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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.

Badapple theatre

Belper Arts Festival


Sun 1 - Mon 30 May 2016

Welcome to the fourth Belper Arts Festival with it's blend of art, music, dance, photography, film, literature, theatre, comedy, performance, talks and workshops.

Clash of Knights

Clash of Knights


Sun 29 - Mon 30 May 2016

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on. Feel the heat of the battle as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength.

The Grand Tour

Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 12 Jun 2016

Derby Museum and Art Gallery will present an exhibition drawing on Joseph Wright of Derby’s formative years in Italy, which marked a personal and professional turning point.

A double-bill of exhibitions

Rose English and Sir Peter Blake


Sun 20 Mar - Sun 5 Jun 2016

A double-bill of exhibitions will be on show at The Harley Gallery, featuring original collages from Sir Peter Blake’s celebrated ‘World Tour’ series’ and a collection of horse related works from influential performance artist Rose English.

Turner Prize winner Simon Starling

Simon Starling


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 26 Jun 2016

Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest exhibition in the UK to date and will include a selection of his installation works, many unseen in the UK before.

Spring Bank Fun

Spring Bank Fun - Activities at Eastwood Park


Wed 1 Jun 2016

1.6.16 - First day of ’30 days wild’. Challenge yourself to one wild thing throughout June. Activities today to start you off. 3.6.16 – Family friendly navigation challenge. Register at the sports pavilion. Held at Eastwood Park, S41 0BD

Tickets on sale now!-

Derby Book Festival


Fri 3 - Sat 11 Jun 2016

The Festival celebrates the joy of books and the pleasure and power of reading and aims to inspire a new generation of readers.

Vintage bicycle event

Eroica Britannia


Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jun 2016

As named as 'One of the Best Value Family Festivals in the UK' by Visit England. The iconic 3 day Summertime life, style and cycling festival Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a second year.

Peakender 2016

The Great Peak Weekender 2016


Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

Enjoy some of the world’s best beers in some of the UK’s most stunning countryside. A great range of Thornbridge cask, keg and bottled beer and those from our brewing friends. Great local foods, live music and DJs.

Returning for it’s seventh year

Buxton Military Tattoo


Sat 2 Jul 2016

Once again, the UK’s finest military bands will give a spectacular performance inside the magnificent Devonshire Dome.

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield Festival of Cricket


Sun 3 Jul 2016

Sunday 3 July, Derbyshire play Northants in a NatWest T20 Blast match. Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July, Derbyshire take on Northants in a 4 day county championship match. Sunday 10 July Derbyshire play local rivals Yorkshire in a T20 match.

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Festival


Fri 8 - Sun 24 Jul 2016

A happy marriage of opera, music and books!

Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival


Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jul 2016

A well-established, intimate and family friendly music festival, mainly folk and world music, in a beautiful rural setting. Held in large marquees on a greenfield site at Brunt's Fields in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire.

Y Not Festival

Y Not Festival 2016


Fri 29 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Y Not Festival is the Small, Fresh & Loud music festival, with a fantastic atmosphere and a history of amazing live acts.We’d love you to join us.