Reasons to Visit
31st March to 2nd April 2018
Food and Drink Festival
Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK this Easter. Over 150 exhibitors highlighting the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.
Place Chester Racecourse
Cost VIP £20
On door £8
9th, 10th, 11th May
Chester May Racing Festival
Looking for glamour,excitement,drama, and tradition? Then the May Festival is the place. Since 1530, this is the oldest horse racing course in the country, and attracts a massive following.
5th May to 15th July 2018
'.A Little Night Music' at The Storyhouse
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 opens on 5 May with Stephen Sondheim’s multi award-winning A Little Night Music.
It’s Sweden in the 1900s, a magical night, an aging actress, a married virgin, a frustrated student and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs. With a musical soundtrack including Send In The Clowns.
Saturday 26th May 2018
Chester Races Roman Day
Usually includes chariot racing and childrens fair-ground.
for more information see the Race Course website at
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018
Bolesworth International Horse Show
Bolesworth Castle is hosting a world class, 4-star equestrian sporting event, and plenty of family friendly attractions, guaranteeing a fabulous day out. Newly added water sports feature alongside the popular dog shows
16th June 2018
One Day Race Meeting
June is usually pleasant weather, so make a day of it. Chester in the morning and racing after lunch.
22nd to 30th June 2018
Chester Heritage Festival
Chester's heritage is arguably its most valuable asset. It makes the city a great place in which to live and work, and a wonderful place to visit. Whether you are a resident or a visitor you will find plenty to interest you in the Festival programme.
23rd and 24th June 2018
Mid Summer 'Watch' Parade
Chester’s Midsummer Watch Parade is one of the oldest and most colourful events in the country.
600 years in the making and with over 500 local participants, the Watch is firmly established as one of Chester’s most iconic events. Angels, devils, green men and mythical beasts rub shoulders with Romans, St Werburgh, elephants and camels in a parade full of colour and music that dates back to the late 1400s.
Don't miss this major summer spectacular. The parade starts from the Town Hall Square, Chester city centre from 2pm.
29th and 30th June 2018
Evening and afternoon Race Meetings
For more information see chester-races.com