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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.

 

 
 
Click here for information on half-term events in Staffordshire, like Play with Clay at World of Wedgwood, pictured here

 

Spring Half Term fun

Journey into space on Galactica at the Alton Towers Resort, the world's first virtual reality rollercoaster, or dine in their unique Rollercoaster Restaurant.

Get creative with clay at World of Wedgwood, take in some exhilerating animal racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse or The Shugborough Estate, or tour the Nimrod at the RAF Museum Cosford.

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Browse music, theatre & dance events, like the Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival, pictured here

 

Music, Theatre and Dance

Enjoy the best in Staffordshire music festivals with the return of Leek Arts Festival, the Acoustic Festival of Britain at Uttoxeter Racecourse, and the free Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival.

In June, top authors like Nick Hornby will be at the Hot Air Literary Festival in Stoke-on-Trent to discuss their work and inspire new writers! 

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Seasonal Events & Festivals

Celebrate Staffordshire traditions at well dressing festivals in Endon or Etwall, which give thanks for the continual supply of water provided by the wells.

Sample some fabulous local produce at the Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival, and the Staffordshire County Show, where there will also be a host of family activities, displays and performances.

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Click here for information on seasonal events, like the Endon Well Dressing, pictured here
 
 
 
 

 

Walking & Sporting Events

Cheer on the 2,500 competitors swimming, cycling and running their way through the county for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, or line the streets of Stoke-on-Trent for Round Seven of cycling's Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Or for something more sedate, choose from over 80 walks in the National Forest Walking Festival and stroll through the glorious Staffordshire countryside.

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Click here for more information on sporting and walking events in Staffordshire, like the IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire race, pictured here
The Staffordshire County Show, pictured here, is just one of the events in Staffordshire in May. Click here for more information.

 

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Spring is here and that means it's time to enjoy the Great Outdoors in Staffordshire!

Explore some Staffordshire towns on market days, discover new food festivals, or relax in stunning surroundings.

There's plenty of fun to be had indoors too - celebrate our musical talent or sample some Staffordshire delicacies!

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What's On now in Staffordshire >>>

 

City Songbirds Summer Concert

City Songbirds Summer Concert

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 27 Jun 2016

City Songbirds from thirty one schools perform alongside City Music Service ensembles.

Flash Well Dressing

Flash Well Dressing

Buxton

Sat 18 - Tue 28 Jun 2016

This ancient custom is found in the Peak District area. It forms part of a larger village celebration which includes the 4-day flower festival in St Paul’s church and the historic Tea-Pot Parade.

Mayfield's 20th Anniversary Year

Mayfield Well Dressing

Ashbourne

Sat 25 Jun - Fri 1 Jul 2016

This ancient custom is mainly found in the Peak District area. Mayfield, in the heart of the Dove Valley has three wells that are dressed. Blessing Service Saturday 25th June at 2.00pm at Hall Lane, Middle Mayfield.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare 2016 Othello

Othello - Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Stafford

Thu 23 Jun - Sat 9 Jul 2016

Celebrating their 25th anniversary with a brand new creative team and brand new play, Othello promises to be Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s boldest production yet. Performed in the open air, with fully covered grandstand seating.

Project L.M.E.Y

Project L.M.E.Y

Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 29 - Thu 30 Jun 2016

Direct from one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most successful dance schools with over 25 years of dancers through the doors is an amazing performance full of local talent: Project L.M.E.Y!

Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain

Newcastle

Thu 30 Jun - Sat 16 Jul 2016

One of the greatest musicals of all time, live on stage! Made famous by stunning tap dance routines and memorable music, it’s Singin’ in the Rain in all its technicolour glory, with live music, dance, and, of course, rain!

Toddler Thursday

Toddler Thursday

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 30 Jun 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.

Battle of the somme

Battle of the Somme, Anniversary talk

Uttoxeter

Fri 1 Jul 2016

Centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme – Talk by Gill and Alan Talbot, authors of ‘Uttoxeter’s Lost Generation – 1914-1918’. Meeting at Uttoxeter Town Hall.

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph

Fri 1 Jul 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.

Camper Jam

Camper Jam

Shifnal

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Camper Jam is the VW Bus Festival to be seen at! The show is chilled out, laid back and has a friendly, relaxed and fun packed vibe.

The Three Belles appearing 12 July

Lichfield Festival

Lichfield

Fri 1 - Sat 9 Jul 2016

The Lichfield Festival brings the best national and international artists and performers to the West Midlands each year for a summer celebration of classical music, dance, drama, film, jazz, literature, poetry, visual arts and world music.

Staffordshire Cycling Festival

Staffordshire Cycling Festival

Stafford

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Shugborough welcomes back the Staffordshire Cycling Festival now in its 4th year. This year it is a weekend event incorporating, professional cycle races on Friday and Saturday evenings and a mass participation cycle ride on the Sunday.

The importance of hats in the Edwardian era

Deliciously Downton The importance of hats.

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 3 Jul 2016

A whirlwind trip through the history of the hat, discovering how such a frippery led to unique changes in the lives of 20th century women.

Plant Hunters Fair

Plant Hunters’ Fair

Stafford

Sun 3 Jul 2016

Specialist plant Fair at this 2 acre walled kitchen garden, features many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties.

'Wedgwood Remembers...'

'Wedgwood Remembers...': Bronze Package

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 5 Jul 2016

The Wedgwood Museum’s inspiring Discover Wedgwood packages offer a unique opportunity to spend time with a member of its curatorial team, discovering fascinating stories hidden within its extensive collections and the Wedgwood archives.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Forest Live - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Rugeley

Sat 9 Jul 2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will perform at Cannock Chase Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.

British Soldiers

Meet the Warriors of the Past

Lichfield

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Jul 2016

See and hear the sights and sounds of 2,000 years of history as Romans, Royalists, Marlburians, Napoleonic Guardsmen, American Civil War fighters, WW1 and WW2 soldiers, and French Resistance meet to really bring history to life.

Vegetables

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford

Sat 9 Jul 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

Stevie Wonder & The Divas of Motown

Stevie Wonder & The Divas of Motown

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 9 Jul 2016

Our Stevie Wonder tribute will be serenading 'Isn't She Lovely' to The Divas who will be celebrating female artists such as The Supremes and Aretha Franklin.

Summer Afternoon Racing

Summer Afternoon Racing

Uttoxeter

Wed 13 Jul 2016

An afternoon of Summer racing with 7 races kicking off at 12:00, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek

Sat 16 Jul 2016

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

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