Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

List of Events

Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

April 20 - October 6

(Image courtesy of R.M. Bevan) Once likened to racing on ‘green velvet’ by jockey Lester Piggott, Chester’s hallowed Roodee turf is uniquely positioned at the heart of the city. As the racecourse celebrates another milestone in its illustrious history, this exhibition presents objects and images from the Chester Race Company and the Grosvenor Museum to explore the origins and heritage of the oldest racecourse still in operation in Great Britain, if not the world. To be part of the story,…

Tours Around Chester: Innovative food and running experiences in the historic city of Chester

July 1 - November 3

Chester Running Tours provide you with an innovative, informative and social food or running experience; one that not only stretches your legs, but also shows you the many historic sites, landmarks and independent food outlets the city has to offer. We offer a variety of tours ranging from: FOOD WALKING RUNNING THEMED RUNNING (including BEER OR GIN) Our guides stay with you throughout the tour and we try to leave no question unanswered! We feel that our tours are the perfect…

Look Up Chester!

July 25 - September 30

Giant butterflies, bumblebees and flowers are floating above the city streets. Go on a unique trek across the city and complete the question on the entry form for a chance to win £100 to spend in Chester. Link to printable entry form coming soon! 

Foodie Friday Chester Market

Foodie Friday at Chester Market

September 20 at 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 8, 2019

If you haven’t been to Chester Market lately now is the time! Feature an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai noodles, street food, taco bar, artisan breads, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, a traditional British market café, and a craft beer taproom and bottle shop.  Head over on Friday evenings at Chester Market with Entertainment by Intuneative, drinks from Taproom, loads of street food vendors and Independent niche stalls. Open 8am-9pm. Plus you can now receive £1 off your parking by simply…

It’s a Fitness Party: Fitness Space Chester Celebrate 1 year in the city centre!

September 21 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the team at Fitness Space Chester to celebrate their first anniversary at Fitness Space Chester Saturday 21st September from 9am -1pm Get a FREE 3 Day ‘ACCESS ALL AREAS’ pass for you and your guests when you attend and quote #CH1ChesterBID   What’s On: Live music from local DJ ‘Deep Sea Rhythms’ Fresh drinks Join in signature classes, play games and WIN prizes! Up to 30% off memberships, personal training, hot yoga and FitCamp   Don’t forget to bring…

Duck Race

The Chester Duck Race 2019

September 21 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come along to the River Dee on the 21st September to watch the amazing sight of decorated corporate & community ducks racing on the river. 12.00-2.00 Viewing of corporate ducks and fun activities for children 3.00 - Race Starts Corporate & Community Ducks Raffle cash prizes include: 1st - £250 2nd - £150 3rd - £50 For more information contact the Fundraising Team on 01244 366240 or email: n.stubbs@nhs.net

Chester Pride: Sunday 22nd of September 2019

September 22

Chester Pride have officially rescheduled our event for Sunday 22nd of September 2019 🌈 Bank of America Parade 12 Noon to 1pm 🌈 M&S Bank Main stage 1pm to 7pm 🌈 Airbus Chill Out area 1pm - 7pm 🌈 Health, life and well-being zone 1pm - 5pm 🌈 Local Market traders Area 1pm - 6pm 🌈 Food and Beverage area 12 noon - 7pm 🌈 Family Funfair 11am - 7pm 🌈 Silver Rainbows Older persons zone 1pm - 6pm 🌈…

Wedding Showcase at Oddfellows

September 22
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

Join the team at Oddfellows Chester for a glass of fizz and a chat about all things wedding. They will have a select few recommended suppliers from Chester and the surrounding areas, on hand to help add those extra special touches to your day. The fabulous Grown Up rooms, private cocktail bar and roof terrace will be dressed to impress so come along and have a look at the most unique wedding venue in Cheshire. Wedding Showcase Dates 2019/20  22nd…

Traditional French Fayre

September 25

8 course tasting menu at Chez Jules, 71 Northgate Street, Chester Wednesday 25th September 2019 Reservations taken 6pm-9pm £29.95 per person Perfectly paired wine flights: 8 course - £29.95 6 course - £23.50 4 course - £16.95 Call 01244 400014 to reserve your table

Line Dancing classes at The Commercial

September 25 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Wednesday Evenings at The Commercial are the new destination of choice for aspiring or expert line dancers with 'Dom's Country Kickers' classes! Starting at 7:30pm till 11pm.  All levels from Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.  £4 per dancer.

races

Chester Races Season Finale

September 28

This is it, the last hurrah. Toast the end to another fabulous season of racing on the Roodee. Take a look back at our Raceday Report from 2018's Season Finale. Read more here.  Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend all racedays at Chester completely free of charge when accompanied by a full paying responsible adult and younger racegoers can enjoy free activities out on the Open Course between races. Looking to purchase Dee Stand tickets? Make sure you…

Chester Vegan Market

October 5 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 5th October 2019, 10.30am - 4pm, Chester Town Hall Square. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just interested we're sure you'll enjoy the market and find lots of things you love! The Chester Vegan Market will be packed with stalls selling a huge a variety of vegan products. We'll have everything from amazing vegan food from around the world to luxury vegan cosmetics and from ethical clothing to interesting charities. Food and Drinks We have a huge selection of vegan vendors selling a great variety of…

