Forthcoming Events

For details of events please visit the Celebration Event Calendar or click view our attraction listings to find out what to see and do there.

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June 2019

Open Cockpits

Open Cockpits

22 - 23 June 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival 2019

Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival 2019

22 - 23 June 2019

Venue: Stafford Town Centre

The sixth annual Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019.
 
2019 will see another weekend of delicious food, drink and entertainment in Stafford town centre.

Exhibitor marquee will be filled with fantastic traders selling a delicious array of cheeses, ales and other wonderful products.

Festival goers will also be treated to demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre where fantastic local chefs entertain the crowds.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Stafford Festival Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

27 June - 13 July 2019

Venue: Stafford Castle
Tickets: www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre together with Freedom Leisure have announced that the production for Stafford Festival Shakespeare 2019 will be The Merchant of Venice.

This year will be a first as the play has never been performed before at Stafford in the 29 years of the festival.
Armed Forces Weekend

Armed Forces Weekend

29 - 30 June 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Join us to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a weekend of nostalgic activities for the whole family to enjoy.  

July 2019

Large Model Air Show

Large Model Air Show

06 - 07 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies at the annual Large Model Air Show. Taking place on the airfield at Cosford, this famous air show in miniature is an absolute must for all.  You can also see the full-size versions in the National Cold War Exhibition!  

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

06 July 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

11 July 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

GFest 2019

GFest 2019

13 - 21 July 2019
Venue: Various
 
The community of Gnosall is looking forward to celebrating its fifth biennial festival, GFest 2019, this July.  Lots of local events are planned between 13th and 21st July, all being held in local venues run by local people and celebrating everything to do with Gnosall and its surrounding villages of Moreton and Knightley.  A full programme can be seen on the website www.gnosallparishcouncil.org.uk.
 
New additions to GFest will be a Canal Festival from 19th to 21st July with historic boats and canal traders, plus the Boat Inn Cider and Gin Festival, along with a new Gnomesall Gnome Competition - with gnomes instead of the scarecrows seen in other villages.
GFest 2019 is supported by Gnosall Parish Council and by Visit Stafford.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

13 July 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Cosford Food Festival

Cosford Food Festival

20 - 21 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers will be heading to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Taking place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, it promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. 

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

20 July 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

20 July 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Summer Holiday at RAF Cosford

Summer Holiday at RAF Cosford

22 - 31 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Check out the programme of RAF Cosford Summer Holiday events on their website.

August 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

03 August 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

08 August 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

10 August 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

17 August 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

17 August 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Vintage and Handmade Festival

Vintage and Handmade Festival

17 - 18 August 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

If you love all things retro vintage and one off handcrafted pieces, then make sure you check out the Vintage and Handmade Festival.  After the success of 2018, the Vintage and Handmade Festival event will showcase a mixture of local creators with a passion for their handmade, handcrafted and carefully selected vintage wares.  

Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

21 August 2019

Venue: The Boat House at Aston Marina
Venue: 5:30 - 8:30pm

We are delighted to invite you, your family and friends to visit us for our Wedding Open Day. Our friendly team will be on hand to give you a tour of The Boat House and facilities, as well as answer any questions you may have. Whether you want a casual peek or a more in-depth chat with one of our staff, this is the perfect opportunity to see exactly how we can help you on your big day.
 
Parking & refreshments are free. No need to RSVP, just turn up at your leisure.

September 2019

Spitfire and 10K Family Run

Spitfire and 10K Family Run

01 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

After a sell-out event in 2018 we are excited to launch the Spitfire 10K in Cosford for 2019. We are giving 1,200 runners the opportunity to run 10K in the unusual setting and magnificent surrounding of the RAF Museum Cosford. Don’t miss the chance to book your tickets and get one of our famous Spitfire 10K medals. 

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 September 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

12 September 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

14 September 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service

15 September 2019

Venue: St. Mary's Church

There will be a Battle of Britain Commemoration on Sunday 15 September at St Mary’s Church followed by wreath laying at both Borough and County War Memorials.

Outdoor Cinema - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Outdoor Cinema - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the sky at RAF Cosford's outdoor screening.

Outdoor Cinema - Top Gun

Outdoor Cinema - Top Gun

21 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Strap up and bring your wingman for the outdoor screening of Top Gun at RAF Cosford.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

21 September 2019

Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

21 September 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Stafford 10K

Stafford 10K

22 September 2019

Venue: Stafford Town Centre + route
Time: 10:30am

The route will go past Stafford Leisure Centre, before making its way towards Beaconside, then taking in sections of the Isabel Trail, and entering Victoria Park before returning to the finish in a packed Market Square.

Crowds are expected to line the route to cheer on the diverse field of athletes and help them enjoy the thrill of the race. All runners will also receive a technical running t-shirt and specially commissioned Stafford 10K medal.

