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.
There are some great things about February like Valentine's Day and Pancake Day, but there's nothing greater than February Half-Term!
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat 4 Feb 2017
First Saturday of every month (exc Jan) 9 -1.30 pm
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.
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.
Sat 11 Feb 2017
Hideaway with your sweetheart this Valentine’s for a romantic overnight break that you will never forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.