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Chester Mystery Plays Launch

Chester Mystery Plays Launch

Includes an opportunity to hear extracts from the brand new script.

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..

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  1. Maelstrom Art Installation

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    Art Installation

    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
  2. Add New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit to your Itinerary

    New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit

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    Exhibition

    Add New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit to your Itinerary

    Northwich

    A new virtual reality experience will open at Lion Salt Works Museum on 2 December 2017 as part of the museum's collaboration with renowned dancer and choreographer, Martin Hylton.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2017to6 May 2018
  3. Add Stories in unusual places to your Itinerary

    Stories in unusual places

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    Event

    Add Stories in unusual places to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Join our Zoo Rangers for a special story in an out of the ordinary zoo habitat.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2018to13 May 2018
  4. Add Essar Chester Half Marathon to your Itinerary

    Essar Chester Half Marathon

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    Sporting Event

    Add Essar Chester Half Marathon to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    After 36 years the Chester Half is one of the UK’s longest established and highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval international destination city of Chester. Enter early as the race sells out every year.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2018to29 Apr 2018
  5. Add A Little Night Music to your Itinerary

    A Little Night Music

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced 2017 season, the summer 2018 season opens on 5 May with Stephen Sondheim’s multi award-winning A Little Night Music, featuring the song Send in the Clowns.

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2018to15 July 2018
  6. Add Chester Races - Boodles May Festival - City Day to your Itinerary

    Chester Races - Boodles May Festival - City Day

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester

    The 2018 season opener, City Day sees a change in format to the Boodles May Festival, as the opening day celebrates 100 years of the Chester Vase.

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2018to9 May 2018
  7. Add The Sandstone Ridge Festival to your Itinerary

    The Sandstone Ridge Festival

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    Festival

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    Cheshire

    The Sandstone Ridge Festival is an arts and community festival celebrating Cheshire’s artists and performers, with music, theatre, art exhibitions, author talks and poetry.

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2018to20 May 2018
  8. Add Swallows and Amazons to your Itinerary

    Swallows and Amazons

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced season featuring The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the summer 2018 season features Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale of...

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018to24 June 2018
  9. Add The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show to your Itinerary

    The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    BOOK ONLINE AND SAVE UP TO 25% - Bolesworth International Horse Show (13 – 17 June 2018). Enjoy World Class Dressage (Wednesday & Thursday), Show jumping (Friday – Sunday), together with kids activities, Dog Show, & much more.

    Dates

    From:
    13 June 2018to17 June 2018
  10. Add The Crucible to your Itinerary

    The Crucible

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Following the success of Storyhouse’s inaugural home-produced season featuring The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the summer 2018 season features The Crucible, Arthur Miller's chilling drama.

    Dates

    From:
    16 June 2018to24 June 2018
  11. Add Chester Heritage Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Heritage Festival

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    Festival

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    Chester Centre

    The dates for your diary are 22nd to 30th June, for this celebration of Chester’s heritage. There are activities for everybody, residents and visitors; please look forward to having fun.

    Dates

    From:
    22 June 2018to30 June 2018
  12. Add Midsummer Watch Parade to your Itinerary

    Midsummer Watch Parade

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    Carnival

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    Chester Centre

    Chester’s Midsummer Watch Parade is one of the oldest and most colourful events in the country. Don't miss this major summer spectacular.

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2018to24 June 2018
  13. Add Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon to your Itinerary

    Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

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    Sporting Event

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    Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

    The 2017 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1500 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location.

    Dates

    From:
    23 June 2018to24 June 2018
  14. Add The People of Roman Chester to your Itinerary

    The People of Roman Chester

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    Lecture

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    Chester Centre

    The second of Peter Carrington’s Chester Heritage Festival events today. His illustrated talk provides an opportunity to learn about the men and women, soldiers and civilians, young and old, slave and free of Roman Chester.

    Dates

    From:
    26 June 2018to26 June 2018
  15. Add Chester Mystery Plays to your Itinerary

    Chester Mystery Plays

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    Performance

    Add Chester Mystery Plays to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Only produced every 5 years, this unique theatrical experience is an unmissable event


    Dates

    From:
    27 June 2018to14 July 2018
  16. Add Much Ado About Nothing - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Much Ado About Nothing - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring the beloved, hilarious romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

    Dates

    From:
    6 July 2018to26 Aug 2018
  17. Add The Tempest - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Tempest - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring Shakespeare’s stormy and enchanting tragicomedy The Tempest. It will be a summer to...

    Dates

    From:
    14 July 2018to25 Aug 2018
  18. Add Bluedot Festival to your Itinerary

    Bluedot Festival

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    Festival

    Add Bluedot Festival to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

    Dates

    From:
    19 July 2018to22 July 2018
  19. Add Swallows & Amazons - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to your Itinerary

    Swallows & Amazons - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Prepare your picnic and pop the prosecco, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre returns to captivate audiences for its ninth year from 6 July -26 August, featuring Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale of adventure and the great...

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2018to26 Aug 2018
  20. Add CarFest North to your Itinerary

    CarFest North

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    Festival

    Add CarFest North to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Bolesworth Castle is the venue for CarFest North 2018 and promises to be a spectacular event raising money for BBC Children in Need.

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2018to29 July 2018

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