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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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

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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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Comic Con Mania Derby

THE UK'S NO 1 POP CULTURE TOUR SWEEPING THE NATION! Comic Con Mania Derby brings celebrity guests from film & TV, cosplay, console gaming,…

13 Jul 2024 Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 4 Jun 2024 Various Derby venues

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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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…

24 Apr 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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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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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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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90’s Vs 00’s Silent Disco

We know how much you loved the last one so the Silent Disco night is back.

11 May 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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