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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/

Great Food and Drink Festivals 2017
Great Food and Drink Festivals 2017
Over 100 stalls: Hot/Cold Foods–Wine&Spirts–Home&Gift Wear. Suitable for all. Rufford Abbey 25th & 26th November.
Derby Book Festival 2018
Derby Book Festival 2018
Features 64 events and activities. 36 venues. TBC 2018
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
Off The Tracks Festival 2018
Off The Tracks Festival 2018
Lots of family fun. Great food, musicians, bands and more. At Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
Screamfest 2018
Screamfest 2018
Lots of scary night entertainment, food stalls, street theatre, live DJ and more. At National Forest Adventure Farm. October dates TBC
Derby Feste 2018
Derby Feste 2018
The Sarruga Dragons will return this year with local, national and international performers. Lots of live entertainment. 2018 Details TBC
Bloodstock Festival 2018
Bloodstock Festival 2018
UK’s biggest independent metal festival. Lots of fantastic live events. At Walton-on-Trent, Derby 30mins from hotel. 2018 Dates TBC
Derby Folk Festival 2018
Derby Folk Festival 2018
Lots of family fun. Live sessions, concerts, dance displays, folk clubs, storytelling, workshops and more. 2018 Details TBC
The Chatsworth Festival 2018
The Chatsworth Festival 2018
Inspired by the Duke of Devonshire’s passion of art, this is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers. 2018 details TBC