What's On This Month
Welcome to the Peak District & Derbyshire
Visit the Peak District and Derbyshire. A world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at its heart the Peak District National Park, known and loved by millions for its breath-taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Spanning areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire in the heart of England and home to market towns, pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct 2016
A chance to ride the trams into the evening with special lighting effects and activities throughout the week.
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016
Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful town and its traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around stalls nestled within the beautiful streets and marketplace.
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016
Waterside Christmas Winter Wonderland is back again. Arrive at Waterside where Santa’s chief elf and his team of elves will lead you through the enchanted forest and the valley of Christmas lights to Santa’s woodland grotto.
Tue 28 Feb - Wed 1 Mar 2017
Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match the game is played over two eight hour periods with goals are 3 miles apart!
Sat 6 - Sun 14 May 2017
Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.