Chester Mystery Plays
Originally performed in medieval times, the Chester Mystery Plays are based on Bible stories and told as if they take place in Cheshire's county town. Banned during the Reformation, they were revived in 1951 as part of Festival of Britain celebrations and take place every five years.
Chester Midsummer Watch Parade
Over 500 years in the making, Chester’s Midsummer Watch is the oldest and most colourful parade in the UK. Since its first outing in 1498, the Watch has become a major part of Chester’s Cultural Heritage with links to the Cathedral and the Mystery Plays.