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Entertainment programme

Entertainment Programme 2018 

  • The 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations season ended on 28 October. We'll be back in September 2019!
  • The unique parade of decorated and illuminated boats on the River Derwent is the centrepiece of the Illuminations entertainment every Saturday and Sunday during our season - but check out what else is happening on our final weekend of the 2018 season, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October:


  • 6.00pm: Opening
  • 6.10pm: Ghouls' Catwalk
  • 6.30pm: Fire and Glow Show
  • 7.00pm: Decorated boats introduction
  • 7.15pm: Boats countdown (boats on the river until approximately 8.50pm)
  • 8.15pm: 2nd Fire and Glow Show
  • 9.00pm Fireworks Finale 


  • 5.30pm: Opening
  • 6.15pm: Fire and Glow Show
  • 6.45pm: Decorated boats introduction
  • 7.00pm: Boats countdown (boats on the river until approximately 7.50pm)
  • 7.20pm: 2nd Fire and Glow Show
  • 8.00pm Fireworks Finale 

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 114
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