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Events in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Find out what's on in Derbyshire and throughout the Peak District here.  Events include The Buxton Military Tattoo, the Y Not? Festival and the famous Matlock Bath Illuminations amongst many others. From local markets to craft fairs and walking festivals, there's so much to see and do, why not stay a while longer and don't miss your favourite Peak District events.

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What's on for the month ahead...

military band marching in unison across the lawn at chatsworth

Here's a look ahead to the events taking place in the area for the month of September

 

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Throughout September & October, Matlock Bath Illuminations are a must!

 

Christmas
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Browse Christmas Events

Browse a range of Christmas events including Carol Concerts to Christmas Craft Fairs.

 

Derwent
Pulse

Derwent Pulse events

Derwent Pulse is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.

 

Ghost Walks and Halloween                    

Ghost Walks

Get scared with a ghost walk around Derby or a spooky halloween event.

 
 

catch a show                

crowd gathers for a performance at the pomegranate theatre, chesterfield

Operas, musicals, plays, stand-up comedy and pantomimes, find all shows here! 

 

visit an
exhibition

woman perusing a brochure at an art exhibition

Take in an exhibition, from art, sculpture, commeration events and local traditions

 

live music                     

band playing on stage at y not festival

The Peak District provides a stunning backdrop to festivals and live music events

 
 
Alton Towers Themed Weekends and Short Breaks

Events Calendar

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02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Farmers' Market at The Pavilion GardensThu 2 Oct 2014Our Farmers' Markets are held all year round and boast many stalls from farmers and growers from throughout the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Agatha Christie's Play - 'Black Coffee' at Pomegranate TheatreThu 2 Oct 2014Starring Jason Durr from ITV's Heartbeat. The first play ever written by Agatha Christie - a quintessential Country Estate is thrown into chaos when precious plans are stolen. Hercule Poirot then steps on to the scene!

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

In Conversation - 'Theatre to Theatre' at Pomegranate TheatreThu 2 Oct 2014Brought to you by Chesterfield Theatre Friends as part of the In Conversation series. Andrew Raftery is a retired Consultant General Kidney Transplant Surgeon who has now taken up acting and play writing. Event held in Theatre Bar.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Folk night with Piva at Haddon HallThu 2 Oct 2014Many of our visitors will be familiar with Piva from their numerous visits to Haddon bringing alive Tudor and Elizabethan music. Folk music is another string to their bow and shows what a diverse bunch of musicians they are!

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 2 Oct 2014Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Chilean Wine Tasting Evening at ReptonThu 2 Oct 2014To be held at Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton, DE65 6FH. Join Repton Village Society for this evening with the Derby branch manager of Majestic Wines.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Quiz Night at AshbourneThu 2 Oct 2014Quiz night at The Horns pub on Victoria Square every Thursday

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Open Meeting and Workshop at HiltonThu 2 Oct 2014To be held at Hilton Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5FW. Join Hilton and Marston History Group for this open meeting and workshop.

14 August 2014 to 03 October 2014

WW1 ‘From the Mill to the Front’: Eric Lockrane at The Foxlowe Arts CentreThu 14 Aug - Fri 3 Oct 2014Eric Lockrane 1942 – 2007, was a mature student at Colchester School of Art in the early 1960s after being invalided out of the RAF. He became Senior Lecturer and Head of Illustration at Staffordshire University for over 21 years.

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

Agatha Christie's Play - 'Black Coffee' at Pomegranate TheatreFri 3 Oct 2014Starring Jason Durr from ITV's Heartbeat. The first play ever written by Agatha Christie - a quintessential Country Estate is thrown into chaos when precious plans are stolen. Hercule Poirot then steps on to the scene!

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

Free Friday Walks at Ilam ParkFri 3 Oct 2014Free Friday walks with our volunteers take place each Friday at 11:00am - starting outside the shop and visitor centre at Ilam Park. The routes change each week. No booking required, just turn up.

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

Biddulph Artisan MarketFri 3 Oct 2014An artisan market selling handmade, locally produced and locally reared products, in and around the Town Hall on the High Street.

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

Vintage Festival of Light at AshoverFri 3 Oct 2014Vintage Festival of Light and Illuminations raising funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance combining a display of vintage vehicles with a variety of attractions. Event held at Ashover Showground, S45 0BA

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

A'choired Taste in Concert at Melbourne Assembly RoomsFri 3 Oct 2014Join A'choired Taste in Concert at Melbourne Assembly Rooms. Doors open at 7pm. Please contact for further details.

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

Blair Dunlop at AltonFri 3 Oct 2014The hugely talented Radio 2 Folk Award winner will perform an intimate set, featuring popular folk songs alongside his own critically acclaimed material. He’s a rising star so catch him while you can at Alton Village Hall!

