The best festivals and shows in Derbyshire and the Peak District in 2022
- Credit: Ashley Franklin
It looks like it’s going a fun-filled of year of festivals in Derbyshire and the Peak District.
April 30 - May 1
Donington Historic Festival
A major fixture on the international historic racing calendar, attracting thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class historic racing cars and huge numbers of classic car club displays.
Donington Park, Castle Donington,
Details of this year's Fringe should be released in February, for regular updates, visit their website below
Rail Ale Festival
Over 300 real ales, craft and world beers, plus train rides and live music. Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Chesterfield, www.railalefestival.com
National Forest Walking Festival
Explore the varied landscapes of the Forest with a programme of over 90 walks to suit all abilities. thenationalforestwalkingfestival.org.uk
Derby Book Festival
Talks with internationally-celebrated authors and local talent, plus book-related events and activities with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
Bearded Theory Festival
An award-winning, family-friendly performing and creative arts festival featuring acts such as The Flaming Lips and Placebo.
Derbyshire Open Arts Festival
Artists and craftspeople display their work in venues across Derbyshire - from their own studios to village halls and art galleries. www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk
June 17 - July 3
A festival of music, literature and drama, with entertainment including street theatre, concerts, talks and exhibitions. www.ashbournefestival.org
June 25 - July 2
Bradfield Festival of Music
A celebration of music with performances from international musicians and vocalists.
Buxton International Festival '
A happy marriage of opera, music and books' with appearances from world-renowned authors, artists and musicians. The Jazz Weekend takes takes place between 7-10 July.
A family-friendly festival of folk and world music with traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens entertainment, music workshops.
The UK's biggest independent heavy rock and metal music festival.
Off The Tracks Festival
Entertainment from a variety of performers and bands, acoustic sessions, stalls and real ales.
Creative and performing arts festival with a renowned Art and Architecture Trail, concerts, talks and exhibitions. melbournefestival.co.uk
Rural arts festival showcasing work from over 150 local and international artists, with a popular Art and Architecture Trail, music, dance, drama, street theatre and Fringe events. www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk
New Mills Festival
Fringe Community festival with a diverse mix of art, music, plays, poetry, exhibitions, talks and walks.
Derby Film Festival
Preview screenings, officially selected feature films and shorts, plus special events and panel discussions offering a rare insight into various aspects of the film industry. QUAD, Derby,