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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fri 29 Apr - Sun 1 May 2016
Following last year's sold-out success the Big Session is back in Buxton, now over three nights and two days.
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 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.
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.
Sat 2 Jul 2016
Once again, the UK’s finest military bands will give a spectacular performance inside the magnificent Devonshire Dome.
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.
Mon 4 - Fri 8 Jul 2016
Come and see how the ancient process of well dressing is done! The construction will take place on Common Lane at Cutthorpe, S42 7AJ.
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.
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.
Mon 8 - Sun 14 Aug 2016
You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special August 1940s Week
Wed 10 Aug 2016
A traditional agricultural and horticultural show with entertainment and exhibits for all the family. Trade and craft stands, and food stalls. Venue - Ashover Show Ground, Rectory Fields (S45 0BA). Signposted from the A632 at Kelstedge.
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 - 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.
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!