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Get ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Flavour Fest, the South West’s largest food and drink festival. 

From Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2024, the city centre will be transformed into a foodie's paradise. Over 80 stalls will showcase the finest regional produce, accompanied by exciting anniversary celebrations.


When and where is it? 

Flavour Fest will take place from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2024 on the Piazza, Sundial and Civic Square, in the heart of Plymouth city centre. 

The event is free to attend, however trader prices will vary.


Opening times 

Friday: 10am to 6pm 

Saturday: 10am to 6pm 

Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

The music in the Entertainment Area will begin at 12pm and finish at 8pm daily.


What to see and do 

The open-air festival will provide plenty to see and sample over the three days, with traders, a demonstration stage, a new entertainment zone with live music, The Bazaar, workshops and a tea dance.


Demonstration Stage  

From 10am each day there will be a full programme of demonstrations and talks held in the Demonstration Stage with some of the best chefs in Plymouth and the wider region, hosted by award-winning chef Peter Gorton. 

Take a look at the full Demonstration Stage programme



With over 80 food traders you will be able to sample lots of tasty treats and treat yourself to some of the region’s best produce to take home, with everything from brownies and baked goods and everything in between. Don’t miss the amazing variety of street food too! From Nepalese, Caribbean, Greek and Italian cuisine to sizzling burgers and soft Bao Buns, there’ll be something for everyone. 

Check out some of Flavour Fest’s sponsors at the event. Enjoy tasty food from City College Plymouth’s PL1 Restaurant, real Caribbean cuisine from Pimentos Bar & Grill, Roly Poly’s pulled meat boxes, pasties and burgers from The Original Pasty House, baked treats from The Early Bird or Spanish Churros from Churtopia, or a chilled pint of Bays Brewery from their bar. 

See the full list of Flavour Fest traders

Flavour Fest food


Live Music  

Enjoy fantastic live music from top performers from the South West, taking place on the Civic Square (opposite Plymouth Guildhall) to help create a real summer festival vibe in the city centre. The Treasury and Trevethan Distillery will be providing a fully stocked bar, so you can relax with some cool refreshments whilst watching the live music.

See the full live music schedule


Food Craft Workshops  

Bring the little ones to food craft workshops hosted on the top floor of House of Fraser. Over the three days you can join in Pasta Jewellery Crafting, Food Stamps Art and Cookie Decorating. These workshops will take place from 10am to 3pm daily (until 1.30pm on Saturday) and you can just drop in – no bookings needed. 

See more about food craft workshops


Tea Dance  

Get involved in the Tea Dance with a Twist on Saturday 1 June from 2.30pm on the top floor of House of Fraser, hosted by Plymouth Dance. Whether you fancy brushing up on your footwork or are a complete beginner, you will be led through a variety of dance styles. No bookings needed.  

See more about the Tea Dance


The Bazaar  

Find The Bazaar at Sundial Square for a celebration of culture. Alongside delicious traders, enjoy live music, dance performances, and interactive workshops that honours the diverse backgrounds and traditions within Plymouth.  

See more about The Bazaar.


How to get there 

Plymouth is superbly located for day visits from Cornwall (A38), the South Hams (A379) and Mid Devon (A386). Plymouth is also well served by three Park & Ride sites located off the A38 at Marsh Mills and off the A379 at Derriford and Milehouse, as well as regular bus journeys into Royal Parade in the city centre. 

If you are driving, look out for car park signs when you arrive, nearby multi storey car parks can be found at the Theatre Royal and Western Approach. 

Find out more on Flavour Fest travel information


Accessibility information 

Flavour Fest attracts thousands of visitors to the city centre over the three days of the event. Previously we have found that the first hour of each day tends to be the quietest should you wish to visit when there are fewer people are around. 

At the front of the viewing area for watching the cookery theatre there will be a designated accessibility space. 

There are also a number of venues within the city centre that would be delighted to welcome visitors who need a chilled-out area to enjoy including: 

  • Moments Cafe (69A New George Street) 

  • Coffee Time (134 Cornwall Street) 

  • Power Plant Café (59 Cornwall Street) 

  • The Treasury (Catherine Street).  

There are public toilets, including disabled toilets, on Armada Way. 

If you find yourself needing any help on the day, please look out for the stewards in yellow jackets or event staff in orange jackets as they will be happy to help. 

Find out more on accessibility.


For more information and all the timings please head to the Flavour Fest website.  

In partnership with GWR, Destination Plymouth’s lead travel partner 



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