There are many events throughout the year in the Peak District. There are detailed listings at the Peak District Vistors website here, or on the Chatsworth House website here. So below you will only find a selection which we have attended and can offer some first-hand recommendations.
The Peak District National Park has a calendar of Ranger led guided walks and 'Summer of Cycling' events. Details for 2015 are not complete at the time of writing this, but full details can be found here.
January & February
From December 2014 until mid-February 2015. The Heads and Tails exhibition by Barbara Sykes at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Full details are here.
18-21 The Hathersage Players Pantomime production of The Princess and the Pea. See the parish website here for more information.
19 Whirlow Hall Farm - "February Farm Fun". Just over the border into South Yorkshire, on the outskirts of Sheffield is Whirlow Hall Farm. Great for young children. Details here.
6 Legendary doo-wop, R&B and Soul group, The Drifters play at Buxton Opera House for one night only. See here for more details.
21 Opening of Hathersage open air swimming pool. This is 100ft x 33ft and heated to 82 degrees F (28 degrees C), and one of a dwindling few open air pools in Britain. It will be open until October. Further details are here.
29 Wedding Open Day at Haddon Hall. Come to see a dream venue and what you could expect if you were to tie the knot here. Details on this link.
1-7 Easter at Haddon Hall. This includes a great Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Further details are here.
8-9 Easter Lambing at Whirlow Hall Farm. See details here.
10 Folk Music at Haddon Hall with Piva. See this link for more details.
3-4 Bakewell Showground Spectacular. Details here.
5 Free Guided Tour of Haddon Hall. See here for more details.
15-17 Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth Internation Horse Trials. Further details here.
From May until the end of August there are are variety of Well Dressings throughout the Peak District. These originate from pagan fertility rites, but have become more Christian and community creativity events in recent times. You can plan your visit around the calendar which is here.
4 Ranger-led Guided Walk. Springtime over Hathersage. See here to book and for further details.
19-21 L'Eroica Brittannia. This is a family friendly festival at the Bakewell Showground and include a vintage bike rally. See here for further details.
1-5 Ashbourne Festival. Actually starts on June 19th. Details here.
11 Rangers Guided Walk along the valley Edale to Bamford. See here for more details.
19 Rander-led Guided Walk. In and around Eyam. See here for more details.
4-6 The Bakewell Show. One of Britain's oldest agricultural shows, this was first held in 1819. It is great fun for the whole family. Further details are here.
8 Ranger-led Guided Walk. North Lees and Stanage through Time. Details here.
4-6. The Chatsworth Country Fair is set in the beautify Chatsworth Estate which surrounds Chatsworth House. The fair includes many heritage country sports, a vintage car rally, terrier racing and hot air ballooning. Further details here.
18-19. The Peak District Challenge. This is a walking or running challenge and varies in difficulty from a good size hike of 25kms to an ultra marathon of 100kms. It starts and ends in Hathersage. Further details can be obtained here.
27 The Wiggle Peak District 'Punisher' Cycling Sportiv takes place between Hathersage and Bakewell. There are several distance options for road cyclists to test their fitness and determination. Further details here.
17 Ranger-led activity. Navigation grade B at Fairholmes. Details here.
12-22 Chatsworth Christmas Market. As well as shopping for presents, you can enjoy glasses of mulled wine and cider as well as local real ales. There is also live festive musical entertainment to help to keep you merry! More details are here.
5-16 Christmas at Haddon Hall. See details here.