Matlock Bath illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats along the River Derwent every Saturday and Sunday from early September to late October. The boats are paraded every Saturday from 11 September to the 31 October, the fireworks will only be on from the 9 October till 30 October, with an additional evening of boats and firework on Sunday 31 October. Due to corona tickets will be limited so you will need to book online as soon as possible.

The Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders’ Association decorate themed models with an array of coloured lights. The models are mounted on rowing boats and paraded on the River Derwent each Saturday (7.45pm and 9.15pm) and Sunday (7.30pm) in Derwent Gardens, giving a unique and illuminous display. The boats can only be viewed on admission into the gardens.

There are fantastic firework displays on Saturday evenings, which light up the skies around Matlock Bath in multi-colours. The firework displays begin at 9pm with the best viewing positions being in the Bandstand area of Derwent Gardens. Click here more information