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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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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Wingfest Derby 2024

Derby Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is part of the world's largest chicken wing festivals.

17 May 2024 - 19 May 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

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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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

Platinum Partner

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EDGE-LIT 10

In this, its tenth edition, Edge-Lit will offer the same busy day of panels, workshops, readings, and interviews with an array of genre…

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

Platinum Partner

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Dog Lovers Festival 2024

An outdoor tribute festival in the stunning surroundings of Elvaston Castle.

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

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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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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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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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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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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Great Northern Classics Grand Opening

Visit us on our open day and experience a unique journey through time where classic cars & bikes are shrouded in a building steeped in…

17 Mar 2024 Great Northern Classics, 274 – 278 Osmaston Road

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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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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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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Darkness In The Fields – Folk Horror Film Festival

Folk horror stalks back onto our screens in 2024, as Darkness in the Fields presents its first film festival! Join us as we present a series…

23 Mar 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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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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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Download 2024

The UK's biggest rock and metal festival will return 14th-16th June 2024.

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

Platinum Partner

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Derby Festé 2024

Derby Festé returns for a truly exciting 16th year of outdoor dance, music, art and theatre.

20 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

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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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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