Fantastic Festivals

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Derby has a fantastic range of festivals all year round. From Derby Festé in September, to the FORMAT photography festival and two annual Beer Festivals, Derby has something for everyone.

Our Next Festivals

The Chatsworth Festival - Art Out Loud

Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for art, The Chatsworth Festival: Art Out Loud is an annual festival of talks by artists, curators and writers.

Derbyshire Woodland Festival 2017

Derbyshire Woodland Festival 2017

23/09/2017 - 24/09/2017

The popular Festival returns on 23 and 24 September 2017 at Elvaston Castle Country Park and is a celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

Derby Festé

Derby Festé

29/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

Derby Festé will return 29 - 30 September 2017.

The Derby Festé World Circus Featuring Gorilla Circus

Derby Festé will open on Friday night at Bass’ Recreation Ground which will be transformed into ‘Circus World’ from late afternoon.

Dreaming The Night Field: A Legend of Wales - Part of Derby Folk Festival

Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in this spellbinding new storytelling and music performance which evokes the ancient Welsh legend of The Fourth Branch of The Mabinogion.

Folk Reflections - Part of Derby Folk Festival

Join Sinfonia Viva for a trip across the globe and experience the vast influence and reach of folk music throughout history.

SwampTrash - Part of Derby Folk Festival

Deep fried Celtic Cajun and Americana.

Travelling People + The James Brothers - Part of Derby Folk Festival

The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.

Rusty Shackle - Part of Derby Folk Festival

South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010.

A Call from on High - Part of Derby Folk Festival

Look up to hear towering ballads and music in mid-flight!

Discovery Days 2017

Discovery Days 2017

14/10/2017 - 29/10/2017

There’s so much to see and enjoy during the Discovery Days Festival between 14th and 29th October.

Derby Roundhouse Tour - Part of Discovery Days 2017

Join us on a journey to explore the oldest turning shed in the World where the golden age of steam once ruled!

Council House Tour - Part of Discovery Days 2017

Council House Tour - Part of Discovery Days 2017


Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 3AH

An amazing transformation of the Council House happened in 2012, so here’s your chance to see how new life has been breathed into the original 1930s structure.

Derby ARENA Tour - Part of Discovery Days 2017

Here’s your chance to take a tour around Derby Arena – the UK’s most central and newest velodrome and so much more.

Big Time Gin

Big Time Gin

20/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

Big Time Gin are delighted to announce the first ever gin festival to take place at the restored Roundhouse Derby.

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