6 things to do in Derbyshire during the Bank Holiday weekend

Chesterfield Market Place

Chesterfield Market Place - Credit: Richard Bradley

It's the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year (until Christmas). Derbyshire is signing off the summer with a host of events to suit all tastes.

Until 31st August
Chesterfield Treasure Hunt
Your last chance to join in the swashbuckling fun in Chesterfield with a free pirate-themed Treasure Hunt in the town centre. Simply pick up a sheet from the Information Centre or download it from the Chesterfield Borough Council website and see if you can solve the clues. 

28th-30th August
Grand Medieval Joust 
Youngsters will love Bolsover Castle’s Grand Medieval Joust (28-30 August) where fearless knights and their horses charge at each other at full speed in a display of sheer courage and skill. 
Bolsover Castle

29th August
Peak District Highland Games
Cheer on strongmen as they face the ultimate test of strength at this popular event where challenges include the eight-tonne tractor pull, the tossing of the caber, the giant stone throw and the 120kg log press.  
There’ll be plenty of entertainment elsewhere in the park including craft, market and games stalls – plus the chance to meet animals including horses, sheep and meerkats. 
Matlock Farm Park

29th August
Sounds of the 1950s and 60s at Crich Tramway Village
Enjoy the music from the 1950s and 60s from 12pm featuring Kals Kats (Vintage swing band), vocalist Lula May, The Moonshiners and  vocalist Johnny Victory, Vintage trams running into the Derbyshire countryside.

29th-30th August
Belper Arts Trail
The Belper Arts Trail returns in 2021 with around 100 fabulous artists and makers, as well as food stalls, entertainment and live music on the Memorial Gardens. We will have a “poetry area” and an interactive pirate show for children.

30th August
DeLorean Day 
From the legendary Austin Seven to the magnificent Mini and the latest McLaren, Derbyshire’s newest visitor attraction, Great British Car Journey, features over 100 classic British cars – each with a fascinating story to tell.  
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the iconic DMC DeLorean there will be a selection of DeLorean cars on display at the attraction, including a very rare right hand drive model on loan from the DeLorean Owners Club UK.