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MBNA Chester Marathon

MBNA Chester Marathon

The MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK's number 1 road marathon, as voted by Runners' World in 2012 & 2013.

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 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 Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    After four years away the award-winning dinosaurs are back at Chester Zoo for another unforgettable summer from 28 May - 4 September 2016.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2016to4 Sept 2016
  2. Add Bricks in Motion to your Itinerary

    Bricks in Motion

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    Exhibition

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    Chester Centre

    Chester Cathedral's Bricks in Motion Lego Exhibition - Calling all LEGO® enthusiasts! There will be trains, planes, spaceships, an inspiring collection of all modes of transport - all built in Lego.

    Dates

    From:
    16 July 2016to4 Sept 2016
  3. Add Moonlight Flicks - Inside Out (U) to your Itinerary

    Moonlight Flicks - Inside Out (U)

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    Show / Display

    Add Moonlight Flicks - Inside Out (U) to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The brilliant as ever Pixar studio brings to life the workings of a young person’s brain in this funny, sad, revealing, imaginative, and spectacular animation. One for all the family to enjoy.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2016to23 Aug 2016
  4. Add Moonlight Flicks - The Artist (PG) to your Itinerary

    Moonlight Flicks - The Artist (PG)

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    Show / Display

    Add Moonlight Flicks - The Artist (PG) to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    A glorious tribute to the early years of Hollywood, The Artist is truly a film that will make you laugh and cry in the best of the golden age tradition.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2016to24 Aug 2016
  5. Add Moonlight Flicks - Jurassic World (12) to your Itinerary

    Moonlight Flicks - Jurassic World (12)

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    Show / Display

    Add Moonlight Flicks - Jurassic World (12) to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Action adventure as the dinosaur breeding programme gets out of hand with a terrifyingly large, genetically modified, new attraction at the popular tourist resort Jurassic World. Will everyone make it out alive?

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2016to26 Aug 2016
  6. Add Family Saturdays - Superheroes & Superpowers! to your Itinerary

    Family Saturdays - Superheroes & Superpowers!

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    Participatory Event

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    Chester Centre

    27th August - Which superhero are you? Drop by today and get crafty making masks, cuffs or disguises that will earn you extra superpowers!

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2016to27 Aug 2016
  7. Add Moonlight Flicks - Dirty Dancing (12) to your Itinerary

    Moonlight Flicks - Dirty Dancing (12)

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    Show / Display

    Add Moonlight Flicks - Dirty Dancing (12) to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The enduring 1980s’ classic makes perfect big screen summer viewing. Set in the 1960s, rich girl Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey), falls in love with wrong-side-of-the-tracks dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2016to27 Aug 2016
  8. Add Rise Above Sportive to your Itinerary

    Rise Above Sportive

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    Do you want a challenge? Do you want to be part of Mark Cavendish’s official Sportive?

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2016to28 Aug 2016
  9. Add MBNA Roodee Challenge Cup Polo Weekend to your Itinerary

    MBNA Roodee Challenge Cup Polo Weekend

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    The England International returns to the Roodee for the fourth time this year. See the England team do battle on the field, previous opponents have been South America and the Rest of the World.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2016to3 Sept 2016
  10. Add Chester Races: Autumn Festival 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Autumn Festival 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    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. Racing features the historic Stand Cup.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sept 2016to10 Sept 2016
  11. Add Wildlife Connections Festival to your Itinerary

    Wildlife Connections Festival

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    Visit Chester Zoo for two days of intimate wildlife encounters, nature activities, workshops, live music and cinema. 

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sept 2016to17 Sept 2016
  12. Add Chester Races: Season Finale 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Season Finale 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    he final flutter of the year and your last opportunity to see the horses under starters orders; the Finale brings the spectacular 2016 season to a close.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2016to24 Sept 2016
  13. Chester Pride 2016

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    Festival

    Chester Centre

    Chester Pride is set to return with this year’s celebration of equality and diversity and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, taking place on 1st October on Castle Square.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016to1 Oct 2016
  14. Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    MBNA Chester Marathon

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    Sporting Event

    Add MBNA Chester Marathon  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK's number 1 road marathon, as voted by Runners' World in 2012 & 2013.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2016to2 Oct 2016
  15. Add The Chester Antiques Show to your Itinerary

    The Chester Antiques Show

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    Fete / Fair

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    Chester

    Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2016to17 Oct 2016
  16. Add Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade  to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade

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    Carnival

    Add Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Find Santa as you watch the fantastic '12 Days of Christmas' Light Switch On Parade as it travels through the streets starting from Chester Town Hall.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2016to17 Nov 2016
  17. Add Chester Arts Fair 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Arts Fair 2016

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    Exhibition

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    Chester Centre

    Cheshire's premier arts event, Chester Arts Fair, will be taking place from 18-20 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors can view and buy art from over 50 UK & International galleries and emerging & established artists.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2016to20 Nov 2016
  18. Add Chester Christmas Market  to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Festival

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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:
    18 Nov 2016to18 Dec 2016
  19. 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:
    26 Nov 2016to8 Jan 2017
  20. Add The Snowman and Cinderella to your Itinerary

    The Snowman and Cinderella

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    Performance

    Add The Snowman and Cinderella to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Big screen, iconic film, world-class musicians – a truly magical Christmas show!

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2016to3 Dec 2016

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