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Sidmouth Literary Festival

Start Date: Fri 23rd June 2017

End Date: Sun 25th June 2017

The programme for the 2017 Sidmouth Litfest (23-25 June) is now available. Pick up a copy in Wistone’s Book or various outlets around East Devon or see our Events page for full listings. The lineup includes Sophie Hannah, Adele Parks, The Unmumsy Mum, Tim Pears and Bryony Gordon plus, in partnership with Radio Devon, an opening event featuring Christopher Biggins and a trio of Devon focussed authors.

Velo Vintage (Seaton)

Start Date: Sat 1st July 2017

End Date: Sat 1st July 2017

Day of great events, all centred on some seriously vintage bicyles and riders. Check website for details.

Shakespeare in the Pecorama Gardens – Evening Event

Start Date: Sat 1st July 2017

End Date: Sat 1st July 2017

Join us for an evening performance of The Tempest, by The Inn Theatre Company – A Theatre Hub Production. Gates will reopen at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7.30pm and finishing at approximately 10.00pm with a short interval. The Garden Room Restaurant will be open during these times for light refreshments. Alternatively, bring your own picnic!

Theatre Hub Production’s tour last year was listed by TripAdvisor in the top-ten must-see shows of 2016’s “Shakespeare 400”, celebrating 400 years since the death of Britain’s renowned bard.

Advanced booking is strongly advised due to limited ticket numbers.

Seaton Jubilee Artists Group Exhibition – Pecorama

Start Date: Fri 21st July 2017

End Date: Tue 25th July 2017

A varied exhibition in the Station Gallery at Pecorama by experienced local artists, including paintings of Devon scenes, iconic portraits, contemporary abstracts, figurative sculpture and fine art ceramics and prints.

PECO Garden Day at Pecorama

Start Date: Sun 23rd July 2017

End Date: Sun 23rd July 2017

Help raise money for charity at this year’s Garden Day

A special reduced entry fee will apply of £7.50 inc. VAT of which £6.00 will go to Parkinson’s UK & local Exeter-based charity; Step One (formerly known as St Loye’s Foundation). Last year we raised £1,500! There will be representation on the day by both charities for information and support.

Ben the Juggler will be performing up at the Top Spot Stage at 2.30pm and the Donkey Sanctuary will be in attendance with one of their adorable Donkeys!

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Please note that a separate ticket will be required for this event. Tickets are for sale online or can be purchased on the day. Standard and First Class Tickets will not be valid for this event and will not be available to purchase on the day.

For more information please contact us by phone or email.

East Devon Heath Week

Start Date: Sun 23rd July 2017

End Date: Sat 29th July 2017

A week of activities celebrating the beautiful heath land landscape of East Devon. Whether you enjoy wildlife, history or getting active in the outdoors there is something for everyone!Check for details.

Sidmouth Folk Week

Start Date: Fri 4th August 2017

End Date: Fri 11th August 2017

Great, week long Festival, with music and entertainment. Much is free to attend. Hugely family-friendly.

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Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Start Date: Wed 13th September 2017

End Date: Sun 17th September 2017

In 2017, we celebrate our 9th and largest festival yet, with another excellent and eclectic programme of speakers. This year we’ll also be including a range of workshops so you can learn some useful new skills, plus we’ve even more free events for children. And all this beside the sea at Budleigh Salterton in the balmy days of September. Tickets on sale from 10th July 2017.

Sidmouth Walking Festival

Start Date: Sun 24th September 2017

End Date: Fri 29th September 2017

Sidmouth Walking Week offers daily guided and circular walks, enjoying East Devon’s Coast & Country. Check" rel="nofollow">"> for details

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

Start Date: Sat 4th November 2017

End Date: Sat 4th November 2017

If you’ve never been to Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels, you haven’t lived. This really needs to be seen to be believed.

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Please note, this event is usually on November 5th, however as in 2017 November 5th is a Sunday, it is held the preceding Saturday (4 November).

Exeter Christmas Market

Start Date: Tue 21st November 2017

End Date: Sun 17th December 2017

Fabulous and atmospheric Christmas Market with dozens of stalls, in front of the stunning Exeter Cathedral.

Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival

Start Date: Fri 1st June 2018

End Date: Sat 2nd June 2018

The 6th Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival is planned for Saturday June 2 2018, with various Fringe activities on Friday evening (2nd). Free entry, with lots to do for all the family.