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What’s on? Discover the best Peak District events 2024

January 22, 2024
January 22, 2024 - What’s on? Discover the best Peak District events 2024

Peak District events 2024

Planning a visit to the Peak District this year? Hoe Grange Holidays provides the perfect base to explore from - and there are so many unique and exciting local events to discover! There's something for everyone - from time-honoured traditions to lively festivals, artisan markets and quaint country shows.

Here's our top picks for Peak District events 2024 so you can start planning your ideal holiday!

Nestled in the heart of the stunning landscape, Hoe Grange Holidays is the perfect place to stay as you discover the delights Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer. You can choose to stay in one of our cosy log cabins for 4 or 6 guests, a gorgeous glamping pod just for two or our vintage bow top gypsy caravan.

Our favourite Peak District events 2024

From the delicate beauty of Hopton Hall's Snowdrop Gardens to the energetic thrills of the Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football and the cultural delight of the Buxton International Festival, discover what's on in Derbyshire. Our list of Peak District events 2024 will help you plan your perfect getaway!

Horse display at Chatsworth Country Fair - Peak District events 2024

Snowdrop Gardens at Hopton Hall – 1st to 29th February

Enjoy the delicate beauty of Hopton Hall's Snowdrop Gardens, open throughout February. Wander through a mesmerizing display of these early bloomers, set against the backdrop of the historic hall, creating a serene and picturesque experience for garden enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

snowdrops at Hopton Hall - Peak District events 2024

Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football - 13th and 14th February

Witness the centuries-old spectacle of the Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football, a unique and energetic event where the town transforms into a giant playing field. Locals engage in a spirited and ancient football match, bringing the community together in a lively celebration of tradition and friendly competition. Catch a glimpse of the ball as it is “turned up” at 2pm, before it disappears into the hug of hardened players who try to score at the goal posts 3 miles apart.

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football - Peak District events 2024

Cromford Mills Dog Show - 28th April

Join the team at Cromford Mills to celebrate canine companions with an event for all ages! Enter your pooch into one of the 12 categories for your chance to take home a rosette, or pop along to just enjoy the sight of so many cute dogs in one place. It promises to be a paw-tastic day out, with entertainment, activities, tombolas, stalls and more in the beautiful, historic setting of Cromford Mills.

Tissington Well Dressings – 9th to 15th May

Meander through the charming village of Tissington adorned with intricately crafted well dressings – traditional floral displays celebrating the purity of water. Running from 9th to 15th May, Tissington Well Dressings offers a cultural and artistic experience, showcasing the village's commitment to preserving the ancient art of well dressing through vibrant and imaginative designs.

Coffin Well at Tissington village well dressings - Peak District events 2024

Chatsworth International Horse Trials - 12th to 14th May

Equestrian enthusiasts and spectators alike can enjoy the thrilling Chatsworth International Horse Trials from 12th to 14th May. Set against the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House, this event combines the grace of dressage, the precision of show jumping, and the excitement of rugged cross-country, making it a must-attend for horse lovers.

50th Anniversary celebrations and the big music weekend at the Heights of Abraham -18th to 20th May

In celebration of The Heights of Abraham 50th anniversary, you can enjoy live music to sing and dance along to, take a living history guided tour, enjoy the new displays in the cable car station or climb the Prospect Tower for the most stunning panoramic views.

Climb Out - outdoor climbing queer joy - 24th to 27th May

Climb Out is the UK's first queer climbing festival held at Thornbridge Hall aiming to bring together people of LGBTQ+ identities. Furthermore creating an inclusive space for everyone, from experienced climbers to people who have never climbed before. Combining traditional climbing, sport climbing, and bouldering with queer joy outdoors, this will be an unforgettable way to experience the crags of the Peak District.

Seaside at Crich Tramway Village – 25th to 31st May

Transport yourself to the coast at Crich Tramway Village's Seaside event from May 25th to 31st. This unique experience brings the seaside atmosphere inland, featuring sand, deckchairs, and traditional entertainment. Families can enjoy a nostalgic day out, combining tram rides with classic beach fun.

Great British Car Journey Car meet - 28th June

If you're a car enthusiast don't miss this meet up! Open to all car owners with any make or model of car, you can stop off at The Filling Station café, enjoy a beer from the bar, view the Great British Car Journey classic car collection and chat with like-minded owners about wheels!

