Plymouth has one of the best event programmes in the country, with year round fun and something to suit everyone! Each year sees new and returning events set to attract even more visitors to the city and waterfront.
Regular yearly events include the hugely successful and award winning Pirate Weekend, located in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour in May hosting a weekend of pirate themed fun which is very popular with families and children.
May also sees the announcement of the new Plymouth Lord Mayor and the traditional welcome is given during the Lord Mayor’s Festival, recently extended from a one day event to a two weekend extravaganza in the City Centre.
The ever growing Flavour Fest has now been running for 13 years. The event which showcases local cookery talent as well as local food produce takes place in June.
Plymouth’s Armed Forces Day, changed to Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend in 2016 with around 50,000 attending the event on the Hoe. This event brings together a range of exciting entertainment, activities and shows by working in partnership with all of the Armed Forces in the city. The event previously ran later in the year, but 2016 saw this inspiring event run in June.
MTV Crashes Plymouth is now in its fourth year - 'crashing' Plymouth Hoe in July, this spectacular live music event brings chart-topping headline acts to the stage and sees thousands of people enjoying this 2 day event for a fraction of the cost of other UK festivals.
August becomes the centre around the British Firework Championships, where six of the top pyrotechnic companies compete to be crowned the champion over two nights. Visitors from all over the world come to see these amazing displays take off over Plymouth’s fantastic waterfront.
Moving into September, arrives the Plymouth Seafood Festival; now in it's 5th year, brings The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood. You can enjoy an array of traders and a full chef stage programme providing demonstrations on how to whip up a storm in the kitchen.
Bonfire Night, held on the 5 November annually, hosts a magnificant bonfire and firework display for all to enjoy on those cold wintery evenings. Fairground rides, catering and entertainment are provided at the event.
On the approach to Christmas, the city comes alive with entertainment, markets and competitions. Plymouth embraces this magical season and provides many activities for some Christmasy family fun.
Check out the event listings below to see whats coming up!