Things to do

May events in Devon

With summer on the horizon, Devon is gearing up for the excitement and energy that comes with the warmer weather. Bask in the sunshine on the beach or take a hike through Devon’s lush green countryside. There’s plenty to do indoor and out throughout May.

Why not start your summer activities a little earlier and plan a bank holiday break? There are two in May so you’re spoilt for choice for when to head away. Find a hideaway at the heart of the rolling green hills or choose a more metropolitan spot on the waterfront of one of Devon’s bustling seaside towns. Gather together all the family and book a trip during the school holidays to spend that precious time making memories with your favourite people.


Take your pick of things to do with our list of Devon events:

29th April to 1st May: Exeter festival of South West food and drink

29th April to 1st May: Brixham Pirate festival

1st May: Doggy Day at Greenway

6th May to 4th June: Plymouth History festival

12th to 14th May: Dart music festival

13th to 14th May: Plymouth pirate weekend

18th to 20th May: Devon County show

21st May: Totnes canoe festival

26th May to 3rd June: Exmouth festival

27th May: Lord Mayor’s Day in Plymouth

27th to 29th May: River Cottage spring food fair

27th to 29th May: Railway rummage at Devon railway centre

27th to 31st May: Brixfest

27th to 28th May: Brixham heritage sailing regatta

27th May to 3rd June: Dawlish Arts festival

28th May: Pecorama Classic and Vintage vehicle rally

28th to 29th May: Dartington Food fair

29th May: Enchanted Woodland crafts for kids at Greenway

29th May to 2nd June: Half term activities at Pennywell Farm

29th May to 4th June: World of Country Life Pirate Week


After a day exploring the county, retire to your beautiful home from home to relax, cook a tasty dinner and drink a glass of wine by the fire. For spring, stay in a cottage with a hot tub and bubble your troubles away.


Stay in a Devon holiday cottage to enjoy all the events the county has to offer.

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