Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

Dartmouth is situated in the area known as The South Hams and famous for its sailing down through the ages;  perfect destination for a holiday, the town is steeped in history and has countless places to explore and stages events through out the year. Today it remains a busy working port with a variety of coves and beaches lying North and South.  Surrounded by beautiful Devon country side and villages, there are so many places to go.

Dartmouth Festivals and Events.

Dartmouth Comedy Festival.  March

Crime Writers Festival.  April

Dartmouth Gig Club Regatta.  April

Dartmouth Music Festival.  May

Dartmouth Galleries Week.  May

Midsummer Flower Festival.  June

Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend. June  

The South Devon Sea Shanty Festival. July

Town Crier Competition.  July

Dartmouth Crab Day Street Party.  August

Dartmouth Shakespeare week.  August

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.  August

Agatha Christie Week.  September

Dartmouth Galleries Week.  October

Dartmouth Food Festival.   24-26 October

Dartmouth Galleries Week.  October

Dartmouth Fatstock Show.  December

Candlelit procession.  December



Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.






Stay at Longbow Barns self catering accommodation during the Dartmouth Music Festival

Dartmouth Music Festival during May 2013 *** Kingsbridge Music Festival during June *** Salcombe Music Festival during June *** Stay at Longbow Barns self-catering accommodation. Sleeps 6 + 4 or combined 10 people.


IMGP0601Butter Walk at Christmas

Christmas lights switched on end of November. Dartmouth Fatstock Show, Old Market Square and the Candlelit procession during December.



Red Arrows over Dartmouth, photo taken from Longbow gardens 2010. They are here again for 2014.

Dartmouth Royal Regatta August 28th to 30th 2014 is one of the largest in the country with events for all the family. The Street Market along the Embankment and the Shopping Village in Coronation Park are great places for bargains and quality local crafts.


Dartmouth Food Festival

October 2012 South West’s food & drink. Parties, food markets, tasting shacks, demonstrations and special events around the town.


How big?

Dartmouth fishing festival during October held in Dartmouth over 3-days. Competitions for boats, shore and wreck.


The Euro Fighter Typhoon flying over the Dartmouth Regatta

The Typhoon, now a regular visitor at the Dartmouth Royal Regatta.