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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 2018
Bloodstock Festival 2018
UK’s biggest independent metal festival. Lots of fantastic live events. At Walton-on-Trent, Derby 30mins from hotel. AUGUST 9 - 12 201 more
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. 4-13 May 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. Aug 31 - Sept 2nd 2018
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. 27 – 29 Sept more
Derby Folk Festival 2018
Derby Folk Festival 2018
Lots of family fun. Live sessions, concerts, dance displays, folk clubs, storytelling, workshops and more. : 4 – 7 October 2018
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. 21 – 23 Sept more
Great Food and Drink Festival 2018
Great Food and Drink Festival 2018
Over 100 stalls: Hot/Cold Foods–Wine&Spirts–Home&Gift Wear. Suitable for all. Rufford Abbey, 26 – 28 May 2018.