May Events in the South Hams - 2017

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

A few of the BIG events include Salcombe Crabfest, Dart Music Fesival, Devon County Show and Dartington Food Fair.


29th April - 6th May

Modbury May Fair

For more information visit our Facebook Page here.

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The acclaimed a capella choir Glorious Chorus lead by International award winning composer Helen Yeomans return to Totnes for their home town gig before they head off on their summer festival tour. The choir will be performing gospel and heart-warming old favourites, beautiful new songs written by Helen and musical mashups.
This year they will be sharing the stage with the incredible a capella all male singing group called The Magnificent AK47 from Ashton Keynes who perform Georgian inspired harmonies, modern classics and folk songs all with a healthy dose of serious silliness!
Both choirs’ unique styles entertain audiences throughout the UK, so this event is one not to be missed. If you enjoy fabulous music presented with grace and humour this really will be a feast for the senses.
LOCATION: St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes.
DATE: Friday 5th May 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm
TICKETS: £8.50 and £6.50 conc.


Modbury Harriers point-to-point, Flete Park - Ermington

See for more information.


Ivybridge 10K

Starting at Ivybridge station car park and ending at Ivybridge rugby club, this race attracts 775 runners every year. The race has been a fixture since 2003 and the scenic route is popular with both runners and spectators alike. For more information, see

12th to 14th

Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth

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18th to 20th

Devon County Show - Exeter


English Riviera Triathlon - Goodrington



Totnes Rotary Longbow Canoe Festival

Longmarsh, Steamer Quay Road. Cheer on canoes which race on the river Dart in aid of local charities. Side shows, entertainments and a variety of charity and refreshment stalls.

27th May - June 12th

Dartmouth Galleries Festival

New exhibitions at a selection of galleries in the town. Visit

26th - 29th

Totnes & Dartington Open Studios Art Trail

Local artists open their studios and homes for visitors to view and buy their works. For further information, visit or contact 01803 847861.

27th - 28th

Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

2017 is the 21th anniversary of this renowned trawler racing event. For more information see

Riviera Boat Show Brochure 2017

27th - 29th

English Riviera Leisure and Boat Show

Boat and leisure equipment, motor homes and sports equipment and all the accessories you can dream of. Paignton Green. 


Prawle Fair

Starting at 2pm at East Prawle, traditional fun for all the family including swing boats, coconut shies, a knobbly knees competition, plus cream teas, BBQ and more. Held in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and other local initiatives. Entry free, parking £2. for more information visit the Prawle Fair Facebook page here.


Welly Beer Festival - Kingsbridge

Held from the Creek's End, tel. 01548 853434

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28th - 29th

Dartington Food Fair

A whole host of local star chefs and local producers will come together to showcase a true taste of Devon delights. The two-day family event will see visitors treated to the county’s finest food and drink, with the opportunity to watch mouth-wateringly good workshops and be inspired for the summer season ahead.

With plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, last year’s event attracted a record breaking crowd, where over 7,000 visitors flocked to the popular shopping destination near Totnes. Held in association with Food & Drink Devon, the event cements the region on the map as one of the leading food and drink producers in the UK.

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Kingsbridge Classic Car Rally

Held on Kingsbridge Square, tel. 01548 853195

Next Event in 2018

Scarecrow Trail - Malborough

Take the trail and follow with refreshments in the village hall. More information at



Slapton Ley Free Events

Pond dipping, shelter building, bat watching and much more. www.field-studies-council/slaptonley


Next Event 2020

Transat Yacht Race - Plymouth

Around 40 boats across four classes start off from Plymouth Sound on this legendary single-handed 3,500 mile crossing to New York. More information available on

* 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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