Summer in Chesterfield

There's so much to do in Chesterfield this Summer!
From fabulous food and drink, to the town's plethora of independent shops and historic market, Chesterfield has something to keep everyone entertained this summer! 

Find out about some of the fabulous events and activities coming up in the town, or scroll across our gallery to get a taste of some of the great things taking place over June, July and August.
Grab a bargain from Chesterfield's famous marketplace 
Why not browse the stalls for fresh fruit and drink, bespoke items and much more? Don't forget the weekly Flea Market and Chesterfield Autojumble.  

Chesterfield Pride 2022
Chesterfield Pride is set to return in July 2022.

Chesterfield Pride is one of the biggest and best attended Pride events in the region, with 2019 seeing over 6000 attending the LGBTQ+ celebration.
The Peak District Highland Games 
The ‘Peak District Highland Games’ are returning to Matlock Farm Park. See the super strong men compete with their varied events throughout the day, including the 8 tonne tractor pull, the massive stone carry and more!
Discover Chesterfield's scenic cycling routes
The market town of Chesterfield has an excellent network of cycle routes and is perfectly located as a base for a cycling holiday to explore the Peak District and Derbyshire.

There are smooth paths for beginners, country parks and trails for family rides or more adventurous routes for keen cyclists who want to enjoy more of what Chesterfield and North Derbyshire has to offer.
Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day
The popular Medieval-themed fun day makes a return for the first time since the start of the pandemic, with families invited to kick start the summer holidays with a day on Tuesday 26 July. 

It’s a chance to step back into the Middle Ages and see Chesterfield’s history and heritage brought to life.
Explore the great outdoors in Chesterfield 
From beautiful parks and breathtaking views, to spaces that inspire you to learn more about local history, Chesterfield and North Derbyshire is blessed when it comes to the great outdoors. 

There is plenty of scope for exploring and enjoying the local wildlife. We’ve brought together a snapshot of Chesterfield’s great outdoors – as recommended by local businesses. 
Sparkle Night Walk 
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 on Saturday 9th July 2022 and take part in the Sparkle Night Walk to help raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospice. 

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Royal London One-Day Cup
The Royal London One-Day Cup – Group B (50 Over One Day) Derbyshire vs Yorkshire, will be played at the picturesque Queen’s Park on Sunday 21st August.  
Unwind with a cruise on Chesterfield Canal 
Enjoy a Canal Cruise on the Madeline from Hollingwood Hub or the John Varley II from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield. The Cruises take you down the beautiful Chesterfield Canal – so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along!
Specialist Sunday markets
Head into Chesterfield town centre to experience one of the specialist Sunday markets. Including the popular Chesterfield Artisan Market, Chesterfield Record Fair and the new Chesterfield Vegan Market.
Chesterfield Art Trail Walking Routes
Chesterfield is full of hidden gems when it comes to artwork and culture, some of which you may never have noticed before. 

Explore the culture of Chesterfield by foot and discover the unique artworks around the town with our Chesterfield Art Trail walking routes.
The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick Hall 
Hardwick Hall – the stunning Elizabethan country house based in Chesterfield – will host the Great British Food Festival on the 29th - 31st July.

Along with wonderful food and drink there will be chef demos, competitions, artisan talks, games and activities for the kids, and excellent live music.
Outdoor Movie Night at Vicar Lane
Enjoy the experience of an Outdoor Movie Screening on the Vicar Lane big screen, where you can get wined and dined at your seat.  

There’ll be classic cinema snacks available to purchase, such as sweets, popcorn and candyfloss, along with a fully licensed bar, Salute, serving beer, prosecco, wine, cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks. 

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Discover Summer in Chesterfield

There is loads to do in Chesterfield during the summer, whether you’re rediscovering the town’s unique high street shops or getting active in the great outdoors! 

Remember to check back on this page to find out about the wide range of events taking place in Chesterfield during Summer 2022!

You could enjoy a delicious meal out with family or friends, or visit one of the area’s many great attractions.

Discover what’s on over the summer months across the town on our events page here, or find out about the range of things to do this coming weekend over on our ‘5 ideas for the weekend’ page.

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