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!

To see all the events taking place throughout the town and surrounding region this month click here.


Dartmouth Galleries Festival

Previewing their latest collections during an open studio event, local galleries welcome visitors to come and explore the work on show. This event is usually held in May.

Dart Music Festival

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

Tunes on the Sand

Held at Blackpool Sands, Tunes on the Sands is a weekend festival filled with music, great food and plenty of beachy activities! This event is usually held in July, making it one of the top summer festivals in Devon. 

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

Enjoy a spectacular performance of Shakespeare with the beautiful backdrop of Dartmouth Castle.

Dartmouth Pride

Dartmouth Pride launched in 2021 and have been hosting annual events for the LGBTQIA+ community ever since. Last year the event was held in July and kicked off with a new Pride Walk, starting from Coronation Park to Dartmouth Castle, plus more festivities in the Old Market Square. 

Classic Channel Regatta

In July we see the Classic Channel Regatta start their races in Dartmouth before heading to Start Bay and beyond through the English Channel.

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 Food Festival

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

Dartmouth Good Food and Artisan Market

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


View events month-by-month using the calendar below or click here to view all events