The August bank holiday is just around the corner! If you're struggling to decide what to do, we've made it a little easier for you and highlighted unmissable events - it's set to be an exciting weekend!

Jazz on the Quay

Don't miss the last Jazz on the Quay event this summer! Dance to Devon Magnolia Jazz Band, from 12:30pm–3:30pm at the Transit Shed, just adjacent to Exeter’s beautiful Custom House on Exeter’s historic quayside. 

Nature Valley's Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls

Nature Valley's Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls, the ultimate fun, family event, returns this August bank holiday at Powderham Castle! Take part in thrilling outdoor activities by day and dance to music acts including The Darkness, The Script, Ministry of Sound Classical, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Reef, Ella Eyre and more by night! Check out our blog to see what we got up to last year, we had a blast.

Exeter Street Arts Festival

The Exeter Street Arts Festival is BACK this August bank holiday! With live music, street theatre, interactive workshops and more - it's set to be an exciting day. Find out all you need to know about the after party here.

Calling Planet Earth at Exeter Corn Exchange

Grab your tickets and dancing shoes for Calling Planet Earth on 28th August, a new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era's of All Time - the electrifying 80's!

Mad Hatter's Picnic at The Lamb Inn

Cream teas, live music, children's crafts and prizes for the best hat competition - be sure to stop by The Lamb Inn's Mad Hatter's tea party! 

Roof Top Tour at Exeter Cathedral

View our city at a new height with an Exeter Cathedral's roof top tour! This exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes tour takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, into the south tower, the lead room and the ringing chamber, then through the spaces in the north tower. Book your tickets now for Saturday 27th August. 

Exeter Chiefs Outreach Activities and Exhibition at RAMM

Rugby fans, these events are for you! Put your skills to the test during Exeter Chiefs' outreach activities at RAMM on 26th August, as part of the 150 years of Exeter Rugby Club: From local heroes to European champions exhibition. Find out all about the exhibit here, you have until 28th August to see it for yourself!

Princesshay's Mojito Beach Bar

Need a break from your shopping trip? Roll up to Princesshay's Mojito Beach Bar! Packed to the brim with all the holiday vibes - beach hut styled umbrellas, cocktails, real sand, palm trees, live music and more, you can find the beach in the heart of Exeter this summer until 29th August.

Dine alfresco

Need some inspiration for some bank holiday grub? Take a look at our outdoor dining guide for Exeter, from British classics, to italian-inspired grub, hearty pies, Vietnamese flavours and more - you're in for a real treat in our city!


Shopping Centre
Princesshay Shopping Centre - with Cathedral View

The award-winning Princesshay is in the heart of the city, with over 60 stores including big brands such as Next and Zara, as well as smaller independent and regional brands. Princesshay is seriously stylish, featuring distinctive architecture, that complements Exeter's historic buildings, and landscaped European style squares with cafes and restaurants.

Jazz on the Quay
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 30 June and then every Sunday during July until the 25 August (apart from the 28 July).

Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival at Powderham Castle
Young Adults & Teenagers
Gone Wild Festival

Nature Valley Gone Wild, the ultimate fun family festival, will return to Powderham Castle in Devon from 25th - 28th August 2022. Created in partnership with Bear Grylls, the festival promises experiences families will never forget including the chance to dance to live music including The Script, All Saints and Sophie Ellis-Bextor,  see famous explorers such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and take part in many exciting outdoor activities.

The Lamb Inn
The Lamb Inn

A real country pub with great food, open fires, beautiful gardens & large rooms that would put some 5* hotels to shame; at affordable rates.

Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral roof top tour

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family

Immerse yourself in over 600 years of history at Powderham.

Immerse yourself in over 600 years of history at Powderham, the family home of The Earl of Devon. Enjoy the flexibility of our UNLIMITED seven-day free return on all full-priced tickets, ensuring you make the most of your visit.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.



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