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Tuesday 1 June 2010

The Big 1 Chaddesden Park (Chaddesden Carnival) is on Sunday June 6th 2010.

This Sunday, June 6th 2010 is when this years Big One takes place on Chaddesden Park in Derby. Now in its 30th year (The Big 1 was formally known as Chaddesden Carnival).

This annual festival which has taken place for many years returns to Chaddesden Park again and is expected to attract around 20,000 people.

Events and attractions include a live music stage, entertainment arenas, dance acts and more. There'll also be arts, crafts and fun workshops, charity and information stalls, food and drink stalls, Cycle Derby events.
A fun dog show, Falconry display, fun fair, climbing walls, Donkey rides, balloon modelling, face and pot painting, circus skills, Japanese kites and lots of stalls. There is even a Car Boot sale.

There will also be a variety of free arts activities to take part in, and a music stage with various bands and other artists.
Age Concern Chaddesden Park (next to the library) will be open from 11.30am to 3.30pm presenting The Feel Good Factor. A day to relax and enjoy talking to experienced therapists about enhancing your health and energy the alternative way. There will be demonstrations throughout the day and the opportunity to try out some of the therapies.

There will also be a Fair Ground on Chaddesden Park from Wednesday 2nd June to Sunday 6th June.

The Chaddesden Carnival will begin with a parade of people in fancy dress, decorated pushchairs and mobility scooters. The parade will start at 11.30am, from Sussex Circus Local Housing Office and will proceed along Max Road, Wood Road, Chaddesden Lane, Maine Drive and then onto the park.
Line the route to cheer along the people taking part!

There will be a "graffiti mural", a plywood panel which is 50ft by 8ft, fixed to the sports pavilion.
It will stay in the park afterwards and will provide a "legacy for Chaddesden Park". It will be sprayed by some of the country's leading graffiti artists.

You may remember that last years Big 1 at Chaddesden had to be cancelled twice due to heavy rain left the park waterlogged, first time it was cancelled was the 7th June so it was rearranged for August 2nd but yet again heavy rain forced the festival to be cancelled. Hopefully this year the weather will be better for them.

Here is a detailed map showing the location of Chaddesden Park and also the Parade route that will take place at 11:30 on 6th June. I'm sure that everyone already knows where Chaddesden Park is but perhaps you are visiting from outside and are not aware of its location. Parking near the park is limited so its best to try and catch  a bus or walk or get someone to drop you off!

The Big one @ Chaddesden Park Map :

So put these details in your diary.....
The Big 1 @ Chaddesden Park
Sunday June 6 2010
11:00am - 6:00pm

Hope it all goes well.
In 2011 the Big one takes place on Sunday 5 June from 11am - 5pm.

If you like these kind of Family Fun day events then you may also want to put this one in your diary.
Spondon Village Festival takes place on Saturday 11th September 2010 at the Asterdale Sports Ground on Borrowash Road, Spondon, Derby

For more details of this event see :



  1. I love going to Chaddesden Big 1 dog-show, but this years dog-show was a big let down, non of the classes that where advertised on the flyer's was held, like the dog fancy dress competition, I had entered my dog in 4 of the rounds but in the end I pulled her out, as the judging was a joke.
    I do hope that you change the flyer's next year or held the classes that you advertise !!!!!

  2. Once again a really nice day out, especially as we live local.
    I liked the band that were playing. It would have been better if there was a small stage area as it would have drawn a bigger crowd. It would be nice to have more bands and have a little gig going on for all local unsigned bands.
    Just a thought

  3. What was the exact date The Big 1 took place in 2008?
    It was the same day as something amazing in my life and I need to know the date! :)
    I remember it being cancelled a few times due to the weather...
    I think it was a Sunday in October?