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.
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.
Sat 19 Mar 2016
Leek Food & Drink Festival will be held throughout the town centre of Leek; pubs, cafes, boutique shops, along the main shopping street, linking into the historic 800 year old market place at the heart of the town & indoor Victorian market.
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.
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.
Sat 7 - Sun 15 May 2016
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 February.
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.
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.
Sun 3 - Thu 7 Jul 2016
Sunday 3 July, Derbyshire play Northamptonshire 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 Yorkshire again in a T20 match.
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 - 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 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.
Alton Towers area
Sat 15 - Sun 30 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!
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.
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!