What's happening in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes, Ivybridge and surrounding areas of the South Hams in South Devon during July 2017?

A few of the BIG events include, the Yealmpton Show, the Ways With Words Festival at Dartington Hall, the Merlin Rocket Week in Salcombe, Kingsbridge Fair Week and the Totnes Agricultural Show.


South Brent Folk Day


1st - 8th

Ugborough Fair Week



Dartmoor Classic Sportiv

The largest cycling challenge in the South West. www.dartmoorclassic.co.uk.


 2nd to 7th

Merlin Rocket Week - Salcombe



Crabshell Quay Regatta - Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club, 3.30pm - 6pm, tel: 01548 857099.

Ways With Words

7th - 17th

Ways With Words Festival - Dartington Hall

A vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas.

Visit Website - Dartington Hall.

8th & 21st

Marlborough Mini Mash

Due to varying circumstances we have decided to take a break in 2017 from the Mash. We aim to bring it back next year with a line up of Titans.

In the mean time we will have some gigs coming up for our young musicians, The Mill Club Sat 8th July (will be billed as a mini mash and donations made to our nominated charities) and Kingsbridge Band Stand Fri 21st July (as part of fair week).


the classic channel regatta

8th -14th

Dartmouth Classics Channel Regatta

The regatta is biennial and runs for a week in July. It starts with two days of racing at Dartmouth followed by the Classic Channel Race to Paimpol where there is rest day and a race around the Ile de Brehat. Then a passage race takes the fleet to Guernsey where the regatta finishes with the Round Sark Classic Race – all backed up with a programme of informal social events ashore.


14th - 16th

Kingsbeer Festival - Kingswear

Over 50 ales, ciders, wines and soft drinks, BBQ, live music and food. www.kingsbeerfestival.com.


Soldiers Charity Prom Night

Proms concert at Flete House in aid of the Soldiers' Charity (Formerly the Army Benevolent Fund. Featuring the Salamanca Band of The Rifles.  Bring a picnic to the garden of Flete House (PL221 9NZ).  Tickets £15 - under 16s Free.  No dogs except assistance dogs. Garden open from 6pm.  Concert starts 7pm.  Free parking.  Tickets from The Soldiers' Charity office - 01392 496412. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

15th to 22nd

Kingsbridge Fair Week



Torbay Motor Show - Paignton

The show is the first part of a trilogy of motoring events, running as part of the Paignton Festival and will be followed on consecutive weekends by Torbay Old Wheels and Dubs at the Beach car shows.


South Hams Singers Present “Summer Sounds”

Musical Director : Peter Cook
Accompanied by : Cat Clarke

In aid of Multiple System Atrophy Trust

In the grounds of Brownstone, Yealmpton PL8 2JB On Sunday 16th July at 3pm

Bring your picnic and blanket

Tickets £5 each (under 12s free) from Holbeton Stores, or 01752 830353

22nd - 23rd

Midsummer Dreams Festival

A new Theatre and Arts Festival for Families in the Heart of Devon, on Dartington Hall Estate www.midsummerdreamsfestival.co.uk.


25th - 29th

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

Dartmouth Castle, www.theinntheatrecompany.co.uk

21st July - 6th August

River Yealm Regatta, Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo

Finals, fireworks and dance 5th and 6th August. For more information, see www.riveryealmregatta.co.uk.


Yealmpton Show

Kitley lawns. Over 300 stands, food and refreshments and major attractions in the main ring. Visit their website for more information.


21st - 29th

Stokenham Art & Craft Show

10am - 6pm daily except for the last day which is 10am  - 4pm. Stokenham Arts Society, tel: 01548 531237.

29th - 26th August

Dartington International Summer School

Musicians, composers and music lovers of all disciplines from near and far flock to Dartington for the opportunity to immerse themselves in their art.



Totnes & District Agricultural Show

Berry Pomeroy, Totnes. A great day out for all the family. Visit their website for more information.


31st July - 5th August

Dartmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition

Free entry, from 10.15am daily. www.dartartsociety.wix.com

 No Event This Year

River Avon Festival

Avon Mill Garden Centre, 10am - 4pm. A celebration of the River Avon, its water, environment and wildlife. Free family and estuary friendly activities.



* The information contained on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, however, if you notice anything that you know to be incorrect or misleading, please contact us.


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