Dawlish Carnival Week

Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9AP

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It may not be Rio, but we certainly know how to have fun at a carnival in Devon. Charmingly located on the South Devon coast, the pretty seaside resort of Dawlish is a family favourite that bursts into life every year with its week long Carnival. While you still get all the benefits and traditional fun and excitement of a West Country holiday destination, the Dawlish Carnival adds colour and excitement to any break.

Carnival week in Dawlish is a seven-day action packed event with a programme that’ll ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Colour and noise

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, so there’s plenty of vantage points for you to get an uninterrupted view of the floats. The thrill of the summer, with good weather, fresh sea air and the sights and sounds of Carnival make Dawlish a great place to be for your South Devon holiday.

You can either stay in the area and make the most of the calendar of events, or just come and visit for a day or two. Situated in a lush green valley with rolling countryside on one side and a stunning coastline with the wide open sea to the fore, Dawlish is the perfect mix of relaxation, comfortable surroundings and excitement.

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. Dawlish truly combines community spirit with quality entertainments.

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