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What's On - events and festivals in Staffordshire

Need to know what’s on in Staffordshire? Look no further than our 2016 events calendar

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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You've come to the right place if you're looking for a romantic break, something to do with the kids at half-term, or the best in music, theatre and dance.

There might be a cold snap out there but these events in Staffordshire will make you feel warm on the inside! 

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Music, Theatre and Dance

A host of famous faces, including Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole and comedy legends Reeves and Mortimer, are coming to Staffordshire, along with some of the world's best-known musicals.

There's still time to see the New Vic Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Robin Hood and Marian too! 

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Seasonal Events & Festivals

It's the season of love and we have lots of unusual romantic breaks in Staffordshire, including masquerade balls and the Lovebirds Weekend at Trentham Monkey Forest!

There are also plenty of wedding fairs if you've popped the question - or are planning to (it's a leap year so this means you too ladies!)! 

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Walking Events

Learn about some of Staffordshire's most stunning landscapes with a host of guided walks, including a revealing behind-the-scenes tour of the Capability Brown project at The Trentham Estate

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Click here for info on half-term activities in Staffordshire

 

Half term fun

Keep the kids entertained as Drayton Manor Theme Park reopens for half-term, or try the indoor activities at World of Wedgwood, Gladstone Pottery Museum and Waterworld. 

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Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

Newcastle

Thu 5 May 2016

A must-see night with the lead singer of legendary 60s band Amen Corner, making hits like Bend Me Shape Me and If Paradise is Half As Nice. He’s worked with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who, Van Morrison and hundreds more.

Bluebell path

Bluebell Walk

Congleton

Sat 30 Apr - Sun 8 May 2016

Experience one of the finest Bluebell Walks in the area. New for 2016, visitors can enjoy Rode’s carpets of ancient bluebells even more extensively due to the recent discovery and restoration of an old path through the Old Wood,

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph

Fri 6 May 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.

Come and Explore

Come & Explore

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 May 2016

Fun nature themed indoor & outdoor activities for under 5's and their parents and carers.

National Trust

Free Friday Walks

Manifold Valley

Fri 6 May 2016

Join us for a free walk in the White Peak this Friday morning. No booking needed, just meet our team of friendly walk volunteers by the visitor centre. Choose from a 1hr, 2hr or 3hr walk. Dogs are welcome too.

Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast

Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast

Leek

Fri 6 May 2016

Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate DJ himself Mr.Radcliffe – the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show.

Riverdance

Riverdance

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 - Sat 7 May 2016

Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been experienced by over 2.9 million people and has lost none of its magic.

Draconian

Muses of Metal Festival

Newcastle

Sat 7 May 2016

Muses Of Metal presents... Muses Of Metal festival, a full day of female-vocal rock and metal bands.

Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo

Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 7 May 2016

The Military Wives choir, Massed Military Bands, Concert, Marching Displays, Beating Retreat, Massed Bands Finale and Sunset Ceremony.

Hedgehog Fun Day

Hedgehog Fun Day

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 8 May 2016

Meet some prickly pals and enjoy hedgehog themed crafts at Middleport Pottery.

Hanging Basket Workshop

Hanging Basket Workshop

Stafford

Wed 11 May 2016

Book a place on our free Summer Hanging Basket Workshops on 11th and 17th May! Learn how to create stunning hanging baskets that will last all summer long.

Museums at Night "Lights Out"

Museums at Night "Lights Out"

Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 11 May 2016

It’s “Lights Out” at World of Wedgwood, for an evening of recollection, poetry and song at The Wedgwood Museum.

Toddler Thursday

Toddler Thursday

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 12 May 2016

Learn, play and explore in our sessions especially for under 5s and their parents or carers. £1 per child but normal admission applies if you wish to visit the rest of the museum. Please call 01782 237777 to book. 10.30 - 11.30am.

Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert

Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 13 May 2016

Legendary clarinettist and saxophonist Pete Long presents his impressive recreation of Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert.

Abba Tribue Band

Abba Tribute Night

Stafford

Fri 13 May 2016

One of the UK's Finest Abba Tribute Bands come to Stafford the night before Eurovision! Live band and 70s/80s disco Get your glitter and lycra out - Champagne prize for best costume/lookalike (dressing up is optional)

Eddie The Eagle

Eddie The Eagle

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 13 - Sat 14 May 2016

The life and career of Michael Edwards, better known as Britain's foremost ski-jumper, Eddie 'The Eagle'.

Reggae Night

Friday Twilight - Reggae Night

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 13 May 2016

Enjoy an evening of Reggae music as Majik Flank and his band Flank Dub Department perform at the museum with live vocalist Charmaine Baines.

Hallé: Gala Finale

Hallé: Gala Finale

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 13 May 2016

Conductor - Sir Mark Elder Soloist - Garry Hoffman Dvorak - Slavonic Dance Dvorak - Symphony No.7 Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor

Museums at Night

Knight's Templar Museum at Night

Newcastle

Fri 13 May 2016

The Brampton Museum will be opening its doors after hours to celebrate the UK-wide festival Museums at Night.

Bethesda Chapel Open Days

Bethesda Chapel Open Days

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 14 May 2016

Bethesda Chapel Open Days. Free Admission, but a donation towards the restoration would be appreciated. 12:00 till 2:30 free entertainment.

Vegetables

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford

Sat 14 May 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

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