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Lichfield District Events and Festivals
From music, comedy, drama and jazz, to lectures, fayres, festivals and more - you are never more than a day away from a top event when you visit Lichfield.
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You can also download our What's On Spring & Summer brochure by clicking here.
Wednesday 29th January 2014 - Wednesday 31st December 2014
2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.
Commemorative events are taking place across the district and beyond in remembrance - see our full list of events.
You can also request a copy of our WW1 events leaflet. To receive a copy please email email@example.com
Saturday 20th September 2014 - Sunday 21st September 2014
Heritage Weekend takes place every year on Samuel Johnson's Birthday to celebrate Lichfield's rich and varied history. Heritage attractions throw their doors open for free and arrange special events and tours. With a new theme every year there's always a different reason to come back to enjoy the fun. This year's theme is 'Hidden Histories' so visitors can discover more about the city than meets the eye.....
- Free craft activities and trails for children
- Lichfield Secret Garden's tour
- Free entry to local heritage attractions
- Free entertainment on Lichfield Market Square
- Mini Town Crier Competion
- Samuel Johnson Birthday Celebrations
- Spire Climbs and Tower Tours
Please note the Saturday Cathedral indoor tours are free and there is no need to book, the tours take place at 10am and 1pm - just turn up on the day. The Tower Tours are priced at £6.50 per person. For more information about Tower Tours please visit the website www.lichfield-cathedral.org or call 01543 306100.
Lichfield Secret Garden's Tour, Saturday 2.30pm
Discover more about Lichfield 's history on this relaxing stroll through the city's parks and secret gardens. Tickets are available to book now for only £1 (usually £3) as a special price for this weekend from Lichfield Tourist Information call 01543 256611.
Timetable for the Market Square on Saturday
12noon Samuel Johnson Celebrations
12.45pm Intimate Theatre perform ‘All you never knew about Dr Johnson’
1.30pm Balliamo Belly Dance
2.15pm Mini Town Crier Competition
3pm City Of Lichfield Concert Band
10am - 3.30pm Free face painting 10am - 3.30pm
10am - 3.30pm Market trail
10.30am - 1.30pm Craft tent 'Pop in and make a puppet'
Wednesday 8th October 2014 - Sunday 12th October 2014
Five days of author talks, lectures and special book-related events for the whole family - from Tracey Borman, author of Thomas Cromwell, and Erin Kelly, author of Broadchurch, through to the author of 'Stargazing for Dummies', there's a whole host of different events to attend.
Free events include ‘The Great Lichfield Book Swap’ in Three Spires Shopping Centre on Saturday 11 October, a festival and antiques marketing, Trevor (the pig's) Story Trail and a pop up book shop. Visit www.lichfieldfestival.org for all the details.
For full information our Festival Guides can be picked up from various retail locations throughout the city and at the tourist information desk in St Mary's in the Market Square.
The Box Office is at Lichfield Library on 01543 306271.
You can also book online at www.lichfieldfestival.org
If you have any enquiries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org