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Festival Events

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

June sees the Axe Vale Festival, which is a must for those interested in the secrets behind Devon’s beautiful blooms, while Bovey Tracey hosts the Contemporary Craft Festival with 200 of the UK’s finest designers, arts, music, entertainment and local food. If you want a bit more excitement, head over to the GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde for three days of music and adrenaline sports.

July sees the Tiverton Hot Air Balloon Festival where you will witness a whole host of colourful Hot Air Balloons, including Special Shapes, as the ascend!

August has the best in British and local music appearing at the Sidmouth Folk Week.

Even in the colder months, there’s something to celebrate, making family holidays in Devon perfect at any time of year. In September, you can head on over to Ivylive Music Festival, two days of live music and family fun, while Plymouth celebrates is unique maritime culture with the Plymouth Ocean City Festival. Agatha Christie fans flock to the English Riviera, 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 Literary Festival and the Appledore Book Festival

Here are a selection of events in 2013.  If you would like to see all events that are due to run this year please go through to the relevant area of Devon websites, using the links above.

18th - 23rd FebruaryAnimated ExeterExeter, Devon
20th - 22nd JuneGoldcoast OceanfestCroyde, Devon
19th - 23rd JuneBabbacombe FestivalBabbacombe Downs, Devon
12th - 13th JulyPlymouth Beer FestivalPlymouth, Devon
15th - 22nd SeptemberAgatha Christie FestivalTorquay, Devon
20 - 22 SeptemberBudleigh Salterton Literature Festival  Budleigh Salterton, Devon 
5th NovemberTar Barrell RollingOttery St Mary
31st Aug - 8th SeptemberDrawn to the ValleyVarious locations

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