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Events 2024

Named after the year racing first began in Chester, 1539 Restaurant & Bar is Chester Racecourse’s statement on-course eatery, offering quality food and service all year round. The unique positioning of 1539 offers a sought-after panoramic view of the world’s oldest racecourse as a backdrop to your dining experience.

Dine in unique and comfortable surroundings, with breath-taking views of the Roodee and striking contemporary décor. The cuisine is also outstanding, awarded for its excellence with an AA Rosette. Enjoy a varied menu offering twists on British classics and dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe.

January

1st January 2024

New Year’s Day Bank Holiday

To 7th January 2024

Christmas Tree Festival

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester

Over 50 Christmas trees will sparkle and shimmer throughout the Cathedral.

https://chestercathedral.com/

12th January 2023

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

27th January 2024

Holly Holy Day

Nantwich

Spectacular ‘Sealed Knot’ re-enactment of

the 1644 Civil War Battle of Nantwich – 50th Anniversary.

https://www.battleofnantwich.org/

February

Feb-Oct

Warrington Wolves

Engage Super League XVI

https://warringtonwolves.com

Feb-March

Snowdrop Walks

Rode Hall & Gardens, Congleton

Discover over 40 varieties of snowdrops.

https://www.rodehall.co.uk

9th February 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

10th February 2024, 11.00am (provisional)

Chinese New Year Celebrations – Year of the Dragon

Eastgate Street & Storyhouse

16th-18th February 2024

The Chester Decorative, Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Chester Racecourse

http://www.cooperevents.com

13th February 2024

Shrove Tuesday – National Pancake Day

28th February 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

March

March-October

Motor Racing

Oulton Park, near Tarporley

https://www.oultonpark.co.uk/calendar

1st-8th March 2024

Chester lnternational Film Festival

Storyhouse

https://www.chesterfilmsociety.co.uk/?page_id=375

23rd March 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

April

28th March-1st April 2024

Nantwich Jazz, Blues

and Music Festival

https://nantwichjazz.com/

29th March 2024

Good Friday Bank Holiday

30th March-1st April 2024

Chester Food, Drink &

Lifestyle Festival

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk/

1st April 2024

Easter Monday Bank Holiday

20th-21st April 2024

Sandbach Transport Festival

https://www.sandbachtransportfestival.com/

20th April 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

End April-late May

Bluebell Festival

Capesthorne Hall

Explore the six-acre Woodland Walk.

https://www.capesthorne.com/

April & May

Bluebell Festival

Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction –

Bluebell Cottage Gardens,

Capesthorne Hall, Norton

Priory Museum & Gardens,

Adlington Hall, Quarry Bank

Mill, Arley Hall and Gardens

https://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-cheshire/gardens/glorious-gardens

May

4th-6th May 2024

Victorian Extravaganza

Llandudno

https://victorian-extravaganza.com/

6th May 2024

Early May Bank Holiday

8th-10th May 2024

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

18th May 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

19th May 2024

Essar Chester Half Marathon

Chester Racecourse

https://www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/half-marathon/route

25th May 2024

Chester Races Roman Day

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

24th-27th May 2024

Chester Folk Festival

Kelsall, Nr Chester

Concerts, ceilidhs, workshops,

sing-arounds, sessions, displays, craft fair,

family events & children’s entertainment.

https://www.chesterfolk.org.uk/

23rd-26th May 2024

Geronimo Children’s Festival, the largest in the North West

Arley Hall

https://www.geronimofest.com/

27th May 2024

Spring Bank Holiday

28th May 2024 (eve)

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

June

June-August

Chester Town Crier public

proclamations

The High Cross, Chester

12 noon Tues-Sat, June-August (11am on race days)

https://chestertowncriers.com/chester-cross-proclamation/

8th June 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

13th June 2024, 19.00

Forest Live: Becky Hill

Delamere Forest

0300 068 0400

https://www.forestryengland.uk/music/beckyhill

14th-15th June 2024

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

14th June 2024, 19.00

Forest Live: Sting

Delamere Forest

0300 068 0400

https://www.forestryengland.uk/music/sting

15th June 2024, 19.30

Forest Live: CHIC

Delamere Forest

0300 068 0400

https://www.forestryengland.uk/music/jack-savoretti

18th-19th June 2024

Royal Cheshire County Show

Tabley, Knutsford

Large equestrian section, farm livestock

classes, dog shows, flowers, a superb

food hall, cheese, crafts, shoppers

mews and country pursuits.

https://www.royalcheshireshow.org/

21st-30th June 2024

Chester Heritage Festival

Various venues in and around the city

https://www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk/

22nd-23rd June 2024 (tbc)

Midsummer Watch Parade

Chester City Centre

A colourful re-enactment of a traditional

medieval celebration marking the summer

solstice featuring a colourful cavalcade of

characters including the Festival of Giants.

