Every year we celebrate the ancient art of Well Dressing, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire where town and village communities come together to create living art installations from natural materials between May and September.
Well Dressings celebrate everything from biblical scenes to special anniversaries. Why not learn the secrets of everything from puddling to petalling at one of the 'Well in the Making' construction events at various locations.
You're way ahead of us! Dates for 2017 events are being announced all the time so keep checking back to this list for the latest.
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Blessing of the Wells at Bakewell at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.
This years annual festival runs for 7 days from Ascension day on 25th May for 7 days, with 6 wells dressed around the village.
Visit our beautiful village and marvel at over 10 beautifully decorated Wells. On Saturday 15th July 2017 we close the roads in the centre of the village to through traffic so you can safely enjoy a mixture of music, street entertainment, an Arts...
Ancient Derbyshire tradition of Wells Dressing.
Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ). Two wells on show.
Find out how a well dressing is made by watching the well dressers at work, 10am – 4pm. Venues – Pavements Shopping Centre (next to Massarella's) (S40 1PA) and ‘Crooked Spire’ Church Porch (S40 1XJ)