BOOK ONLINE now for our fabulous 2016 Matlock Bath Illuminations. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 September to 29 October.
Matlock Bath Illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent on Saturday and Sunday evenings in September and October from 10 September.
Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders' Association decorate 10 themed models with an array of coloured lights. The models are mounted on rowing boats and parade on the River Derwent each Saturday (7.45pm and 9.15pm) and Sunday (7.30pm) in Derwent Gardens, giving a unique and illuminous display. The boats can only be viewed on admission into the gardens.
There's a fantastic firework display every Saturday evening from 17th September, which sees the skies around Matlock Bath lit up in multi-colours. The firework display begins at 9pm with the best viewing positions being in the Bandstand area of Derwent Gardens.
- Please note that on Saturdays in particular Matlock Bath can get extremely busy. For travel, timings and ticketing tips, see our FAQs
- Check out the 2016 Entertainment programme
- View our 2016 photo gallery on Facebook
Matlock Bath Illuminations run every Saturday and Sunday evening from 10 September until 29 October.
Fireworks nights in 2016 take place every Saturday evening from 17 September through to 29 October.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the Illuminations, but owners should be aware that the fireworks at 9pm on Saturday are loud and can cause distress to some animals. Here's some advice from the RSPCA on pets and fireworks.