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Entertainment Programme 2019

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  • The unique parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent is the centrepiece of the Illuminations entertainment every Saturday and Sunday during our season, which runs from 7 September to 27 October. We have fireworks every Saturday night and also on the last night of the 2019 season - Sunday 27 October.
Date Fire & Glow Show Boat Parade Fireworks
7 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.45pm & 9.15pm 9.00pm
8 September 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
14 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.45pm & 9.15pm 9.00pm
15 September 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
21 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.45pm & 9.15pm 9.00pm
22 September 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
28 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.45pm & 9.15pm 9.00pm
29 September 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
5 October 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.00pm & 8.45pm 9.00pm
6 October 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
12 October 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.00pm & 8.45pm 9.00pm
13 October 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
19 October 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.00pm & 8.45pm 9.00pm
20 October 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) No fireworks
26 October 7.20pm & 8.20pm 7.00pm & 8.45pm 9.00pm
27 October 6.30pm 7.00pm (or dusk) 8.00pm

  • Sundays are themed nights for our younger visitors (see themes below), and there's also a fire & glow show plus the fabulous parade of decorated boats on the River Derwent.

Date Time Fire & Glow Show Theme
8 September 6pm to 8.30pm 6.30pm Super Heroes (Spiderman & Iron Man)
15 September 6pm to 8.30pm 6.30pm Children's TV (Shimmer, Shine & Leah)
22 September 6pm to 8.30pm 6.30pm Princes & Princesses (Cinderella, Moana & Belle)
29 September 6pm to 8.30pm 6.30pm Sci-fi (Chewbacca, Darth Vader & Stromtrooper)
6 October 6pm to 8pm 6.30pm Pirates & Mermaids (Ariel and 2 pirates) + Crafts with Girlguiding
13 October 6pm to 8pm 6.30pm Fairytales (Rapunzel, Maleficent & Tinkerbelle) + Crafts with Girlguiding
20 October 6pm to 8pm 6.30pm Super Heroes (Spiderman, Captain America & Iron Man) + Crafts with Girlguiding
26 October 6pm to 8pm 6.30pm Halloween
27 October 5.30pm - 8.30pm 6.30pm Halloween


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

Matlock Bath Illuminations

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