What's On in Chester

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Chester’s what’s on event calendar is jam packed 

With a wealth of things to do around the city, finding out what’s on in Chester that might interest you isn’t always easy. You’re often spoilt for choice. Take your pick from our choice of all the top events happening in Chester below or discover your absolute favourites by clicking ‘Find My Perfect Event’ to filter what’s on by your additional personal preferences. 

There are always so many events happening in Chester scattered among the theatres, parks, galleries, museums, bars and pubs, restaurants, shopping areas and around the many beautiful and historic areas of the city itself. Even for us it’s sometimes hard to keep up with all that goes on on a regular basis but we make sure we do so that you don’t have to!

Depending on whether you are having a day out with the kids, family or friends or a romantic time with your partner Chester always has an eclectic mix of events to please everybody. From boat trips and sightseeing tours, great theatre, live music and entertainment, adventurous, relaxing, cultural, educational and historical activities there’s one thing for sure…you’ll definitely have a great time!

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That is why at, we have created an online resource that streamlines the process for people visiting, along with lifelong Cestrians. On our site, we showcase the best activities and entertainment on offer with up-to-date lists that include the latest options available. To help you narrow the field, you can search our listings by personal preference and category to quickly identify the events and opportunities that tick your boxes.

Our user-friendly platform also makes it easy for you to discover important info like opening and closing times, and accessibility and includes maps with useful directions. As a result, on your next trip to Chester, you’ll be fully prepared and can access outstanding opportunities that are perfect for your party, whether you’re planning a family adventure or enjoying a reunion with close friends.

Those wondering what’s on in Chester will find new opportunities spring up every day, while much-loved experiences have been offered for years. As a historic city that was originally a Roman fort, Chester is ideal for history buffs and those seeking to peek into the past. There are ancient sites to visit, and museums filled with Roman relics, not to mention faithful recreations that allows visitors to step into the shoes of people living in another era.

There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink in and around the city either, from record-breaking ice cream farms to celebrated bars and restaurants. Tasting sessions that allow you to sample fine wines and whiskeys are easy to come by, as are festivals, fairs, and markets where you can try the best local produce from around Cheshire.

While Chester has an exciting nightlife of popular pubs, clubs and cinemas, there are also daytime activities created for younger visitors to the city. Cultural hubs and theatres host workshops, reading sessions and plays, while the zoo and adventure playgrounds offer children a chance to see wild animals, or go wild themselves while their parents relax!

Chester is also fun for those who love to get physical. Walking, rowing and cycling tours are a great way to see the city while enjoying some fresh air. Located on the River Dee, the Chester area offers visitors a wide range of water-bound activities like paddle boarding, kayaking even white-water rafting.

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