Enjoy the wonderful festivals, fairs and events coming up soon in North Devon!

Plan an even more memorable stay with the help of our diary of local events in the area.

Mother's Day at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
31st March
31st March 2019

Mother's Day at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Enjoy a lunch or evening meal this Mother's Day at 62 The Bank

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Easter Grotto at The Milky Way
11th April
11th - 24th April 2019

Easter Grotto at The Milky Way

A unique Easter grotto, with the Easter bunny and friends, plus free chocolate eggs...

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Star Wars Characters at The Milky Way
20th April
20th April 2019

Star Wars Characters at The Milky Way

Meet the famous Star Wars characters and use the force at The Milky Way...

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Easter Sunday at The Royal and Fortescue
21st April
21st April 2019

Easter Sunday at The Royal and Fortescue

Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch or dinner this Easter Sunday 

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Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
04th May
4th - 6th May 2019

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Those who love food will be in their element amongst more than 100 regional chefs, food producers, workshops and food-themed activities

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The Devon County Show 2019
16th May
16th - 18th of May 2019, Westpoint Arena Exeter

The Devon County Show 2019

The biggest celebration of Devon country life. Full of country competitions, local food and drink, traditional entertainment and masses of crafts. Fun for all the family.

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Pigstock Music Festival 2019
18th May
18th - 19th May 2019

Pigstock Music Festival 2019

After a new venue in 2018, we can't wait to see what Pigstock 2019 brings! Details to come!

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Westward Ho! Festival of Kites
19th May
19th May 2019

Westward Ho! Festival of Kites

A full day of kite activity on the miles of sand at Westward Ho! Join the kite community with demos, expert lessons and more...

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Clovelly Seaweed Festival
26th May
26th May 2019

Clovelly Seaweed Festival

A truly unique event, this Clovelly Village day out is in aid of the North Devon Hospice. 

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The Smuggler Cycle Sportive
02nd June
2nd June 2019, Barnstaple

The Smuggler Cycle Sportive

A charity event for cyclists of all abilities, the day of cycling organised by The Bike Shed in Barnstaple starts and finishes in town, taking in the North Devon views with free food and beer.

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Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival
13th June
13th - 19th June 2019

Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival

Lynmouth's yearly maritime festival with boat races, children's activities, fancy dress and lots more

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Devon D-Day at Saunton Sands
15th June
15th - 16th June

Devon D-Day at Saunton Sands

The D-Day re-enactment is an opportunity to showcase how soldiers arrived for their training in 1944, and to educate children about why it took place.

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Father's Day at The Royal and Fortescue Hotel
16th June
16th June 2019

Father's Day at The Royal and Fortescue Hotel

Treat Dad to a luxurious carvery and dessert meal this Father's Day

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National Sandcastle Competition at Westward Ho!
16th June
16th June 2019

National Sandcastle Competition at Westward Ho!

The North Devon Hospice National Sandcastle Competition is back...

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Goldcoast Oceanfest 2019
21st June
21th - 23th June 2019

Goldcoast Oceanfest 2019

The UK’s coolest surf and music festival, held just a few miles from Saunton Sands in Croyde, celebrated its 20th birthday in 2018...we can't wait to see what 2019 brings. 

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Fringe Theatre Fest 2018
27th June
27th - 30th June 2019

Fringe Theatre Fest 2018

Performers in Barnstaple and North Devon are once again getting ready for a range of theatre shows.

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Lynmouth Raft Race
14th July
14th July 2019

Lynmouth Raft Race

A not to be missed race day, as dozens of rafts take to the seas! Flour bombs and spectator interaction make for lots of laughter. 

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A beginner's guide to designing your own garden at RHS Rosemoor
25th July
25th - 26th July 2019

A beginner's guide to designing your own garden at RHS Rosemoor

Do you have a new garden, or want to change your existing one? Learn all the skill you will need in this very practical 2-day workshop

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Clovelly Gig Regatta
27th July
27th July 2019

Clovelly Gig Regatta

Gig Rowing at Clovelly has become very popular recently, as Devons best teams go head to head in a fun but intense day of competition. 

