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  • Chatsworth Country Fair
  • Derby CAMRA Beer Festival

What's On in the Peak District & Derbyshire

Find out what's on in the Peak District and Derbyshire here. Events include traditional Well Dressings, the Bloodstock and Y Not Music Festivals, the Eroica Britannia Festival and the famous Matlock Bath Illuminations amongst many others. From local markets and Farmers 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 what's on in the Peak District and Derbyshire.


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Major Events Coming Up In 2016

Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct 2016

From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile on the continent.

 President Andrew Critchlow.

Hope Show

Hope Valley

Mon 29 Aug 2016

Come to Hope Show for a great August Bank Holiday Monday at a traditional agricultural show, set amidst the hills of the Peak District.

Two weeks celebration of community spirit

New Mills Festival

New Mills

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

New Mills Festival is a two week annual celebration of community spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions, trails, quizzes and performances.

Come at enjoy a leading rural arts festival

Wirksworth Festival


Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Every September the historic market town of Wirksworth throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see great art in a truly wonderful place. Inspirational work from both international and local artists fill the streets and houses.

Autumn Footprints Festival

Autumn Footprints Festival

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Sat 10 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 39 free guided walks from 10th - 25th September 2016. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everyone of all abilities.

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2015

Chesterfield Well Dressing


Sat 10 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ).

The Old Smokey.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

The annual Matlock Bath Illuminations will run from 10th September to 29th October in 2016, with a lively entertainment programme on the bandstand in Derwent Gardens every Saturday and Sunday.

Melbourne Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival - Art and Architecture Trail


Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to see 120 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 70 locations in the heart of this gem of a village! A Fantastic weekend for just £5! See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity.

Sarruga Dragons- Friday at Derby Feste 2016

Derby Feste


Fri 23 - Sat 24 Sep 2016

Derby Festé is always exciting and new – with a whole range of local, national and international performers.



Alton Towers area

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Illuminated Trams as night falls at Crich

Starlight Spectacular


Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

A chance to ride the trams into the evening with special lighting effects and activities throughout the week.