Exeter Events, Things to Do and Festivals 2014 / 2015

(Exeter, Devon, England, UK)

Sandy Park conference centre photoThere are always plenty of things to do in Exeter, with the biggest festivals, concerts and cultural events being staged during the busy summer months, at venues such as the cathedral, the Corn Exchange and the university.

Exeter really is the cultural centre of Devon, and as a result, the city's festivals tend to draw large crowds, with trade shows and exhibitions at the Sandy Park conference centre being especially popular.

One of the city's biggest events without fail is the Exeter Summer Festival, which is a true high point and features dazzling parades, fun-packed parties and countless family activities, being based in the centre and also around the quayside. To find out the latest events listings, purchase the local Express and Echo newspaper, or pick up your free copy of the List magazine.

Exeter Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015: General Information

  • Vibraphonic - mid-March, with over 250 different acts, staged at around 20 venues
  • Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink - mid-April, at venues in the city centre
  • Great West Run - late April / early May, through the central streets
  • Mamma Mia Italian Market - early May, on Fore Street (also held in September)
  • Devon County Show - mid-May, at the Westpoint Arena, close to Clyst St. Mary
  • Tour Series Cycle Race - late May, with celebrations in Exeter city centre
  • Family Playday - late May, at the Heavitree Pleasure Ground
  • Exeter Comedy Club - mid-June, at the Corn Exchange
  • Bike Bash - mid-June, at the Haldon Forest Park
  • Taiko Festival - early June, at the Northcott Theatre
  • Exeter Summer Festival - mid to late June, based in the centre and around the quayside
  • Continental Market - mid-June, on Sidwell Street (also held in November)
  • Devon Wildlife Trust Wildlife Festival - mid-June, on the Cathedral Green
  • Celebration Eucharist with the Archbishop of Canterbury - late June, at Exeter Cathedral
  • Respect in the Park - mid-July, at Belmont Park
  • Shakespeare in the Park - mid-July to early August, at Rougemont Castle gardens
  • National Playday - early August, at the St. Thomas Pleasure Ground
  • Big Screen in the Park - mid-August, at the Northernhay Gardens
  • South West Motorcycle Show - late August, at the Westpoint Arena, close to Clyst St. Mary
  • Heritage Open Days - mid-September, at venues across Exeter and Devon
  • Exeter Autumn Festival - late October to mid-November, with events staged at various central venues
  • Exeter Open Studios - early November, at galleries and studios throughout the city
  • Christmas Gifts Market - late November to early December, on Fore Street


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