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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 FestivalAppledore Book 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 music festivals in 2014. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

DateEventWhere
May 22-24, 2014Devon County ShowExeter, Devon
May 23-25, 2014Ocmundtune Creative ArtsOkehampton
May 24, 2014BrixfestBrixham
May 24-26, 2014IWA National Trailboat FestivalTiverton
May 24-30, 2014Geopark FestivalTorbay
May 25-26, 2014Tavistock Garden FestivalTavistock
May 31-June 1, 2014Home and Garden Show at Coombe TrenchardLewtrenchard
May 31-June 1, 2014Exeter Respect FestivalExeter
June 1, 2014Picnic in the ParkRiver Dart Country Park
June 6-8, 2014The Contemporary Craft FestivalBovey Tracey
June 7, 2014Teignton FairDrewsteignton
June 13-15, 2014Moor MerrimentLustleigh
June 14, 2014Lord Mayor's DayPlymouth
June 14-22, 2014Babbacombe FestivalBabbacombe
June 21, 2014Meavy Oak FairYelverton
June 28, 2014Armed Forces DayPlymouth
July 5, 2014Okehampton Food and Folk FestivalOkehampton
July 5-12, 2014Riviera Fringe FestivalTorbay
July 11-13, 2014Tiverton Balloon FestivalTiverton
July 20, 2014Clovelly Maritime FestivalClovelly
July 21, 2014Chagford ShowChagford
July 26-Aug 3, 2014Torbay Carnival WeekTorbay
July 27, 2014Mid-Devon ShowPosthill
July 26-August 2, 2014Teignmouth Carnival WeekTeignmouth
August 1-3, 2014Torbay Steam FairBrixham
August 2, 2014Shaldon Water CarnivalShaldon
August 2-3, 2014Town Crier & First World War Parade and CompetitionIlfracombe
August 3-9, 2014Hartland CarnivalHartland
August 9-16, 2014Dawlish Carnival WeekDawlish
August 10, 2014Hennock Country FairWest Hele
August 12-13, 2014British Firework ChampionshipsPlymouth
August 13-16, 2014International Blacksmiths FestivalClyst St Mary
August 14, 2014East Portlemouth FeteSalcombe
August 18-19, 2014Exeter Craft FestivalExeter
August 21, 2014Ilfracombe CarnivalIlfracombe
September 1-30, 2014Ocean City FestivalPlymouth
September 5-6, 2014Nourish FestivalBovey Tracey
September 14-21, 2014The International Agatha Christie FestivalTorquay
September 18-21, 2014Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival  Budleigh Salterton 
September 27-Oct 5, 2014Appledore Book FestivalAppledore
October 17-25, 2014Plymouth International Book FestivalPlymouth
November 5, 2014Tar Barrell RollingOttery St Mary

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