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What's On in Staffordshire - 2016 events calendar

Need to know what’s on in Staffordshire? Look no further than our calendar of events and festivals

Find the dates for key Staffordshire events such as V Festival, Stone Food and Drink Festival, Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, Alton Towers' Scarefest, Drayton Manor's Fireworks or the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

 

 
 
There are many beautiful gardens to explore in Staffordshire, like the Dorothy Clive Garden, pictured here

 

Glorious Gardens

Explore some of England's greatest gardens with a visit to Staffordshire!

Admire the work of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with events to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth, including walks at The Trentham Estate and Weston Park.

Celebrate the Year of the English Garden by escaping to Victorian England at Biddulph Grange Garden, or indulging in the romance of the Dorothy Clive Garden.

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Music, Theatre and Dance

Take part in Staffordshire's tribute to The Bard as the Stafford Festival Shakespeare returns with a two-week run of his famous tragedy Othello. 

Music fans are spoilt for choice with gigs in wonderful surroundings from the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs at Cannock Chase, and a host of great tribute acts by the lake at The Trentham Estate.

Or you could party at Uttoxeter Racecourse, where Jo Whiley will be behind the decks for Ladies Day, one of Staffordshire's biggest social occasions.

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The Lichfield Festival

If you love the arts, head for the historic city of Lichfield which hosts 70 events for the 35th Lichfield Festival.

There's a performance from Britain's top female folk singer Kate Rusby at Lichfield Cathedral, stand-up from Mock The Week's Rob Beckett at Lichfield Garrick, and showings of classic Charlie Chaplin films, hosted by Mark Kermode.

The 10-day festival also includes craft markets and a celebration of Roald Dahl's wonderful stories.

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Some of Lichfield's most prestigious venues, like Lichfield Cathedral pictured here, will be hosting events for the Lichfield Festival
 
 
 
 

 

Walking & Sporting Events

With the European Championships in full swing, head to the National Football Centre at St George's Park and see where the England teams prepare for the big competitions.

The Staffordshire Cycling Festival will be back once more, with bike rides for cyclists of all abilities around the Staffordshire countryside, finishing on The Shugborough Estate

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Sports fans have plenty to enjoy in Staffordshire this summer, including St George's Park, the home of the England football team, pictured here
Explore some great outdoor attractions in Staffordshire this summer, with events like CamperJam at Weston Park, pictured here

 

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Join thousands of foodies sampling the best produce our country has to offer at the Great British Food Festival on The Shugborough Estate, and the Cosford Food Festival at RAF Cosford.

Show your love for a motoring favourite at Camper Jam at Weston Park, with live bands and children's activities too, or relax with a picnic and a family movie at Open Air Cinema at the National Memorial Arboretum

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Churchill Summer Sale

20% Summer Discount Event

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 22 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Take 20% discount of all items in store - including already reduced items.

Archeology Day

Archeology Excavation Day

Uttoxeter

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Archaeology Excavation open-day. Cottage Garden. Drop in. On the 9th is a family fun day and on the 23rd will be a round up of all findings you can drop in.

Marquees at Cosford Food Festival

Cosford Food Festival

Shifnal

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

This fantastic event is set to return with a whole host of independent food and drink suppliers from across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands will be exhibiting a wide range of local, fresh and handmade produce.

All the fun of the fair

Kings Bromley Show

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 23 Jul 2016

All day, good value, family entertainment. Craft fair, music, dance, funfair, animal displays, children’s races, maypole dancing, treasured vehicles, competitive marquee, food stalls and bar

Urban Folk Quartet

Middle of Nowhere Music Festival

Penkridge

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

Staffordshire’s blues, rock & folk event for everyone! A weekend packed with great live music and fun for the whole family, all in a friendly farm location with day and camping tickets available!

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Newcastle

Sat 23 Jul - Sat 6 Aug 2016

The official sequel to J M Barrie’s Peter Pan by the three-time Whitbread Children’s Book Award winner, this awfully big adventure has been adapted for the stage in her trademark all-action style by New Vic Artistic Director, Theresa Heskin

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Puppetry Of The Penis has now played to most of the Western World, having been hosted in over 35 countries. 2 near naked men (they wear shoes) manipulate their nether regions using the Ancient Art of Genital Origami.

Summer Family Fun Raceday

Summer Family Fun Raceday

Uttoxeter

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Enjoy a Summer Sunday, we have a fantastic Family Fun Day lined up for you. There’ll be 7 races and plenty of entertainment for the kids in the centre course, plus all under 18's go free!

City of Sport 2016

Anyone for Tennis?

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Wimbledon may have just finished but this event will take you straight back to the thrills of the action. Meet Rafael Nadal and Fred Perry live on court!!

Wildplay

Wildplay

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Leave your parents at home and join us for a day of exploration and play in the great outdoors. Activities may include den building, fire lighting, games . . . and much more!

Fabric Flower Power

Fabric Flower Power

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Try rag rugging techniques in our drop-in workshop and make a shabby chic organza flower brooch or hair slide to take home with you. 10am – 4pm, suitable for all ages and included in admission.

Wild for Strawberries

Wild For Strawberries

Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 27 Jul - Wed 10 Aug 2016

More details to be confirmed.

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph

Fri 5 Aug 2016

First Friday of the month, the Artisan Market is to be found on the High Street between Wharf Road and Station Road with some stalls on the town hall frontage.

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 6 Aug 2016

A 60 minute nonstop highly interactive and energetic show, jam packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. LazyTown Live on Stage features Sportacus, Stephanie and more!

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 6 Aug 2016

Celebrate and enjoy Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ in 2016 at one of the Arboretum’s ever popular Plant Hunter Fairs.

Classic Car and Transport Show

Classic Car and Transport Show

Stafford

Sun 7 Aug 2016

This popular event will feature over 1000 vehicles dating back to the 1920’s with vintage and classic cars, sports cars, American and kit cars, club stands, motorbikes, commercials alongside arena attractions.

Vegetables

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford

Sat 13 Aug 2016

Goods for sale are bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate

Vintage Tea Dance

Vintage Tea Dance

Leek

Wed 17 Aug 2016

Our celebrated bi-monthly tea dances are a firm favourite, accompanied by live music in the Gallery. Come along with friends or come alone and make new friends.

Fun and games for all the family this way

Just So Festival

Congleton

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Aug 2016

The award-winning Just So Festival is an annual, intimate, weekend-long camping festival for children and their families, providing an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other!

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek

Sat 20 Aug 2016

The Fine Food Market brings together local Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District specialist food producers on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

V Festival

V Festival

Shifnal

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Aug 2016

The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear.

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