There’s a whole summer of fun at Derby Parks

Published: 24 June 2021

bohemian rhapsody outdoor cinema screen

Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen at Markeaton Park

From Parkruns to picnics, there's no end of fun to be had at parks across Derby, this summer. Read on for the highlights!

Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season

Kicking off with The Comedy of Errors on Thursday 24 June, this year's Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season is jam packed and all events are COVID secure.

Other events include:

Head over to the Derby Parks website for more details and to book your tickets.


Looking to get fit with friends and family in the summer sunshine? Parkrun is returning to Derby parks! Check the Parkrun website for upcoming dates and times.

Love Parks week

This national campaign led by Keep Britain Tidy wants you to head out and celebrate how much you love your local parks! Come along to any of Derby's parks and open spaces, snap a selfie and share it using the #LoveParks hashtag between Friday 23 July and Sunday 1 August. Don't forget to tag @derbycc and @derby_parks.

Superhero Picnic in the Park

The three day event will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 and some activities will move online. But, there will also be self-guided trails to complete around our parks so fear not, you can still don your best superhero outfit and bring along a picnic. For the latest information, visit the Derby Parks website.

The Big 1 at Chaddesden Park

All the family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone to enjoy. A great selection of stalls, food, dance arena, funfair, live entertainment, and the return of the fantastic dog show. Events kick off on Thursday 29 July. Find out more on the Derby Parks website.

Markeaton Park Fun Fair

Come along to Markeaton Park for all the fun of the fair. From candy floss to rides and everything in between! The fair will be at Markeaton Park between Thursday 26 August and Thursday 5 September.

The Hannells Darley Park Weekender

It's the Darley Park Concert we all know and love and it's back for 2021 bigger and better than ever! A whole bank holiday weekend of music, films and fireworks for the whole family. The weekend kicks off on Friday 27 August with Classic Ibiza!

On Saturday 28 August, friends and family can come along to outdoor screenings of Frozen 2 and a special singalong version of The Greatest Showman.

On Sunday 29 August, it's main event time as the Hannells Darley Park Concert, one of the UK's biggest outdoor classical concerts fills Darley Park with classical sounds all wrapped up with a fantastic fireworks show! Find out more and book your tickets on the Derby LIVE website.

We want to keep everyone safe. Therefore, all events are subject to change in line with prevailing Government COVID-19 restrictions. For the latest information about COVID-19 restrictions, visit the Derby City Council website.

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