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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 >>>

 

Bank Holiday Weekend Sale

Bank Holiday Weekend Sale

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 26 - Mon 30 May 2016

You're invited to the World of Wedgwood bank holiday weekend sale event starting from Thursday 26th May until Monday 30th May 2016.

Black Dyke Brass Band

Black Dyke Brass Band

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 28 May 2016

The Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings & growing every year.

Jazz and Blues Festival

Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Newcastle

Fri 27 - Mon 30 May 2016

Over 70 live bands come to town to perform at Newcastle’s Jazz and Blues festival at over 29 venues.

Learn about the Nimrod's role in the RAF

Nimrod Tours

Shifnal

Sat 28 May - Sun 5 Jun 2016

Climb on board the Nimrod and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the RAF. Discover the history of the aircraft, hear about the crews on board and see some of its sophisticated surveillance equipment.

Bargains galore

Plant Hunter's Fair

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 28 May 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.

Talent

Talent

Newcastle

Thu 26 - Sat 28 May 2016

Victoria Wood has won more BAFTAs than anyone in history, along with awards for stand-up, drama and light entertainment. A comedy with original songs, Talent is the 1978 play that made her name

The Magical Moorlands

The Magical Moorlands

Leek

Sat 28 May 2016

Leek will come alive with markets, actors in costume, competitions and exhibitions to celebrate the Staffordshire Moorlands stunning scenery playing a starring role in British fantasy feature film ‘Arthur and Merlin’ (2015).

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 27 - Sat 28 May 2016

The world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical is back by popular demand to thrill you once again with its frothy fun and naughty moments! Following over 40 years of worldwide productions, The Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party!

Wild and Deadly Week Spider

Wild and Deadly Week

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 28 May - Sun 5 Jun 2016

Meet spiders, bugs, snakes and reptiles at the Adventure Farm and learn about these amazing creatures!

Ford Green Hall

'Conspiracy Theories on Shakespeare' Talk

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 29 May 2016

'Conspiracy Theories on Shakespeare' a talk by Jo Austin. "So far as anybody actually knows and can prove, Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon never wrote a play in his life" Mark Twain

Discovery Day

Discovery Day

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 29 May 2016

The Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre & Museum's Discovery Day with television celebrity, Eric Knowles, is something you will remember for many years to come as you look at the coaster you will have made yourself under the watchful eye of s

Local Producer at the Food and Craft Fayre

Spring Food & Craft Fayre

Shifnal

Sun 29 - Mon 30 May 2016

Our Spring Food & Craft Fayre is a great opportunity to shop for delicious food and unique crafts and gifts. The fayre will feature over 60 stalls ranging from local produce to handmade craft, art and gifts.

Wrights Bank Holiday Family Fun Race Day

Wrights Bank Holiday Family Fun Race Day

Uttoxeter

Sun 29 May 2016

Have an entertaining afternoon with the kids whilst mastering your circus skills at the racecourse!

Goat Racing

Bank Holiday Animal Racing

Stafford

Mon 30 May 2016

We will be racing sheep, ducks and guinea pigs throughout the day which promises to be a spectacle as some of our animals are more interested in going backwards or saying hello to visitors, rather than crossing the finish line.

Bird house and feeder craft fun

Bird house and feeder craft fun

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 30 May 2016

To celebrate the launch of our Big Birdhouse tour event, kids can make their very own bird house or feeder to take home and look out for nature in their own garden.

Beech Seedlings 1

Morven Browne Art Exhibition

Lichfield

Tue 31 May - Sat 11 Jun 2016

North Shropshire based Artist Morven Browne has created a series of sculptural forms that reflect the ever changing and ephemeral nature.

Overlooking the main ring

Staffordshire County Show

Stafford

Wed 1 - Thu 2 Jun 2016

The show will be a truly great day out for all the Family. Come and sample some superb local produce, find some exquisite crafts and enjoy a whole host of family activities, displays and performances.

Meet the Animals

Meet the Animals

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 2 Jun 2016

Get up close to exotic animals brought along by Tropical Inc. and see how many you can find featured on exhibits in our Tile Gallery. 12 – 3pm, free with Museum admission.

The Romans are Coming!

The Romans are Coming!

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 2 Jun 2016

Meet the Roman Soldiers from the Ermine Street Guard, meet the Roman Falconarius Listen to tales of birds that brought victory and learn about ancient mythology of the Romans' most familiar birds.

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph Artisan Market

Biddulph

Fri 3 Jun 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 3 Jun 2016

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

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Find out more and book tickets for the Moorcroft Discovery Day, Sunday 29th May 2016
 
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