To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Inspire me planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Planner to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Book tickets

Book tickets

Book tickets to your favourite Cheshire attractions here.

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..

Number of results:

Number of results: 28

, currently showing 1 to 20.

  1. Add The Enchantment of Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Add The Enchantment of Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    An evil sorcerer has cast a spell on Chester Zoo, trying to steal away all of the super powers of the nocturnal animals. 

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017
  2. Add Brassed Off to your Itinerary

    Brassed Off

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Add Brassed Off to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017to28 Oct 2017
  3. Add Dayinsure Wales Rally GB to your Itinerary

    Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

    Type

    Type:

    Sporting Event

    Add Dayinsure Wales Rally GB to your Itinerary

    Cheshire

    The eagerly-anticipated route for the 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29 October) has been announced and advance tickets are now on sale!

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017to29 Oct 2017
  4. Maelstrom Art Installation

    Type

    Type:

    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
  5. Add FREE: Film Screening of The Corpse Bride to your Itinerary

    FREE: Film Screening of The Corpse Bride

    Type

    Type:

    Family Friendly

    Add FREE: Film Screening of The Corpse Bride to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria’s (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Oct 2017to28 Oct 2017
    From:
    30 Oct 2017to30 Oct 2017
  6. Add Spooky Poetry to your Itinerary

    Spooky Poetry

    Type

    Type:

    Workshop

    Add Spooky Poetry to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The museum recently acquired a splendid portrait of Sybil, Lady Cholmondeley, who established the Cholmondeley Prize for poetry in 1966. 

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2017to30 Oct 2017
  7. Add Balletboyz to your Itinerary

    Balletboyz

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Add Balletboyz to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over by blending spectacular dance with stunning music and film.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2017to30 Oct 2017
  8. Add Victorian Murder Mystery to your Itinerary

    Victorian Murder Mystery

    Type

    Type:

    Competition / Game

    Add Victorian Murder Mystery to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel presents a murder mystery like no other! Join us, if you dare, and meet the characters who lived at No.20 Castle Street.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017
  9. Add Halloween Hats and Masks to your Itinerary

    Halloween Hats and Masks

    Type

    Type:

    Workshop

    Add Halloween Hats and Masks to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Make a witch or wizard hat or cat mask ready for tonight’s trick or treating.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017
  10. Add Spamalot to your Itinerary

    Spamalot

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Add Spamalot to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2017to4 Nov 2017
  11. Add Things I Know To Be True to your Itinerary

    Things I Know To Be True

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Add Things I Know To Be True to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn.

    Dates

    From:
    7 Nov 2017to11 Nov 2017
  12. Add Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

    Type

    Type:

    Family Friendly

    Add Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Kicking off the festive season on Wednesday 8th November, with a treat for the whole family!

    Dates

    From:
    8 Nov 2017to8 Nov 2017
    From:
    10 Nov 2017to24 Dec 2017
  13. Add Chester Literature Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Literature Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Add Chester Literature Festival to your Itinerary

    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
  14. Add Chester Christmas Market, Lights Switch-On & Parade to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market, Lights Switch-On & Parade

    Type

    Type:

    Sale

    Add Chester Christmas Market, Lights Switch-On & Parade to your Itinerary

    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
  15. Add Chester Arts Fair 2017 to your Itinerary

    Chester Arts Fair 2017

    Type

    Type:

    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
  16. Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    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
  17. Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    Christmas Tree Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    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
  18. Add Christmas Lantern Parade to your Itinerary

    Christmas Lantern Parade

    Type

    Type:

    Carnival

    Add Christmas Lantern Parade to your Itinerary

    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
  19. Add The Secret Seven to your Itinerary

    The Secret Seven

    Type

    Type:

    Performance

    Add The Secret Seven to your Itinerary

    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 bu the team behind the hugely popular Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows...

    Dates

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

    The Snowman

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Add The Snowman to your Itinerary

    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

Book Accommodation

Type
Location:
Name / Keyword:
When are you planning to visit?
Add Another Room

Search What's On

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:
Dates