Events & Festivals in the Heart of Devon
Theatre performances, craft workshops, music festivals and wildlife watching events... there is plenty going on in the Heart of Devon.
Culture is a strong focus in the region and their are several major events each year which celebrate the area's cultural traditions. There are major festivals in Exeter, and age old traditions are celebrated in the surrounding towns, such as the flaming tar barrels of Ottery St Mary and the Colyford Goose Fayre. Rural culture is also celebrated in the area's regular market days.
With so much wide open space and fresh air, it's no surprise that sporting events feature highly in the Heart of Devon's calender. With two racecourses, a football club and rugby club, there is plenty of choice!
The Heart of Devon's miles of rolling countryside and lush coastline mean there are many local food producers, and you can have the chance to sample their wares at one of the popular local farmers markets. Local producers are celebrated at the food and wine festivals held throughout the year. Visit our food and drink pages to find out more about these exciting events.
Exeter is known as the cultural capital of the south west, and hosts major national and international artists at its many concerts and theatre events. The exciting programme of annual festivals includes Animated Exeter in February and Vibraphonic in March. Whatever your musical tastes, there is sure to be a concert or performance you can enjoy in the Heart of Devon. Search for music and theatre events in the Heart of Devon here.
Visit the 2014 Dates for your Diary page to find a full list of major events throughout the year, or use the options on the right to search for events in the Heart of Devon. You can search by type of Devon event, date, location, or, if you already know the name of the event, simply enter it into the keyword box.
Planning an event? If you are organising an event in Exeter, Mid Devon, East Devon or Teignbridge, click here to download a booking form, and we will add your event to this website.
Heart of Devon Highlights
- RAMM Spotlight Tours
- Exeter Northcott - English Touring Opera - Spring Season
- Taonga: Māori treasures of the natural world
- Awake Through Years: Four Southwest Wood Engravers
- Behind the scenes Museum Tours
- Exeter Picture House - Discover Tuesdays
Further pages in this section