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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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Treat your Valentine

It's the season for love and romance and there is plenty of both in Staffordshire!

From special menus in some of our best restaurants, to spa experiences, and even to the mystery and opulence of a masquerade ball, Staffordshire has everything you need for Valentine's Day this year.

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Click here for details of Valentine's events, like the Valentine's Dinner at Moddershall Oaks, pictured here
 
 
 
 

 

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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The Wailing

The Wailing

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 24 Jan 2017

The wailing is an expansive, uncompromising horror film from South Korea, following two detectives investigating a strange sickness and violent deaths in the mountainous village of Gokseong.

Jackson Live

Jackson Live

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson is the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben is joined on the stage by an incredible band and dancers who perform all the hits.

Hem Heath Woods

New Year, New You

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jan 2017

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust In January we feel inspired to be active, explore more and have an adventure. Do this with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and their 27 nature reserves that will bring you adventure throughout 2017.

Fruit and Vegetables

Lichfield Farmers' Market

Lichfield

Thu 2 Feb 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.

Superslam Wrestling

Superslam Wrestling

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 3 Feb 2017

Superslam Wrestling comes to Stoke-on-Trent for a massive extravaganza of top American stars facing the best of British in family fun action not to be missed.

Rode Hall Farmers'Market

Rode Hall Farmers' Market

Congleton

Sat 4 Feb 2017

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

Chinese New Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year of the Rooster

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster at the museum with traditional music and dance including Dragon and Lion dance performances. Enjoy Chinese craft activities, Cantonese Opera, acrobatics and much more. Free, 11am - 4pm.

Tamworth Farmer's Market

Tamworth Farmers' Market

Tamworth

Thu 9 Feb 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.

Enjoy a fabulous six-course Valentine's Dinner

Valentine's Dine & Stay

Shifnal

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Hideaway with your sweetheart this Valentine’s for a romantic overnight break that you will never forget.

Take someone special to our Restaurant of the Year

Valentine's Day Special

Stafford

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Treat someone special with a romantic visit to the Enjoy Staffordshire Restaurant of the Year 2016, with a Valentine's Day menu, including glass of Champagne, available from 6.30pm.

Have a go on a potter's wheel

Valentine's Pottery Experience

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Here's your chance to recreate that scene from Ghost and make this Valentine's Day one to remember! With fizz & chocs on arrival, and a guided tour of Middleport's heritage areas to follow.

Vintage Tea Dance

Vintage Tea Dance

Leek

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Our celebrated bi-monthly tea dances are a firm favourite, accompanied by live music in the Gallery. Come along with friends or come alone and make new friends.

Troublesome Trucks in Thomas Land

February Half Term Fun

Tamworth

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

Drayton Manor Park will be open daily during February Half term school holidays and will feature a number of rides and attractions, including Thomas Land and the Zoo.

Farmers Market Fine Preserves

Fine Food & Craft Market

Stafford

Sat 18 Feb 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

Leek

Sat 18 Feb 2017

The Fine Food Market brings together local Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District specialist food producers on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This month is a day of dance and music, take part in the rock n roll jive workshop & demo.

Romance and mystery at the Three Horseshoes

Valentine's Masquerade Ball

Leek

Sat 18 Feb 2017

An evening of mystery and excitement at the grand masked ball, including Brut Rose reception and three course dinner, followed by live music and disco.

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