Taste Cheshire Food Fiesta

October 11 - October 13

Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester 11th October - 13th October Taste Cheshire food producers assemble in the middle of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, under cover, to give you the chance to see, try and buy some of their superb locally crafted artisan foods. Pork Pies, Cakes, Liqueurs, Gins, Beers, Pastries, Fudges, Cheeses, all under one roof and all being sold by people who are passionate about what they make. Its just a great long weekend of Food and drink. For more…

Haunted House at the Museum: Thursday 17 October – Sunday 3 November

October 17 - November 3

There’s something odd going on in our historic rooms….the Victorian Parlour is covered in cobwebs, body parts are strewn around the Edwardian Bathroom, and the dolls in the 1920s Nursery appear to be conducting a sacrifice. These ‘terrifying’ rooms definitely won’t be the scariest things you’ll see all Halloween, but they probably will have the most inventive use of old museum mannequins. Visit www.grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk for more information.  

BBC History Weekend

October 25 at 4:00 pm - October 27 at 8:00 pm

Join BBC History Magazine for our first ever Chester History Weekend, taking place 25 – 27 October 2019, at Chester Town Hall. Bringing together 29 of Britain's finest historians, authors and broadcasters, covering a diverse range of engaging topics. Speakers include Dan Jones, Nicola Tallis, Suzannah Lipscomb, Tom Penn, Michael Wood and Tracy Borman. Whichever lectures you choose, you're sure to be informed and entertained in equal measures. As well as fascinating talks you can also walking tours, book signings…

Italian Gala Evening at Chester Cathedral

October 25 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

  Email sarah@bollicini.co.uk or call 01244 500964 to book your place!

Children’s Ghost Tour: Saturday 26 October

October 26 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square 5-6.30pm.  Adult ticket £8, pay guide on day, but booking essential on 01244 972115. Guided walk by Tour Guide Ann Coward for children under twelve years old, accompanied by an adult.  Not a scary tour.  Chester’s ghosts are friendly.  This tour includes steps.  Up to two children go free with a responsible adult.

Chester Wizard School

October 27 - October 31

Chester Wizard School is the sell out family Halloween event of the North-West. Now in its 4th year we have seen over 1500 people through the doors many of whom come back every year. Headmaster, Professor Listworth and his incredible team of Professors will show you the ropes, from Potion making and Broom flying to wand Duelling and Herbology, Wizard School has everything that your little wannabe wizards and witches could imagine. Come and meet our Hippogriff, Phoenix and some…

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 27th October 2019

October 27 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 28th October 2019

October 28 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

Be a Royal for the Day! Tuesday 29 October

October 29 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Find out about famous princes and princesses from history and dress up as your favourite.  What would you do if you were royalty?  Leave a message for display in our community case.

Halloween Murder Mystery at The Coach House

October 30

This Halloween’s eve The Coach House, Northgate Street, Chester have decided to throw a truly spooktacular event, in the form of a murder mystery dinner! Tickets are £40 per person and include a delicious 3-course meal to die for and a fantastic, fun-filled evening of entertainment. To ensure an intimate experience for all we have a limited number of tickets, which we expect to sell out quickly; so make sure you book yours ASAP. Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019 Time: 7.30pm onwards Cost: £40PP…

Parachutes: Wednesday 30 October

October 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Prince Charles trained as a parachutist in the 1970s, so have a go at making your own parachute person and aiming for the target cross in the gallery.

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 30th October 2019

October 30 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 31st October 2019

October 31 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

Halloween Masks: Thursday 31 October

October 31 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Join us for some Halloween fun.  Have a go at making your own spooky mask to give your family and friends a fright!

Ghost Walks: Thursday 31 October

October 31 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grosvenor Museum Foyer 6-8pm, £2 Members of the Museum’s Youth Panel lead ghost walks in some of the city centre’s spookiest locations, unearthing chilling tales from Chester’s past. Can ghosts really come to life on All Hallows’ Eve? Join us and find out. Suitable for ages 12+.

Nadiya Hussain Finding My Voice

November 13

This autumn at Storyhouse, Nadiya Hussain will be interviewed live on stage to celebrate the publication of her brand new book, Finding My Voice. Join the TV presenter, cook, and bestselling author as she considers her roles as mother, Muslim, working woman and celebrity. In her own warm, honest and humorous way, Nadiya highlights how we are all essentially tackling the same issues despite our cultural, social and religious differences. 13th November 2019, 7.30pm Tickets are on sale now! Book…

snow white christmas panto

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Panto at The Forum Studio Theatre

November 19, 2019 - January 4, 2020

view show times and book tickets here or in person at the Visitor Information Centre next to Chester Town Hall. 19 Nov 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 Cost: £7 or a family ticket for £28 Tip Top returns with its annual traditional pantomime - this year it is the family favourite Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

Peter Pan

December 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020

6 December 2019 - 12 January 2020 Coming to Storyhouse this Christmas, after the sensational Wizard of Oz, we're following the second star to the right... and we're offering you the first chance to book the best seats at the best prices until midnight on Sunday 3 March!  Priority Booking tickets from £15 are on sale now! Journey to Neverland for a high-flying adventure you'll never forget. The forever-young Peter Pan sails through the skies to bring Wendy and the Darling…

+ Export Events