The South Hams plays host to an amazing number of events each year. Whether its food, music, theatre or sailing you can be sure you’ll find something to keep you entertained. Here are just a few of the best…
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Dartmouth Regatta is the highlight of the summer season in Dartmouth.
At it’s heart are a series of rowing and sailing events. However over the years the regatta has grown to include a huge programme of activities including a large fair, craft markets, fireworks displays, air displays, running races, tennis tournaments and much, much more.
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is held in late August / early September each year.
Dartmouth Food Festival
Dartmouth Food Festival has serving up delicious culinary delights since 2002. Since then it has grown and improved year on year to a point where it can claim to be one of the major food festivals in the country.
With regular appearances from celebrity chefs, fantastic local food producers and a wide range of events, workshops and demonstrations it’s three days of culinary heaven in Devon! Recent festivals have included appearances from Mitch Tonks, John Burton Race, Alan Murchison, Fergus Henderson, Henry Dimbleby and Valentine Warner to name but a few.
Dartmouth Food Festival is held annually in October.
Dart Music Festival
The Dart Music Festival has been grooving since 1998 in the beautiful South Devon riverside town of Dartmouth.
Since then it has grown to include almost every type of music from rap to folk, from rock to orchestral, and from jazz to opera.
And the venues have increased as well. Music is now performed in locations all over Dartmouth. These include pubs, cafes, halls and even a castle! As well as the huge programme of live performances there are also a number of workshops for adults and children.
The Dart Music Festival is held annually in mid May
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week
Since its first performance of the Twelfth Night in 2003 Dartmouth Shakespeare Week has been wowing everyone with its adept adaptations of the Great Bard’s plays performed in the stunning surroundings of Dartmouth Castle.
Initially conceived by a few deluded souls over a beer in the Cherub Inn, the Inn Theatre Company was formed and has been responsible for pulling off some hugely ambitious productions to great critical acclaim.
The Dartmouth Shakespeare Week is held annually in August.
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week is produced by the Inn Theatre Company.