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Entertainment programme

Entertainment Programme 2018 

  • Cheaper online tickets available HERE! 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...


Every Saturday during our 2018 season, which runs from 8 September to 28 October, will feature a spectacular Fire & Glow Show at 7.20pm and 8.20pm in the entertainment area in front of the bandstand in Derwent Gardens. The video below from last year gives you an idea of what to expect! Plus of course we have a fabulous Fireworks Finale at 9pm every Saturday (plus the last night, Sunday 28 October).


Our Sunday entertainment features a Fire Show & Circus Skills at 6.30pm in the entertainment area in front of the bandstand in Derwent Gardens, plus Themed Characters in Derwent Gardens from 6pm. Bring a camera and have your photo taken for free with the Characters. Here are this year's themes:

 Sunday 9 September  Super Heroes - Spiderman & Captain America
 Sunday 16 September  Children's Film - Trolls & Moana
 Sunday 23 September  Prince & Princess - Rapunzel, Belle from Beauty & The Beast, Sleeping Beauty
 Sunday 30 September  SciFi - Darth Vader, Stormtrooper & Princess Leia
 Sunday 7 October  Pirate & Mermaid - 2 Pirates & Ariel the Mermaid
 Sunday 14 October  Fairytale - Disney Fairies, Tinkerbell, Rosetta & Fawn
 Sunday 21 October  Super Heroes - Spiderman, Captain America & Armoured Batman
 Sunday 28 October  Halloween Finale!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our 2018 season. Contact us for more information about sponsorship of Matlock Bath Illuminations nights. Email illuminations@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or call 01629 761 224.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

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