Entertainment programme

The unique parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent is the centrepiece of the entertainment every Saturday and Sunday during the season, which runs from 9 September to 29 October 2023. We have fireworks every Saturday in October and on Sunday 29 October.

Entertainment programme to be confirmed.

Every Saturday and Sunday are now themed nights (see themes below), and there's also entertainment plus the fabulous parade of decorated boats on the River Derwent.

Wacky Races boat at a recent Illuminations

Themed Nights

Themed nights to be confirmed.

Please note that on Saturdays in particular Matlock Bath can get extremely busy. For travel, timings and ticketing tips, see our FAQs.

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