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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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

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Bustler Beer Festival 2024

This is not just any beer festival - this is a Bustler beer festival. We know Derby loves a Beer Festival - so we are bringing together a…

12 Apr 2024 - 13 Apr 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

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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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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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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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 Folk Weekend 2024

Derby's city centre folk festival comes back for 2024 as Derby Folk Weekend. A fantastic mix of concerts and events in the heart of the…

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

Platinum Partner

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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

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

Platinum Partner

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English Tourism Week 2024 in Derby

English Tourism Week, an annual celebration of the vibrant English tourism industry, unfolds from 15th - 24th March 2024. This event serves…

15 Mar 2024 - 24 Mar 2024

Platinum Partner

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Turin Shroud Exhibition

A full-size copy of the world-famous Shroud of Turin is coming to Derby Cathedral and will be on display from Saturday 9 March to Sunday 7…

9 Mar 2024 - 7 Apr 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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

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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Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards 2024

Join us for an evening of celebration as we toast our 2024 Tourism Award finalists and discover who gained gold, silver or bronze.

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

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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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

Platinum Partner

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Titanic Dining Experience

Step aboard the greatest ocean-liner ever built on its maiden voyage. This dining, and theatrical experience weaves; survivors memories and…

19 Apr 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

Platinum Partner

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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…

16 Mar 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

Platinum Partner

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Spring Collection: Derby Book Festival 2024

The Derby Book Festival look forward to welcoming you to 16 events taking place between Friday 23 February and Monday 4 March.

25 Feb 2024 - 4 Mar 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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Gin & Rum Festival Derby 2024

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival is coming back to Derby! Join the fun and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best of Gin…

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

Platinum Partner

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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

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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The Sadler Gate Spring Market

Save the date for Love Sadler Gate's Spring Market. More details coming soon.

4 May 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

Platinum Partner

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