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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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The Sadler Gate Spring Market

Join us for a blooming good time at our vibrant Spring Market on Saturday 4th May 11am - 4pm!

4 May 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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 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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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D-Block Europe

Platinum-selling South London collective, D-Block Europe, will play a headline show at The County Ground, Derby, on Saturday 29 June.

29 Jun 2024 Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road

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…

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

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