Events

Well Dressings

Unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire.  Town and village communities come together to create living art installations from natural materials between May and September.  Follow the link to find a list of Well Dressings and Well in the Making events.

Website: Well Dressings

Wirksworth Carnival Weekend 25-27 May 2019

Each year Wirksworth comes alive and hosts a weekend of entertainment in support of the Well Dressings; aiming to unite the community, local areas and visitors. Crafts and Stalls all Weekend. Parade on Monday. Follow the link to find out more.

 

 

 

Website: Wirksworth Carnival Weekend 25-27 May 2019

Tissington Well Dressings 30 May-5 June 2019

The origins of Well Dressing are lost in antiquity. They may even have their roots in pagan customs later given a Christian meaning. One theory says that the custom began just after the Black Death of 1348-9. Although the population round about was ravaged by plague, in Tissington all escaped, and the immunity was ascribed to the purity of the water supply. It became the custom to decorate the wells in thanksgiving.

Phone: 01335 352200

Website: Tissington Well Dressings 30 May-5 June 2019

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 5-9 June 2019

Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire’s stunning Peak District, the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must-see event of 2019.

Steam in the Valley Weekend 15-16 June 2019

One for the steam enthusiast! Both of our visiting steam locomotives will feature along with our resident Andrew Barclay tanks on the Ravenstor line, with a special timetable.

Phone: 01629 823076

Website: Steam in the Valley Weekend 15-16 June 2019

Buxton Festival 5-21 July 2019

The Buxton Festival is an annual summer festival of opera, music, and a literary series.

Distance: 16 miles

Website: Buxton Festival 5-21 July 2019

Manifold Valley Show 10 August 2019

Traditional agricultural show at Castern Hall, Ilam, near Ashbourne. There will be classes and main ring events, such as: Sheep and Cattle, Shire Horses, Carriage Driving, Show Jumping, Rare Breeds, Pets & Poultry, local produce, arts & crafts, vintage machinery & tractors and terrier racing. There will be many trade stands, bar and refreshment facilities.

Phone: 01782 503313

Website: Manifold Valley Show 10 August 2019

Ashbourne Show 17 August 2019

This year is the 127th Ashbourne Show. A traditional country and agricultural show, providing entertainment and interest, in a friendly atmosphere, making a great day out for all the family.

Website: Ashbourne Show 17 August 2019

Eroica Britannia Cycle Ride 18 Aug 2109

Three day cycling and family festival held at Friden Grange in the Peak District including the 'World's most handsome bike ride"

Website: Eroica Britannia Cycle Ride 18 Aug 2109

Dovedale Sheepdog Trials 20-21 Aug 2019

Sheep Dog Trials in the lovely area around Dovedale on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border, held over two days in August.  First day: Local Trials from 7am onwards, featuring Nursery, Novice and Open competitors from the Local Area. Second day: Open Class (Restricted to 40 dogs), Open Doubles and Championship of the Dales.

Phone: 01538 373308

Website: Dovedale Sheepdog Trials 20-21 Aug 2019

Chatsworth Country Fair 30 August - 1 September 2019

There“s nothing quite like the annual country fair at Chatsworth - Check the website for more details.

Phone: 01328 821821

Website: Chatsworth Country Fair 30 August - 1 September 2019

Wirksworth Festival 6-22 September 2019

Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events at this leading rural Arts Festival.

Phone: 01629 824003

Website: Wirksworth Festival 6-22 September 2019

Art & Architecture Trail 7-8 September 2019

Discover over 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting in the homes, historic buildings, gardens, shop windows and Churches all over the amazing market town of Wirksworth.  Enjoy the festival atmosphere with street theatre, music and fun events, meet the artists and buy unique, affordable art.

Phone: 01629 824003

Website: Art & Architecture Trail 7-8 September 2019

Matlock Bath Illuminations 7 Sep - 27 Oct 2019

The fabulous 2019 Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life on Saturday 8th September, running until 27th October. Magical decorated and illuminated boats parade on the River Derwent every Saturday and Sunday, and there are stalls to enjoy in Derwent Gardens, plus additional entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays.
 

Phone: 01629 761110

Website: Matlock Bath Illuminations 7 Sep - 27 Oct 2019

Derby Feste 27 - 28 September 2019

Derby Feste kicks off on Friday night with a parade through the city centre, Giant fire-breathing Dragons stalk through the streets, leading to a party on the Market Place and a fabulous Night Market organised by Sheena Holland with food and vintage stalls. 
On Saturday, the streets will come to life from noon with entertainers for the the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and acrobatics.

Phone: 01332 643411

Website: Derby Feste 27 - 28 September 2019

Model Railway Exhibition 19-20 October 2019

Our popular Model Railway Exhibition spread across multiple venues in the town. The big trains will be playing their part too!

Phone: 01629 823076

Website: Model Railway Exhibition 19-20 October 2019

Wirksworth Wizarding Day 25 Oct 2019

Wirksworth celebrates everything Harry Potter as the town puts on a day of events about the boy wizard and his world

Website: Wirksworth Wizarding Day 25 Oct 2019

Santa Experience at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Dec 2019

There'll be nine miles of smiles this Christmas as you step on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's Santa Experience!.

Phone: 01629 823076

Website: Santa Experience at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Dec 2019

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football 25-26 Feb 2020

Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in Ashbourne every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. The game is played over two eight hour periods, the goals are 3 miles apart and there are very few rules, infact nothing like a standard football match.

Phone: 01335 343666