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
The fabulous 2017 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
Alton Towers Resort's Scarefest 2017 - See the website for dates. There is something for all thrill seekers and families this Halloween, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters.
Phone: 0871 222 3330
Website: Alton Towers Scarefest October 2018
This quintessential English Christmas Market will feature some traders from the popular Bakewell Monday Market alongside a mouth-watering selection of speciality festive foods and wines from the Peak District, arts and crafts, gifts for all the family and much more.
Phone: 01629 813227
Over 150 stalls in two marquees in Hall Leys Park in the centre of Matlock. The market will see the widest variety of goods, Street entertainers, marching bands, funfair and Santa's grotto.
Phone: 01629 583042
There'll be nine miles of smiles this Christmas as you step on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's Santa Experience!.
Phone: 01629 823076
Late night shopping in Ashbourne - with a host of festive fayre and entertainment
Phone: 01335 343666
A fabulous outdoor Christmas market for all the family in the small historical town of Wirksworth.
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
Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials - 3 days of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.
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.
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
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.
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
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