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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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Appetite Stoke Arts event. Image courtesy Andrew Billington Photography

 

Summer Highlights

In the summertime when the weather's fine, outdoor events and festivals abound! Open air theatre, live music concerts, outdoor movies, carnivals, fetes and country shows.

Highlights include Stafford Festival Shakespeare, Cosford Airshow, V Festival, Just So Festival, Lichfield Festival and Appetite Water Fools.

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Music, Dance and Theatre

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.

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.

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Treat Dad for Father's Day

Sunday 18th June is Father's Day so why not give your day a grand day out in Staffordshire?

He'd love a ride on a real steam train, or to meet the macaques at Monkey Forest. Perhaps he would enjoy a special father's day lunch or gentleman's afternoon tea. And almost no dad can resist a beer festival with classic cars!

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family walking among floral displays at Trentham Gardens
 
 
 
 

 

Markets and 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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arount thee world in 80 days

Around the World in 80 Days

Newcastle

Fri 23 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017

109 characters, eight actors, six trains, six boats, four fights, two dances, one storm, a circus act and an elephant will take centre stage once again as we bring back our much-loved escapade, Around The World In 80 Days!

Make your own Staffordshire Cat

Make Your Own Staffordshire Cat

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 1 Jul 2017

In this full day workshop you will learn the basics of needle felting and create your own miniature cat in the Staffordshire style, under the guidance of Gretel Parker.

Moorlander Lunch Trains

Moorlander Lunch Trains

Leek

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Enjoy a 4-course Lunch with full waitress service whilst enjoying the fabulous scenery along the Churnet Valley line. Full bar facilities are available on board the train.

Rode Hall Farmers'Market

Rode Hall Farmers' Market

Congleton

Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience: The Magic of Motown!

Potteries Science Festival

We are the Alchemists!

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 3 Jul 2017

It’s an evening where leading scientists will explain how their work impinges on the world around us.

Fruit and Vegetables

Lichfield Farmers' Market

Lichfield

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Farmers Markets are held every month selling wholesome locally-produced food and other goods, including an excellent choice of hand-made arts and crafts.

The Three Belles appearing 12 July

Lichfield Festival

Lichfield

Fri 7 - Sat 15 Jul 2017

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.

Totally Tina!

Totally Tina!

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 7 Jul 2017

Totally Tina Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock.The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and incredible impersonation.

Camper Jam

Camper Jam

Shifnal

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

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.

Leek Club Day

Leek Club Day

Leek

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Leek Club Day, also known as Walking Round Day, is an annual Leek festival that has been held for over 200 years. A day when all our Churches, Church groups, local schools, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts & Cubs come together.

Vegetables

Stafford Farmers' Market

Stafford

Sat 8 Jul 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

Monthly Market

Fine Food & Artisan Craft Fayre

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Join us on the second Sunday of every month where there's something for everyone.

Tasting Menu - Tour of India

Tour of India - Tasting

Rugeley

Mon 10 - Tue 11 Jul 2017

We look to present a unique menu designed to tour real Indian regional flavours. From North Benaras to East Kolkata to South Kerala to West Rajasthan with 5 courses covering 7 regions and 3000 miles.

Hansons Antique Valuation Days

Hansons Antique Valuation Days

Leek

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Bring your valuables and family heirlooms along for valuation by TV antique expert Charles Hanson's team. Today Vintage Costume & Textiles expert Notty Hornblower will be here in the Churnet Room at Moorlands House between 11am and 2pm

Tamworth Farmer's Market

Tamworth Farmers' Market

Tamworth

Thu 13 Jul 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.

Arnold & Marguerite, by Bill Ridgway(Play Reading)

Arnold & Marguerite, by Bill Ridgway

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 14 Jul 2017

A play reading about Arnold Bennett's marriage.

Vulcan Model displayed during aircraft rally

Large Model Aircraft Rally

Shifnal

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jul 2017

Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies at the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally. This famous airshow in miniature is an absolute must see for aviation enthusiast, attracting 10,000 visitors over two days.

Side Car motorcycle scramble

Classic Motorcycle Championship Scramble

Newcastle

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Classic motorcycle scramble for solo and sidecar machines, bikes from 1950 to 1980, from the big British 4 strokes to all conquering 2 strokes. This event includes the thrilling motocross sidecar championship races.

All the fun of the fair

Kings Bromley Show

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 22 Jul 2017

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

Plant Hunter's fair - Middleton

Plant Hunters' Fair

Tamworth

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Our new plant fair at this Staffordshire gem is sure to be popular. With entrance to the grounds, gardens, hall and plant fair we know you'll be bringing your friends and family to make a day of it.

Water Fools by Ilotopie

Appetite presents Water Fools by Ilotopie

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 28 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Water Fools is an outstanding outdoor show performed entirely on the lake at Central Forest Park. A spectacle like no other, Water Fools is full of beautiful and extraordinary moments that you’ll never forget.

SunBets Music Live after racing by Me & Mrs Jones

Ladies Day

Uttoxeter

Fri 28 Jul 2017

There will be music and entertainment after racing at the ever popular Ladies Day which attracts both ladies and gents from across the area as they all embark on one of Staffordshire’s biggest social occasions!

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