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What's On in Staffordshire - 2017 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.

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Click here for more information about half-term events and activities in Staffordshire


Half-term Fun and Frolics

There are some great things about February like Valentine's Day and Pancake Day, but there's nothing greater than February Half-Term!

Make some furry friends at Trentham Monkey Forest, become a pirate or princess at Alton Towers Resort, or blow the cobwebs away on the rollercoasters at Drayton Manor.

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Music, Theatre and Dance

Staffordshire is blessed with first-class theatres which host a diverse programme of events including touring productions direct from the West End and the very best opera, dance, drama, comedy and musicals.

We have Music Festivals throughout the year from the renowned V Festival to perennial favourites like Leek Arts Festival, Lichfield Festival and the Acoustic Festival of Britain.

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Spring is coming

When the snow melts away, flowers bloom everywhere
that's how you can tell it's Spring

Come and watch nature waking up in Staffordshire!

From Spring Fairs, Snow Drop walks or meeting Thomas the Tank and his friends, Staffordshire has it all.

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Visit the Rode Hall Spring Snowdrops this Spring


Markets & Fairs

Many of Staffordshire’s market towns hold weekly market days and monthly Farmers’ Markets or regular specialist markets.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is famed for the variety of its markets which include flea markets, antique markets and outdoor markets. Leek also hosts an antique and bric-a-brac market and Totally Locally Sunday Supplement market.

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Family shopping at Stone's monthly Farners' Market
firework display at Alton Towers


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Throughout the year Staffordshire hosts a packed calendar of events and festivals which include music festivals, food festivals and well dressing festivals.

Springtime sees the Midland Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Leek Arts Festival and the start of well dressing season. Summer has open-air Shakespeare, Lichfield Festival and live music at Trentham Gardens. Autumn brings Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Stone Food Festival and firework displays. Winter marks the season of remembrance, Christmas events and the start of the New Year.

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Mike and the Mechanics

Mike and the Mechanics


Mon 27 Feb 2017

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide – announce their nationwide ‘Word of Mouth Tour 2017’.

017 Dance: Around the World

017 Dance: Around the World


Tue 28 Feb - Sat 4 Mar 2017

This annual event is steeped in tradition that our year would not be complete without and with beautiful choreography and stunning lighting effects, The Regent Theatre Dance Festival is a focal attraction for dance-lovers across the region.

Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday


Tue 28 Feb 2017

Join us in The Dining Hall for a selection of delicious sweet and savoury pancakes. Call 01782 282986 for table reservations.

Lichfield Literature Festival 2017

Lichfield Literature Festival


Wed 1 - Sun 5 Mar 2017

The popular Lichfield Literary Festival returns with over 50 events at venues across the city such as Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Erasmus Darwin House, Swinfen Hall and The George Hotel.

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Weekend

Alton Towers area

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Spend the weekend mixing & mingling with the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing! Dance with your favourite ballroom stars!

Rode Hall Farmers'Market

Rode Hall Farmers' Market


Sat 4 Mar 2017

First Saturday of every month (exc Jan) 9 -1.30 pm

The Magic Peach

The Magic Peach


Sat 4 Mar 2017

Meet Old Green Grasshopper, Miss Spider and Lady Bird as they take you on a global bug safari in their ‘magic peach’. Hear stories, listen to songs and discover facts about insects from around the world. Times 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm, free

Thomas & Friends Weekends at Thomas Land

Thomas and Friends Weekends


Sat 4 - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Come along and enjoy our fantastic Thomas & Friends family weekends with the whole family. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat the kids (and yourself) to the magic of Thomas Land ahead of the main season opening on Thursday 30th March.

Tamworth Farmer's Market

Tamworth Farmers' Market


Thu 9 Mar 2017

A wide variety of home-baked cakes, puddings and savouries can be found at Tamworth Country Market; including Parkin, gingerbread, bread and butter pudding and fruit pies. Vegetarian dishes can also be supplied.

International Beer Festival

The International Festival of Beer

Burton Upon Trent

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The UK's largest collection of beers and ciders from around the world! Taste some of the 1,000 beers and ciders entered for The International Brewing Awards from around the UK and over 50 countries worldwide.


Stafford Farmers' Market


Sat 11 Mar 2017

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

Jack, Bessie the Cow and Dame Dolly Dumplings

Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'


Thu 16 Mar 2017

In his new show, Iain explores the perception of his generation within today’s society, as well as looking at their function within it.

The biggest race day in the Midlands!

Betfred Midlands Grand National


Sat 18 Mar 2017

Since 1969 the Betfred Midlands Grand National has been the jewel in the crown of horse racing within the region. The atmosphere is always one of excitement and anticipation as we await the biggest raceday in the Midlands.

Farmers Market Fine Preserves

Fine Food & Craft Market


Sat 18 Mar 2017

Penkridge Fine Food and Craft Market in conjunction with our normal stall market. It is the perfect opportunity to seek out high quality foods and crafts.

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek Fine Food Market


Sat 18 Mar 2017

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

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 18 Mar 2017

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

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea


Sun 26 Mar 2017

This Mother's Day treat your mother, grandmother or another important lady in your life to an exquisite Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Victorian Orangery at Weston Park.

Mums go free on Mothering Sunday

Mums Go Free on Mother's Day


Sun 26 Mar 2017

Why not treat your mum to a day out exploring and relaxing in the stunning Italian Gardens, purchase a gift in the Shopping Village and treat her to lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

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