**Please note: local attractions are either closed or have restricted opening times or may require pre-booking and local events may be cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.**
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 eventsto choose from in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Below we highlight just a few local events you may find of interest.
With a whole host of events planned throughout the year, Chatsworth House has something for everyone! Whilst the main house is currently closed and reopens on Saturday 21st March, there is still plenty to do on a visit to Chatsworth! Together with the thousand acre park, Farm Shop and Restaurant and the Carriage House Restaurant and Stables Gift Shop which are all open, you can also currently enjoy a host of special events throughout the year, including a series of behind the scenes talks, tours and workshops. In addition there is the Spring fair in April and the Country fair at the end of August, not to mention the magnificent and magical Christmas transformation from November till the New Year.
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 for 7 days from Thursday 21st May May 2020.
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 10th September 2020 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.