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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 City Break in Exeter
    Exeter is the perfect post-lockdown city break destination, and we're offering the chance to win a short break to our beautiful and historic city.
  2. Know Before You Go
    We can't wait for you to visit Exeter again. Rest assured we have been doing all we can to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, and businesses across the city have been working hard to put measures in place ready for your visit. Find out more about planning your visit...
  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. Win a 2021 Family Break in Exeter
    2021 is the year for spending quality time and reconnecting with our families - to celebrate the brighter times ahead, we've created a show-stopping competition prize for one lucky family!
  5. 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.
  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. Cows (c) Devon County Show Credit: Geoff & Tordis Pagotto
    Billed as Devon’s Big Day Out, the Devon County Show is a showcase for aspects of life and work in the county as well as entertainment, shopping and good food.
    1. 2 Jul 20214 Jul 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
    5. 1 Aug 2021
    6. 15 Aug 2021
    7. 22 Aug 2021
    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. Virtual Events
    From online workshops and virtual activity trails, to talks and lectures - Exeter is pretty impressive when it comes to the variety of virtual events.
  8. 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.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 24 Jun 202130 Aug 2021
  9. 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
    4. 30 Jul 2021
    5. 20 Aug 2021
    6. 17 Sep 2021
    7. 24 Sep 2021
    8. 21 May 2021
    9. 28 May 2021

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