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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Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink 2024

Join us for some festive fun and take a dash around Derby’s own real ice rink.

30 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 Cathedral Green, Cathedral Green

Platinum Partner

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Nordic Bar

Come in from the cold into the Nordic Bar, hosted in three festive tipis on the Derby Market Place.

30 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 Cathedral Green, Cathedral Green

Platinum Partner

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Cinderella 2024

Cinderella has big dreams, but with her sisters digging their ugly heels in, it’s going to take help from her bestfriend Buttons and a…

6 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

Platinum Partner

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Love The 90's Fest

On Saturday 21st September we head to The Chocolate Factory Derby with a stacked 90s lineup for an incredible all-day affair!

21 Sep 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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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

Platinum Partner

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Derby Pride 2024

Derby Pride is an LGBT+ Festival, celebrating LGBT+ people and culture.

14 Sep 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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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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Dog Lovers Festival 2024

Don't miss the UK's biggest dog friendly tribute festival weekend.

2 Aug 2024 - 4 Aug 2024 Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road , Elvaston

Platinum Partner

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Ultimate 90s 2024- Part of The Darley Park Weekender

Blue, Honeyz and Chris Moyles 90s Hangover join us for the second year of Ultimate 90s.

31 Aug 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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An Evening with Johnny Vegas

Join Great Northern Classics for an evening with Johnny Vegas, discussing vintage vehicles and Field of Dreams!

6 Aug 2024 Great Northern Classics, 274 – 278 Osmaston Road

Platinum Partner

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Whooverville 15

Whooverville's returns in 2024! Organized by Derby's Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, it promises fun for all ages.

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

Platinum Partner

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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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Dracula Returns to Derby

Derby's 1924 Dracula premiere reshaped the iconic character, inspiring Hollywood's suave portrayal.

22 Jul 2024 - 31 May 2025 Various Derby locations

Platinum Partner

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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

Platinum Partner

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Bustler on the Road

Join Bustler's Summer tour for epic food, cocktails, DJs, family fun, and good times at hotspots near you.

17 Aug 2024 Various Derby locations

Platinum Partner

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TR28 – Tomb Raider Day

The unofficial, one-day fan event is back for its 4th annual event! 2024 is a big year for Lara Croft with new games, anniversaries and a…

12 Oct 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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The Darley Park Weekender 2024

Enjoy 3 days of family-friendly music at Darley Park: Ultimate 90s, 80s Mix Tape, and classical music with fireworks.

30 Aug 2024 - 1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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Gin & Rum Festival Derby 2025

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival is coming back to Derby!

7 Jun 2025 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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Summer in Nashville Country Roadshow

Nashville's biggest party comes to Derby!

14 Sep 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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Sadler Gate Food & Drink Trail

This isn't just any Food & Drink Trail… This is the Sadler Gate Food & Drink Trail!

7 Sep 2024 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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Derby Brick Festival

This will be a great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan.

8 Sep 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

Platinum Partner

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Derby Folk Weekend 2024

Derby's Folk Weekend returns! Enjoy a mix of concerts and lively entertainment in the heart of the city all weekend.

11 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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UK Dracula Film Festival

Celebrate Dracula in all his forms this weekend, from acclaimed classics to truly weird and wonderful vampire tales.

20 Sep 2024 - 22 Sep 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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EDGE-LIT 10

Edge-Lit returns to QUAD on Saturday, 7th September 2024, showcasing the best in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi.

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

Platinum Partner

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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