Dartmouth hosts some truly amazing events throughout the year – take a look and arrange a visit or better still a short break or holiday. We love welcoming visitors to our great line up of exciting events.
Our Events Guide will show you what’s happening and when – simply click on any of the events listed below for more information.
Dart Music Festival: This takes place in May and is the best music festival in the South West. This weekend-long event transforms the town with its wonderful variety of genres of mostly free music for all and performed in bars, pubs, restaurants, churches and our main bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens. The atmosphere really is quite amazing.
Dartmouth Farmers Markets: The Dartmouth Farmers Markets are one of the town’s most popular artisan market events, with this particular market being featured in The Times as one of the best “alfresco places to shop in the UK”. Markets are held monthly in the Old Market Square, beginning from March, and are fabulous for exploring great local produce and helping to support our local businesses.
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta: The first recorded Dartmouth Regatta was held in 1822 and formally established in 1834. It runs now each year in late August with rowing events, sailing regattas, tennis tournaments, running events and much more. The town is transformed with market stalls and a funfair providing great family fun and entertainment.
Dartmouth Food Festival: The best of the South West, the Dartmouth Food Festival is now a landmark event in the culinary calendar. It features food demonstrations and workshops using the best produce from South Devon and supported by an array of award-winning celebrity chefs, writers and food critics, this event is one not to be missed.
*Please check individual event websites for more details and for any changes or cancellations.