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Derby Events & Festivals

With something for everyone from fine arts to food, photography to festivals and crafts to contemporary dance including a wide range of FREE events.
Below we have brought you just a selection of events. For full details visit www.visitderby.co.uk/whats-on/

Bloodstock Festival 2017
Bloodstock Festival 2017
UK’s biggest independent metal festival. Lots of fantastic live events. At Walton-on-Trent, Derby 30mins from hotel. 10-13 August 2017
Off The Tracks Festival 2017
Off The Tracks Festival 2017
Lots of family fun. Great food, musicians, bands and more. At Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel. 1-3 September 2017
Derby Feste 2017
Derby Feste 2017
The Sarruga Dragons will return this year with local, national and international performers. Lots of live entertainment. 29-30 Sept 2017
Great Food and Drink Festivals 2017
Great Food and Drink Festivals 2017
Over 100’s stalls: Hot/Cold Foods–Wine&Spirts–Home&Gift Wear. Suitable for all ages. Live entertainment. 2017 TBC
The Chatsworth Festival 2017
The Chatsworth Festival 2017
Inspired by the Duke of Devonshire’s passion of art, this is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers. 22-24 Sept 2017
Derby Folk Festival 2017
Derby Folk Festival 2017
Lots of family fun. Live sessions, concerts, dance displays, folk clubs, storytelling, workshops and more. 6-8 October 2017
Screamfest 2017
Screamfest 2017
Lots of scary night entertainment, food stalls, street theatre, live DJ and more. At National Forest Adventure Farm. 2017 TBC
Derby Comedy Festival 2018
Derby Comedy Festival 2018
Featuring a wide range of events to make you laugh including stand-up, dance, film and more. TBC 2018
Derby Book Festival 2018
Derby Book Festival 2018
Features 64 events and activities. 36 venues. TBC 2018