ANNUAL EVENTS

If you hold an annual event in the Matlock area and wish to have it included in this section, please complete and return the form by post.



St. George’s Day – 23 April

Watch out for the flags flying around Matlock Town Centre over the St. George’s Day weekend.


EaubonneFrench ‘connections’

Matlock – Eaubonne Twinning Association

Regular exchange between Matlock and Eaubonne (near Paris) usually in May. Regular events, many with French theme are held throughout the year. An annual dinner is held in January. Contact the secretary: Father Brian Smith: bms@sple.freeserve.co.uk or the Chair:  Tony Wells 01629 259754


Matlock Anglo German Friendship Group

Annual exchange between Derbyshire Dales and Vogelsberg area of Germany.
Contact Mr. Neil Greatorex (telephone/fax: 01629 580892) for more information.


Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It commemorates all those who had fallen in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It was originally known as Armistice Day, but was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

A short informal ceremony is held at the Park Head, Matlock at 11 am. Remembrance 2 minutes silence and prayer.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the Sunday nearest to 11 November.

Pic Tor War Memorial Service at 11.00 am
Starkholmes War Memorial Service at 11.20 am
Hall Leys Park Head at 3.00 pm

Organised by Matlock Town Council and the  Matlock and Darley Dale Sub-Branch of the Royal British Legion.


Victorian Matlock Christmas Weekend

Held annually on the first weekend in December, the annual switch-on of the Matlock Christmas lights is incorporated with a weekend of markets, festivities and fun for all.

Organised by Matlock Town Council and Matlock Business Group.
Stallholders please contact Matlock Town Council for a booking form.


The Derbyshire Singers

Annual Christmas Concert every December in Highfield School. More information: http://www.derbyshiresingers.org


The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Derbyshire

Annual Christmas Concert in Matlock Methodist and United Reformed Church. More information:
http://www.dalesmen.org/


The Boxing Day Raft Race

The Boxing Day Raft Race is held on 26th December every year from Matlock to Cromford Meadow on the River Derwent. Contact the organisers, the Derbyshire Association of Sub Aqua Clubs (DASAC):

Matthew Eyre. Vice chairman. 07446022704.  Stephen Eyre. Treasurer. 07813 207944.

Derbyshire Association of Sub Aqua Clubs


The Annual Matlock Show

The Annual Matlock Show take place at the start of September each year, usually at the Imperial Rooms.

Up to date information on the classes for each year can be found via the facebook page for the Show, or via the organisers: Wellfield Allotment Society Show Secretary Helen Bishop 01629 57469


Summer Band Concerts

Spend a relaxing afternoon in delightful surroundings in the heart of beautiful Matlock,  Hall Leys Park, 2-4pm every Sunday from the end of June to the August Bank holiday weekend.

Some of the very best bands in the area bringing the very best of traditional brass band music.  There will be old favourites and as ever a little twist of something new, so we invite you to meet up with friends and family, or spend a peaceful afternoon on your own, with a picnic or perhaps a treat or two from one the  many super cafes around the town.


Matlock Photographer of the Year Competition

Matlock Photographer of the Year has been running since 2011 and Matlock Town Council are pleased to announce that they are now working alongside Matlock Camera Club to co ordinate the competition.

The theme for the year is announced in June and the competition runs from the date of this announcement through to 31 December each year.  To qualify for entry photos must be taken in Matlock during the year.  Prizes are awarded at the Annual Town Meeting in May.