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

The Daily Bread at Calton St Marys Memorial HallFri 3 Oct 2014Move over Paul Hollywood, there's a new 'silver fox' in town! But is the charismatic baker hiding a dark secret from his adoring WI fans? One-man comedy theatre show with live baking on stage, presented by Badapple Theatre Company.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Agatha Christie's Play - 'Black Coffee' at Pomegranate TheatreSat 4 Oct 2014Starring Jason Durr from ITV's Heartbeat. The first play ever written by Agatha Christie - a quintessential Country Estate is thrown into chaos when precious plans are stolen. Hercule Poirot then steps on to the scene!

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Crystal and Gift Event at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSat 4 Oct 2014We have a large selection of tumblestones and other crystals, angel, fairy and Buddha figurines. We also have some items of crystal and beaded jewellery, incense and holders and other unusual gift items. At Swadlincote Therapy Rooms.

04 March 2014 to 04 October 2014

Explore Eyam – Volunteer led walks at Eyam Hall Historic House and GardensTue 4 Mar - Sat 4 Oct 2014Tuesdays and Sundays From 4 March 11am: 5 miles into the surrounding countryside on farm tracks and fields. 14.30pm: a short walk, 2 miles around the village. Bring weather appropriate clothing.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Brampton Food Market at St Thomas' ChurchSat 4 Oct 2014Part of Chatsworth Road Festival 2014 - Brampton Food Market. The Mayor Alexis Diouf and his wife Vickey-Anne will be blowing out the candles on the 3rd Birthday Cake as part of the Festival! Enjoy the atmosphere and buy some local produce.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Brampton Food Fair - Apple Pressing & Seed SwapSat 4 Oct 2014Part of Chatsworth Road Festival 2014. Apple Pressing and a Seed Swap organised by Transition Chesterfield. Taste some apples and bring your seeds to swap with other people!

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Bramptons Busking BuzzSat 4 Oct 2014Live Music on the pavements of Chatsworth Road. An eclectic mix of different music types to tap your feet to! There will six 'busking stops' from Lidl to St Thomas' Church Centre on Chatsworth Road - finishing at the Food Fair.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Birdbox Building Workshop at BramptonSat 4 Oct 2014Bird box building at Inkerman Park, S40 4BP. Event held on the park next to the Manor Rd / Rockingham Close entrance. Kits are limited so please email in advance if you would like one! Email: info@theinkerman.org. Part of Chatsworth Rd Fest

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Autumn Ceilidh with Brampton Community BandSat 4 Oct 2014A rollicking, foot-tapping start to the 2014 Festival! Come and dance your socks off with the fabulous Brampton Community Band! Tickets include a chip butty. Event held at Old Hall Junior School, Old Road, S40 3QR

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Craft & Gift Fairs - Downstairs at Bakewell Town HallSat 4 Oct 2014Craft and Gift Fairs downstairs in Bakewell Town Hall. Up to 18 stalls with some regulars and new stalls for variety.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Crystal and Gift Event at SwadlincoteSat 4 Oct 2014At Freedom Therapy Rooms, Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West St, DE11 9DG. We have a large selection of tumble stones and other crystal shapes as well as angel, fairy and Buddha figurines. Also sell crystal and beaded jewellery, incense and more

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

A'choired Taste in Concert at Melbourne Assembly RoomsSat 4 Oct 2014Join A'choired Taste in Concert at Melbourne Assembly Rooms. Doors open at 7pm. Please contact for further details.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Boat Trips at Hollingwood HubSat 4 Oct 2014Enjoy a trip on the narrowboat 'Madeline' from Hollingwood Hub on the Chesterfield Canal. No advance booking needed, just turn up and pay on the day. Trips also at 11.45 am, 1 pm, 2.15 pm and 3.30 pm.

02 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Exhibitions at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 2 - Sat 4 Oct 2014Ashbourne has a wealth of important and historically significant buildings, people, places and events. The local Heritage Centre hosts a series of changing exhibitions reflecting the towns history.

03 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Derby Folk Festival at Cathedral QuarterFri 3 - Sun 5 Oct 2014We’re absolutely delighted to say that the festival will go ahead this year, as scheduled, – all within Derby’s Cathedral Quarter: on The Market Place, in the Guildhall Theatre and The Old Bell Hotel.

04 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 4 - Sun 5 Oct 2014"Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair" Open every weekend ~ Held In the "Brigade Hall" which is "Through the Gardens" in the Town Centre ~ Just follow the signs on foot during event days.

01 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Leek Blues and Americana Festival 2014Wed 1 - Sun 5 Oct 2014A five day festival of blues music and more, live and local, all over town. Headliners include Breeze & Wilson, Mike Sanchez & The Portions, Rick Ford & Friends, Adrian Byron Burns and many more playing at varoius venues across Leek!

