Whatever your interest, from sheep dog trials, country shows and farmers' markets to art exhibitions, music festivals and cookery demonstrations, you will find a splendid range of events to choose from in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Below we highlight just a few you may find of interest.
Opening on the 25th March 2017 and with a whole host of events planned throughout the year, Chatsworth House has something for everyone! Together with the thousand acre park, Farm Shop and Restaurant and the Carriage House Restaurant and Stables Gift Shop, you can also enjoy a host of special events throughout the year, including a series of behind the scenes talks, tours and workshops, in addition to the Spring fair in April and the Country fair at the end of August.
With the magnificent and magical Christmas transformation from early November until early January (November 11th 2017- January 7th 2018) and a Christmas Market in November and early December too (November 17th - December 5th), a visit to Chatsworth will be a day to remember!
For a truly unique experience, from May to September why not visit some of the villages and towns close to Longnor to experience the tradition of Well Dressing, including nearby Tissington which is next celebrated in May 2017
During the second week of July, enjoy a Summertime celebration of opera, music and literature in the splendour of the Opera House and gardens.
Buxton Military Tattoo
For a memorable experience with military bands and the RAF Air Cadets Drill Display team inside the magnificent Dome, Buxton, join in the regimental and massed bands at the Buxton Military Tattoo early in July.
Join locals and visitors from far afield at Waterhouse Farm from around midday on Thursday 7th September 2017 for an afternoon of racing - starting with a gymkhana, followed by Harness Racing, a family fun run, a motorbike race and finally an evening fell run. Become part of a local tradition started originally in 1904!
Matlock Bath Illuminations
Celebrated since Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, a flotilla of decorated and illuminated boats flow down the River Derwent every weekend as darkness falls in September and October.