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Exeter is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day.

  1. Win a Food & Garden Festival Weekend in Exeter
    What better way to celebrate the first Spring Bank Holiday of the year, than on a food and gardens themed weekend break in beautiful Exeter. We’ve teamed up with Toby Buckland's Garden Festival; the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink and Jurys Inn Exeter to give one lucky winner the chance to enjoy a fantastic weekend break for two people.
  2. Exeter Food & Drink Trail
    The Exeter Food & Drink Trail celebrates the fantastic local producers in and around Exeter.
  3. February Half Term in Exeter
    Visit Exeter this February Half Term for events and activities to inspire even the youngest visitors. Find out what's on and get inspiration on where to go...
  4. Exeter Festival
    Exeter Festival takes places from 5 - 7 July, a fun-filled, jam packed summer extravaganza with bucket loads of family friendly activities and things to see and do over a packed weekend in the city.
  5. Culture in Exeter
    Exeter has a rich cultural heritage. Its long history has led to a strong identity as a small city with lots of character.
  6. Eat vegan in Exeter!

    It's not as hard as you may think to find vegan dishes in Exeter!

    14 Jan 2019
  7. Foodie heaven: 36 hours in Exeter
    Spend 3 nights in Exeter indulging in the best this foodie city has to offer when it comes to high quality local food and drink. Visit some of the city's best restaurants and tour some of the local producers renowned nationally for the high quality of their product.

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Exeter's vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West.

  1. Exeter Food Festival (c) Jan Penny
    The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 16th consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019.
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    2. 4 May 20196 May 2019
  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  3. What's happening in and around Exeter
    Find out what's on Exeter and explore the best Exeter events. It's hard to beat the year-round programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and entertainment with live events every day of the year.
  4. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  5. It’s a true test of stamina in Devon’s big chase - Devon's very own National! With 21 fences to negotiate, and three miles six furlongs to complete, the race requires staying power, from horses and jockeys alike.
    1. 22 Feb 2019
  6. New for 2019 Experience an alternative night out and delight in after-hours exploration and entertainment.
    1. 8 Feb 2019
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  7. Toby's Garden Festival
    Toby's Garden Festival is back at Powderham Castle on 3rd and 4th May 2019! It's the perfect way to kick-start your gardening year with expert talks and demo's, heaps of horticultural know-how and a wealth of award-winning nurseries, offering quality plants and advice. Plus, a new festival layout for 2019 introduces a new weather-proof indoor seating and demo area in the shape of our Artisan Barn Theatre and the new Country Gardener Magazine Talks Tent hosted by some of the UK's top nursery-people. Celebrity speakers for 2019 include Gardeners' World presenters Joe Swift and Frances Tophill, along with actor John Challis, RHS judge Jim Buttress and Toby Buckland.
    1. 3 May 20194 May 2019
  8. Collect trails from Queen Street and Garden Receptions It's Chinese New Year - the Year of the Pig. Join in the celebrations by finding Chinese and Chinese-inspired objects around the museum. Follow the clues and draw your own pictures to complete the trail and win a badge
    1. 5 Feb 20195 Mar 2019
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  9. Major Events in Exeter
    An overview of confirmed major events in Exeter for 2019.

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