A lively programme of events runs throughout the year, especially in the summer months when the towns and villages are alive with carnivals, fairs, well dressings, arts festivals and garden events.
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Arts Festivals and Carnivals
Towns in the Derbyshire Dales celebrate a rich cultural heritage with arts festivals offering a wide-ranging programme of events, tours and performances. Don't miss Wirksworth Festival with its unique art and architecture trail, Ashbourne's two day spectacular 'Streetfest' or Bakewell's Eroica Britannia vintage cycling festival. Other events include:
- Bakewell Farmers' Market (29 August)
- Chatsworth Country Fair (4 - 6 Sept)
- Aviva Tour of Britain (11 September)
- Wirksworth Festival (10 - 26 September)
Download our Floral Dales leaflet to find dates for local well dressings and open gardens.
If you're visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, you can buy online a three-day or seven-day Rover pass entitling you to unlimited use of our car parks across the district.