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5 things to do in Devon this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:26 17 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 17 June 2019

Seaton (c) muffinn, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Seaton (c) muffinn, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Devon

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Woodcot, Salcombe - June 22 and 23

Drama students from Niagara University, USA, make their annual trip to Devon for performances of Shakespeare by the Sea in the gardens at Woodcot, a Grade II listed property overlooking the water at Salcombe. Last year's choice was As You Like It. This year it's A Midsummer's Night's Dream, with a performance that lasts just an hour. The evening begins at 6pm and you can bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds (no breakables).

Proceeds go to support the RNLI, Salcombe First Responders and Age UK. Sponsors Cranch's Sweet Shop are celebrating 150 years in Salcombe.

GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde Bay - June 21 - 23

This hugely successful event combines live music, competitive sports, beautiful beaches and incredible arts and culture at idyllic Croyde Bay. On the music side, this year's three-day event includes Tom Odell, The Feeling, Craig David, Gentleman's Dub Club and The Cuban Brothers on the main stage with lots more performances on the second stage.

Elsewhere the sporting action includes surfing, beach volleyball, beach soccer, paddle racing and open water swimming.

Great British Seaside Weekend in Seaton - June 22

Head to the coast in East Devon this Saturday for a day of vintage entertainment including the Velo Vintage cycle ride where 100s of cyclists in vintage clothing take a genteel nine-mile route around the town.

The event starts at 9am.

Axe Vale Show near Axminster - June 22 - 23

Located at the showground on the edge of Axminster, this family-friendly show will be full of stalls showing off great local food, drink, crafts and much more. There will also be a dog show on both days and lots of entertainment in the ring.

It runs from 10am to 5.30pm each day.

The Ilfracombe Victorian & Steampunk Celebration - June 15 - 23

For a whole week this popular North Devon coastal resort will be populated by committed volunteers and festival goers dressed in Victorian-steampunk garb. Highlights include tea duelling, fireworks, art competitions and parades starring those in costume.

Visit the website above for the full list of events.


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