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The Best Summer Events in Cheshire

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Festival fever! Here are Absolutely’s picks of the best summer events across Cheshire.

Summer Saturdays at Chester Racecourse

chester races

Date: 27 July
Location: Chester Racecourse

Glorious Summer Saturdays at Chester Racecourse bring out the best in a day at the races. Expect a perfect blend of live music and the thrill of horseracing, making it a perfect way to spend your weekend. Pick out your best wear and prepare for an unforgettable day with friends and family.

In the late morning, you’ll arrive at chilled music primed to ease you into the day’s energy. By the late afternoon, the tempo will pick up, and you’ll be celebrating a day of exciting racing to the backdrop of saxophone, DJs, and much more. With a wide range of food and drink across the racecourse, you’ll enjoy an incredible experience where everything you need is within reach.

Learn more here.

The Brit Fest

scouting for girls

Date: 5-7 July
Location: Ashley Hall Showground

The Brit Fest at Ashley Hall & Showground offers three days of the best British music with onsite accommodation available. Artists include Bonnie Tyler, Scouting For Girls, Kim Wilde, Heather Small, Nik Kershaw, Cast, Fleur East, and many more.

In addition to live music, the event showcases British culture, arts, fashion, food, drink, and classic cars, making it a unique festival experience.

Find more details here.



Date: 6-7 July
Location: Cherry Orchard Farm

Womanifest is a festival focused on empowerment and well-being for women and teen girls. It is about creating a guilt-free army of strong women who step into their power, own their space, and make things happen. The festival includes educational and inspiring talks, workshops, activities, shopping, food, drink, pamper treatments, and entertainment.

Discover more here.

Tatton Park Foodies Festival

foodies festival

Date: 12-14 July
Location: Tatton Park

Join the Tatton Park Foodies Festival for a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks, and live music. Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes. Learn from Great British Bake Off stars, sample new wines, champagnes, and cocktails, and eat delicious street food from around the world.

Explore more here.

Cheshire Steam Fair

cheshire steam fair

Date: 13-14 July
Location: Daresbury

The Cheshire Steam Fair, established for over 30 years, is a main steam event in Cheshire. Featured attractions include Jez Avery’s Stunt Show, Ken Fox and his Team’s Wall of Death, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, and more.

Get more information here.

Moonlight Flicks

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Date: Throughout July-August
Location: Grosvenor Park

Moonlight Flicks’ open-air cinema will find a new home at Grosvenor Park for the summer of 2024. Storyhouse will offer cinematic experiences with deckchairs, surround-sound headphones, a giant screen, wood-fired pizzas, and frozen cocktails. Movie highlights this year include The Greatest Showman and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Find out more here.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

rhs tatton park

Date: 17-21 July
Location: Tatton Park

A fabulous day out with colorful gardening inspiration, fun family activities, workshops, and boutique shopping. Tatton Park hosts various garden categories, including Show, Feature, Terrace, and Young Designer Gardens.

Learn more here.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 2024

grosvenor park

Date: Throughout July-August
Location: Grosvenor Park

Experience seven weeks of theatre, movie magic, comedy gigs, live music, and more at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. This summer, “The Gangs of New York” will be staged, offering a tale of crime, corruption, and star-crossed lovers in 19th-century New York.

Discover more here.

Macclesfield Festival

macclesfield festival

Date: 20 July
Location: Rugby Union Club

Macclesfield Festival is regarded as Cheshire’s ‘No1 Family Friendly Festival’. It features big names like Happy Mondays and Soul II Soul, kid’s activities, dance tents, and a giant funfair. It’s a highlight for Cheshire families and festival-goers from far and wide.

Explore more here.

Congleton Pride

congleton pride

Date: 20 July
Location: High Street

Celebrate Congleton Pride’s 5th Birthday with a family fun day of love, acceptance, and diversity. This event promises to be filled with joy and celebration for everyone, regardless of who you are or whom you love.

Learn more here.

The Nantwich Show

Date: 31 July
Location: Reaseheath College

The Nantwich Show is a fun family event packed with animals, a dog show, and plenty of entertainment. It has been an annual feature since 1897, growing from a small cheese show to the largest one-day agricultural event in the UK.

Find more details here.

Enjoy the best summer events Cheshire has to offer!

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Mark's career in journalism started in 2001 when he landed a role on a small lifestyle magazine in Angel, North London. Soon enough, the magazine was purchased by a larger organisation and Mark found himself promoted to editor at the tender age of 23. He later became group editor, working on magazines for Angel, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate. He was also involved in a launch in Hadley Wood and a major new group website, later becoming Group Hub Editor. In 2021, Mark joined Zest Media Group and oversaw the launch of many Absolutely titles across the UK. To date, Mark has launched in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Essex, Yorkshire and Cheshire. When he does have some free time, Mark is also the Chairman of an amateur football club in Surrey and is also a fully qualified FA football coach.
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