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What’s on in Dartmouth this Summer

As the new year is unfolding, Dartmouth once again invites locals and visitors alike to its beautiful town.  What truly sets 2024 apart in this picturesque town are the events lined up. Dartmouth promises an array of experiences that cater to every interest and age group.  From the vibrant hues of its famed regatta to the enchanting music festivals, Dartmouth is all set to showcase a calendar brimming with excitement and diversity.  Whether you’re a regular attendee awaiting the return of your favourite festival or a first-time visitor curious about what this charming town has to offer.  There is something for everyone here.  Pack your bags and join us as we explore what’s on in Dartmouth this summer.

Dart Music Festival

Enjoy three glorious days of music and celebration this May.  Every corner of Dartmouth comes alive with melodies as artists and bands perform across various venues.  Set against the backdrop of Dartmouth’s stunning landscape, this event is inclusive and free.  Offering a unique experience where music and community spirit create an unforgettable weekend to remember, if you are looking for the best of what’s on in Dartmouth this summer, this is it.

Dartmouth Food and Artisan Market

A monthly gathering place for the local community, offering locally grown and raised crafted food and art.  The market is held every second Saturday of the month, from June to October.  Home to a wide range of local artisan products including sourdough, Dartmoor honey, locally baked goods, and savoury snacks, its one to not miss for some local goodies.  Dartmouth’s Old Market Square is a picturesque pannier market. It is surrounded by several artisan shops and eateries.  Make sure to check it our on Your Devon Escape.

Dartmouth Triathlon

June 9th brings the Dartmouth Triathlon to Devon.  If you are looking for what’s on in Dartmouth this summer, we bring you the 10th anniversary of this locally loved event.  Start with a stunning swim in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands.  Then it’s onto the bike for the picturesque out and back ride via Slapton, featuring Devon’s flattest road.  You finish with an out and back run up the picturesque Blackpool Valley Road following a stream gently rising to the turn.  This is a great event to explore the coastline in a unique way.  Spectate or participate in this exciting and challenging race.

Dartmouth Pride

If you are looking for what’s on in Dartmouth this summer, this is a great opportunity to get involved with the locals.  This 30th of June, enjoy this fantastic event that brings a splash of colour to this town.  Beginning with a pride walk through the town, enjoy the festivities with visitors and locals alike.  Check out their Instagram to learn more about the event.

Tunes on the Sands

If you are looking for what’s on this summer in Dartmouth, check out this weekend festival filled with music, great food, and plenty of beach activities.  This 12th-13th of July on the golden sands of Blackpool Sands, enjoy this beachside festival.  Bringing a vibrant mix of live music and creating an atmosphere of exhilaration and relaxation by the sea, it’s an essential summer destination for music lovers and beach enthusiasts alike.

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

Happening this 30th July to the 3rd of August.  A theatrical delight, enchanting audiences with performances under the stars.  Held at the atmospheric Dartmouth Castle, this event showcases the Bard’s works, interpreted by talent actors.  It is a fusion of historical ambiance and dramatic artistry offering an immersive experience in one of the UK’s most picturesque settings.  Whether you are a Shakespeare lover or casual theatre goer and are looking for what’s on in Dartmouth this summer, be sure to check this event out.

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is an iconic local event.  This annual celebration is steeped in tradition. It combines thrilling boat races with a festive atmosphere. The town transforms into a hub of offshore and onshore activities.  From spectacular fireworks to air displays and live music, there is something for all interests and age groups.  It’s a vibrant mix of maritime competition and community festivity, drawing all into its jubilant whirl.  If you are looking for what’s on in Dartmouth this summer, this is the season finale. 

For ideas of what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal.  Or make us all jealous by sharing what’s on in Dartmouth this summer on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Use the hashtag #yourdevonescape.

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