What's On

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Derby with our comprehensive guide to what's on. Discover a calendar packed with thrilling festivals, top Derby events, live music performances, captivating theatre productions, art exhibitions, and more.

Immerse yourself in the energy of Derby's cultural scene and stay up-to-date with the latest happenings. From family-friendly festivals to cultural celebrations, our curated guide ensures you don't miss out on the city's most exciting experiences. Plan your visit and immerse yourself in the diverse array of festivals and top events that make Derby a destination of choice for entertainment and cultural enthusiasts.

Top Events for 2024

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Charlie Hedges Live at Moorways Pool Party

Radio One DJ Charlie Hedges is joining us on Saturday, July 6th with a live DJ set, for an epic pool party!

6 Jul 2024 Moorways Sports Village & Waterpark, Moor Lane, Allenton

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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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Japan Fest 2024

Japan Fest is back in 2024! Japan Fest is taking over the building on Saturday 13th July with a range of film screenings, Martial Arts…

13 Jul 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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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

Platinum Partner

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Bustler Fan Park - Euros 24

Derby's BIGGEST Fan Park is BACK for Euros 24! Join us for an unforgettable experience as we kick off the Euros with a bang!

16 Jun 2024 - 25 Jun 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

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

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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The Darley Park Weekender 2024

Three days of five-star, family-friendly musical entertainment, in the beautiful surroundings of Darley Park. Ultimate 90sfeatures poptastic…

30 Aug 2024 - 1 Sep 2024 Darley Park

Platinum Partner

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A Jurassic Day Out

The Dinosaurs return to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter for a third year! Meet all your favourites including Zeus – the UK’ biggest T-Rex, Emily…

20 Jul 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

Platinum Partner

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Join Otaku World LTD as we transform Derby into a vibrant hub of anime and Japanese culture! Otaku Link 9 promises an immersive experience…

26 May 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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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

Platinum Partner

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Becky Hill (with special guests Jax Jones & Caity Baser) - Part of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions kicks off with the multi-BRIT Award-winning Becky Hill, a pop powerhouse with a reputation as a…

12 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton Park

Platinum Partner

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K-Dence Music Festival

Headlining the mainstage (in collaboration with Blend) we are proud to present Howard Donald (returning from his World Tour); with many…

14 Sep 2024 Kedleston Country House, Kedleston Road, Quarndon

Platinum Partner

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Download 2024

Download is the UK’s premier rock festival, taking place at Donington Park, with headliners including Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy…

14 Jun 2024 - 16 Jun 2024 Donington Park, Castle Donington

Platinum Partner

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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

Platinum Partner

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Y Not Festival 2024

The Peak Districts biggest party will return 2nd -4th August 2024. 3 Days of top quality music, comedy, food and good times in a stunning…

2 Aug 2024 - 4 Aug 2024 Pikehall

Platinum Partner

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Derby Caribbean Carnival

The Derby Caribbean Carnival will be taking place on Sunday 21st July 2024. Street performances travel from the city to the family fun day…

21 Jul 2024

Platinum Partner

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Departure Lounge 2024

Departure Lounge 2024 presents a summer festival of fresh and exciting performance…now in its 12th year!

11 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024 Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Bustler's Burger Festival

Get your chops around this… we've picked a tasty selection of the UK’s very best burger traders and thrown in some great music, games,…

15 Jun 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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