Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations is a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent on weekends in September and October (8 September - 28 October 2018). 

Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders' Association decorate themed models which are mounted on rowing boats and covered in lights and then paraded on the River Derwent each Saturday and Sunday down in Derwent Gardens.

2017, saw The Lego Car win first prize rowing up and down the River Derwent along with 9 other spectacular decorated and illuminated boats.

There will be a fantastic firework display every Saturday evening & Sunday 28 October, which will see the sky around Matlock Bath lit up in multi-colours, the firework display will begin at 9.00pm with the best viewing positions being in Derwent Gardens.

Sunday evenings will be themed family fun evenings, with activities and crafts for all the family to join in, situated down in the Derwent Gardens.

Matlock Bath Illuminations takes place in Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath (DE4 3NR). The series of events starts on Saturday 8 September and takes place every Saturday and Sunday evening until 28 October, with a firework display every Saturday evening & on Sunday 28 October. On firework nights the event and Matlock Bath get incredibly busy. Please allow plenty of time for your journey and be prepared to use the Park & Ride.

Admission to Derwent Gardens is from 6.00pm. The boat parade starts at 7.45pm (September) and 7.00pm (October) and the boats will be out for approximately 90 minutes. The firework display will begin at 9.00pm.

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