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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/

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 Book Festival 2019
Derby Book Festival 2019
Features 64 events and activities. 36 venues. 31 May to 8 June 2019.
Great Food and Drink Festival 2019
Great Food and Drink Festival 2019
Over 100 stalls: Hot/Cold Foods–Wine&Spirts–Home&Gift Wear. Suitable for all. Rufford Abbey, May 2019.
Derby Comedy Festival 2019
Derby Comedy Festival 2019
Featuring a wide range of events to make you laugh including stand-up, dance, film and more. May 2019
Off The Tracks Festival 2019
Off The Tracks Festival 2019
Lots of family fun. Great food, musicians, bands and more. At Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel. September 2019
The Chatsworth Festival 2019
The Chatsworth Festival 2019
Inspired by the Duke of Devonshire’s passion of art, this is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers. September 2019
Bloodstock Festival 2019
Bloodstock Festival 2019
UK’s biggest independent metal festival. Lots of fantastic live events. At Walton-on-Trent, Derby 30mins from hotel. August 2019 - Dat more
Derby Feste 2019
Derby Feste 2019
The Sarruga Dragons will return this year with local, national and international performers. Lots of live entertainment. September 2019
Derby Folk Festival 2019
Derby Folk Festival 2019
Lots of family fun. Live sessions, concerts, dance displays, folk clubs, storytelling, workshops and more. : October 2019 (Dates TBC)