Cars at the Great British Car Journey - Peak District events 2024

Buxton International Festival – 4th to 21st July

Indulge in a cultural extravaganza at the Buxton International Festival, running from 4th to 21st July. This renowned event offers a diverse program of opera, music, literature, and more, set against the backdrop of Buxton's historic architecture. Immerse yourself in the arts and enjoy world-class performances in the heart of the Peak District.

Ashbourne Festival – 21st June to 7th July

From 21st June to 7th July, Ashbourne Festival brings the town alive with a dynamic mix of arts and entertainment. Experience a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, theatre, art exhibitions, and cultural activities.

Bakewell Well Dressings and Carnival Week - 4th to 7th July

Join the festivities in Bakewell during the Carnival and Well Dressings, held from 4th to 7th July. Marvel at the intricate well dressings displayed throughout the town, complemented by a lively carnival atmosphere featuring parades, raft race, pet show, family entertainment, and community spirit.

Classic Ibiza – 13th July 2024

Classic Ibiza promises five hours of Balearic-infused dance anthems, combined with a 32-piece orchestra, set against the backdrop of Chatsworth House with a spectacular laser light show.

Bakewell Country Festival – 14th July

On 14th July, the Bakewell Country Festival promises a day of family-friendly fun. Explore the best of rural life with activities such as live music, local food and drink, and traditional crafts. This event provides a delightful blend of entertainment and a celebration of the countryside.

Y Not Festival 2nd to 4th August

Music enthusiasts can't miss the Y Not Festival from 2nd to 4th August. Nestled in the Peak District, this music extravaganza features a diverse line-up of artists across multiple stages, creating a lively and immersive experience for festival-goers. You can even stay in comfort at Hoe Grange and walk to the event along the High Peak Trail!

Cromford Steam Rally – 3rd and 4th August

Step back in time at the Cromford Steam Rally (not at Cromford!). This nostalgic event showcases vintage steam engines, classic vehicles, and traditional fairground rides, offering a delightful weekend for families and history enthusiasts.

Pride in Belper - 5th August

Celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Pride in Belper on 5th August. This vibrant event features a parade, live performances, and community activities, fostering a sense of unity and acceptance in the picturesque town of Belper.

Pride in Belper Dog Show – 6th Aug

Bring your furry friends to the Pride in Belper Dog Show. This pet-friendly extension of the pride celebrations includes canine competitions, entertainment, and a chance for the whole family to join in the festivities.

Dovedale Sheep Dog Trials - 13th and 14th August

The Dovedale Sheep Dog Trials started in 1891 and continues to this day showcasing the impressive skills of sheepdogs and their handlers in herding and controlling sheep. This rural spectacle is not just a competition but a celebration of the strong bond between shepherd and dog set against stunning views of Blore pastures.

Ashbourne Show – 19th August

Ashbourne Show offers a quintessential agricultural experience. A traditional show where you can get up close to the shire horses, cows, sheep, goats and poultry in the show rings, enjoy a range of family-friendly activities, browse the craft and food tents, and marvel at the spectacular events in the main ring.

cow at Ashbourne Show

Peak District Highland Games at Matlock Farm Park – 25th August

Experience the thrill of traditional Highland Games at Matlock Farm Park. This event showcases strength and skill competitions, including caber tossing and tug-of-war, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Peak District, providing a unique day of family entertainment.

Manifold Show – 10th August

Have you ever seen a slow tractor race? If not The Manifold Show is a must, a real highlight for agriculture and rural enthusiasts. Featuring livestock competitions, craft displays, and local produce, the event celebrates the best of the Peak District's farming heritage in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You may even see Rocco strutting his stuff in the horse show ring!

Manifold Show - Peak District events 2024

Wirksworth Festival – 6th to 16th September

From 6th to 16th September, the Wirksworth Festival transforms this charming town into a hub of creativity. With a diverse program including the amazing art trail round the town, exhibitions, performances, and community events, visitors can immerse themselves in the local arts scene and experience the unique character of Wirksworth.

Derby Feste – 20th & 21st September

On 20th and 21st September, Derby Feste brings the streets of the city alive with a spectacular outdoor arts festival. Expect a dynamic mix of street performances, live music, and interactive installations, creating a vibrant and immersive experience for attendees of all ages.

Derbyshire Dales Walking Festival – 23rd to 30th September

A programme of guided walks of varying difficulty levels offer a fantastic opportunity to discover the stunning landscapes and hidden gems of the Peak District.

