Sunday's Illuminations cancelled

With massive regret we have to cancel this evening's final Illuminations of the 2019 season (Sunday 27 October), but a free fireworks finale will happen at 8pm.

As with Saturday's cancelled event, everyone who has pre-booked tickets will get a full refund in the coming days.

Although the river level is dropping following yesterday's heavy rain, the prediction for 6pm (as shown in the diagram below) is still far too high for the decorated boats, which are the centrepiece of our Illuminations.

Predicted river level 27 October

However, following requests from Matlock Bath businesses and as a show of support t them on a lovely sunny day, we will be going ahead with a free fireworks finale at 8pm.

The funfair in Derwent Gardens - which is a fixed attraction - will also be open from 5pm, with free entry to the Gardens, which will be stewarded. Some boats will also be lit up in the Gardens themselves rather than on the river.

Please note that cancellation of the event means there will be no park & ride service this evening.

Once again, thank you for your understanding. Our grateful thanks also go to our fabulous boat builders - the Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders' Association - for their enthusiasm and perseverance during difficult weather this season, and we hope to see you next year.

With massive regret we have to cancel this evening

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