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

1950s Weekend at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 25-27 Aug 2018

Sample what life was like in the 1950s when some of our trains were new!  Full details are available on the website or in our separate leaflet.

Phone: 01629 823076

Website: 1950s Weekend at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 25-27 Aug 2018

Chatsworth Country Fair 31 August - 2 September 2018

It's all coming together for the 2017 Chatsworth Country Fair Check the website for more details.

Phone: 01328 821821

Website: Chatsworth Country Fair 31 August - 2 September 2018

Art & Architecture Trail 8 and 9 September 2018

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 8 and 9 September 2018

Wirksworth Festival 7 - 23 September 2018

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 7 - 23 September 2018

Derby Feste 27 - 29 September 2018

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 - 29 September 2018

Matlock Bath Illuminations 8 Sep - 27 Oct 2018

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

Website: Matlock Bath Illuminations 8 Sep - 27 Oct 2018

Wirksworth Harry Potter Day 20 Oct 2018

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

Website: Wirksworth Harry Potter Day 20 Oct 2018

Alton Towers Scarefest October 2018

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

Bakewell Christmas Market 24 - 25 Nov 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

Website: Bakewell Christmas Market 24 - 25 Nov 2018

Victorian Christmas 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

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

Website: Victorian Christmas 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football 5-6 Mar 2019

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