Top Annual Events in Dartmouth

Dartmouth is a wonderful town to visit in spring, summer, autumn and winter. No matter when you visit you’ll find a wide range of exciting seasonal events being held that highlight what the town has to offer.

Here are some of the great annual and special events held in Dartmouth that you won’t want to miss!

Dart Music Festival

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

Dartmouth’s Arts & Crafts Weekend

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

Rockfish Crab Party

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

Dartmouth Regatta

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

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

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

Candlelit Dartmouth

Get into the festive spirit as the town comes alive with the Candlelit Dartmouth Festival, a candlelit procession and the arrival of Father Christmas by boat.

Dartmouth Farmers Market

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

The Mayflower 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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