Events in Devon

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Events in Devon in August - month of holidays, days out, short breaks, - oh what a lovely month!!!! Dreams were made of this!!!


Beach at Combe Martin

Beach at Combe Martin
Photograph © Pauline E

Torbay Steam Carnival  2024 TBC Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham.

Sidmouth Folk Week   2024 TBC. This one needs a week's short break by the seaside in this attractive town. A celebration of music, dance and song. Music, music everywhere.

Clovelly Lifeboat Weekend will be held in the Harbour date August 3rd and 4th 2024, In aid of the RNLI who do such sterling work and many a person has been thankful for it. Plenty of interest going on during the day and well worth the day out.

The British Firework Championships   August 2023. Plymouth Hoe makes a good place to watch. Six Fireworks companies will battle it out for the coveted trophy. Magnificent displays by the best in Britain.

Beautiful Days Festival 16th to 18th August 2024. Escot Park, Devon. Won the Grass Roots Festival Award. Tickets are already on sale.

Clovelly Gig Regatta 24th August 2024

Dawlish Carnival 25th August 2024. One of Devon's largest Carnivals right in the middle of the holiday season. A carnival, blue flag beaches - what a holiday!

Ilfracombe Carnival 25th August 2024. Attractive event in this popular town.

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River Exe, Exmouth

River Exe, Exmouth
Photograph © Chris Downer

Exmouth, the mouth of the lovely River Exe. Two miles of golden sandy beach. Water sports. Bird watching - check out those cruises above! If you are a cyclist why not try the Exe Estuary Trail. 

Sidmouth, one of the gateways to the Jurassic Coast. Have a look at those bay cruises above. Sidmouth is a charming Regency town and is part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary.

Shaldon on the banks of the River Teign in South Devon. Lovely sandy beaches for a family seaside holiday. Visit Shaldon Zoo home of the Shaldon Wildlife Trust. 

Clovelly, a village with lots of events situated in North Devon on the Bristol Channel. Steep cobbled streets with lots of listed buildings. Oh! but it is so beautiful. Watch the sledges - the High Street is so steep that is the only way goods can be delivered!! No cars!!!  There is a Land Rover Ferry Service for people up and down via a back street! 

Combe Martin a village in North Devon not far from Ilfracombe. A cosy, sheltered cove with the cliffs of North Devon towering above. A very safe beach. Spectacular place actually. Has the Guinness World Record for the longest street party! 

Plymouth Hoe famous for that ancient game of bowls played by Sir Francis Drake while the Spanish Armada was sailing down the English Channel. That lighthouse is Smeaton's Tower. Great views. Plymouth is a cosmopolitan city well worth a visit especially if you are a genealogist, plaques for the various fleets that left for Australia, New Zealand and America can be found.

Dawlish, sand and sea. A great place for family seaside holidays. Unusual for England the town has black swans, more likely found in Western Australia. 

Totnes a delightful ancient market town in South Devon. The town rises above the River Dart. Totnes Castle is owned by English Heritage. It is the second oldest borough in England.  The Orange Rolling event is held in the steep High Street. Great fun.

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort, a gem. Part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stunning cliffs. Hillsborough is a haven for wild life.  

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Devon who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Devon should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Devon that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Boats at Shaldon

Boats at Shaldon
Photograph © Derek Harper

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Public Transport

National Express

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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