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

  1. An Unmissable Exeter Summer

    Clear your diaries! Exeter is bursting at the seams with unmissable events, outdoor fun and family activities to keep you busy throughout the summer!

  2. Guest Blog: School's Out, Summer's In at St Sidwell's Point

    Don't miss Exeter Leisure's summer activities!

  3. Free Family Summer Activities
    We know the school holidays can be an expensive time, so we have put together our top 15 ideas for things to do in Exeter this summer, completely free!
  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. Dine alfresco in Exeter

    The sun is shining and the temperature is rising, which means one thing - alfresco dining!

  6. Paws Around Exeter Trail
    The Paws Around Exeter Trail will take you on an adventure to visit our twenty fabulous dog sculptures located all around Exeter. In the process you can discover all that this wonderful, accessible city has to offer and of course all the locations are dog friendly!
    1. 30 May 202231 Aug 2022
  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. 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 26 June and then every Sunday during July until the 28 August (apart from the 31 July).
    1. 21 Aug 2022
    2. 28 Aug 2022
  2. Summer Art Camp

    This August, take part in over 30 creative events in Exeter, as part of the Summer Art Camp.

  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. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  5. Foodies Festival
    Award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival which features offerings from local producers, culinary masterclasses, and workshops for food lovers young and old.
    1. 16 Sep 2022
    2. 17 Sep 2022
    3. 18 Sep 2022
  6. St Nichola's Priory exterior
    Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by making properties that usually aren’t open to the public, or charge admission fees, free to access.
    1. 9 Sep 202218 Sep 2022
  7. Summer at the Quayside
    1. 17 Aug 2022
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  8. Exeter Street Arts Festival
    Street art celebration for all that celebrates diversity through music dance and arts.
    1. 27 Aug 2022

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Don't miss Topsham's Charter Day on 27th Aug! 🥳 Celebrations start at 2pm with a procession, led by a jazz band, f… https://t.co/wbjzud0Rbs
16 Aug 2022   14:12:32
The @exestreetarts festival is just around the corner! With live music, street theatre, interactive workshops and m… https://t.co/2Oz4NyEUyP
16 Aug 2022   08:52:55
RT @ExeterCathedral: Become an archaeologist for the morning on Tuesday 23 August. See what you can unearth in our mini-dig session & fi… https://t.co/1XDpph0mV0
16 Aug 2022   08:51:47
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