A Year in Chester

There is always a lot for students to see and do in Chester. Chester offers something for everyone throughout the year. Take a look.

  • The January SalesJanuary

    The January Sales

    Chester is a brilliant place for shopping. The January sales are really popular and bargain-hunters fill the city.

  • Cheese Rolling ContestFebruary

    Cheese Rolling Contest

    Chester and Cheshire, our region, is world-famous for cheese. In February there is a popular cheese rolling competition.

  • Northgate ArenaMarch


    In every month there are opportunities to play different sports or simply be a spectator.

  • Food & Drink FestivalApril

    Food & Drink Festival

    There are many great eating places in Chester and an interest in food from many different countries.

  • Chester RacesMay

    Chester Races

    Chester’s May race meeting is a big event and the race course is very near the school. There are race meetings from May to November every year.

  • Midsummer Watch ParadeJune

    Midsummer Watch Parade

    Everyone enjoys the colour and magic of this summer pageant through Chester’s streets.

  • Shakespeare in Grosvenor ParkJuly

    Grosvenor Park Theatre

    Everyone enjoys being outdoors in the summer and there is always some open-air theatre.

  • Chester Literature FestivalAugust

    Chester Literature Festival

    Many famous writers come to Chester during the annual Literature Festival.

  • Chester Fashion FestivalSeptember

    Chester Fashion Festival

    Stepping out in style - Chester people love to dress up at any time of year.

  • Celebrating HalloweenOctober

    Celebrating Halloween

    Ghost tours, pumpkins and witches are all part of the Halloween celebration on 31 October.

  • Chester Lantern ParadeNovember

    Chester Lantern Parade

    A procession of lanterns brings a warm glow to city centre streets in November.

  • Winter WonderlandDecember

    A Magical Month!

    The great shopping, seasonal events and special Christmas attractions bring thousands of visitors to the City.

Images provided by the Chester Chronicle