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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.
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|May 1-2, 2015||Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival||Kenton, Devon|
|May 21-23, 2015||Devon County Show||Exeter, Devon|
|May 23-27, 2015||Brixfest||Brixham|
|May 23-31, 2015||Geopark Festival||Torbay|
|June 6-7, 2015||Exeter Respect Festival||Exeter|
|June 6, 2015||Lord Mayor's Day||Plymouth|
|June 12-21, 2015||Babbacombe Festival||Babbacombe|
|June 27, 2015||Armed Forces Day||Plymouth|
|July TBC 2015||Riviera Fringe Festival||Torbay|
|July 10-12, 2015||Tiverton Balloon Festival||Tiverton|
|July 11-12 2015||All Things Morris||Ilfracombe|
|July 19, 2015||Clovelly Maritime Festival||Clovelly|
|July 25-Aug 2, 2015||Torbay Carnival Week||Torbay|
|July 25, 2015||Mid-Devon Show||Posthill|
|July TBC 2015||Teignmouth Carnival Week||Teignmouth|
|July 31- Aug 2, 2015||Torbay Steam Fair||Brixham|
|August TBC, 2015||Shaldon Water Carnival||Shaldon|
|August 8-15, 2015||Dawlish Carnival Week||Dawlish|
|August 9, 2015||Hennock Country Fair||West Hele|
|August 18-19, 2015||British Firework Championships||Plymouth|
|August 17-18, 2015||Exeter Craft Festival||Exeter|
|August 27, 2015||Ilfracombe Carnival||Ilfracombe|
|September 4-5, 2015||Nourish Festival||Bovey Tracey|
|September 11-19, 2015||The International Agatha Christie Festival||Torquay|
|September TBC, 2015||Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival||Budleigh Salterton|
|October TBC, 2015||Plymouth International Book Festival||Plymouth|
|November 5, 2015||Tar Barrell Rolling||Ottery St Mary|