.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2014to23 Dec 2014
  7. Add Alice by Theatre in the Quarter to your Itinerary

    Alice by Theatre in the Quarter

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    Type:

    Performance

    Add Alice by Theatre in the Quarter to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Alice’s life was transformed the day she met Mr Carroll. He claimed he could teach her how to imagine... and did, with extraordinary results.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2014to10 Jan 2015
  8. Add Aladdin to your Itinerary

    Aladdin

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Make yourselves comfortable as we unite behind Aladdin to defeat the wicked Abanazar and claim the magic lamp.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2014to4 Jan 2015
  9. Add Winter Wonderland  to your Itinerary

    Winter Wonderland

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    Fete / Fair

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    Chester

    Winter Wonderland at Chester Racecourse is a magical festive fantasyland filled with fun for all the family. Visit Santa and his reindeer, get your skates on to enjoy our spectacular ice rink, chill out in the Vodka Ice Bar, and much more!

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2014to24 Dec 2014
  10. Add Chester Cathedral Choir Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Cathedral Choir Carol Concert

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    Concert

    Add Chester Cathedral Choir Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The cathedral’s most popular concert of the year! Join the Chester Cathedral Choir and Nick Fry for seasonal readings and carols.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Dec 2014to20 Dec 2014
  11. Add New Year's Eve Celebrations & Party to your Itinerary

    New Year's Eve Celebrations & Party

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    Participatory Event

    Add New Year's Eve Celebrations & Party to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    Start the night off with a complimentary drink on arrival at 7.30pm, followed by a delicious buffer served from 7.45pm, then why not spoil yourself at the Champagne and

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2014to31 Dec 2014
  12. Add Our Zoo Tours to your Itinerary

    Our Zoo Tours

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    Guided Walk

    Add Our Zoo Tours to your Itinerary

    Chester

    You're invited to join our guides for a tour of Oakfield Manor and see behind the scenes of where the zoo started more than 80 years ago.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2015to19 Feb 2015
  13. WayWord

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    Type:

    Festival

    Chester Centre

    WayWord, our young persons’ festival aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 16, returns this February half-term.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2015to21 Feb 2015
  14. Add Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand.

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2015to6 May 2015
  15. Add Chester Music Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Chester Music Festival 2015

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    Performance

    Add Chester Music Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester Music Festival will once again be programmed by Ensemble Deva, our in-residence chamber music ensemble featuring musicians pulled from some of the world’s best orchestras. Expect world-class guest artists, too.

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2015to1 June 2015
  16. Add Chester Races - Halewood International Roman Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - Halewood International Roman Day

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races - Halewood International Roman Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2015to13 June 2015
  17. 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

    Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns for a sixth year in an expanded 510-seat theatre. Unfortunately the details of which three productions will be performed are unavailable as yet, but expect to hear more in the New Year. Watch this space for new

    Dates

    From:
    3 July 2015to23 Aug 2015
  18. Add Chester Races - Ladies & Gents Evening to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - Ladies & Gents Evening

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races - Ladies & Gents Evening to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    It’s the middle of summer and everyone’s going to Chester races!

    Dates

    From:
    10 July 2015to10 July 2015
  19. Add Chester Races - The Corbett Sports City Plate Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - The Corbett Sports City Plate Day

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races - The Corbett Sports City Plate Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The competitive City Plate Stakes, a listed race, unfolds in front of an epic crowd at Chester on this summer meet.

    Dates

    From:
    11 July 2015to11 July 2015
  20. Add Chester Races - The Stella Artois Summer Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - The Stella Artois Summer Festival

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    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races - The Stella Artois Summer Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Information about this race day coming soon.

    Dates

    From:
    18 July 2015to18 July 2015

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