Buxton Regency Ball at Buxton Crescent - 28th September

Step back in time at the Buxton Regency Ball. Held at the iconic at Buxton Crescent, this elegant event invites attendees to don Regency-era attire and enjoy an evening of historical dances, music, and socializing in the stunning beautifully restored ball room. If you’re a fan of Bridgerton, this is a must!

Chatsworth Country Fair – 30th August to 1st September

Chatsworth Country Fair offers a spectacular showcase of country pursuits and entertainment. From ferret racing, gun dog displays, stone walling demonstrations, to birds of prey, horse trials, and a variety of family activities, the fair provides a delightful weekend for both locals and visitors.

Chatsworth Country Fair - Peak District events 2024

Matlock Bath Illuminations – 7th September to 27th October

From 7th September to 27th October, the Matlock Bath Illuminations transform the picturesque town into a mesmerizing spectacle of lights. Enjoy illuminated boat parades on the River Derwent, dramatic firework displays, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors of all ages.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Dovedale Dash - 6th October

The Dovedale Dash is a renowned cross-country race held annually in the picturesque Dovedale Valley. Participants navigate a challenging 4.75-mile course that takes them through scenic countryside, across muddy fields, and across the river Dove by the iconic stepping stones. The race attracts both competitive runners and casual enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and athletic challenge!

Wirksworth Wizarding Day – October

Wirksworth Wizarding Day (2024 date to be announced), will enchant Harry Potter fans and fantasy enthusiasts alike! Don your cape and bring your broomstick and expect many magical moments, themed events, and a touch of wizardry as the town embraces a day of spellbinding fun for families and fans of all ages.

Mercatum Christmas Markets at Haddon Hall - 13th November to 15th December

Embrace the festive spirit at Mercatum Christmas Markets, set against the backdrop of the historic Haddon Hall. Running during the festive season, visitors can explore a charming array of stalls offering unique gifts, festive treats, and crafts, making it a perfect opportunity for Christmas shopping.

Christmas Market at Haddon Hall - Peak District events 2024

Christmas at Chatsworth – 9th November to 5th January 2025

From 9th November to 5th January 2025, experience the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth House. The stately home is transformed into a winter wonderland with enchanting decorations, festive displays, and seasonal activities, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors of all ages. Don’t miss the spectacular illuminations in the gardens as dusk descends.

Chatsworth Christmas Market – 9th November to 1st December

The Chatsworth Christmas Market offers a festive shopping experience in the heart of the Peak District. Browse through charming stalls selling unique gifts, decorations, and local treats, all set against the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House.

Ashbourne Lantern Spectacular

Ashbourne Lantern Spectacular is a community event bringing light and warmth to the town's streets. This enchanting spectacle, date to be announced, features a fabulous lantern parade and artistic displays, which are sure to get you in the festive spirit.

Drummers at Ashbourne lantern parade

Bakewell Christmas Market

Visit Bakewell for a festive treat at the Christmas Market, 2024 dates to be announced. The market, showcases local crafts, seasonal goodies, and a merry atmosphere, making it a delightful destination for those seeking a touch of Christmas magic in the heart of the Peak District.

Matlock Christmas Market

Conclude your festive adventures at Matlock Christmas Market (2024 dates to be announced), offering a delightful array of seasonal stalls and entertainment. The market invites visitors to enjoy the festive spirit, shop for unique gifts, and savour the warmth of Christmas in the charming town of Matlock.

Relax and unwind at Hoe Grange Holidays

There's so much happening! We hope we have inspired you with our list of Peak District events 2024 so you can book your perfect escape and create memories to treasure.

After a day of exploring all that the Peak District has to offer, return to your cosy log cabin or gorgeous glamping pod and chill out. Relax on the decking, enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the wildlife with a cuppa or a glass of wine. Unwind in the hot tub under the stars, or toast marshmallows round the firepit as you reconnect with your loved ones.


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  • star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    April 3, 2020

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    September 15, 2019
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    January 30, 2020

    star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    October 4, 2019
  • star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    June 18, 2019

    star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    February 3, 2020

    star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019
  • star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    June 13, 2019

    star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    August 17, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    November 5, 2019
  • star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    September 14, 2019

    star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019
  • star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    February 6, 2020
  • star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    June 7, 2019

    star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    September 21, 2019

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    January 2, 2020

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    July 11, 2019

    star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019

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