The Best Festivals in the Peak District

With the warm weather and summer holidays on the horizon, festival season in the UK is well underway. Over recent years, the Peak District has become a popular setting for festivals of various types and sizes, so why not plan a trip here and experience one for yourself? We’ve rounded up some of the best festivals in the Peak District that are happening over the coming months, with something for everyone to enjoy.


Woodside Festival

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Date: 16th June

Enjoy live music, art, wild activities and good food at this day festival set in the beautiful Erewash Valley. Organised by the Wildlife Trust, this event has been set up to raise awareness and funds for local wildlife. South of the Peak District, this festival will require a car or train journey, but promises to be well worth it.


Eroica Britannia

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Date: 18th June

Set in 100 acres of woodlands and lush, green countryside, this 5 star family festival is one of the most highly anticipated events in the cycling calendar. There’s something for everyone with a whole range of entertainment. This includes organised bike rides, live music, fairground rides, festival yoga, as well as a kids club!



the best festivals in the peak district timber

Dates: 6th-8th July

This new festival celebrates all forms of woodland culture. Exploring music, art, philosophy and sustainability, this unique event will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience for all ages.



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Dates: 13th-14th July

Set in the beautiful countryside near Matlock, this eccentric festival is a celebration of music, the arts and… llamas! Enjoy delicious food and drink while you soak up the fun and quirky entertainment.


Y Not

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Dates: 26th-29th July

This hugely popular festival in the heart of the Peak District is back again for its 13th year. With music from the likes of The Libertines and Manic Street Preachers, as well as a cinema, mini golf and comedy, there will certainly be something to keep everyone entertained.


We hope you enjoyed reading our blog on the best festivals in the Peak District. If any of these festivals interest you and you’re looking for accommodation, then we have a range of luxury holiday cottages and a caravan site to suit small and large groups. We can guarantee stunning surroundings, and there is plenty to offer right on our doorstep.

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