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Derby and its surrounding area will be holding a wide variety of exciting events during 2008, a small selection of which are listed below. Make a note in your diary of the dates of the events that most appeal and check the event before it takes place to ensure that no changes have been made. For more information on any of the events, contact Derby's award winning Tourist Information Centre.

Tourist Information Centre  Assembly Rooms 

Market Place  Derby  DE1 3AH 

Telephone:  01332 255802

Minicom:  01332 255803


On a monthly basis a What's On feature is published on this website, which takes a more detailed look at events held in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Click here for more information.

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NOTE: Whilst every care has been taken in compiling the information below, this website cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions. As events can be subject to change at short notice, it is always advisable to telephone the contact number in advance to check the position. If you are travelling by car, it is advisable to arrive early for most outdoor events - if in doubt telephone the number supplied a few days before the event for guidance. Some events require booking in advance.



3/5 January

CAMRA Winter Beer Festival

Assembly Rooms

01332 255800

28 March/on

Fun Fair

City Centre

01332 255802

19/20 April

Derby 2008 Model Railway Exhibition

Assembly Rooms

01332 255800

22 April/5 May

Derby Arts Festival


01332 255800

4 May

Bess of Hardwick Anniversary Service

Derby Cathedral

01332 341201

16/18 May

Derby Garden Show

Locko Park Nr Spondon

7/8 June

Belper Steam and Vintage Event

Home Farm

0780 3902053

8 June

Elvaston Castle National Radio & Computer Rally

Elvaston Castle

01332 559965

8 June

Chaddesden Carnival

Chadesden Park

01332 715608

21/26 June

Well Dressing

City Centre

01332 295858

22 June

Derbyshire County Show

Elvaston Castle

01332 793068

28 June

Duffield Carnival

Eyes Meadow

01332 840098

5/6 July

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Castle

01332 364285

5/6 July

Hot House Youth Festival

Assembly Rooms

01332 255800

9/13 July

Derby 31st CAMRA Beer Festival

Assembly Rooms

01332 255800

19/20 July

Derby Caribbean Carnival

Osmaston Park

01332 371529

31 August

Darley Park Concert

Darley Park

01332 715608

27 September

The Vaughan Williams Anniversary Concert

Derby Cathedral

01332 341201

1 October

Brailsford District Ploughing & Hedge-cutting Society Annual Match

Champion Farm Quarndon

01332 840195

25/26 October

Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days

Heritage Sites

01773 841488

1 November

Derby City Council Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Markeaton Park

01332 715608

18 November

Derby Christmas Lights Switch On

Market Place

01332 255802

22 November


Assembly Rooms

0870 066 3606

6/7 December

Annual Bonnie Prince Charlie Parade & Battle

City Centre

01332 832296

Derby Farmers' Markets - held every third Thursday of the month - click here for more information.

Derby Cathedral Events - click here for more information.

Derby Wildlife Walks - click here for more information on 'GO WILD IN DERBY'.

As events can be subject to change at short notice, it is advisable to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment.

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