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A Year in Cheshire 2013


9th-14th July Llangollen 2013 International Eisteddfod Llangollen, North Wales Featuring dancers, musicians and choirs from across the world in friendly competition plus concerts by well- known artistes. www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk


12th (eve)-13th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester www.chester-races.co.uk


20th Hallé Fireworks and Light Spectacular Tatton Park, Knutsford An evening of sensational music brought to a stunning climax with a breathtaking fireworks display. www.tattonpark.org.uk


21st Party! At Tatton Park Knutsford A fantastic Picnic Concert set against the beautiful backdrop of Tatton Park www.tattonpark.org.uk


25th-28th July RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford A unique day out for all garden lovers. www.rhs.org.uk/tatton


23rd (eve) Bangor-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


31st July Nantwich Show/International Cheese Show Dorfold Hall, Nantwich www.nantwichshow.co.uk www.internationalcheeseawards.co.uk


August


July-October BUGS! Chester Zoo www.chesterzoo.org


2nd & 26th Bangor-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


4th July- 18th August Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Grosvenor Park, Chester Enjoy theatre in the great outdoors - bring a picnic and all the family! www.chesterperforms.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. www.gawsworthhall.com


2nd - 4th CarFest North Oulton Park www.carfestnorth.org


4th Chester Races Racecourse, Chester Family Fun Day www.chester-races.co.uk


16th-18th Just So Festival www.justsofestival.org.uk


17th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester www.chester-races.co.uk


23rd-25th Creamfields Daresbury, Warrington www.creamfields.com


Dates tbc Wirral Food and Drink Festival Claremont Farm, near Bebington www.wirralfoodfestival.co.uk


30th-31st Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester www.chester-races.co.uk


September


6th-7th Roodee Challenge Cup Polo Weekend Chester Racecourse www.chester-races.co.uk


9th September New Balance English Half Marathon Warrington www.english-half.co.uk


6th-8th Nantwich Food & Drink Festival Nantwich Town Centre www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk


13th Bango-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


14th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester www.chester-races.co.uk


21st-22nd September


Cheshire Food Festival Walton Hall, Warrington www.cheshirefoodfestival.com


23rd to 27th September Wirral Golf Classic www.wirralgolfclassic.co.uk


Dates to be confirmed Contemporary Street Art Festival www.warrington.gov.uk


28th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester www.chester-races.co.uk


October


July-October BUGS! Chester Zoo www.chesterzoo.org


3rd & 28th Bangor-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


5th-13th Goosfest Goostrey Annual festival of stand-up comedy, folk music, poetry, paintings, photography, pottery or sculpture. www.goosfest.com


6th October MBNA Chester Marathon 2013 www.chestermarathon.co.uk


14th-27th Chester Literature Festival Various venues Celebrating both the written and spoken word, with a packed programme of novelists, playwrights, writers, storytellers, poets and much more! www.chesterliteraturefestival.co.uk


18th-20th North West Food Lovers Festival Tatton Park www.nwfoodloversfestival.com


19th-27th Bollington Walking Festival Plus a vibrant festival fringe packed with events and activities. www.cheshirepeakdistrict.com


24th–31st Halloween Hauntings at the Old Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford www.tattonpark.org.uk


27th Rugby League World Cup New Zealand v Samoa The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington www.rlwc2013.com/fixtures


31st Halloween Tours Chester www.ghostcity.co.uk


November


3rd Rugby League World Cup Wales v USA Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham www.rlwc2013.com/fixtures


13th & 30th Bangor-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


16th Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham www.rlwc2013.com/fixtures


17th Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final The Halliwell Jones Stadium www.rlwc2013.com/fixtures


Nov - Dec Chester Christmas Festival Chester A fun-filled Yuletide festival featuring a host of entertainment for all the family www.visitchester.com/Christmas


Christmas at Capesthorne Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield A glimpse through the doors of a family-owned stately home decorated for Christmas. www.capesthorne.com


December


Winter Watch Parades Chester Traditional celebrations dating from the Middle Ages, orchestrated by the Lord of Misrule! www.midsummerwatch.co.uk


Christmas at Tatton Tatton Park, Knutsford Enjoy the festive season at the Georgian mansion plus Christmas concerts. www.tattonpark.org.uk


Christmas Floral Extravaganza Arley Hall & Gardens Enjoy the spectacle of thousands of fresh flowers in breathtaking floral decorations around the historic Hall. www.arleyhallandgardens.com


Winterfest Macclesfield www.winterfestmacclesfield.com


Lymm Dickensian Christmas Festival Lymm, Warrington www.lymmdickensian.org.uk


13th & 22nd Bangor-on-Dee Races www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk


Feast of Saturnalia Parade Chester City Centre A torch-lit procession led by Roman Legionaries. www.visitchester.com/christmas


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