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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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School's Out for Summer

There's no reason for the kids to be bored during the school summer holidays in Staffordshire!

We've a whole host of activities and events taking place throughout the summer holidays ranging from arts and crafts to one of Europe's biggest maize mazes. So no matter what the weather this summer there's always something to do with the children in Staffordshire.

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Children with nets fishing in the canal
 
 
 
 

 

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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Earth- What a wonderful world

Earth, What a Wonderful World?

Lichfield

Sat 19 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

View a stunning visual journey across earth, sea and sky through spectacular light and sound projections.

Strictly Eric

Strictly Eric

Newcastle

Mon 21 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

The 1969 World Ballroom Championships are taking place at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.

Ski & Snowboard holiday camps

Summer Holiday Ski & Snowboard Camps

Tamworth

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Stay cool this Summer with ski and snowboard camps. Suitable for recreational standard skiers and snowboarders from 8 to 15 years. Includes four hours of coaching, a fun activity and lunch.

Summer holidays Make & Take sessions

Summer Make & Take Away Workshops

Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Aug 2017

Join us every Monday and Tuesday this summer for our make and take away workshops. Choose from Pinch Pot Animals and Clay Tile imprinting, be inspired by nature and get creative to make your own work of art to take home with you!

Wild Families

Wild Families

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Wild Families at Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Coding 101 summer workshop

Coding 101 - Introduction to Secret Agent coding

Shifnal

Wed 23 Aug 2017

An absolute must for any secret agent…..learn how to create code for virtual environments as well as physical items (Suitable for 8-14 year olds).

Gin Tasting

Gins of Scotland Tasting

Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Join distiller David Wood for an evening of gin tasting at the Holy Inadequate Inn, Etruria, Stoke.

Cream Tea

Moorlander Cream Tea

Leek

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Join us to enjoy a very Traditional Afternoon Cream Tea served on-board our dedicated dining train, from where you can enjoy the beauty of the Churnet Valley, whilst being hauled by one of our heritage locomotives.

Appetite's Big Feast

Appetite's The Big Feast 2017

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Prepare for another amazing August Bank Holiday weekend! Our annual arts extravaganza The Big Feast is returning once again to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre.

Friday Twilight – Soul and Motown Evening

Friday Twilight – Soul and Motown Evening

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Enjoy an evening of Soul and Motown classics with local singer Charmaine Baines and her live band. This immersive repertoire includes Jazz, Neo-Soul, Motown, Blues and RnB styles. Free, 7 – 10pm.

Lichfield Food Festival

Lichfield Food Festival

Lichfield

Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Sample some of Staffordshire's finest produce at Lichfield's free, Bank Holiday Weekend food festival. See demonstrations from top chefs and bakers, take part in competitions and cookery classes or browse more than 250 food stalls.

There are always scarecrows to amuse and amaze!

Scarecrow Spectacular

Lichfield

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Elford plays host to the 8th annual scarecrow festival, with hundreds of scarecrows on show around the village, plus a brand new children's zone, stalls, BBQ and Pimms and beer tent for the grown-ups.

Popular Plant Hunters' Fair

August Bank Holiday Plant Hunters' Fair

Market Drayton

Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Browse the many stalls provided by top, specialist, award winning nurseries with thousands of plants to choose from. Also stroll around the stunning 12 acre hillside garden and enjoy afternoon tea.

Little Red and piggies in Loggia

Little Red

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 27 Aug 2017

Children's theatre returns to The Trentham Estate this summer with an adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood.

Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Now in its nineteenth year, the free family event brings thousands of people together from across the region to enjoy an evening of music, picnicking and a fireworks finale.

Rode Hall Farmers'Market

Rode Hall Farmers' Market

Congleton

Sat 2 Sep 2017

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

Spudfest at the Adventure Farm

Spudfest

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Dig up your own potatoes for free! Take the Spud Shuttle tractor and trailer ride to our potato plot.

Jez Avery Stunt Vehicle

Whittington Country Fair

Lichfield

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Come and join us as we celebrate of our rural heritage with all the usual attractions, including Punch and Judy, the amazing Jez Avery's Stunt Vehicles, fabulous crafts, cakes and flowers, including the welcome return of the climbing wall.

Heritage Open Day 2017

Hanley Park Restoration Walk

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 7 Sep 2017

Join us for an introduction to Hanley Park’s 120-year story and for the latest on our £6m park restoration project, now in progress and due for completion next year.

Heritage Open Day 2017

Lord Mayor's Parlour-Heritage Open Day

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 7 Sep 2017

Visit the Lord Mayor’s parlour and see behind the scenes in the historic council chambers with the chance to meet the Lord Mayor.

Heritage Open Day 2017

Spode Works: Guided walking tours

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 7 - Fri 8 Sep 2017

Guided walking tours around the historic Spode Works factory site. The walks will combine information about the history of this fascinating site along with updates on the current regeneration projects.

Heritage Open Day 2017

Stories from historical narrowboats

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 7 Sep 2017

Potteries Heritage Society is teaming up with Etruria Boat Group to offer this unique event. Join us explore the historic narrow boats.

Vintage Tea Dance

Vintage Tea Dance

Leek

Thu 7 Sep 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.

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