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Cardboard Boat Regatta and Water Festival
28th July
28th July 2019

Cardboard Boat Regatta and Water Festival

Sailing and boat races across Bideford Quay, alongside the crazy cardboard boats, make for a great day out...

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Devon Street Food Festival
02nd August
2nd - 4th August in Ilfracombe

Devon Street Food Festival

Three glorious days of street food in a key North Devon location. Smells, tastes, drinks and fun to please everyone.  

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South West Birdman
03rd August
3rd August 2019 - Ilfracombe

South West Birdman

Join the party around Ilfracombe pier as stalls and entertainment keep the family amused before the main event - people in fancy dress jumping into the sea!  

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Clovelly Maritime Festival and Lifeboat Weekend
03rd August
3rd and 4th August

Clovelly Maritime Festival and Lifeboat Weekend

Lively music, street entertainment, crafty creations, sea storytelling, puppet shows and family activities are all on offer at Clovelly during this fun-packed day in support of the R.N.L.I.

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North Devon County Show 2019
07th August
7th August 2019 - Umberleigh

North Devon County Show 2019

There is so much to see and do at North Devon's leading local agricultural event, with attractions, lovely local food, displays and competitions.

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Combe Martin Carnival Week 2018
10th August
10th - 17th August

Combe Martin Carnival Week 2018

A week of parades, games, races and general family fun for locals and holidaymakers alike - both on the beach and down one of the longest high streets in England. 

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Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival
31st August
31st August - 1st September 2019

Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival

The Maritime Festival in Ilfracombe is a weekend of great food and nautical fun.

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Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast
01st September
1st September

Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast

Clovelly celebrates its famous lobster and crab fishing history with a delicious one-day event.

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Art Trek 2019 - North Devon Open Studios
13th September
13th - 29th September 2019

Art Trek 2019 - North Devon Open Studios

An event for all North Devon artists and craftsmen to take part in. A trail of beautiful pictures, pieces and creations spread around, shops, galleries and homes throughout the area. 

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Barnstaple Fair and Carnival
18th September
18th – 21st September 2019

Barnstaple Fair and Carnival

Held in the town since 1931, the biggest fair in the South West returns once again with games, food, rides and a massive carnival. 

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Appledore Book Festival
20th September
20th - 28th September 2019

Appledore Book Festival

Devon's biggest and most popular literary festival staged in the most picturesque village of Appledore.

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Halloween Hocus Pocus - The Milky Way
19th October
19th - 31st October 2019

Halloween Hocus Pocus - The Milky Way

Halloween Half Term fun, including a school for witches and wizards...

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North Devon FOODfest
20th October
20th October 2019 - Barnstaple Pannier Market

North Devon FOODfest

Taste the finest local foods and see chef demos and more at Barnstaple Pannier Market.

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Clovelly Apple Day
23rd October
23rd October

Clovelly Apple Day

Lots of lovely apple crafts and activities in beautiful Clovelly to celebrate the apple season! 

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Clovelly Herring Festival
17th November
17th November 2019

Clovelly Herring Festival

To celebrate the history of Herring fishing in the village, Clovelly hosts family entertainment and stalls.

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Clovelly Christmas Lights Switch On
01st December
1st December 2019

Clovelly Christmas Lights Switch On

Enjoy carol singing, brass bands, fireworks, Christmas lights and watch Father Christmas himself arrive!

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Boxing Day Barbecue at Clovelly
26th December
26th December

Boxing Day Barbecue at Clovelly

The perfect follow up to Christmas day, with a walk and BBQ by the coast in historical Clovelly! 

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Clovelly New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party
31st December
31st December

Clovelly New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party

Celebrate the end of 2019 with a party by the sea in Clovelly! 

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Bideford New Years Eve 2019
31st December
31st December 2019

Bideford New Years Eve 2019

Bideford is the place to be on New Year's Eve. On the last night of each year, the 'little white town' bursts in to life, colour and sound to celebrate the passing of another year.

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