Local Events and Festivals

Upcoming Local Events for 2017

Listed are a few of the local events and festivals that have been popular amongst our guests in the past, FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS IN THE LOCAL AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please note that although we try to keep the information on dates, times and cost as accurate as possible, events and festivals are constantly changing so if in doubt please contact the event organiser or visit their website for current information. 

Tuesday 28th February - Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

Held annually over Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, the town of Ashbourne takes to the streets to host the ancient game of Shrovetide football. Two teams consisting of members born North of the River Henmore  "Up'ards" and those born South "Downards", play on a 3 mile long field across the town, with goal posts located at two old mill sites at Clifton and Sturston. Shops and cafes are boarded up as the ball is kicked. 

Shrovetide Football

The game starts at 2pm each day where the ball is thrown up from Shawcroft carpark, ending at 10pm unless the ball is scored beforehand. If the ball is scored before 6pm,  the ball is turned up again and play resumes until 10pm. For obvious reasons it is not advisable to park in the town centre over the two days!!

Cost: Free! Although you may have to pay to park. 

May to September - Well Dressings

arts festivalThe traditional art of well dressings runs throughout this period each year at many of our local villages. An ancient custom, wells have been decorated with flowers and other natural resources since the time of the Celts. Each village soaks wooden boards for several days, where they are then covered in soft clay, picture designs are then transferred on to the boards and coloured in with either petals or whole flower heads. 

Tissington, Youlgreave, Middle Mayfield and Middleton are just some of the local villages that hold annual well dressing, for a complete list and this years dates please click here.



Well Dressings - May - September

Eroica Britannia - Friday 16th - Sunday 18th June

Chatsworth Flower Show - 7th June - 11th June (10am - 6:30 pm) Tickets available to purchase now On Chatsworth House website



Derby Feste - 29th September - 30th September 2017

Matlock Bath Illuminations - 9th September - 28th October 2017

Leek Blues & Americana Festival - 27th September - 1st October 2017



Matlock Bath Illuminations - 9th September - 28th October 2017

Halloween Afternoon Tea - 1st October - 31st October 2017

Derby Folk Festival - 6th October - 8th October 2017

Alton Towers Scarefest - 7th October - 8th October 2017

Halloween Spooktacular! - 7th October - 29th October 2017

Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days Festival - 14th October - 29th October 2017

Half-Term Halloween Hoot - 21st October - 29th October 2017




Alton Towers Fireworks- 4th November - 5th November 2017

Chatsworth Christmas Market - 17th November - 5th December 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On - 18th November 2017

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend - 25th November - 26th November 2017

Christmas at the Nicholson - 25th November - 23rd December 2017



Christmas at the Nicholson - 25th November - 23rd December 2017



Rivendale Disco Dates

Saturday 15th April - Easter Disco

Saturday 17th June - Vicki Lambert singing

Saturday 24th June - Disco

Saturday 22nd July - Disco

Saturday 28th October - Halloween Disco

Saturday 4th November - Bonfire Party

Saturday 25th November - Vicki Lambert singing

Sunday 31st December - New Year Party

Please note all events are subject to change, including BBQ's which are weather permitting. If you would like more information or would like to buy a ticket for one of our tickets only events please contact reception on 01335 310441. Thank you! 

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