Summer in Chesterfield

SUMMER NIGHTS OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL AT HARDWICK HALL
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August

Enjoy a wonderful experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hardwick Hall with this year’s Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival organised by QUAD, Derby’s Centre for Art and Film.

Films for 2019 include Pretty Woman (15), Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

CHESTERFIELD GREAT HISTORIC PUB TOUR
Every Saturday in July 
Every Saturday in August 

The Chesterfield Great Historic Pub Tour features 8 of the best town centre public houses and also takes in some of the historic sites of the town along the way.

CHESTERFIELD CANAL CRUISES
Throughout Summer

Enjoy a Canal Cruise on the Madeline from Hollingwood Hub or the John Varley II from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield.

There are lots of weekly cruises to choose from, as well as Fish & Chip special cruises, Strawberry Cream Tea Cruises, live music cruises and more!

CHESTERFIELD MOTOR FEST
Sunday 18th August

The Chesterfield Motor Fest returns to town this August! 

There will be over 70 stalls in the Market Place selling a range of autojumble goods including engines, machinery, parts, tools, accessories and much more.

THE PEAK DISTRICT HIGHLAND GAMES
Sunday 25th August

The ‘Peak District Highland Games’ are returning to Matlock Farm Park!

Come and watch the super strong men compete with their varied events throughout the day, including the 8 tonne tractor pull, the massive stone carry and more!
CHESTERFIELD ARTISAN MARKET
Sunday 28th July
Sunday 25th August

Chesterfield Artisan Market takes place on the last Sunday of the month! 

Sample many artisan foodie delights and to purchase quirky, bespoke, original craft items and enjoy the sumptuous delights of the authentic street food court whilst being entertained.

LEGENDARY JOUST
Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Legendary Joust at Bolsover Castle!

PEAKFEST
Monday 26th August

Enjoy this family friendly festival set in the lovely grounds at Peak Edge Hotel. Sit on a hay bale and listen to live music whilst enjoying children's entertainment, lawn games, prosecco bars, gin bars, lots of lovely food and cakes alongside local supplier stalls.

CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR
Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September

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

It’s a unique blend of excitement, family entertainment, culinary inspiration, country pursuits and rural crafts all blended together.

CHESTERFIELD WELL DRESSING FESTIVAL
Saturday 7th - Saturday 14th September

Well dressing is an ancient custom unique to Derbyshire. Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. 

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SUMMER NIGHTS OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL AT BOLSOVER CASTLE
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July

Enjoy a unique open-air cinematic experience at Bolsover Castle with this year’s Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival organised by QUAD, Derby’s Centre for Art and Film.

Films for 2019 include Bohemian Rhapsody, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and Top Gun.

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CHESTERFIELD YOUNG PERSONS MARKET
Sunday 28th July

Meet the next generation of Chesterfield Market Traders!

Stalls are available through Chesterfield Markets Team. 

RHS CHATSWORTH 
FLOWER SHOW
Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th June 2019

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is looking forward to its third year of bringing innovative gardening ideas, insightful talks theatres and tradestands galore to the Chatsworth Estate.

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RACE FOR LIFE
Sunday 9th June 2019

Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer.
WALKING FOOTBALL EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP
Sunday 9th June

Chesterfield is the home of walking football as John Croot, who is a WFA non-executive director, works here, lives here and created the game here so it’s the perfect place to host the first international tournament for walking football.

ECKINGTON CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Wednesday 12th June 2019

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 RETAIL AWARDS
Wednesday 19th June

Chesterfield Retail Awards celebrates the best shops across Chesterfield!

Now in its sixth year, the winners will be announced at the Casa Hotel at a glittering black-tie awards ceremony on June 19th.

JIMMY CARR
Friday 21st June

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.

RSCPA ANNUAL FUN DOG SHOW
Saturday 6th July

It’s your dog’s favourite event of the year! Bring the whole family to this great local event where all funds raised on the day will directly support the Chesterfield Animal Centre Rebuild Appeal.

TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC
Sunday 7th July

Bring your teddy, bring your grown up and your picnic, and join in the fun at Revolution House!

SPARKLE NIGHT WALK
Saturday 6th July

Chesterfield’s biggest fundraising event keeps growing year on year and, last year, saw over 2,500 people come together to raise over £200,000 for those in need of hospice care.

STAVELEY ARMED FORCES WEEKEND
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July

The Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association will once again ‘Fly the Flag’ in tribute to military and civilian services personnel at Poolsbrook Country Park.

CHESTERFIELD MEDIEVAL FUN DAY
Tuesday 30th July

Step back to the Middle Ages at the Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day!

Head to the Medieval encampment in the grounds of the Crooked Spire Church to see knights in battle or look out for the Medieval themed entertainment across the town centre.

CHESTERFIELD FESTIVAL OF CRICKET
Sunday 14th - Saturday 20th July

Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, returns to Queen’s Park in July 2019.

The picturesque ground will host five days of action, with a four-day game starting on Sunday 14th July and the popular Vitality Blast fixture versus Yorkshire Vikings on Saturday 20th July.

VEGAN KNIGHTS CHEESE CLUB
Friday 19th July

Join Vegan Knights Events to indulge in 8 of their dairy free cheeses, listen to vegan cheese facts and they might even thrown in a couple of cheese jokes!

STAINBSY FESTIVAL
Friday 18th - Sunday 21st July

Stainsby Festival is a well-established, intimate event in a beautiful rural setting – a three day music and arts festival on a green field site overlooking Hardwick Hall.

ASHOVER CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW
Sunday 21st July

Organised by four local Rotary Clubs, Chesterfield, Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, the vintage, classic car and bike show comes to Ashover Show Ground.
CHESTERFIELD PRIDE
Sunday 21st July

Chesterfield Pride is one of the countries fastest growing Pride events. Last summer saw over 6000 people attend to enjoy a day of live acts, market stalls, children area, fairground rides and food and drink outlets.

CHESTERFIELD FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August

Chesterfield Food and Drink Festival 2019 will celebrate the huge range of local food and drink companies around Chesterfield at Queen’s Park.

ASHGATE HOSPICECARE OPEN AIR CINEMA
Saturday 10th August

Join Ashgate Hospicecare for a night at the movies and one of the highlights of the summer… the Open Air Cinema is back!

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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.

The popular Motor Fest event returns to the town centre for it’s second year, following an incredible response to last year’s event.

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

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