Wirksworth Carnival 

May Bank Holiday  


In order to keep our local traditions running & start new ventures, we need your help.

We are currently putting our ideas together & organising next years programme of events.

Calling all musicians, entertainers, businesses, volunteers and extroverts!


If you would like to be part of the weekend please Contact Us

2014 Parade Float Winners:

1st: PreSchool

2nd: Beanies

3rd: Wirksworth Swimming Pool

Carnival Weekend

Take a look at what was on in 2014:

Saturday 24th May​:

10-6 Fair rides: Wheatsheaf Car Park

10-4 Stalls for all: Market Place - including toys & games, super slide, jewellery making, Henna, novelty toys, ice cream, popcorn & sweets, plants, Caribbean BBQ and more...!!!

Plus - George Baldwin Book Signing & FREE 'The Peakie Club' Membership!

10-4 Craft: Children's Craft & Well Making in Websters Yard St John St

10-4 Snake Handling: Market Place - Have a go at handling snakes from small to ginormous plus a keepsake photo

10:45-11:30 Blessing of the Wells: St Mary's Churchyard followed by a traditional walk around the Wells

12 noon Crowning of the Queen and Attendants: St Mary's churchyard

11:45 onwards Picnic in the Churchyard! Bring a picnic and get together with friends, family, neighbours.

2:30pmBOKWA Dancing - Join in or watch! Memorial Gardens

3pm Road Race: Cheer along or take part

4pm-9pm Carnival Showcase: Music at the Hope & Anchor Pub

Sunday 25th May:

​5 a side football on the rec

10-6 Fair rides: Wheatsheaf Car Park

10-4 Stalls for All:Market Place

Monday 26th May:

10-6 Fair rides: Wheatsheaf Car Park

10-4 Stalls for All: Market Place

10-6ZORBING @ Fanny Shaw's Playing Field! £4 a go!

12pm Wheelbarrow race! It's back to start the parade - the town's pubs battle it out in an uphill wheelbarrow race...mixed with beer.

Route: Wheatsheaf - Hope & Anchor - Blacks Head - Lime Kiln - Royal Oak - Red Lion

​1pm PARADE! Millers Green - North End - Water Lane

2:30-7pm Rock Face Gig @ The Lime Kiln - Kids entertainment, Fabulous Music & Food!  

LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY Weekend 25th ​- 27th May 2019