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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.

12th (eve)-13th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester

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

21st Party! At Tatton Park Knutsford A fantastic Picnic Concert set against the beautiful backdrop of Tatton Park

25th-28th July RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Tatton Park, Knutsford A unique day out for all garden lovers.

23rd (eve) Bangor-on-Dee Races

31st July Nantwich Show/International Cheese Show Dorfold Hall, Nantwich


July-October BUGS! Chester Zoo

2nd & 26th Bangor-on-Dee Races

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!

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.

2nd - 4th CarFest North Oulton Park

4th Chester Races Racecourse, Chester Family Fun Day

16th-18th Just So Festival

17th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester

23rd-25th Creamfields Daresbury, Warrington

Dates tbc Wirral Food and Drink Festival Claremont Farm, near Bebington

30th-31st Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester


6th-7th Roodee Challenge Cup Polo Weekend Chester Racecourse

9th September New Balance English Half Marathon Warrington

6th-8th Nantwich Food & Drink Festival Nantwich Town Centre

13th Bango-on-Dee Races

14th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester

21st-22nd September

Cheshire Food Festival Walton Hall, Warrington

23rd to 27th September Wirral Golf Classic

Dates to be confirmed Contemporary Street Art Festival

28th Chester Races Chester Racecourse, Chester


July-October BUGS! Chester Zoo

3rd & 28th Bangor-on-Dee Races

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

6th October MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

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!

18th-20th North West Food Lovers Festival Tatton Park

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

24th–31st Halloween Hauntings at the Old Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford

27th Rugby League World Cup New Zealand v Samoa The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

31st Halloween Tours Chester


3rd Rugby League World Cup Wales v USA Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham

13th & 30th Bangor-on-Dee Races

16th Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham

17th Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final The Halliwell Jones Stadium

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

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


Winter Watch Parades Chester Traditional celebrations dating from the Middle Ages, orchestrated by the Lord of Misrule!

Christmas at Tatton Tatton Park, Knutsford Enjoy the festive season at the Georgian mansion plus Christmas concerts.

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

Winterfest Macclesfield

Lymm Dickensian Christmas Festival Lymm, Warrington

13th & 22nd Bangor-on-Dee Races

Feast of Saturnalia Parade Chester City Centre A torch-lit procession led by Roman Legionaries. 41

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