This summer in Chesterfield is set to be exciting with the host of events and festivals taking place. From specialist markets to sporting events and family fun, there’s something for everyone!
To help you plan your diary and make sure you don’t miss out on the summer fun, we’ve put together a guide of the events to look out for.
Events & Festivals
Popular events and festivals for all the family are returning to the Chesterfield area again this year.
Chesterfield Pride is a popular annual event for Chesterfield, in fact it’s one of the biggest and best attended Pride events in the region. It’s no surprise with the great line up of entertainment, this year Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud will be headlining the main stage along with lots of other great acts.
The popular Medieval Fun Day is returning to the town centre for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It’s a chance to step back into the Middle Ages and see Chesterfield’s history and heritage brought to life. What better way to kick start the school holidays?
Chatsworth Country Fair is one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events and attracts large crowds from all over the country. Enjoy a family day out under the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House with a blend of family entertainment, culinary inspiration, country pursuits and rural crafts.
All you foodies are in for a treat at The Great British Food Festival taking place at the stunning Hardwick Hall! Along with wonderful food and drink there will be chef demos, competitions, artisan talks, games and activities for the kids, and excellent live music.
Something a little different for the family, The Peak District Highland Games returns for another year! See the country’s leading strongmen and mighty strongwomen compete in this hugely popular Peak District and Derbyshire annual event!
Chesterfield Artisan and Specialist Markets
Being an historic market town, it’s no surprise that Chesterfield Market is hosting a range of artisan and specialist markets this summer.
The Chesterfield Artisan Market is an opportunity to sample lots of artisan foodie delights and purchase bespoke craft items. You will find a high-quality range of authentic goods with an emphasis on all that is local, ethical and original.
Everyone is welcome at the Chesterfield Vegan Market, even canine companions! A range of vegan products will be on offer including: sweet treats, hot food, dog treats, jewellery, household goods, clothing and much more.
Vinyl lovers are in for a treat with the Chesterfield Record Fair on Chesterfield Market. As well as vinyl there is a range of CDs, DVDs as well as Rock and Pop Memorabilia. Something for every music and film buff.
A more unique market, Chesterfield’s Young Person’s Market allows you to experience being a market trader for the day. If you prefer buying instead of selling, go along and browse the stalls for new toys, books or clothes or grab a homemade gift for a loved one – you’re sure to find a bargain.
Sporting & Fundraising Events
For the sport enthusiast, Chesterfield has a great line up of sporting events from cricket to fundraising walks and races.
The BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is returning to the picturesque Queen’s Park. Don’t miss The LV= County Championship four-day fixture against Middlesex or Derbyshire Falcons take on Yorkshire Vikings.
Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sparkle Night Walk is an award-winning fundraising event and North Derbyshire’s most exciting night of the year. Come together with friends and family and get ready to sparkle whilst helping to raise funds for your local hospice.
The town’s tenth Race for Life is returning this summer. All ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along for support, they can stroll around Queen’s Park or wait to cheer you through the finish line.