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
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
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
See Santa in his on-train grotto for Christmas. At various dates throughout December. Full details are available on the website or in our separate leaflet.
Phone: 01629 823076
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
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