What's On

What’s On in Sidmouth

The best events happening in and around Sidmouth.

There are plenty of great events & things to do in Sidmouth for you to enjoy. We've picked out some of the best below.

February 2021

25th February - We re-open for 2021 take a look at our offers for winter warmers & Value Breaks.

March 2020

20th March - Museum Opening & Guided Walks

Sidmouth's museum re-opens with exhibits that offer 'something for everyone'. The museum run guided Town, Geology, Blue Plaque and Tree walks each week. Find out more here.

May 202    not confirmed

4th May - 11th  Donkey Week at The Donkey Sanctuary

International Donkey Week is a holiday with a difference - a chance to have close contact with The Donkey Sanctuary's resident donkeys in glorious settings. Activities on offer during Donkey Week include guest speakers, social events, wildlife walks, demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to meet and groom the donkeys throughout the week. Daily trips are arranged to visit our outlying farms, which are not usually open to the public. Each farm has different qualities and at all farms, visitors can take tractor trailer rides to see the beautiful views or meet the donkeys enjoying the spring sunshine! Please note the dates of Donkey Week have moved for 2020. Find out more about Donkey Week here:

June 202

 June - Sidmouth Literary Festival  

The Sidmouth literary festival by the sea offers a rich menu of author events for book lovers and writers. Over the June weekend, many authors visit Sidmouth for lectures, seminars and workshops. we support the festival by donating Author accommodation.

July 202

th July - South West Astrofair, Sidmouth

South West Astrofair at the Norman Lockyer observatory features talks, planetarium displays, science demonstrations, workshops and more.

August 2021

31st July 6th August - Sidmouth Folk Festival

With an ear to the past and an eye on the future Sidmouth Folk Festival features established stars and emerging talent; major concerts, lively roots parties; small intimate sessions; ceilidhs and folk dancing; storytelling; fun family entertainment and youth-centred sessions; hands-on workshops and spectacular dance displays; the best in South West crafts and the tastiest of local food and drink.

Bank Holiday  August - Sidmouth Regatta

Annual regatta with sporting events, musical entertainment and family fun! Hosted by Sidmouth Sailing Club, as well as sailing races there will be sea and shore-based activities, a raft race and ‘Shop Window Competition’. On Saturday the day is ended with live music and a grand firework display.


 October - Sidmouth Science Festival

Visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains, rockets and much more. Look inside a dinosaur. Race a jet car. Get involved in a technology workshop. Visit the gallery of schools’ art. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with female speakers. A whole week of family-friendly events which are educational as well as fun. Something for all abilities and all ages. Something for everyone. And mostly free.

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