What’s on in Peak District and across Derbyshire

Find out what events are going on in Matlock, the Peak District and across Derbyshire. Some of the events get booked up so please ensure you book early and if you plan to see the Matlock Illuminations or attend the Matlock Christmas Market, book a room with us as soon as possible as our rooms go quickly for all Matlock events!

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Belper Goes GreenBelper Goes Green, organised by Transition Belper, is an eco-festival that aims to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way that showcases the best our community has to offer.1st - 3rd June
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RHS Chatsworth Flower ShowThe Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) newest Show, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show partnered by Wedgwood will return to the magnificent 1,000 acre Chatsworth Estate6th - 10th June
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Disley and Newtown Well DressingAdding to the long tradition of well dressings in the area, the Disley and Newtown well dressing has many exhibits which will remain on display throughout the festival. 6th - 14th June
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Eroica BritanniaHeld at Friden Grange in the Peak District National Park, the UK's most extraordinary and spectacular festival of cycling15th - 17th June
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Woodside Festivala day of live music, art, wild activities and good food and drink; all in support of local wildlife.16th June
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Cavendish's Horses: Atkinson's Action HorsesWitness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.23rd - 24th June
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Rowsley Well DressingTwo well dressings, one by the community and the other by the school. 23rd - 30th June
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Tideswell WelldressingThe well dressing with be on display in the village opposite H&D's Bistro24th June - 1st July
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Apperknowle Well DressingThere is one well to see at Apperknowle and this is only the third time the well has been dressed1st - 7th July
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Hayfield Well DressingWells in the making will be at various venues around the village.26th - 1st July
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Opening Night Gala at Buxton Opera HouseBuxton Festival’s opening night will see a musical world tour at a Gala evening 6th July
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TimberTimber - an extraordinary new festival exploring the transformative impact of forests.6th - 8th July
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BANANALLAMA FestivalA celebration of music and arts entertainment.13th - 14th July
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Grand Medieval JoustExperience a spectacle of speed and skill as four of the most masterful knights in the kingdom, mounted on their magnificent steeds. 26th - 27th August
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Chatsworth Country FairOne of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events.31st Aug - 2nd Sep
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Well dressingsWormhill and Chesterfield hold their well dressings 8th - 15th &
15th - 23rd September
Matlock Bath IlluminationsA fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent8th September - 27th October
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Chesterfield Canal Walking FestivalThere are 51 walks, all based in and around the Canal and ranging from 2 miles to the full 46 miles15th - 23rd September
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Tapton Lock FestivalGet close to the water and have a go at canoeing15th - 16th September
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Big Shakeout Festival 2018The basecamp for a weekend of adventure and entertainment in the Peak District. 28th - 30th September
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Halloween Fright Nights!Visit the Haunted House, trick or treat the Witch and meet her owl, spooky storytelling and devilish disco28th October
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Peppa Pig's AdventurePeppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!31st October - 1st November
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Chesterfield Firework Extravaganzahe skies above Chesterfield will light up during a spectacular show5th November
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Christmas at Renishaw HallThere will be plenty to see and do at historic Renishaw Hall & Gardens29th November - 9th December
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Bolsover Lantern Parade 2018 - 25th anniversaryJoin Junction Arts and a community of extraordinary lantern makers for the 25th anniversary1st December
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World of Wedgwood Christmas MarketWith over 50 stalls of local food and handcrafted products.8th December
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Christmas at Revolution HouseSee the house decorated for Christmas with traditional greenery and flower arrangements13th - 24th December
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Boxing Day Raft EventBoxing Day Raft Event from Matlock to Cromford Meadows on the River Derwent.26th December
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