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Plan a Memorable North Devon Break

Plan an even more memorable stay with the help of our diary of local events in the area, from Bonfire nights at The Big Sheep to beach side festivals North Devon has it all. 

Here are some of the highlights of events happening in Barnstaple and North Devon to help you plan your trip. 

Bideford Soapbox Derby
This year's Soapbox Derby promises to be an exhilarating showcase of creativity and adrenaline-fueled excitement. As teams gear up to compete, the day is packed with anticipation.
Guitar, cowboy boots and hat
Spring Devon Country Music Party
Introducing 'The Spring Devon Country Music Festival' brought to you by Allways Music! Join The Barnstaple Hotel for an unforgettable experience.
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Mother's Day Lunch
Book a table this Mother's Day and give mum the gift of good food which we guarantee will make her smile.
Girl celebrating Easter
Easter Grotto at The Milky Way
Ever wondered where the Easter Bunny’s magic is made? Get ready for a memorable and unique Easter experience at The Milky Way.
Concert with peoples hands up
The Kahunas fundraiser for North Devon Hospice
This is a night to celebrate everything that the North Devon Hospice means to the local community. The Kahunas have decided to do everything in their power to shine a light on the amazing work that the hospice does.
Food Festival
Bideford EAT Festival
Mark your Calendars for Saturday, April 6th and visit the brand-new Bideford EAT Festival! This free-to-attend celebration of food and drink features over 70 local producers!
Girl with Cow at Devon County Show Parade
The Devon County Show
Held at the County Showground at Westpoint, near Exeter, The Devon County Show is a highlight of the countryside calendar. Last year the event attracted 90,000 visitors over three days to see a packed programme of displays, livestock, stalls and the food and drink marquees.
North Devon Hospice Night Walk
North Devon Hospice Night Walk
The Brend Collection proudly serves as the headline sponsor for the North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, a vital event supporting individuals affected by life-limiting illnesses, predominantly women.
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Pigstock is a fun festival in Devon with great music, tasty food, and a friendly atmosphere. With its blend of great music, delicious food, and a welcoming community vibe, Pigstock is destined to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Girl Holding Seaweed
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
The Clovelly Seaweed Festival is a unique celebration of coastal culture and culinary delights nestled in the quaint village of Clovelly, North Devon.
Bideford Bikeshow
The biggest show of its kind in North Devon, attracting hundreds of motorbikes from across the country, the show takes place along Bideford Quay and Victoria Park.
Putsborough Sands Beach North Devon
Spring Classic 2024
Experience the vibrant energy and excitement of the Spring Classic Festival, a celebration of music, culture, and community nestled along the stunning North Devon coastline.
Solider Saluting
80th Anniversary of D-Day
In 1944, the stunning coastal landscapes between the Northam Burrows and Woolacombe in North Devon played a vital role in preparing troops for the Allied invasion of Normandy since the terrain closely resembled the French coastline they were destined for.
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Madagascar The Musical
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
crowd at a music festival
GoldCoast Oceanfest
If you could bottle a beachside festival and pour it out each year against the backdrop of a sun-drenched Atlantic, then the multi-award-winning GoldCoast Oceanfest might be just the brew to choose.
Sheep at The Big Sheep
Kids Fest
Kids Fest at The Big Sheep promises an exciting extravaganza of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

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