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Events in the Peak District

Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events the Peak District has to offer

There are plenty of events in the Peak District to enjoy, whatever the time of year. During the Summer months, thousands of cyclists flock to the Eroica Brittania Festival to enjoy the vintage shopping, food, drink and world-famous bike ride. Alton Towers’ Scarefest in October is a brilliant destination for Halloween, and Christmas at Chatsworth is an enchanting way to spend time at one of Britain’s best loved country houses.

If music events are more to your taste, there are a number of festivals in the Peak District to choose from. Head to the Y-Not Festival for an eclectic mix of music genres and a lively atmosphere, or to the Buxton International Festival for a dose of opera, as well as book discussions. Explore our travel guide for more ideas and to see what’s on in the Peak District throughout the year.

Photo of Christmas at Chatsworth by AntheaAtlas

  • Ashbourne

    Ashbourne Festival

    This festival takes place every June and July in the market town of Ashbourne, close to the Peak District National Park. Home to notable musicians, comedians, artists and writers working in the region, this event is a perfect mix of classic and contemporary.

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  • Buxton

    Buxton International Festival

    Appreciated for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this festival brings together lovers of opera, music and literature from across the country. Specialising in producing rarely performed operas by major composers, this event is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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  • Chatsworth Christmas

    Christmas at Chatsworth

    Chatsworth House becomes a magical Christmas wonderland in the Winter season, displaying spectacular decorations and art collections to get you into the festive spirit. A wonderful tour of 30 rooms, each decorated in a variety of ways.

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  • Eroica Brittania

    Set in the glorious Peak District National Park, this is the UK’s most spectacular cycling event, inspired by a three-day festival in Italy. Intertwined with entertainment, exquisite shopping and a wide selection of riding routes, Eroica Brittania has something to suit every taste and ability.

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  • Y-Not Festival

    Featuring panoramic views of the countryside, this festival attracts guests with its selection of live music, and of course a variety of local ales and appetising food to elevate the experience. Run by the same original team of enthusiasts, visitors are guaranteed a memorable time from one year to the next.

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