Tapton Lock Festival

Tapton Lock Festival is a much-loved annual event, that is enjoyed by thousands of families every year.

The event is organised by Junction Arts and Derbyshire County Council, to bring families and friends together to enjoy the outdoors, promoting better health and wellbeing.

During the weekend the Chesterfield Canal comes alive with outdoor theatre, music and dance, arts and crafts workshops, stalls, ‘have a go’ canoes, boat rides and much more.

Unfortunately, due to financial challenges beyond its control, Derbyshire County Council is unable to offer staff support this year or the level of financial support previously provided, so we will be taking a break in 2024 while we explore alternative support for the event.

However, we will be staging an exciting art commission in the space, during the same weekend (7th & 8th September), which will include involvement from the local community.  More details are coming soon!

Key Information

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2024

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Chesterfield

Booking & Tickets

It's Free — Just turn up!