Ed Byrne: If Im Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

25 September 2019

Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Following his biggest ever tour last year in which Ed sold out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run and many of his nationwide dates, culminating in extra dates added along the way, one of the finest observational comics in the industry announces his EVEN BIGGER brand-new tour for 2019/2020. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

October 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

05 October 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

10 October 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

12 October 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Wedding Showcase

Wedding Showcase

13 October 2019

Venue: The Boat House at Aston Marina
Time: 11am - 3pm

We are delighted to invite you, your family and friends to visit us for our Wedding Showcase. Our friendly team will be on hand to give you a tour of the The Boat House and facilities, as well as answer any questions you may have. Whether you want a casual peek or a more in-depth chat with one of our staff, this is the perfect opportunity to see exactly how we can help you on your big day. Some of our recommended suppliers will also be on hand to show you how they can further enhance your wedding.
 
Parking & refreshments are free. No need to RSVP, just turn up at your leisure.
Open Cockpits

Open Cockpits

19 - 20 October 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

19 October 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

19 October 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
LITEs Spooky Shopping Village

LITEs Spooky Shopping Village

26 - 27 October 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Halloween "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
October Half Term at RAF Cosford

October Half Term at RAF Cosford

28 October - 01 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Check out the October half term programme of events at RAF Cosford.

November 2019

Deadly Diamonds Murder Mystery Dinner

"Deadly Diamonds" Murder Mystery Dinner

01 November 2019

Venue: The Boat House at Aston Marina
Time: 7pm

Tickets: £45 per person

Come join us for our 5th annual Murder Mystery Dinner on Halloween weekend in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

This Agatha Christie spoof finds us in the dusty old Dingleberry estate. It sits on a secret diamond mine. Join the dark & dodgy solicitor as they announce the contents of Lord Dingleberry’s will to the assembled family and friends. Wait, is that a pistol pointing through the door or…

Tickets £45 per person. Includes an arrival drink, and 3 course meal. Smart casual dress code although fancy dress is highly encouraged. Tables for 8-10 people therefore parties may need to share.
 
Call 01785 819 702 to book your place. £10 per person deposit required at time of booking. 
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

02 November 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Cocktail Masterclass with Mint Cocktail Company

Cocktail Masterclass with Mint Cocktail Company

05 November 2019

Venue: The Boat House at Aston Marina
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £59 per person

Back once again by popular demand.
 
What better way to enjoy a Friday night than by learning how to make (and of course sample!) luxurious cocktails from top mixologists, tasting food by award winning Staffordshire chefs, and listening to amazing live music?
 
Come join us for our cocktail masterclass where you will be welcomed by a cocktail, canapes and live music by Joni Talks. You will then learn how to master the art of making three cocktails by master mixologists the Mint Cocktail Company and of course will be able to try your creations.
 
Throughout the night, your tastebuds will also be tantalised by a delicious 3 course meal created by our award winning in house chefs and more music from Joni. A perfect night to celebrate a birthday, hen party, or just a night out with friends.
 
£59 per person. Includes canapes, 3 course meal, 4 cocktails and live music. Tables of 8-10 people therefore smaller parties may need to share. £10 per person deposit. Balance due 2 weeks before event date. Over 18’s only. Reservations required. Call today on 01785 819 702 to book your place.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

09 November 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

10 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2019

Venue: Borough War Memorial
Time: 11am

Open air service at the Borough War Memorial including wreath laying and then a parade through the Town Centre.

Act of Remembrance

Act of Remembrance

11 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 11am

Short service of commemoration in the Market Square with a minute silence at 11am.

Conservation Centre Open Week

Conservation Centre Open Week

11 - 16 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

The RAF Museum's Conservation Centre will be opening its doors to visitors in November 2019 for access to aircraft in our conservation hangar.

Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

14 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford LITEs Switch on Event

Stafford LITEs Switch on Event

16 - 17 November 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.

Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

16 November 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Staffords Big Christmas Switch On Show

Stafford's Big Christmas Switch On Show

16 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square

More details announced later in the year.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

16 November 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
A Night of Motown & Soul

A Night of Motown & Soul

23 November 2019

Venue: The Boat House at Aston Marina
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £50 per person

Stop! In the name of Motown…Come join us for ‘A Night of Motown & Soul’ featuring 10 piece band The Lack of Commitments.
 
After being welcomed with an arrival drink, you will enjoy a delicious three course meal prepared by our award winning in house chefs. Then “Get Ready” to be up “Dancing in the Street” as The Lack of Commitments get you on the dancefloor with a medley of Motown and Soul hits from “Soul Man” all the way to “Signed, Sealed & Delivered”.
 
Don’t “Think!” about it. Make sure to buy your tickets today.
 
Tickets are £50 per person with table sizes of 8 – 10 people therefore parties may need to share. £10 per person deposit due at time of booking. Full payment due by 9th November. To book your place, call 01785 819 702.
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

30 November 2019

Venue: St Chad's Church

St Chad's Church's third Christmas Craft Fair will have over twenty stalls of beautiful items all handmade locally. There will be knitted items, pottery and ceramic gifts, art work, wooden gifts, jewellery, Christmas cards & decorations, calendars and many more. There will also be homemade refreshments and drinks available for a small donation. Entry is FREE and everyone is welcome to shop local and support small crafters! For more details please visit their Facebook page - St Chad's Church Stafford.

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

30 November - 01 December 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.

Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.

December 2019

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

07 - 08 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 December 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

12 December 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

14 - 15 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Festive Farmers Market

Festive Farmers Market

14 December 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

21 - 22 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

21 December 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
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