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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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

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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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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

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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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Titanic Dining Experience

Step aboard the greatest ocean-liner ever built on its maiden voyage. This dining, and theatrical experience weaves; survivors memories and…

19 Apr 2024 The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate

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

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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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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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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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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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Russell Watson with Special Guests: Derwent Brass

Come join Multi-Award Winning tenor RUSSELL WATSON accompanied by world renowned Pianist/arranger /writer MIKE MORAN in the magnificent…

8 Mar 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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 Beer Festival 2024

This is not just any beer festival - this is a Bustler beer festival. We know Derby loves a Beer Festival - so we are bringing together a…

12 Apr 2024 - 13 Apr 2024 Bustler Derby, The Chocolate Factory, Siddalls Road

Platinum Partner

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Turin Shroud Exhibition

A full-size copy of the world-famous Shroud of Turin is coming to Derby Cathedral and will be on display from Saturday 9 March to Sunday 7…

9 Mar 2024 - 7 Apr 2024 Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate

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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