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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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25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

National Barrel Rolling Championships at The National Brewery CentreSat 25 Oct 2014The National Barrel Rolling Championships organised by the National Brewery Heritage Trust will take place on Saturday 25th October 2014 during the Second Annual SIBA beer festival.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Birthday Party for a Lost Abbey! at The Foxlowe Arts CentreSat 25 Oct 2014Make a small monk puppet, write a poem, listen to stories, wonder at the Abbey Lanterns, add your own visions for the future of Leek - an afternoon of activities and creativity will lead to the unveiling of the Cope and cutting of the cake.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Absinthe and Lace Champagne Supper Club at The Pavilion GardensSat 25 Oct 2014Absinthe and Lace Champagne Supper Club @ Pavilion Arts Centre VIP Package arrive @ 6.15pm Theatre seats arrive @ 6.45pm

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman at Pomegranate TheatreSat 25 Oct 2014Mozart’s final masterpiece combines comedy, pantomime, love story, fantasy and philosophy in marvellous music. Enjoy many famous and hummable tunes, deeply expressive arias, wonderful ensembles and the highest notes in all opera.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Ghost Tour at Peak Cavern - 'The Devil's Arse'Sat 25 Oct 2014Spooky ghost tours from within the eerie cavern chambers.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Derwent Pulse at Arkwright's Cromford MillsSat 25 Oct 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Piano Recital - Elder Yard Chapel at ChesterfieldSat 25 Oct 2014Michael Hollingworth will present a Piano Recital. All are welcome! This event will be held at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, S40 1UR.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Beginners Mountain Bike Skills Course at HopeSat 25 Oct 2014Our mountain bike skills courses and guided rides in the Peak District are delivered in a fun and practical way for a wide range of mountain bikers.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Course at HopeSat 25 Oct 2014This course is ideal for those wanting professional MTB coaching to help them take their riding to the next level. It is also ideal for those who have been riding a while but feel a skills course would give them more confidence.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Agden Autumn - Ranger Guided Walk at BradfieldSat 25 Oct 20148 mile walk around Bradfield village and Agden Rocher on steep hill sides with some stiles. Meet at the Sands car park, Low Bradfield (GR: SK263 921) (PC: S6 6LB) Start 11am, finish 5pm.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Derby Roundhouse Tour at The RoundhouseSat 25 Oct 2014Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!! To book tours please visit http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/eshop/

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Bakewell Farmers Markets at Agricultural Business CentreSat 25 Oct 2014Generally held on the last Saturday of the month from 9am to 3pm - the multi-award winning Farmers' Market is now the second largest in the UK. Stalls under cover at the Agricultural Business Centre, with plentiful parking.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Chris While and Julie Mathews at The Whitworth CentreSat 25 Oct 2014Chris While and Julie Matthews' music is often classified as English folk, but it contains strong American country influences. They have a distinctive and highly polished sound.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Craftwise Art & Craft Markets at Bakewell Town HallSat 25 Oct 2014Art & Craft Markets in Bakewell Town Hall. Quality gifts including embroidery, textiles, hand-made soap, various styles of jewellery, paintings, decorative glass, cards, crystals, craft supplies.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Swing Shift in Concert at Melbourne Assembly RoomsSat 25 Oct 2014A great 9 piece swing band live. Tickets available from Melbourne Assembly Rooms, www.ticketsource.co.uk, and Forteys in Melbourne Market Place.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Boat Trips at Hollingwood HubSat 25 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.

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.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Fireworks at Matlock Bath Illuminations Sat 25 Oct 2014On firework nights the boats will parade at 7.45 & 9.15pm. Clifftop firework displays will take place at 9pm.

23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Exhibitions at Ashbourne Heritage Centre Thu 23 - Sat 25 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.

24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Chesterfield CAMRA Market Beer Festival at Chesterfield Market HallFri 24 - Sat 25 Oct 2014Featuring over 35 beers from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, plus cider and country wines. The ‘Battle of the Beers’ challenge returns with our best local breweries going head to head. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Craft & Jewellery Fair at The Pavilion GardensSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014The Craft and Jewellery fairs offers a refined mix of jewellery, textiles, wooden crafts, ceramics, local art, greetings cards, children's toys and much, much more.

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.

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Derbyshire Woodcrafts at Arkwright's Cromford MillsSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014Demonstrations by traditional wood carvers including wood turning on a lathe, wood carving and pyrography. All products acailable to purchase.

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

TEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS at BaslowSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014Ten artists exhibiting over 100 paintings

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair at Bakewell Medway CentreSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014Craft & Gift Fair at the Medway Centre, Bakewell. Hundreds of unique and individual Crafts and Gifts for sale. Craft & Gift Fairs will also be held at The Brigade Hall, Bath Street, Bakewell (a short walk from this venue) on these dates.

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.

25 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Bakewell Craft & Gift Fair, Brigade Hall Sat 25 - Fri 31 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.

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.

24 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Chesterfield Market FestivalFri 24 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Highlights of this years Festival include, Forties Market, Chesterfield Bargain Hunt and Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival, plus lots more, all centred on Chesterfield's famous open air market. Full programme available September.

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Scarefest at Alton Towers ResortSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Fright Fest - Crow Wood Spooky Trail at Lyme Park, House and GardenSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Seek out spooky crows and creepy crawlies this Halloween, on a self guided trail around Crow Wood.

02 September 2014 to 02 November 2014

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Starlight Halloween at Crich Tramway VillageSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one night only Spooktacular Starlight Halloween event.

24 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Autumn Half Term & Halloween at Chestnut Centre at Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl & WildlifeFri 24 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Arts & Crafts Session: Daily from Fri 24th Oct to Sun 2nd Nov Cost: £3.00 The Popular Poo Trail is back! daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm between 24th October to 2nd Nov cost: £1.00 Lantern Making Workshop Fri 31st October cost: £4.50

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Over Halloween our woodland guardian fairies have been scared away by naughty goblins! Can you collect all the wild ingredients needed to make a magic potion and send the goblins away? A self-guided scavenger hunt with a Halloween treat!

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Spooky Halloween Trail at Ilam ParkSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Explore Ilam Park on a spooky self led trail for families. Creep through the woods to hunt for hidden clues, make a potion and collect a spooky biscuit.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween at ChatsworthSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Ghoulish fun lurking around every corner ... join us if you dare Visit the house, garden and farmyard and adventure playgroud to enjoy the daytime Halloween activities.

18 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Polish Your Own Stone @ Treak Cliff Cavern at CastletonSat 18 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Polish your own Blue John Stone! Come and work with our craftsmen to create your very own slice of polished Blue John Stone or different sized 'Jewel' stone.

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.

09 October 2014 to 05 November 2014

Derwent Pulse at Upper Derwent ValleyThu 9 Oct - Wed 5 Nov 2014Derwent Pulse, a Derwent Valley Mill World Heritage Site commission by Charles Monkhouse, is a light flow the length of the Derwent that explores the river and its heritage.

04 October 2014 to 15 November 2014

Staffordshire Enjoy Art at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 4 Oct - Sat 15 Nov 2014Staffordshire Enjoy Art helps to raise awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living, and/or working, in the area. Supported by Destination Staffordshire.

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

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.

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