Summer in Chesterfield

What you've missed!
Chesterfield Race for Life 
Sunday 3rd June 2018

Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer.
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th June 2018
Chatsworth House are delighted to welcome RHS to Chatsworth as they return for another memorable flower shows.

Eckington Classic Car and Bike Show
Wednesday 13th June 2018

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes from all eras will once again be converging on picturesque Renishaw Hall for one of the region’s biggest classic car and bike shows.

Chesterfield Fake Festival
Saturday 16th June 2018

The Chesterfield Fake Festival returns with a killer line-up of top fake bands including Kasabian, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Green Day, Blondie and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Lionel Richie at the Proact
Thursday 21st June 2018 

International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2018, with a show at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.

Chesterfield Canal Festival
Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July 2018

Attractions at this year’s event will include 4 trip boats, an entertainment marquee, children’s rides, brass band, morris dancing and much more.

Brampton Brewery Chesterfield Spire 10 Mile
Sunday 1st July 2018

Brampton Brewery Chesterfield spire 10 Mile is a testing 10 mile course offering fantastic views.

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th July 2018

Family event taking place at Poolsbrook Country Park

Sparkle Night Walk 
Saturday 7th July 2018

The route is slightly different this year, and the entertainment will be even more exciting!

Friday 20th  - Sunday 22nd July 2018

Three day music and arts festival on a green field site overlooking Hardwick Hall. This year Stainsby celebrates it’s 50th anniversary!

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Organised by four local Rotary Clubs, Chesterfield, Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock the vintage, classic car and bike show comes to Ashover Show Ground.


Sunday 22nd July 2018

Chesterfield Pride is returning this year to celebrate diversity and equality.

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Chesterfield steps back to the Middle Ages for the day.  Visit the Medieval Encampment complete with knights and sword fights.


Sunday 22nd  - Wednesday 25th July 2018 and Saturday 28th July 2018

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is bringing first-class cricket back to Chesterfield.


Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival
Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th August 2018

The Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival returns to Queen's Park this summer.

Chesterfield Young Person’s Market
Sunday 29th July 2018

Come along and be a market trader for a day at Chesterfield’s Young Person’s Market.

Friday 17th - Saturday 18th August 2018

Enjoy a wonderful experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hardwick Hall.

Open Air Cinema
Friday 10th - Saturday 11th August 2018

Treat yourself to an outdoor night at the movies watching Bridget Jones Baby or The Greatest Showman at Ashgate Hospicecare’s open air cinema.

Chesterfield Motor Fest
Sunday 19th August 2018

Browse the range of autojumble stalls selling engines, machinery, parts, tool, accessories and much much more.

The Peak District Highland Games
Sunday 26th August 2018

Watch local super strong men compete with their varied events throughout the day.

26th August 2018

You will find a high-quality range of authentic goods with an emphasis on all that is local, ethical and original.


Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September 2018

The Chatsworth Country Fair is one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events and attracts large crowds from all over the country.


Chesterfield Well Dressing Festival
Monday 3rd - Saturday 15th September 2018

Get involved with the activity surrounding the construction and blessing of the Well Dressing. 

Chesterfield Events - Festival of Cricket

Discover Summer in Chesterfield

There are a lot of exciting things planned this summer in Chesterfield.

Events include the return of the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, Medieval Market, Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival , Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and Chesterfield Pride.

New events this summer include Lionel Richie and Anastasia at the Proact Stadium and Motor Fest

Don’t miss the Chesterfield Artisan Market which takes places the last Sunday of the month.

We are adding new events and shows all the time and you can view them all here

Don’t forget to check out our great summer competitions where you can win tickets to some of the top events in the town!

Next events

Exhibition: Happy Birthday

In 2019 we celebrate the 25th Birthday of Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition looks back at the history and many uses of the Stephenson Memorial building built in 1879 in memory of George

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The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth

Celebrating man and woman’s best friend This exhibition, conceived by the Duchess of Devonshire, will explore the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, photographs and contemporary art. We will delve deep into the Devonshire Collection to share stories and capture the idiosyncratic, faithful, endearing and playful character of man’s best friend.

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