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Chester Music Festival

Chester Music Festival

11 days of world-class chamber music featuring Ensemble Deva.

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 Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day 2016

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    Sporting Event

    Add Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - Chester Cup Day 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    After months of preparing the turf, the horses, and not to mention the racegoers' outfits, the stage is set for the first race of the season - the Lily Agnes Stakes, followed later in the day by the historic Chester Cup.

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2016to4 May 2016
  2. Add Chester Races: May Festival - Boodles Ladies Day 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: May Festival - Boodles Ladies Day 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    Bringing style and elegance to the May Festival, the fashion stakes are raised for Boodles Ladies Day, the pinnacle of the social calendar.

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2016to5 May 2016
  3. Add Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - City Day 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Boodles May Festival - City Day 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    It’s the event your weeks’ been waiting for, enjoy the party atmosphere of Boodles City Day! Racing is at an exceptional standard with another two Group 3 races; The Dee Stakes and The Ormonde Stakes.

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2016to6 May 2016
  4. Add The Chester Half Marathon  to your Itinerary

    The Chester Half Marathon

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    In the 2015 Chester Half Marathon records were broken with the biggest ever field of runners, fastest winner in the history of the race and one of the fastest UK Half Marathon in 2015, with Vincent Boit crossing the line in 1:02:21.

    Dates

    From:
    15 May 2016to15 May 2016
  5. Add The LDF International Polo Weekend 2016 to your Itinerary

    The LDF International Polo Weekend 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    Chester Racecourse Polo Club is now firmly established on the British polo circuit and socially as one of the premier events in the Northwest.

    Dates

    From:
    20 May 2016to21 May 2016
  6. Add Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo. They're big, they're fierce...and they're back!! Walk amongst the predators and their prey, not knowing what is lurking around the next corner.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2016to4 Sept 2016
  7. Amazed By Science

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    Festival

    Cheshire

    Come and join in the fun at the Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas of the UK.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2016to5 June 2016
  8. Add Chester Races: Roman Day 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Roman Day 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    Take your place and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon, with non-stop racing action along with family friendly Roman themed activities. Try and spot authentic legions placed around the Roodee, dressed to impress in Roman clothing and equipment.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2016to28 May 2016
  9. Add Amazed by Science 2016 - Meet the Scientists to your Itinerary

    Amazed by Science 2016 - Meet the Scientists

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    **Part of the Amazed by Science Festival**
    A chance to discover the science that helps make Chester Zoo the number one zoo in the UK.

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2016to2 June 2016
  10. Add Chester Music Festival 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Music Festival 2016

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Chester Music Festival (8th – 18th June) featuring Ensemble Deva presents music spanning four centuries in a range of chamber concerts presented in the city.

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2016to18 June 2016
  11. Add Delia Stevens & Abel Selaocoe: Lunchtime Recital to your Itinerary

    Delia Stevens & Abel Selaocoe: Lunchtime Recital

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival**

    An explosive start to the festival. Delia Stevens (percussion) and Abel Selaocoe (cello) with their unique youthful blend of music. The programme includes everything from South African song to Bach.

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2016to8 June 2016
  12. Add Manchester Camerata: Prokofiev, Classical Symphony to your Itinerary

    Manchester Camerata: Prokofiev, Classical Symphony

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    Concert

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    Chester Outskirts

    **Part of Chester Music Festival** A welcome return to the festival for Manchester Camerata, in the first of 2 appearances, with a programme including Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Mendelssohn’s much loved Violin Concerto.

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2016to8 June 2016
  13. Add Ensemble Deva: Gran Caffè Jazz! to your Itinerary

    Ensemble Deva: Gran Caffè Jazz!

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival** A new festival highlight in the spirit of Gran Caffe Venezia, featuring jazz and classical improvisation from some of the country’s leading musicians. Likely to be a busy concert; book early for this one!

    Dates

    From:
    9 June 2016to9 June 2016
  14. Add Manchester Camerata: Rococo Classics to your Itinerary

    Manchester Camerata: Rococo Classics

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    Concert

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    Chester Outskirts

    **Part of Chester Music Festival** In the second of their concerts, Manchester Camerata set the scene towards the end of the eighteenth century with two Haydn symphonies and two of Mozart’s masterpieces, including the Piano Concerto 25

    Dates

    From:
    10 June 2016to10 June 2016
  15. Add Ensemble Deva: Gran Caffè Venezia! to your Itinerary

    Ensemble Deva: Gran Caffè Venezia!

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival** This annual festival favourite is back, a concert that every year delivers a wonderful evening of sheer entertainment. This year features a classic tango quintet with the exceptional Craig Ogden on guitar.

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2016to11 June 2016
  16. Chester Regatta 2016

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    Sporting Event

    Chester Centre

    This annual rowing competition, the oldest event of its kind in the world, including Henley, and was first established in 1733. Prepare for over 200 crews to battle it out in a knock out style series of fast-paced races, for all ages and racing boat.

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2016to11 June 2016
  17. Add Chester Races: Summer Saturday 2016 to your Itinerary

    Chester Races: Summer Saturday 2016

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Centre

    The first June fixture of 2016 - what better way to spend your weekend?

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2016to11 June 2016
  18. Add Ensemble Deva play Schubert & Rachmaninov to your Itinerary

    Ensemble Deva play Schubert & Rachmaninov

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival** Sublime chamber music is at the heart of the festival and it is delivered here in spades by Giovanni Guzzo, Hannah Roberts and Martin Roscoe.

    Dates

    From:
    12 June 2016to12 June 2016
  19. Add Martin Roscoe: Lunchtime Recital to your Itinerary

    Martin Roscoe: Lunchtime Recital

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival**

    Martin Roscoe’s recitals are always compelling, always tremendously crafted and always a joy to behold.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2016to13 June 2016
  20. Add Ensemble Deva: Steve Reich, WTC 9/11 to your Itinerary

    Ensemble Deva: Steve Reich, WTC 9/11

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    Concert

    Add Ensemble Deva: Steve Reich, WTC 9/11 to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    **Part of Chester Music Festival**
    Sophie Rosa (Violin), Hugh Blogg (Violin), Chloe van Soeterstede (Viola), Ed Cervenka (Percussion)

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2016to13 June 2016

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