What’s On This July in Stoke-on-Trent?

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With the weather finally looking up (kind of), we’re here to help with all your July plans to make sure you can make the most of the sunny month! With family-friendly events as well as some just for the adults, there is an exciting July ahead for everyone in Stoke-on-Trent.


Better World Festival

Following on from last years Better World Festival this years will be even bigger and better. 

On 15th and 16th July, the Better World Festival will bring together speakers, activists, pioneers, charities, community groups and everyone with an interest in creating positive change in this weekend event which will see an extensive line-up spanning world music, workshops group exercise classes, panel discussions, meditation sessions, family activities and so much more, designed to inspire new ways of thinking. What a treat! 

With three music stages, a kidzone, two areas hosting an exciting programme of activities focusing on the environment, unity, and wellbeing, a bar area and an artisan market, you’re bound to take something away from this special festival and be inspired.

There’s also going to be launching a number of exciting, sustainable initiatives over the weekend so be sure to get involved and find out how you can make our world, a better world.

Better still! We’re hosting the chill-out zone here at the Smithfield siten once again, where you can take a seat, relax and re-couperate during the festival. 


Trentham Summer Concerts 

Across the course of July, The Trentham Estate will be hosting eight evening concerts in the gardens. From ‘ABBA Reunion’ to ‘Monster Rock Anthems’, the summer concerts will cater to a range of different music tastes. 

Here is the full rundown, so that you don’t miss a thing!

  • Friday 8 July: Mercury – A Tribute to Queen
  • Saturday 9 July: Club Classics
  • Friday 15 July: 80s Mania
  • Saturday 16 July: Monster Rock Anthems
  • Friday 22 July: Ultimate Party
  • Saturday 23 July: Britpop Live

Trentham gardens invite you to bring picnics and drinks as well as dress up in your favourite party gear to dance til you drop! 


Trentham Gardens Park Run 

Fancy getting your jog on? Trentham gardens park run is the perfect family-friendly event.

Whether you’re an avid runner or want to simply take part, the Trentham park run is a no-pressure 5k route, in which you can jog, walk, sprint or skip! It is entirely up to you.

The trail is 5 kilometres and everybody is welcome to take part. The run will commence every Saturday at 9 am and is completely free of charge but you must ensure you sign up prior to the event.


Teachers Pet Rock Show UK

The School of Rock tribute band was a huge success in 2021 with a sell-out show, so it’s only right that it returns this year! 

The Teachers Pet Rock Show is performed by a multi-award-winning band, with Kieran Pestridge as the frontman. Kieran, along with his 9-piece band, have performed all across the UK, and are loved by each and every audience.

The tribute act will perform all the best songs from the original School of Rock film, including ‘it’s a long way to the top’ and ‘Teachers Pet’.

The event will take place on the 23rd of July at Jollee’s Cabaret venue. It is completely family-friendly and all ages are welcome. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. The event is mostly standing with a few seats available (however these are first come first serve).

Remember, last year was a sell-out, so get your tickets now!


A Jolly July

It looks like next month will be one to remember! We hope you manage to make it to some of these great events, but remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Feel free to contact us on our social media channels to let us know what you think.


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