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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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Tom Jones (with special guests Gabrielle, The Selecter & Kezia Gill) - TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

Welsh legend Tom Jones will captivate Derby on Saturdayl with his powerful voice, which has been enthralling audiences worldwide for over…

13 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dracula Returns to Derby

In 1924, the iconic theatrical adaptation of Dracula made its world premiere right here in Derby. But when the curtain rose, the monstrous…

23 May 2024 - 31 May 2025 Various Derby locations

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…

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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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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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Bustler on the Road

We are launching our Summer tour bringing Bustler on the road to locations near you. With numerous dates throughout the summer months we're…

26 May 2024, 1 Jun 2024, 8 Jun 2024 - 9 Jun 2024, 20 Jul 2024, 17 Aug 2024 Various Derby locations

Platinum Partner

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Madness (with special guests Rick Astley, The Lightning Seeds & Deco) - Part of TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions

The world-class weekend of live music will see fans enjoy Madness on Sunday. The iconic British band has been delighting fans since the late…

14 Jul 2024 Markeaton Park, Markeaton 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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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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Summer Derby Book Festival 2024

Join the Summer Derby Book Festival for an exciting line-up of writers talking about their latest books across a wide range of genres - all…

30 May 2024 - 5 Jun 2024 Various Derby venues

Platinum Partner

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EDGE-LIT 10

Edge-Lit, an event which celebrates the best in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy and Science-Fiction writing, will return to QUAD on Saturday 7…

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

Platinum Partner

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