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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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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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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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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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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Bustler on the Road

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

20 Jul 2024, 17 Aug 2024 Various Derby locations

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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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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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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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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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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Dracula Returns to Derby

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

14 Jul 2024 - 31 May 2025 Various Derby locations

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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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

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UK Ghost Story Festival 2025

UK Ghost Story Festival returns for its 5th year with workshops, talks, interviews, panels & more on all things spooky!

14 Feb 2025 - 16 Feb 2025, 21 Feb 2025 - 23 Feb 2025 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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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Derby Caribbean Carnival

Don't miss Derby Caribbean Carnival on 21st July 2024! Street performances lead to family fun at Osmaston Park.

21 Jul 2024 Derby City Centre & Osmaston 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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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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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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Symphonic Ibiza

Get set for an Ibiza classics night with a twist! Symphonic Ibiza hits The County Ground, Derby on 17th August.

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

Platinum Partner

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