Things to do in Derby: Spring events & festivals

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Explore Derby

Derby is a fun city to explore and offers great value for money. The city is quite easy to get around and you always feel welcome whether on a long vacation or a short trip. UK’s most central city is home to unique parks, museums, shopping centres, restaurants and much more. Derby is a wonderful place for a cultural and leisure break, and you can also enjoy a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. We recommend adding the following events to your ‘things to do in Derby’ list for Spring 2022.

The Great Derbyshire Beer Festival
1 – 2 April | The Chocolate Factory

This is a must-visit event if you are a beer lover. The brand-new beer event is dedicated to the best keg and cask beers available in Derbyshire. Several breweries including Buxton Brewery, Thornbridge, Derby Brewing Company, Shiny Brewery and Pentrich Brewing will be attending and pouring their own beers. You will get an opportunity to talk to the people who brew your favourite beer.

Well, we are already feeling thirsty. What about you?

Sausage and Cider Festival Derby
7 May | The Chocolate Factory

The world-famous Sausage and Cider Festival is arriving in Derby this May. The festival is heaven for travel lovers to enjoy an amazing evening with live music, delicious sausages, and massive amounts of cider flavours. Did we tell you that there will be a tasty array of drinks on offer including Ciders on tap, Traditional Bag in Box Cider, Beers on tap, Craft beer, Prosecco & Wine + Soft drinks and much more?

We can’t wait to get indulged.

Wing Fest Derby 2022
13 – 15 May | Bustler Market

The event is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is part of the world’s largest chicken wing festivals. Don’t miss relishing the best chicken wings the UK has to offer with thousands of lucky ticket holders. Over 10 different street food traders, restaurants and BBQ teams will serve 60,000 wings. A panel of judges will decide who really does do the best wings.

It is time for wings, music, beer and bourbon.

Derby Book Festival 2022
20 – 28 May | Multiple venues in Derby

The annual festival is returning for its seventh year. For book lovers, the festival offers an enjoyable day out with a broad range of book-related events for all ages and interests in multiple venues across the city.  This year’s edition will host 70 events at 10 venues. The organisers will be announcing details in April 2022, when tickets go on sale for all events.

The Gin & Rum Festival May 2022
21 May | The Chocolate Factory

Who doesn’t want to be on the UK’s largest Gin & Rum Festival tour? Join the festival in Derby and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best Gin and Rum and promises an unforgettable party. Whether you want to treat yourself to themed Gin and Rum bars or just want to party the night away with award-winning DJs and live entertainment, the festival is for you.

Join the fun and discover a unique experience!

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10 -12 June | Donington Park

The UK’s biggest rock festival should definitely make it to your Derby bucket list. Since its inception in 2003, this mammoth five-day event has become a torchbearer of rock and metal scenes in the UK. The festival is located at the spiritual home of rock, Donington Park and a great lineup of legendary bands including Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Korn among others are surely going to enthral you.

Tickets are selling fast. Grab your spot.

SIGNALS Festival 2022
11 June | Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

The festival takes place in a unique and intriguing venue set deep in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Immerse yourself in an eclectically programmed day and discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment to fuel your senses. Indie legends The Charlatans are headlining an outstanding musical line-up that includes The Cribs, Tim Burgess and Peaness among others.

This one-day experience is surely going to be inked in your memory forever.

Ideally situated in the heart of Derby, The Stuart Hotel offers a perfect accommodation option for leisure travellers. Derby train station is just a short 5-minute walk away and you have easy access to the motorway networks via London Road (A6). With our free on-site parking and comfy bedrooms, you can relax and go back to your ‘things to do in Derby’ itinerary.

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