Entertainment programme



Entertainment Programme 2022


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 ran from 10 September to 30 October. We had fireworks every Saturday in October and low noise fireworks on the final night of the season on Sunday 30 October.

Date

Stilt Walkers

Boat Parade

Fireworks

10 September EVENT CANCELLED EVENT CANCELLED EVENT CANCELLED
11 September EVENT CANCELLED EVENT CANCELLED EVENT CANCELLED
17 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm  8.00pm  - One minute silence& official opening
8.15pm - 9.00pm
No Fireworks
18 September 6.30pm  starts between 7.30pm & 8.00pm - 8.30pm No Fireworks
24 September 7.20pm & 8.20pm  starts between 7.30pm & 8.00pm - 9.00pm No Fireworks
25 September 6.30pm  starts between 7.30pm & 8.00pm - 8.30pm No Fireworks
1 October 7.20pm & 8.20pm  7.15pm - 8.45pm 9.00pm
2 October 6.30pm  7.00pm (or dusk) - 8.00pm No Fireworks
8 October From 6.30pm 7.15pm - 8.45pm 9.00pm
9 October From 6.30pm  7.00pm (or dusk) - 8.00pm No Fireworks
15 October From 6.30pm 7.15pm - 8.45pm 9.00pm
16 October From  6.30pm  7.00pm (or dusk) - 8.00pm No fireworks
22 October From 6.30pm 7.15pm - 8.45pm 9.00pm
23 October From 6.30pm  7.00pm (or dusk) - 8.00pm No fireworks
29 October From 6.30pm 7.15pm - 8.45pm 9.00pm
30 October From 6.30pm  7.00pm (or dusk) - 8.00pm 8.00pm (low noise fireworks)

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

Date

Time

Theme

10 September 6pm to 8.30pm CANCELLED
11 September 6pm to 8.30pm CANCELLED
17 September 6pm to 8.30pm Fairy Tales (Tinkerbelle, Alice in Wonderland & Snow White)
18 September 6pm to 8.30pm Pirates & Mermaids (Ariel and pirates)
24 September 6pm to 8.30pm Sc-fi (Chewbacca & Stormtrooper)
25 September 6pm to 8.30pm Sc-fi (Chewbacca & Stormtrooper)
1 October 6pm to 8.30pm Fairy Tales (Elsa, Anna & Rapunzel)
2 October 6pm to 8.00pm Princes & Princesses (Cinderella, Aurora & Belle)
8 October 6pm to 8pm Super Heroes (Captain America & Deadpool)
9 October 6pm to 8.00pm Super Heroes (Captain America & Deadpool)
15 October 6pm to 8pm Fairy Tale Villains (Mother Gothel, Maleficent & Evil Queen)
16 October 6pm to 8.00pm Sc-fi (Darth Vader, Chewbacca & Stormtrooper)
22 October 6pm to 8pm Super Heroes (Iron Man & Spiderman)
23 October 6pm to 8pm Super Heroes (Iron Man & Spiderman)
29 October 6pm to 8.30pm Children's TV (The Descenants - Evie, Mal & Audrey)
30 October 5.30pm - 8pm Halloween & Ghostbusters


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