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

  1. Back in Exeter
    Guess what! We’ve got some great news. All the things you love are back in Exeter. The city is packed with excitement and adventures, whatever your plans for the summer.
  2. Summer in Exeter
    A big thumbs up as summer has well and truly arrived and there is plenty of family fun to be had over the summer holidays! Check out our ultimate guide to family events this summer in Exeter.
  3. Escape the Everyday in Exeter
    Craving the freedom to explore? Exeter is the perfect place to ‘Escape the Everyday’, and try something new. With plenty of green and open outdoor space, it is easy to explore safely, and businesses with indoor space have put measures in place to ensure Exeter is a safe choice for reconnecting with friends and family.
  4. Exeter in 24 Hours
    Exeter's compact size makes it easy to explore, and a great choice of accommodation and things to do make it the perfect destination for a weekend break.
  5. Exeter: Your Ultimate Summer City Break

    Grab your suitcases, sunglasses and sun cream – it’s time to experience summer in Exeter!

    22 Jul 2021
  6. Explore Indoors in Exeter
    Without a doubt, a trip to Exeter would be incomplete without visiting our award-winning indoor attractions. Travel back in time as you delve into Exeter’s past, set yourself a new challenge with an exciting activity then take your seat and let our city entertain you as you return to theatre and music events…
  7. Topsham (c) Jan Penny
    The quaint historic estuary port of Topsham, just 4 miles from Exeter, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.

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

  1. Stalls and visitors at Exeter Street Food Market Exeter Quay
    Exeter Street Food returns, showcasing the best foodie talent from around the south west!
    1. 18 Jun 2021
    2. 25 Jun 2021
    3. 16 Jul 2021
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    9. 28 May 2021
  2. Exeter Jazz on the Quay
    The Exeter Canal & Quay Trust, in conjunction with Exeter City Council, is delighted to present Jazz on the Quay, a fun, FREE afternoon of music starting on Sunday 27 June and then every Sunday during July until the 29 August (apart from the 25 July).
    1. 27 Jun 2021
    2. 4 Jul 2021
    3. 11 Jul 2021
    4. 18 Jul 2021
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    6. 15 Aug 2021
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    8. 29 Aug 2021
  3. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  4. 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.
  5. Gone Wild Festival
    Join Bear Grylls at the Gone Wild Festival on August Bank Holiday 2021. This new, action packed family festival is set to take place in the sweeping grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter.
    1. 26 Aug 202129 Aug 2021
  6. Comedy in the Park
    A day of comedy set outdoors.
    1. 16 Jun 2022
  7. Mojito Beach Bar
    Brand new, pop-up Mojito Beach Bar with real sand, beach-hut style thatched umbrellas, cocktails and mocktails, palm trees, live music and table tennis.
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    2. 31 Jul 202130 Aug 2021
  8. We are very happy to announce that for 2021 we will be presenting this year's Exeter Respect Festival as a one day festival at the Exeter Phoenix on the 14th August 2021. There will be something for all people of all ages including stalls, music and DJs, film showings in Studio 74, food and entertainment from 11am throughout the Phoenix and the terrace, followed by live music in the auditorium in the evening. We look forward to joining you in celebrating our message -  ‘All Different, All Equal’.
    1. 14 Aug 2021
  9. Peter Pan
    This summer, British Youth Music Theatre brings to the stage a terrifically modern musical adaptation of J.M.Barrie's classic tale at Powderham Castle from 5 – 8 August 2021.
    1. 5 Aug 2021
    2. 6 Aug 2021
    3. 7 Aug 2021
    4. 8 Aug 2021

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