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If you’re looking to visit the coastal towns of Teignmouth or Dawlish during 2020 you won’t be disappointed with the superb assortment of events being held throughout the year.

Below you’ll find all the top events taking place in or close to both coastal resorts throughout the year.

Dawlish VE Day 75 Events (8th & 10th May)

Dawlish VE Day 75 Event – 8th May

Between 2.45pm and 3.15pm for the Last Post, the Nation’s Toast and a bag piper will be played on The Lawn. At 6.55pm there will be a Town Cry in the Memorial Garden, followed by a peel of bells from St Gregory’s Parish Church. All are welcome after the peel to join the Mayor in the Upper Narthex at St. Gregory’s for light refreshments.

Dawlish VE Day 75 Joint Service of Commemoration & Celebration – 10th May

At St Gregory’s Parish Church 10.30am. Churches Together will be delivering a Civic Service to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

Dawlish VE Day 75 Party on The Lawn – 10th May

Join the party on The Lawn for Dawlish’s version of a street party with lots of period entertainment. Bring your own picnic, chairs and table to join in the fun. From 12 noon until 4pm.

Dawlish Street Market & Funday (23rd May)

The Strand will be filled with an array of stalls and there will be entertainment throughout the day on The Lawn and in The Strand including lots of free activities like face painting and circus skills workshops.  

Dawlish Cycle & Heritage Day (24th May)

Vintage cyclists will parade on The Lawn for Cycle & Heritage Day.

Dawlish Half Term Fun on the Lawn (25th – 29th May)

A wide range of fun and entertaining activities will take place on The Lawn, Dawlish each day from 11am to 4pm.

Teignmouth Folk Festival (19th – 21st June)

The Teignmouth Folk Festival is a huge music event that attracts large crowds to this beautiful town with its wide variety of exciting entertainment. Between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st June Teignmouth will once again host its annual extravaganza of folk arts. Music, song, dance, sessions and storytelling will be in abundance around the town, including numerous free events.

St Michael the Archangel Annual Flower Festival (24th – 28th June)

This year’s flower festival is entitled "Dance for Joy". There will be over 40 floral exhibits created by local flower arranging clubs and church members at St Michaels Church, Teignmouth. There will be craft and gift stalls, musical presentations and concerts along with delicious homemade cakes and beverages.

Teignmouth Air Show (3rd – 5th July)

Over the weekend of the 3rd to the 5th of July 2020, Teignmouth Air Show fills the sky and ground with great displays, family friendly entertainment and a whole host of excitement.

Big Screen Events (10th – 12th July)

The big screen will be up on The Lawn and will be the focus of attention from the 10th – 12th July.

On the 10th an Open Air Cinema Night will be held from 7pm till late and it’s free.

On the 11th & 12th watch the Wimbledon Finals. Screenings will start at 12noon and continue until the matches finish.

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham (17th - 18th July)

Toby's Garden Festival is back at Powderham Castle on the 1st and 2nd May 2020. It's the perfect way to kick-start your gardening year with expert talks and demos, heaps of horticultural know-how and a wealth of award-winning nurseries, offering quality plants and advice.

Dawlish Classic Cars on the Lawn (19th July)

Wander around the classic cars which will take over The Lawn from 10am to 4pm.

Dawlish Go Green Fest (26th July)

Dawlish Against Plastic and Dawlish Town Council are holding Dawlish’s first ever ‘Go Green Fest’ from 10am to 4pm on The Lawn.

Shaldon Water Carnival (1st August)

Somewhere between a carnival and a regatta, the Shaldon Water Carnival provides a day of creative explosions, colourful entertainment and nautical brilliance. The earlier stages of the celebrations take place on Ferry Beach with beach competitions, along with an assortment of stalls, before the boats take to the water. The kids will love it, whether they want to take part in the fancy dress parade or the children’s disco.

Teignmouth Regatta (2nd – 9th August)

This week long event celebrates Teignmouth's love of the sea and river - with all things watersports included - with rowing, sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding events. For those who like to stay on dry land there is plenty going on throughout the town for kids of all ages - crabbing, quiz nights, fun runs, treasure hunts and more.  

Dawlish VJ Day Joint Service (15th August)

A short service to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East, remembering the Forgotten Army. Time and venue to be announced.

Dawlish Carnival Week (15th – 21st August)

Carnival Week in Dawlish is a seven-day action packed event. The big event of Dawlish Carnival is the main procession, a colourful and noisy celebration that covers a two and a half mile route through the seaside town. There are a range of competitions and sporting events during carnival week, and whether you intend to participate or merely spectate, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming with a well-organised and affordable range of activities for party-goers of all ages. 

Teign Shanty Festival (26th – 17th September)

Teignmouth and Shaldon will play host to anything up to 20 shanty groups performing in 12 venues and providing over 70 hours of "free to attend" shanty singing. The resorts will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit.

Powderham Food Festival (3rd – 4th October)

The autumnal foodie event that celebrates the South West’s finest food and drink producers will return on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2020. Now in its 9th year, the festival will be hosted in the grounds of the beautiful Powderham Castle and promises to provide a fantastic family, foodie and fun day out for all to enjoy. Brimming with all things edible, drinkable and delectable from over 150 producers, there are also demonstrations from a line-up of the region’s best culinary talents.

Teignmouth Jazz and Blue Festival (16th – 18th October) (Provisional Date)

Various local and national artists featuring Traditional, Latin, Blues, Funk, Modern, Cool, Swing, Be-Bop, Contemporary and New Orleans jazz will be joining together for the annual jazz festival in and around the seaside resort of Teignmouth.

Dawlish Remembrance Sunday (8th November)

Commemorate Remembrance Sunday at Dawlish War Memorial, followed by a civic service in St Gregory’s Church.

Teignmouth Farmers Market (Last Saturday of the Month)

Teignmouth Farmers’ Market is held at The Triangle, town centre, on the last Saturday of the month between 10am and 2pm, all year round. Meet the farmers who work hard to bring you the fruits of their labour to the market. Great food and drink from within 30 miles of Teignmouth and a fun way to support the community.

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