04 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Bog Commander Mud Run and Obstacle Course Race at HollinscloughSat 4 - Sun 5 Oct 2014This mud run and obstacle course race is at Heathylee House Farm, a working hill farm in the scenic Peak District, right on the border between Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The obstacle course will be built over challenging terrain.

04 October 2014 to 13 October 2014

Chatsworth Road Festival at BramptonSat 4 - Mon 13 Oct 2014Go along to Chatsworth Road and enjoy events at a wide variety of venues including Nonsolovino, St Thomas' Church, pubs, coffee houses and the Real Ale Corner. See individual events for more details.

09 September 2014 to 21 October 2014

Ben Hall Wildlife Photography Exhibition at Bakewell Visitor Centre Tue 9 Sep - Tue 21 Oct 2014An exhibition of work by top UK wildlife photographer Ben Hall

06 September 2014 to 25 October 2014

Matlock Bath Illuminations Sat 6 Sep - Sat 25 Oct 2014The annual Matlock Bath Illuminations will run from 6 September to 25 October in 2014, with a lively entertainment programme on the bandstand in Derwent Gardens from 7pm every Saturday.

08 September 2014 to 26 October 2014

Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition in the garden at ChatsworthMon 8 Sep - Sun 26 Oct 2014Sotheby's Beyond Limits is now firmly established as one of the leading events in the artistic calendar.

01 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Kathy Spall Exhibition at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumWed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Exhibition of original artwork by Kathy Spall in the Coffee Shop.

01 September 2014 to 31 October 2014

Museum Shop Featured Artist: Kathy Spall at Sharpe's Pottery MuseumMon 1 Sep - Fri 31 Oct 2014Featured Artist in the Museum Shop this month. Kathy Spall - 3D glass and ceramics.

06 September 2014 to 01 November 2014

Patchwork and Stitchery at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 6 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014Patchwork and Stitchery is an exciting, innovative and extremely colourful exhibition by author and designer Carol Phillipson showing patchwork and stitchery from her books and new designs. Many of the quilts will be on sale.

02 September 2014 to 02 November 2014

02 September 2014 to 02 November 2014

Feathers & Furries at BuxtonTue 2 Sep - Sun 2 Nov 2014Five artists depict animals and birds in different media at the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens Cafe, St John's Road, Buxton.

01 April 2014 to 05 November 2014

WWI and WWII Exhibition at Bakewell Old House Museum Tue 1 Apr - Wed 5 Nov 2014Exhibition of WWI and WWII items including Bakewell's part in the war and collected memoires from the "Forties". 2 August WW1 Commemorations.

30 September 2014 to 14 November 2014

Wirksworth & The Great War at Wirksworth Town HallTue 30 Sep - Fri 14 Nov 2014Wirksworth and the Great War is dedicated to the men of Wirksworth and their families, how they lived and died for their country and the impact on the town.

11 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Contemporary Art Exhibition at Hardwick Hall at Hardwick EstateWed 11 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014The first contemporary art exhibition to take place at Hardwick Hall. Alastair Mackie's newly commissioned work 'Epitaph' uses cutting edge tecnhnology. Other works by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin & Gavin Turk. Hall closed Mon & Tues.

13 September 2014 to 22 November 2014

Stage Presence Exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and Art GallerySat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov 2014This exhibition will focus on the work done by the Civic Theatre Friends to archive and celebrate the remarkable life of Britain's first civic theatre, launched in February 1949. The Musuem is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday.

13 September 2013 to 22 November 2014

Celebrating 30 Years Exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art GalleryFri 13 Sep 2013 - Sat 22 Nov 2014 Chapel Camera Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with an exhibition of over 100 photographs at Buxton Museum & Art

20 September 2014 to 29 November 2014

Glenn Ibbitson Consignment at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 20 Sep - Sat 29 Nov 2014Glenn Ibbitson Consignment 20th September to 29th November 2013 Meet the artist: Friday 28th November 2pm-4pm Buxton Museum and Art Gallery www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

05 June 2014 to 20 December 2014

WW1-Leek & the SM Great War Centenary at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumThu 5 Jun - Sat 20 Dec 2014A community exhibition based around the local history, urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people, before, during and after the Great War in Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.

04 April 2014 to 23 December 2014

WW1 Wartime at ChatsworthFri 4 Apr - Tue 23 Dec 2014This exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Objects, archives, photographs and stories will reveal life on Chatsworth estate during both wars.

01 October 2014 to 31 December 2014

Peak District Photography Gallery at Bakewell Visitor Centre Wed 1 Oct - Wed 31 Dec 2014Come and enjoy our fully accessible gallery, on the mezzanine floor of the historic Old Market Hall in the centre of Bakewell.

20 June 2014 to 20 June 2015

Crafty Afternoon at Bakewell Medway CentreFri 20 Jun 2014 - Sat 20 Jun 2015

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