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What's On - events and festivals in Staffordshire

Need to know what’s on in Staffordshire? Look no further than our 2015 events calendar. Find the dates for key Staffordshire events such as V Festival, the Midlands Grand National, Alton Towers’ Fireworks or the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

Staffordshire hosts a year round calendar of events and festivals from walking festivals to music festivals, country shows to the arts, fabulous food festivals, stunning well dressings and marvellous fairs and market days.

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Lymelight 2015

Lymelight Festival


Fri 1 - Mon 4 May 2015

Lymelight Festival returns bigger and better. There will be a 2 stages, funfair, artisan stalls, real ale beer tent,, a procession, buskers and a Douglas Macmillan Hospice takeover in Queen's Gardens

May Plant Hunters' Fair

May Day Plant Hunters' Fair


Sun 3 - Mon 4 May 2015

Weston is an award winning stately home set in 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland. Plants will be at the heart of the event and we have a brilliant line up of nurseries with something, new, different and unusual for every plant lover.

VE Day 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Burton Upon Trent

Sun 10 May 2015

Remember and commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day at the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.

A Stitch In Time


Fri 15 May 2015

Families can get to grips with textile art when a popular council attraction throws open its doors at night during a national festival.

Image courtesy J Rock.

National Forest Walking Festival


Sat 16 - Thu 28 May 2015

Programme of varied walks to explore this ever changing landscape to suit every taste and ability. Choose from gentle strolls to strenuous rambles and routes to cater for seasoned walkers as well as pushchairs, wheelchairs & family groups.

Jazz and Blues Festival

10th Annual Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival


Fri 22 - Mon 25 May 2015

Over 70 live bands come to town to perform at Newcastle’s 10th Jazz and Blues festival at over 29 venues in town.

Cheese and Ale

Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival


Sat 6 Jun 2015

The event will be held in large marquees in Market Square and Greengate Street. In addition there will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs, and a bar, which will be provided by local brewery, Titanic.

Staffordshire Enjoy Art Exhibition

Staffordshire Enjoy Art Exhibition


Mon 8 - Fri 26 Jun 2015

The second in our series of 2015 exhibitions sees a long-awaited return to Lichfield Cathedral, a wonderful landmark steeped in history and immersed in centuries of architectural beauty.

RAF Cosford Air Show

RAF Cosford Air Show


Sun 14 Jun 2015

RAF Cosford Air Show is one of the country's top aviation events attracting thousands of people of all ages to a day full of excitement and entertainment. As well as the flying display and static aircraft there is a children's fun fair.

Model Air Show

International Model Air Show


Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jun 2015

Model aircraft enthusiasts from all the over the UK and Europe will take to the sky's to demonstrate their awesome flying skills in the Park.

Much Ado About Nothing


Thu 25 Jun - Sat 11 Jul 2015

The cultural highlight of the summer returns with one of Shakespeare's wittiest comedies. Much Ado About Nothing focuses on two pairs of lovers; Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero.

Armed Forces Day 2014

Armed Forces Day 2015

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 27 Jun 2015

With activities for the whole family visit the National Memorial Arboretum to show your support for HM Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day 2015.

Camper Jam

Camper Jam


Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jul 2015

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.

Fascinating Aida

Lichfield Festival


Fri 3 - Sun 12 Jul 2015

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.

Ska & The Jam Tribute by The Rude Boys

Ska & The Jam Tribute by The Rude Boys


Sat 4 Jul 2015

Make a Hot Summer Saturday Date with live music from local band The Rude Boys at Trentham this year Bringing some 'Madness' to the gardens, this local band present a 'Specials' evening of two tone and a tribute to The Jam.

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