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Lichfield has a year-round programme of Festivals, Shows and Events with much colour, spectacle, culture and local tradition and this page will be expanded with the current dates, times and places where you can see our goings on. Listed here are some of them, with dates to be added.

Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Race, Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Mayoral Party

Some of the youger runners

and some of the older ones
Shrove Mayoral PartySome of the youger runnersand some of the older ones
The Pancake race is held every year, and above we see the Town Crier announcing the event, and at the centre the Bower Queen starts the races with some of the youger contestants, while the older ones get into the act, cheered by all and sundry.

Lichfield Winter Beer & Wine Festival, February, Lichfield Rugby Club

St Georges Court, held at noon, St George's Day, 23rd April, in the Guildhall

The Lichfield Mysteries, May.
The Lichfield Mysteries is a cycle of 24 medieval style plays. They are performed three times each day in the historic City of Lichfield. It is one of the largest community projects in the United Kingdom involving over 600 amateur actors and supporting helpers. Admission is free and provides enjoyment for all the community. Click [  HERE ] to learn some more about them.

Court of Arraye, 10.30am, Spring Bank Holiday Monday in the Guildhall

Lichfield Greenhill Bower, following on from above.
Lichfield Bower
Lichfield Bower
Lichfield Bower
Some of the floats at this year's Bower street carnival, - and an AA man just in case all else fails.
Lichfield Bower
Lichfield Bower

Lichfield Cathedral special Choir Concerts

Shakespear in the Park, June

Lichfield Folk Festival, June

Real Ale, Jazz & Blues Festival, June

Lichfield Cajun & Zydeco Festival, June

Lichfield Medieval Market, July 6th in the Close around the Cathedral
Medieval MarketMedieval Market
Medieval Market
The Medieval Market above, with some of the market stalls in front of the Cathedral, while outside the West Door, there is a programme of events through the day, with the Lichfield Youth Theatre seen to the right, putting on a show.

Cars in the Park, July
Cars in the ParkCars in the Park

Cars in the Park is an annual event for Classic cars. A two day event over the week-end, with side shows and off ring events, stalls with spares for the enthusiast, and plenty to entertain the children.

Lichfield International Arts Festival, July.

Lichfield Arts Festival

Booking Office: 01543 306543 - Email:

Lichfield Fuse Festival, July
Lichfield Fuse Festival Fuse Festival logo

The Fuse Festival, alternatively called an 'Event in a Tent' is a music festival with rock bands, craft side shows, children's events, and all sorts of things going on in the Park.

Lichfield Cathedral Road Race Series, July

Lichfield 'Free' Festival in the Park, July

LRAP Lichfield Rock & Pop, August

Western week-end in Beacon Park, August
Shoot-out at the OK Corral
Indians as well
Trappers cabin

The Sheriff's Ride, commences Market Square at 10.30 am on the Saturday nearest to 8th September
Horses as far as you can see
a welcome from above

Dr Johnson's Birthday Celebrations, held on Market Square on the Saturday following the 18th September

Lichfield Heritage Open Day, September.

Discover more about Lichfield's past through its buildings, when properties which are not normally open to the public, offer a reduced rate entry for the day. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Office: 01543 308209, or see front page of this web site. Below, the tour of the Cathedral roof:-
Above the Nave

    Above the Nave

On the roof

On the roof on the South side of the Chancel

On the left, two dim views showing the catwalk, and below showing the blockwork above the vaulted roof of the Nave (it's dark up there)

Dam Street from above

Dam Street from the Cathedral Roof

You go up 84 steps from a narrow door in the South Transept

Drayton Manor End of Season Firework Party, October

.... and there are more to be added as I find them out. If yours is not mentioned, please email details and they will be put on the list, subject to good taste etc..

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