• Annual events and festivals

Dartmouth festivals and events

Wine in a day - Wine course at Micheal Suttons wine cellars

Date: 10th March 2017

Set in the beautiful grounds of Micheal Sutton's Wine cellars this is a one day event to learn about wine with a friendly knowledgeable presenter. Covering different grape varieties, wine regions, at the same time as tasting examples from around the world. Your confidence around wine will grow leaps and bounds!

The Delicious Dart Trail

Date: 25th March 2018

The Delicious Dart Trail takes place in March, Starting at Totnes, participants run to Dartmouth, sampling a wide variety of the finest local produce along the way.

Dart Music Festival

Date: 12th - 14th May 2018

In May the annual Dart Music Festival takes over the town and for 3 days the streets come alive with the sound of music.

Brixfest - A Free Family festival that celebrates everything Brixham.

Date: 26th - 30th May 2018

This 5 day free festival includes music and entertainment, Dragon boat racing, cooking demonstrations, heritage and a special Kids day.

Dartmouth’s Arts & Crafts Weekend

Date: 24 June 2018 - 25 June 2018

Dartmouth’s Arts & Crafts Weekend takes place in June and sees artists, sculptors, potters and other craft workers take over the Royal Avenue Gardens.

KingsBeer - Kingswear's annual Beer Festival

Date: 13 - July 2018 - 15th July 2018 from 7pm

Enjoy Dartmouth Shakespeare Week in July when local thespians The Inn Theatre Company put on an outdoor performance of a Shakespeare play, staged at Dartmouth Castle.

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

Date: 25 July 2018 - 29 July 2018 from 7pm

Enjoy Dartmouth Shakespeare Week in July when local thespians The Inn Theatre Company put on an outdoor performance of a Shakespeare play, staged at Dartmouth Castle.

Rockfish Crab Party

Date: 30 July 2018 TBC

In July it’s all about crab in Dartmouth as the Rockfish Crab Party pays tribute to the cracking crustaceans that grace our shores.

Woofstock - Dartmouth Dog Show

Date: 4th August 2018

This one day event is an amazing celebration of all things Dog! Dog shows, events, agitity, demonstration, suppliers and lots of competions for you to enter your own do in. A great family day out

Dittisham Regatta 2018

Date: 18th August 2018

In a more light hearted style The Dittisham Regatta involves lots of rowing races and "on the water' activities, crabing contest, music, tug of war and general merriment in abundance!

Dartmouth Regatta

Date: 29th Aug 2017 - 1st September 2018

The best time to visit Dartmouth for water-related activities, has to be August when the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta transforms the town into a hub of water-borne festivities.

Dartmouth Galleries Week

Date: 13 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018

October is when artists take centre stage for the annual Galleries Week. Previewing their latest collections during an open studio event, local galleries welcome visitors to come and explore the work on show.

Dartmouth Food Festival

Date: 20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017

Each year in October, the Dartmouth Food Festival celebrates local produce and food producers as well as local eateries and chefs.

Candlelit Dartmouth

Date: 30th Nov 2017 - 1st Nov 2018

Get into the festive spirit as the town comes alive with the Candlelit Dartmouth Festival, a candlelit procession which sees most of the town carrying hand made lanterns and the arrival of Father Christmas by boat. A reall reall special weekend.

Dartmouth Farmers Market

Date: Every second Saturday in the month

Find a wide range of wonderful produce all locally sourced by local people and Dartmouth Farmers Market, it held in the Old Market Square every second Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm. 

The Mayflower 2020

Date: August 2020

In August 2020 the town of Dartmouth will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgram Fathers setting sail from Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, to the New World America.

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