Illuminations launch with magical decorated boats parade

VIDEO | The District Council's 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations launched in spectacular style on Saturday (8 September) with a magical parade of decorated boats, capped off with a fabulous fireworks finale.

Ten boats in total, designed and built by the Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders' Association, received rave reviews as they paraded for the first time in 2018 on the River Derwent. The parade will take place every Saturday and Sunday until 28 October.

Visitors who attended on opening night cast their vote for the boats competition, and the result will be announced tonight (Sunday).

Visitors who buy tickets in advance online pay £6 (£5 concessions) for Saturday and £5 (£4 concessions) for Sunday - £1.50 less than people paying on the night. Entry is free for accompanied under 16s.

It means a family of two adults and two or more under 16s will continue to enjoy a Saturday night out at Matlock Bath Illuminations for just £12 - including a fireworks finale - if they buy in advance.

VIDEO | The District Council

Find us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter