Top Annual Events in Dartmouth
13th October 2016
Categories: Home News
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 held highlighting what the town has to offer.
Here are some of the great annual and special events held in Dartmouth that you wont want to miss!
To see all the events taking place throughout the town and surrounding region click here.
The Delicious Dart Trail
The Delicious Dart Trail takes place in March, Starting at Totnes, participants run to Dartmouth, sampling a wide variety of the finest local produce along the way.
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.
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week
Enjoy Dartmouth Shakespeare Week in July when local thespians The Inn Theatre Company put on an outdoor performance of a Shakespeare play, staged at Dartmouth Castle.
Rockfish Crab Party
In August it’s all about crab in Dartmouth as the Rockfish Crab Party pays tribute to the cracking crustaceans that grace our shores.
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.
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 Farmer Market
Find a wide range of wonderful produce all locally sourced by local people and Dartmouth Farmers Market, it 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.