http://www.midsummerwatch.co.uk/

22nd-23rd June 2024

Kelsall Steam and Vintage Rally

Ashton, Nr. Chester, CH3 8BH

One of the largest displays of commercial vehicles in the country including classic, vintage and modern trucks.

https://www.kelsallsteamrally.co.uk

28th June 2024 (eve)

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

29th June 2024

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

July

July-August

Open Air Theatre

Gawsworth Hall, near Macclesfield

Outdoor entertainment takes centre stage in

the grounds of the stately home featuring the

best from the world of comedy and music.

https://gawsworthhall.com/events/

2nd-7th July 2024

Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Llangollen, North Wales

Featuring dancers, musicians and choirs

from across the world in friendly

competition plus concerts by well-known artistes.

https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/:

2nd July: Tom Jones

4th July: Kerry Ellis & John Owen-Jones (West End stars)

6th July: Choir of the World

9th July: Katherine Jenkins

12th-14th July 2024

The Foodies Festival

Tatton Park

https://www.tattonpark.org.uk/events_at_tatton_park/event-listings/events-calendar.aspx

12th-13th July 2024

Chester Races

Ibiza Classics (12th eve)

Soul Sunset (13th)

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

17th-21st July 2024

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford

A truly unique day out for all garden lovers.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park

31st July 2024

Nantwich Show

Reaseheath Old Hall, Nantwich

https://nantwichshow.org/

27th July 2024

Chester Races Midsummer Meeting

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

July-August

Open Air Theatre

Gawsworth Hall, near Macclesfield

Outdoor entertainment takes centre stage in

the grounds of the stately home featuring the

best from the world of comedy and music.

https://gawsworthhall.com/theatre/

August

2nd-4th August 2024

Rewind Festival

Celebrate the music, fashion and culture of the ‘80s.

Capesthorne Hall

https://north.rewindfestival.com/

4th August 2024

Chester Races Family Fun Day

Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

8th-11th August 2024

Devafest – three days of the finest

entertainment, fairground rides and the most

sumptuous food.

Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas

https://devafest.co.uk/

16th-18th August 2024

Just So Festival – a family weekend

adventure beyond your wildest dreams

Rode Hall

https://justsofestival.org.uk

17th-18th August 2024

Passion for Power Classic Motor Show

Tatton Park

https://www.tattonpassionforpower.com/

22nd-25th August 2024

Creamfields North

Daresbury, Warrington

https://creamfields.com/

26th August 2024

Summer Bank Holiday

30th August- 1st September 2024

Nantwich Food & Drink Festival

Nantwich Town Centre

https://www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk/

31st August 2024

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

September

30th August- 1st September 2024

Nantwich Food & Drink Festival

Nantwich Town Centre

https://www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk/

6th September 2024

Bangor on Dee races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

7th-8th September 2024

Malpas Yesteryear Rally

featuring a host of vintage vehicles and steam engines.

and lots more including historic fairground.

Hampton, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8JN.

https://malpas-yesteryear-rally.co.uk/

13th-14th September 2024

Chester Races Food & Drink Festival

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

21st September 2024

Chester Races -Oktoberfest Season Finale

Chester Racecourse, Chester

https://www.chester-races.com/

22nd September 2024

New Balance

English Half Marathon

Warrington

https://www.warringtonrunningfestival.com/

October

6th October 2024

MBNA Chester Marathon

https://www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/marathon

11th– 31st October 2024

Magical Woodland

Blakemere Village, Northwich

https://www.magicalwoodland.com

18th-20th October 2024

The Chester Decorative, Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Chester Racecourse

http://www.cooperevents.com/chester/

26th-31st October 2024

Halloween Ghost Tours – exploring the haunted heritage of the city

Chester

https://chesterghosttour.co.uk/

29th October 2024

Bangor on Dee Races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

November

13th November 2024

Bangor on Dee Races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

21st November 2024, 19.00hrs (tbc)

Christmas Lights Switch-On plus Chester 12 Days of Christmas Parade

Town Hall

https://www.visitcheshire.com/chester/christmas

28th November 2024, 19.00hrs (tbc)

Lantern Parade

Chester Town Hall Square

https://www.visitcheshire.com/chester/christmas

30th December 2024

Bangor on Dee Races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

December

5th December 2024, 19.00 (tbc)

Winter Watch Parade

Chester Town Hall Square

Re-enactment of traditional celebrations

dating from the Middle Ages,

orchestrated by the Lord of Misrule!

https://www.midsummerwatch.co.uk/winter-watch-parade/

13th December 2024

Bangor on Dee Races

https://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

12th December 2024, 19.00 (tbc)

Winter Watch Parade & Feast of Saturnalia

Re-enactment of traditional celebrations

dating from the Middle Ages,

orchestrated by the Lord of Misrule and Roman Torch-Lit Procession featuring legionaries in full battle-gear

Chester Town Hall Square

https://www.midsummerwatch.co.uk/winter-watch-parade/

25th December 2024

Christmas Day (Wednesday)

26th December 2024

Boxing Day (Thursday)

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