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5 Fantastic Events Happening in Exeter Town Centre, in 2024

As we step into the vibrant year of 2024, Exeter Town Centre promises an exciting lineup of festivals and events that will captivate locals and visitors alike. From the majestic tunes of the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra to the lively atmosphere of the Exeter Craft Festival, there's something for everyone.

Let's dive into five must-attend events that will add a touch of magic to your calendar.

Devon Philharmonic Orchestra Autumn Concert

Date: 27 April 2024

Venue: Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Prepare for a symphonic journey within the grandeur of Exeter Cathedral as the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra takes the stage. The ethereal ambiance of the cathedral will enhance the magic of the orchestra's autumn concert, promising an evening of musical enchantment.

Read more about it, here.

Live Music - Friday Night

Date: Every Friday

Venue: Flamenca Spanish Tapas & Bar, Princesshay, Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ

Kickstart your weekends with live music at Flamenca Spanish Tapas & Bar. Nestled in the heart of Exeter town centre, Princesshay, this lively venue offers a fantastic atmosphere to unwind with friends or dance the night away to the beats of talented musicians.

Exeter Craft Festival

Dates: 4 July 2024 - 6 July 2024

Venue: Cathedral Green, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Mark your calendars for the iconic Exeter Craft Festival, celebrating art, craft, and entertainment for over 40 years. Hosted on the historic Cathedral Green, the festival boasts a tented village with over 100 stalls, showcasing the finest work of West Country artists and makers. Immerse yourself in a diverse array of creations, from ceramics to textiles, metalwork, jewellery, and more.

Ship Inn StoryTelling

Dates: 1 February 2024 – 6 December 2024

Venue: Ship Inn, 1-3 Martins Lane, Exeter, EX1 1EY

Venture into the cozy atmosphere of the Ship Inn for an evening of enchanting stories. The Ship Inn StoryTelling sessions promise tales that range from serious to hilarious, romantic to damned. Don't miss this chance to experience the art of storytelling in the delightful setting of Exeter town centre.

Read more about it, here.

Tales at the Cuckoo Tap Room

Dates: Every third Thursday from January to May 2024

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Join the Cuckoo Tap Room for a recurring storytelling extravaganza, where myths, legends, and folklore come to life. With a suggested payment of £2 for attendance, it's an opportunity to enjoy good company, fine drinks, and captivating tales.

Read more about it, here.


A Deeper Dive into Exeter's Cultural Tapestry

Exeter, a city nestled in the countryside, unfolds a tapestry woven with rich history, vibrant culture, and a community of passionate individuals. The spectrum of entertainment opportunities is boundless.

Dominating the cityscape, Exeter Cathedral stands as a majestic symbol in the heart of Exeter town centre. A rooftop tour becomes a must-do, offering breathtaking views on clear days that stretch across rugged moors and the Jurassic coastline. Or you can embark on the daily Red Coat Tours for an insightful journey into the hidden past of this historic city. From Romans to witches, ghosts, and myths, unravel the layers that lie beneath the surface.

Check out our other blog “History of Exeter: A Brief Overview” to learn more about the fascinating past of Exeter.

The Historic Quayside charms both locals and visitors alike. Cobbled paths wind between former warehouses, now transformed into antiques shops, quirky stores, coffee shops, and pubs – an ideal locale to unwind and observe life passing by. Should the sun grace us with its presence, consider a leisurely adventure on the water with Saddles and Paddles, offering canoes and bikes for an exploration of the canal.

Embark on a journey of laughter and melody at Live@Exeter, where an electrifying array of entertainment awaits. From side-splitting comedy nights headlined by the comedic genius Jimmy Carr, to the infectious beats of chart-topping bands like Scouting for Girls, Live@Exeter is your gateway to unforgettable experiences.

Or, if sports are more you thing, make sure to go and watch our beloved teams, the Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City, both of whom stand as dynamic symbols of sportsmanship and community spirit. 

Plan Your Day Out in Exeter Town Centre

In Exeter, the array of things to do is truly boundless, ensuring that every inclination and interest finds its place in this vibrant city.

As you plan your visit, consider extending your stay to fully immerse yourself in Exeter's cultural richness. Our accommodation options at Event Exeter ensure a comfortable and convenient base for your exploration.

In 2024, let Exeter captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories of a town that celebrates its past while embracing the present. Join us in the heart of the action, where every corner tells a story, and every event adds a vibrant hue to the canvas of Exeter's cultural journey.

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