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Festival Events

Devon loves nothing better than to celebrate its heritage, music, arts and crafts, which is why you’ll always be able to find fun and interesting things to do and see on your holidays. Festivals and events are part of West Country life - from small, intimate events to huge, carnival-style gatherings.

June sees the Lord Mayor's Day in Plymouth, which is a must for those interested in the secrets behind Devon’s beautiful blooms, while beautiful Babbacombe on the English Riviera hosts its Babbacombe Festival, a whole week of exciting events.

July sees the Tiverton Balloon Festival where you'll witness a whole host of colourful hot air balloons, including special shapes, as they ascend!

Even in the colder months, there’s something to celebrate, making family holidays in Devon perfect at any time of year. Agatha Christie fans flock to the English Riviera for the Agatha Christie Festival, as it transforms into the murder-mystery capital of the country. Literary fans will also enjoy the chance to meet and chat with high-profile authors at the Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival and Plymouth International Book Festival, whilst the Tar Barrell Rolling in Ottery St Mary in November is a real Devon experience! 

Read on for a selection of festivals in 2015. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

Discover more Devon events with the Official Devon Guide

DateEventWhere
May 1-2, 2015Toby Buckland’s Garden FestivalKenton, Devon
May 21-23, 2015Devon County ShowExeter, Devon
May 23-27, 2015BrixfestBrixham
May 23-31, 2015Geopark FestivalTorbay
June 6-7, 2015Exeter Respect FestivalExeter
June 6, 2015Lord Mayor's DayPlymouth
June 12-21, 2015Babbacombe FestivalBabbacombe
June 27, 2015Armed Forces DayPlymouth
July 10-12, 2015Tiverton Balloon FestivalTiverton
July 11-12 2015All Things MorrisIlfracombe
July 19, 2015Clovelly Maritime FestivalClovelly
July 25-Aug 2, 2015Torbay Carnival WeekTorbay
July 25, 2015Mid-Devon ShowPosthill
July 27- Aug 1 2015Teignmouth Carnival WeekTeignmouth
July 31- Aug 2, 2015Torbay Steam FairBrixham
August 1, 2015Shaldon Water CarnivalShaldon
August 8-15, 2015Dawlish Carnival WeekDawlish
August 9, 2015Hennock Country FairWest Hele
August 18-19, 2015British Firework ChampionshipsPlymouth
August 27, 2015Ilfracombe CarnivalIlfracombe
September 4-5, 2015Nourish FestivalBovey Tracey
September 11-19, 2015The International Agatha Christie FestivalTorquay
September 12-13, 2015The South Devon Railway Heritage Transport Gala Buckfastleigh
September 17-20, 2015Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival  Budleigh Salterton 
October 6-29, 2015Plymouth International Book FestivalPlymouth
November 5, 2015Tar Barrell RollingOttery St Mary

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