Open21st April 2017-1st May 2017
Dawlish Walking Festival 2017 2017 will bring the second Dawlish Walking Festival and...
Open28th April 2017-29th April 2017
Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle, near Exeter in Devon, returns for a fourth...
Exeter: The Terrace - 80s Reloaded30th April 2017
80s night is back for a Bank Holiday Sunday Special! The Terrace, Exeter proudly...
After Dark Music Festivals28th April 2017-30th April 2017
Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 201729th April 2017-1st May 2017
Dates for Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2017 have been announced which sees the event...
Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival 201727th April 2017-29th April 2017
Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival “Showcasing the Finest ales of the Southwest’s SIBA members...
BMAD Motorbike Festival 201728th April 2017-30th April 2017
The Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) Festival was started in 2002 by a group of bikers who decided...
Throughout the year Devon plays host to a fantastic array of events.
Music, sports, food, theatre, literature, comedy ... whatever you're in to, you'll find Devon events and festivals big and small to please you, as well as many that are family-focused. And being such a special and unique county, we've also got plenty of the more unusual, traditional events that simply can't be found anywhere else.
What's on in Devon for you?
In Devon we love to get together to have fun, share and celebrate - and we love visitors to come and join us, too. From large national events to traditional village fetes, many people plan a visit to Devon around an event that particularly appeals to them.
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The quaint, the unusual and the quirky ... only in Devon
Yes, we have world-class events on a scale that matches up to any other county (see Big Devon Events for events such as the National Fireworks Competition) - but we also have plenty of events that are totally unique to Devon.
Tavistock’s Goose Fair in October dates back to the 12th century, when farmers brought their geese for sale, and drove them through the streets to the market. You may not see much of this today, but goose lunches are available across the town on that day, and market traders, showmen and fair rides gather from all over the country.
Whilst in Ilfracombe, every July the the South West Birdman Competition sees hopeful aviators hurling themselves off the town's pier hoping to "fly" the furthest and be crowned champion. As well as the main flying event, this is part of a day-long music festival with food stalls, an ale and cider festival, artisan market and children's entertainment
And the tradition of carrying burning Tar Barrels through the streets of Ottery St Mary on November 5 is hundreds of years old, and probably started after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Devon has a history of torchlight processions, but only in Ottery do the residents actually carry full sized lighted tar barrels on their shoulders through the streets …
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We may be known for peace, tranquillity and natural beauty ... but we know how to put on a world-class event here in Devon. Find out more here.
Devon loves nothing better than to celebrate its heritage, music, arts and crafts, which is why you’ll always be able to find a festival in Devon!
Love great food? Check out Devon’s top food festivals, food events and farmers’ markets.
Fantastic sports events take place across Devon, throughout the year, so there’s always something to come and see - or take part in.
Some of the best music festivals and events Devon has to offer - the choice of music is as broad as the number of events on offer, and many are family-friendly.