Great for Groups

Derby welcome groups as a great place to visit and a great base to stay and explore the city and surrounding Peak District and Derbyshire. 

Discover our new suite of Derby Group Tours below. Enjoy shopping, tours, great value attractions and group friendly hotels and restaurants.   If you need any help with your itinerary planning, please contact tourism marketing and we'd be delighted to offer our ideas.  

Top Events for 2024

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Derbyshire County Show

With livestock, stuntmen, vintage vehicles, a food fair, a dog show and so much more it promises to be a day for every member of your family…

23 Jun 2024 The Showground, Borrowash Road, Elvaston

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Derby Fake Festival 2024

We're bringing 6 of our ‘fake bands’ to Derby – professional ‘touring-grade’ tribute bands that put on a superb performance. They look,…

15 Jun 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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Sausage & Cider Festival 2024

The UK's Biggest Tribute Festival celebrates its 10th year! We have an absolutely amazing weekend of music and alternative entertainment for…

27 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Catton Hall & Park, Walton-on-Trent

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Tom Jones (with special guests Gabrielle, The Selecter & Kezia Gill) - TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Welsh legend Tom Jones will captivate Derby on Saturdayl with his powerful voice, which has been enthralling audiences worldwide for over…

13 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Derby Book Festival 2024: Autumn Collection

The Derby Book Festival look forward to welcoming you back for their Autumn edition between 15 - 18 November 2024.

15 Nov 2024 - 18 Nov 2024 Various Derby venues

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TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Markeaton Park, the city’s most-visited outdoor destination, will host the first-ever TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions.

12 Jul 2024 - 14 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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Derby Film Festival 2024

Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festival in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures,…

8 Nov 2024 - 11 Nov 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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England Women vs Pakistan Women

England return to The Incora County Ground in 2024 for a huge Metro Bank One-Day International against Pakistan on Thursday 23 May.

23 May 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

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Derby Poetry Festival 2024

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby.

2 Oct 2024 - 6 Oct 2024 Various Derby venues

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Celebrate Sadler Gate

Celebrate Sadler Gate returns for a third year! Join the Cathedral Quarter BID and the Sadler Gate Business Community for another fun filled…

29 Jun 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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Bloodstock 2024

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK's biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in…

8 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024 Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent

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FORMAT International Photography Festival - FORMAT24 Presents

Marking FORMAT’s 20th Anniversary, we are delighted to announce our FORMAT24 Presents Programme featuring six exhibitions across Derby and…

24 Apr 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Madness (with special guests Rick Astley, The Lightning Seeds & Deco) - Part of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

The world-class weekend of live music will see fans enjoy Madness on Sunday. The iconic British band has been delighting fans since the late…

14 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

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The Darley Park Concert 2024 - Part of The Darley Park Weekender

Back once more as part of The Darley Park Weekender, the firm favourite will be delighting again with classical music, and fireworks in one…

1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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The Sadler Gate Spring Market

Join us for a blooming good time at our vibrant Spring Market on Saturday 4th May 11am - 4pm!

4 May 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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EDGE-LIT 10

Edge-Lit, an event which celebrates the best in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy and Science-Fiction writing, will return to QUAD on Saturday 7…

7 Sep 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Comic Con Mania Derby

THE UK'S NO 1 POP CULTURE TOUR SWEEPING THE NATION! Comic Con Mania Derby brings celebrity guests from film & TV, cosplay, console gaming,…

13 Jul 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

Platinum Partner

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D-Block Europe

Platinum-selling South London collective, D-Block Europe, will play a headline show at The County Ground, Derby, on Saturday 29 June.

29 Jun 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

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Summer Derby Book Festival 2024

Join the Summer Derby Book Festival for an exciting line-up of writers talking about their latest books across a wide range of genres - all…

30 May 2024 - 4 Jun 2024 Various Derby venues

Platinum Partner

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Whooverville 15

After our sell out event in 2023, Whooverville is back for its 15th edition in 2024. Organised by Derby’s Doctor Who group, The Whoovers,…

31 Aug 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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Symphonic Ibiza

The County Ground is set for night of Ibiza classics with a difference, as Symphonic Ibiza comes to Derby on Saturday 17 August.

17 Aug 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

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Markeaton Park Food & Drink Festival

Mad Hatters Events proudly presents the Markeaton Park Food & Drink Festival, a fantastic day out that brings together an array of food…

17 Aug 2024 - 18 Aug 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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Paracinema Cult Film Festival 2024

Anything goes! This is the motto of Paracinema, a festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream. Expect a steady diet of…

3 May 2024 - 6 May 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Dracula: from Novel to Stage to Screen with Dacre Stoker

Enjoy this audio-visual survey by Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker author of Dracula.

24 May 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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A view of Derby Cathedral from Iron Gate

Derby Suite of Group Tours

Our 5 group tours, all are located in Derby city centre, close to Derby’s Coach Park and easy to walk to.

If you would like to enjoy two or more tours or have a larger group, we would be delighted to help you split the group and arrange your visit with the other venues.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus - GOV.UK

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