As summer approaches, Exeter is gearing up for a season of exciting events and activities. From music gigs to food festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Exeter! Read on to discover the top upcoming events in our city this summer…

Fore Street Flea

Fore Street Flea is back on 16th July! You can expect a Sunday afternoon filled with a mixture of stalls from pre-loved clothing and bric-a-brac to artwork and accessories, food, drink and even entertainment.

Exeter Craft Festival

This annual craft fair takes place in the picturesque setting of Exeter Cathedral green, from 6th-8th July. Featuring over 200 exhibitors showcasing their handmade products, visitors can browse unique gifts and souvenirs while enjoying live music and street food. Find out more here.

Exeter Respect Festival

Celebrating diversity and inclusivity, the Exeter Respect Festival is a free event taking place between 10th and 11th June With live music, dance performances and workshops, this festival aims to promote understanding and respect between different cultures and communities.

Exeter Armed Forces Day

Exeter’s Armed Forces Day will take on 17th June, 1 week before the National Armed Forces Day. The day will consist of a parade of veterans, cadets associations and reservists through the high street, accompanied by the Salamanca Jazz Band and with the Barnstaple Youth Band taking the lead. After the parade, head to the Military Village on Cathedral Green for heaps of stalls, military vehicles, arts and crafts and much more.

Exeter Foodies Festival

This national festival returns to Exeter between 16th -18th June at Escot Park! Expect live music, delicious food and drink plus top chefs including Devon Cookery School founder Jazzi Curley and Michelin-star chef Michael Caines MBE. This mouth-watering event is sure to make your taste buds tingle. Find out more.

Let’s Rock 80’s Festival

It’s time to get your dancing shoes on and head to Powderham Castle on 1st July! The ultimate 80’s festival returns to the Devon attraction, with acts including Tony Hadley, Soft Cell and OMD. Find out more and get your tickets.

Bastille at Powderham Castle

Help Bastille celebrate the 10th anniversary of their successful album Bad Blood, at Powderham Castle on 2nd July! Support acts include Olivia Dean, Eli Smart & Bim - find out more and get your tickets here.

Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls

Enjoy endless outdoors activities this summer at Powderham Castle, from 24th-27th August. The Gone Wild Festival will host live music acts and speakers as well as crazy activities and workshops including quad biking and Bear Grylls’ very own survival academy challenge. There’s so much to do during the day before visiting exclusive cocktail bars and listing to show-stopping live music. Check out our blog to see what we got up to in 2021, we had a blast!

Party on the Pitch

Don't miss the fantastic line-up at Sandy Park's Party on the Pitch this summer! Headline acts include:


Fore Street Flea
Fore Street flea market

Exeter’s popular destination street market, the Fore Street Flea, makes a welcome return to the city on Sunday 12th September. The Fore Street Flea celebrates Exeter’s independent West Quarter and will be open to the public between 12pm – 4pm.

Exeter Craft Festival
Days Out
A child surrounded by bright cardboard at a craft table

A celebration of the very best artists and makers based in the South West.

Exeter Respect Festival
Exeter Respect Festival 2024

Exeter Respect Festival 2024 will once again return to Exeter’s Belmont Park marking the 27th anniversary of the first Respect Festival in Exeter in 1997 that brought communities together to celebrate their differences and commonalities.

Exeter's Armed Forces Day
Exeter Armed Forces Day

Exeter's Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 17 June 2023, following the longstanding tradition of taking place 1 week before the national Armed Forces Day.

Let's Rock!
Let's Rock!

The ultimate eighties festival with a bangin line-up of retro artist types.



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