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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.
In April Exeter welcomes keen foodies to its award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, whilst May sees the Lord Mayor's Day in Plymouth, which is a must for those interested in the secrets behind Devon’s beautiful blooms. The Contemporary Craft Festival and Armed Forces Day are two of June's highlights, and July sees the Mid-Devon Show, where you'll witness a whole host of activities including farm demonstartions, rural crafts, food and drink and entertainment.
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. Literature fans will also enjoy the chance to meet and chat with high-profile authors at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, whilst the Tar Barrell Rolling in Ottery St Mary in November is a real Devon experience!
For 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
|March 8-12, 2016||Dartmouth Comedy Festival||Dartmouth|
|April 9, 2016||Springfest||Collumpton|
|April 22-24, 2016||Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink||Exeter|
|April 29-30, 2016||Toby Buckland's Garden Festival||Powderham Castle|
|May 14-15, 2016||Plymouth Pirate Weekend||Plymouth|
|May 28, 2016||Lord Mayor's Festival||Plymouth|
|June 4-5, 2016||Coombe Trenchard Home & Garden Show||Lewtrenchard|
|June 10-12, 2016||The Contemporary Craft Festival||Bovey Tracey|
|June 25-26, 2016||Armed Forces Weekend||Plymouth|
|July 8-18, 2016||Way With Words Festival||Dartington|
|July 25, 2016||Woolsery Agricultural Show||Woolsery|
|July 31, 2016||Totnes and District Agricultural Show||Berry Pomeroy|
|August 6, 2016||Shaldon Water Carnival||Shaldon|
|August 7, 2016||Porlock Country Fair||Porlock|
|August 13-20, 2016||Dawlish Carnival Week||Dawlish|
|August 16-17, 2016||British Firework Championship||Plymouth|
|August 25-27, 2016||Dartmouth Regatta||Dartmouth|
|August 27, 2016||Exeter Street Arts Festival||Exeter|
|September 3, 2016||Kingsbridge Show||Kingsbridge|
|September 15-18, 2016||Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival||Budleigh Salterton|
|September 23-October 2, 2016||Appledore Book Festival||Appledore|