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There's loads going on in the Peak District - these are some of the main events which include:

Chatsworth House -Easter celebration, Sculptures in the gardens, International Horse Trials in May, Country Fair at the end of August, Christmas market

Tideswell Food Festival - the first weekend in May

Well Dressing - A Peak District tradition occurs in many towns and villages across the Peak District during spring and summer months. Carnivals and processions too.

Ashbourne Festival June and July may include banks, picnic in the park, art exhibition, streetfest and poetry workshops. 

Bakewell Carnival June and July- lots of different events going on including: day of dance, Bakewell pudding race, raft race, pet competition and a duck race (yes a duck race!)

Buxton Festival July - a summer celebration of the very best in opera, music and literature. 

Buxton Fringe Festival July- The Fringe provides a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in a variety of venues. Dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and magic are just some.  Many performers use the Buxton Fringe as a warm up for the Edinburgh Festival.

Bakewell Food Fair September - demonstrations, plenty of food stalls, real ale and dog friendly too!

Matlock illuminations and fireworks - spectacular lighting display and fireworks mainly in October.  

 
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