Derby Festé

Derby City Centre

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Fri 23 and Sat 24 Sep

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About the event

The 10th Derby Festé welcomes the return of the Dragons!

Derby Festé returns for its tenth year, transforming the city centre into a world-class festival site with performances for the whole family to enjoy.

Derby Festé kicks off on Friday night with a parade through the city centre with giant fire-breathing Dragons stalking through the streets.

Derby’s Night Market by Sheena Holland will join the programme for the Friday night for the first time this year. Around 40 stalls will feature locally produced arts, crafts, food and drink and vintage fayre. The market will be in the Market Place and underneath the Guildhall arches between 5pm and 11.15pm, entry is free.

On Saturday the streets will come to life from noon with entertainers for the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and acrobatics.

The headline act for this year is called by the fantastic acrobatic Transe Express, which will see Bass’ Recreation Ground transformed into an underwater wonderland. The atmospheric show will transport the crowds to a magic oceanic world. Colourful neon sea creatures elevated on a huge telescopic crane will cavort on the lit surface of the sea with the fish and other ocean dwellers weaving their way through the audience on the sea bed.

The performance of MÚ will be priced at just £7 and tickets are available here.

All other events and performances at Derby Festé are FREE, with further details available at

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