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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: Peter Vincent tel: 01246 590259  e-mail: petervincent299@btinternet.com,
chairman Martyn Moss, email: martyn@martynmoss.orangehome.co.uk or treasurer: Jane Nelms, telephone: 01629 583541


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.


Matlock Victorian 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): Mr. T.Street (01142 510532), Mr. S.Bird (01246 454204), Mr. R.Foster (01773 861025) for more information