Summer has long been known as Festival Season across the nation, and the South West is no exception. The summer festivals across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset extend far beyond Worthy Farm!
We’ve rounded up the best of the West(Country), from music, arts, family-friendlies and fireworks, there is undeniably something for everyone to enjoy over the warmer months.
Closest to Mercedes-Benz of Truro:
Port Eliot Festival, 22 – 28 July
Heralded as “one of the most successful arts festivals in the country” by The Times; Port Eliot Festival puts imagination at the heart of the annual event which takes place on the famous estate.
Boardmasters, 7 – 11 August
The Newquay festival returns with a killer line up of international artists, surf league competitions and yoga, all set upon the dramatic backdrop of the Cornish coastline.
Falmouth Week, 9 – 18 August
This sailing regatta dates all the way back to 1837, and has evolved beyond the seas to a range of on-shore activities which showcase the best that Falmouth has to offer.
Henry’s Little Big Gig, 20 – 21 September
This family-friendly festival was designed with your little ones in mind. From arts and crafts, dance, and even a fashion show – Henry’s Little Big Gig offers loads to get involved in!
Closest to Mercedes-Benz of Taunton:
Taunton Live Arts, throughout July
Discover a trail of exhibitions, artwork and events based on the theme of ‘imagination’, which are all created by local artists and community groups across Taunton.
Fake Festival Taunton, 27 July
A banging evening of the best “fake” bands in the business. Including Guns2Roses, Kazabian and Coldplace.
Taunton Flower Show, 2 – 3 August
Somerset’s version of the Chelsea Flower Show features an array of beautiful gardens, a craft village and a garden of delights.
Somerset County Show, 21 & 22 September
A spectacular display of all the county has to offer. Come along and say hi to the Mercedes-Benz of Taunton team at Somerset’s highlight event of the year.
Closest to Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth:
Yealmpton Show, 31 July
All of the delights of the countryside come together in this family friendly event. This is the perfect mid-week event to kick off a fun-filled summer holiday. The Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth team will be there to say hello and talk you through our latest products.
Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival, 9 – 11 August
Returning to Plymouth for the third year in a row. Enjoy a variety of Open Air events and performances across The Barbican and Royal Parade.
Plymouth Firework championships, 14 – 15 August
Each year Plymouth Hoe plays host to an incredible display of fireworks from the best in the business. An unmissable event, guaranteed to go off with a bang!
Kingsbridge Show, 7 September
Now celebrating its 186th year, Kingsbridge Show returns for another fun-filled day out for all ages. Come and say hello to our team on the day.
Closest to Mercedes-Benz of Exeter:
Budleigh Music Festival, 12 – 20 July
This programme of classical music, including free lunchtime concerts, brings together classical musicians of all kinds to the Jurassic Coast.
Tunes in the Castle, 3 – 4 August
Powderham Castle gets festival fever this August as it plays host to Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls and Frank Turner for Tunes in the Castle. Also featuring medieval jousting and hot tubs!
Beautiful Days, 16 – 18 August
Well known as being one of the best family festivals in the country, this folk-rock institution returns for a 16th year.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta, 24 – 31 August
A week of events lead up to the Official Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta on 31 August, the Mercedes-Benz of Exeter team will be there so do come and say hello. The Regatta Family Fun Day kicks things off on Saturday 24.
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