Annual Gala Uncorked

Feb. 23, 2019
7 to 10 p.m.
The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.

Proceeds benefit the Derby Community Foundation's Community Enrichment Grant Program. Guests will enjoy wine and beer tasting, find foods prepared by local caterers, fine chocolate, and a live and silent art auction. Attire is cocktail dress.

Spring Into Art

April 28, 2019
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park

Spring Into Art will include live music and performances by school groups and local artists, interactive art demonstrations, art
for sale, farmers market, food trucks and more. We are looking for art vendors/exhibitors who would like to participate. We have
space for 25 booths on the Event Lawn. Inclement weather will move activities inside. Event held rain or shine.

Learn more and register at If you have questions, call Janae' Springer at
788-1519 ext. 1232 or email

Police/Fire Youth Open House

May 2018 
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Derby Police Department, 229 N. Baltimore

Enjoy a fun afternoon with police and fire activities and tours of the facilities. Meet the police and fire mascots, take photos, and
check out the public safety equipment.

Citywide Garage Sale

May 2019
The annual CrimeStoppers of Derby citywide garage sale serves as the organization’s main fundraiser. Register at most financial institutions in Derby. For $10 you get a yard sign and a listing on the garage sale map printed and distributed by The Derby Informer. For more information contact Linsey Cutsinger at 351-9900.

Kite Festival

May 18, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.
High Park

Kite clubs will showcase their skills and introduce you to the world of kite flying. Bring out your own kite and join in the fun with your family. The event also feature mega kites, kite demos, kite making, face painting, a balloon artist, candy drop, DJ, concessions, booths and vendors.

Derby BBQ & Music Festival

June 7 & 8, 2019 
High Park, 2801 E. James

Independence Day Parade

July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW and American Legion

The parade begins at Panther Stadium, proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market, east on Market to Woodlawn, and ends at Panther Stadium.

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 at 7 p.m.
High Park, 2801 E. James

The City of Derby hosts an Independence Day Celebration at High Park. The event include music, ice cream social, kid's activities, and a fantastic fireworks display. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

National Night Out

August 6, 2019
6 to 9 p.m.
Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James

Enjoy a free night of swimming and fun at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park. The police and fire/rescue departments have educational displays and there is free ice cream and a bike rodeo.

City Tree Lighting

November 15, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park

Come enjoy Derby's 13th annual Tree Lighting. Enjoy an evening of kids activities and crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, and of course, Santa! The event is free and open to the public.

Holiday Events

  • No Room at the Inn Nativity Displays & Cookie Extravaganza

    • First weekend in December
    • St. Mary Catholic Church & School, 2300 E. Meadowlark
    • View several hundred nativity displays created around the world. Benefits the Anthony Family Shelter.
    • Build your own tin of your favorite cookies in the Cookie Walk. The tins range from $4 to $18. Benefits the Guadalupe Clinic.
  • Mistletoe Market

    • First Saturday in December
    • Swaney Elementary School, 501 E. English
    • Want to serve as a vendor? Contact Amy Bringhurst at or 641-1561.
  • Winterfest Arts & Crafts Bazaar

    • First Saturday in December
    • Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn
  • Santa’s Village

    • First Sunday in December
    • Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
    • This fun family event features pictures with Santa Claus, train displays, crafts, refreshments and more.
  • Christmas Parade
    • 2018 date TBA
    • Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post and American Legion