With lockdown restrictions being lifted, Chesterfield is ready and waiting to welcome back a host of summer events and activities which are all taking place close to Elder Way in the town centre.
Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “We’ve got lots planned that will make a family staycation really exciting and we’ve tried to make sure everyone can create great memories together this summer without breaking the bank.”
A Museum on the Move, a Plastic Free Festival, Circus Skills Workshops and a Record Fair are among the variety of events being held in the town centre and at venues in the town during August.
Throughout summer, Chesterfield Museum will be coming out of its home on Corporation Street and into the town centre every Wednesday throughout August and bringing the Romans, Viking, Victorians and the Medieval period to life for shoppers
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre is also celebrating ‘all things summer’ during August at its Summer Zone in St James Square. In front of its big screen, the team at Vicar Lane have laid a lawn with deck chairs and bistro sets, as well as a table tennis table and a giant ‘Up 4 It’ game. Shoppers can sit and catch up on the many summer sporting events, shown on the big screen or stop by for one of their movie nights.
- Museum on the Move – 4 August. Learn how Chesterfield started off as a Roman fort and see some fascinating Roman objects.
- Circus Skills Workshops – 6 – 7 August and 28 – 29 August. Roll up, roll up to New Square in Chesterfield this Summer and have a go at circus skills with the north of England’s leading circus centre, Greentop.
- Plastic Free Festival – 8 August. Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield and held in New Square, this is the place to go to help you to reduce your single-use plastics. Discover Stalls from local Plastic Free Champion businesses, Recycling craft demonstrations from Junction Arts and Information stalls on recycling.
- Love Chesterfield Community Market – 10 August. There will also be a selection of street food, walkabout entertainment and small funfair rides
- Love Chesterfield Mosaic – 10 – 14 August. Take part in a new unique mosaic art project in Market Place. Pop along and get your picture taken, choose your favourite Chesterfield backdrop and it will get added to the mosaic.
- Museum on the Move – 11 August. Understand about life as a Viking and see some fascinating Viking objects.
- Museum on the Move – 18 August. Discover Medieval Chesterfield and see some fascinating Medieval objects.
- Mirror Divas – 21 August. With their fabulous mirrored outfits and skyscraper high heels, the Mirror Divas will be bringing a touch of glamour and fun to Chesterfield town centre.
- Chesterfield Record Fair – 22 August. Held in Market Square over 40 dealers from all over the country will be selling a range of LPs, CDs, cassettes and music related DVDs.
- Museum on the Move – 25 August. Discover Medieval Chesterfield and see some fascinating Medieval objects.
- The Chesterfield Ripper – 28 August. Head to Rykneld Square to become a detective and scramble across town, solve the clues and crack the case in time.
- Artisan Market–29 August. Whether it is something for dinner, a gift for a friend, a treat for someone special or simply stocking up on essentials that you can’t get elsewhere – Chesterfield Artisan Market is the place to visit
- Young Person’s Market – 29 August. Young people aged 5 – will be selling their own products they have either bought or made. Come along and browse the stalls for new toys, books or clothes or grab a homemade gift – you’re sure to find a bargain.
And, just walking distance from Elder Way and the town centre, you’ll find even more events and activities to get involved with, including:
- An Evening of Queen – 5 August. A night of legendary music is set to take over one of the most picturesque settings in Derbyshire – Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park. An Evening of Queen brings together a dazzling collection of performers from London’s West End, including former stars from the smash hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’, to present an incredible tribute to one of the world’s great rock bands.
- Derbyshire County Cricket Club – Derbyshire v. Yorkshire (50 Over Royal London Cup) – 8 August.Derbyshire Cricket returns to Queen’s Park, Chesterfield with Derbyshire taking on Yorkshire in the 50 over Royal London Cup.
- Chesterfield Pride – 22 August. This fun and feel-good event is set to return to Stand Road, Chesterfield. Chesterfield Pride is fast becoming one of the biggest Pride events in the country with 2019 seeing over 6000 attending the LGBTQ+ celebration.
Details of these events and more taking place in the town centre and surrounding visitor attractions can be found here: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/love-chesterfield-events
Elder Way is perfectly positioned to benefit from the increased footfall from town centre events as well as those based at Queens Park. It is conveniently located just moments from Chesterfield mainline train station and adjacent to the new Saltergate multi-storey car park.
If you are looking for a prominent town centre location for your food and beverage business, get in touch now with our local agent Wilkins Hammond on 01246 232853 to discover exactly what Elder Way has to offer.