With the sun shining and the days getting longer, now is the perfect time to explore the vibrant festival scene and immerse yourself in the cultural experiences that Cheshire has to offer.
At The Lion we LOVE a summer event and like to support our neighbours with their fantastic offerings.
So, our team decided to put a list together of some of the greatest events this summer, you won’t want to miss! From music festivals to outdoor performances and breath-taking spectacles, here are some must-attend events to mark on your calendar. Don’t forget to book your stay in at The Lion to make a full weekend of it too.
Deva Fest – Cholmondeley Castle
Kickstarting the summer festivities is Deva Fest, a fantastic event taking place on the 12th of August at the majestic Cholmondeley Castle. With its enchanting setting and captivating line-up, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Prepare for a day filled with live music, local vendors, mouth-watering food stalls, and family-friendly activities. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or seeking a fun day out with your loved ones, Deva Fest is not to be missed!
Before or after enjoying the music and festivities, make sure to stop by The Lion at Malpas for refreshing drinks or a delicious dinner. Were only 4.7 miles away, and with our welcoming ambiance and excellent service, The Lion is the perfect place to fuel up on food and relax before continuing your adventure.
Cheshire Balloon Fiesta – Bolesworth
Prepare to be mesmerised by a colourful spectacle at the Cheshire Balloon Fiesta on the 4th – 6th of August, held at the fabulous Bolesworth estate. As the sun sets and the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant hues, watch in awe as hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes take flight. This visual feast is accompanied by live entertainment, delicious food options, and a vibrant carnival atmosphere. Gather your family and friends and witness the sky come alive with a breath-taking display of hot air balloons.
The Lion at Malpas is conveniently located 7.3 miles from Bolesworth! So, if you want to spend the weekend enjoying all of the festivities, we’re the perfect place to rest your head!
The Open-Air Tribute Festival – Chester
If you’re a music lover with a fondness for classic hits and legendary artists, make sure to save the date for the open-air tribute festival happening in Chester on the 19th of August. Immerse yourself in a nostalgic journey as talented tribute bands pay homage to music icons from different eras. From rock ‘n’ roll to pop, there will be something to delight every music aficionado. Pack a picnic, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready to sing along to your favourite tunes under the summer sky.
Why not enhance your festival experience by starting or ending the day at The Lion? Situated only 16 miles from the event itself, you can pop in for a filling breakfast before hitting the road or finish the evening with a meal and a few of our finest beers, ales, wines, and spirits!
The Lord Chamberlains Men’s Production of Romeo and Juliet – Alderford Lakes
For a dose of Shakespearean magic in a unique outdoor setting, mark your calendar for the 15th of August when The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present their production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Alderford Lakes. Be transported to Verona as this talented all-male cast brings the timeless love story to life against the backdrop of a picturesque lake. Enjoy an evening of captivating performances, poetic dialogue, and an enchanting ambiance that will make this theatrical experience truly unforgettable.
Before or after the show, make sure to visit The Lion at Malpas, a stone’s throw away (6.7 miles) from Alderford Lakes. Indulge in a delightful meal or raise a glass to a memorable evening at The Lion.
As summer unfolds in Cheshire, the region becomes a hub of vibrant events and cultural experiences. The Lion at Malpas is a prominent hub to all these locations, so if you’re driving by, or need a place to stay our books are open!
So, gather your loved ones, mark these dates on your calendar, and get ready to create lasting memories at these exciting summer events in Cheshire!