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Events & Festivals near Plymouth

There are lots of local events and festivals that take place in the surrounding areas that will appeal to individuals, couples and  families. Every year Plymouth hosts numerous music, culture, food and dance festivals, concerts and events. Elfordleigh is a great base for any of the below upcoming events.

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Plymouth Illuminate

Watch this wonderful city light up at this incredible light-based festival. Illuminate, returns to Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard from 28th November to 1st December, marking the official start of the Mayflower 400 commemorative year.

Plymouth Christmas Market

While staying at Elfordleigh this Christmas, make the most of your tuime in Plymouth and pick up some unique Christmas gifts at Plymouth Christmas Market, located in the beautiful city centre from 29 November to 16 December.

Step under the illuminated bauble arch right through to the amazing market to have a browse, warm up with a drink from the Bavarian Bar and tuck into some delicious festive food from one of the many street food stands on display.

Mayflower Museum & Steps

Mayflower 400 Celebrations

A week of amazing activities in the home of the Mayflower. With an exclusive visit from the Matthew, a replica 15th-century tall ship, daily fly-by displays and The Royal Marines Rehabilitation Triathlon.

Pirates Weekend Plymouth

Located on The Barbican and Sutton Harbour in May, hosting a weekend of pirate-themed fun which is very popular with families and children.

Pirates Weekend Plymouth
Plymouth’s Armed Forces Day

Plymouth’s Armed Forces Day

Plymouth’s Armed Forces Day, has over 50,000 people attending the event on the Plymouth 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. 

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, held on the 5 November annually, hosts a magnificent bonfire and firework display for all to enjoy on those cold wintery evenings. Fairground rides, catering and entertainment are provided at the event.

Bonfire Night
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Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival, 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.

Christmas Light Switch-On

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 Christmas family fun.

Plymouth Christmas
Lord Mayor’s Festival

Lord Mayor’s Festival

May also sees the announcement of the new Plymouth Lord Mayor and the traditional welcome is given during the Lord Mayor’s Festival, with themed entertainment for all the family in the City Centre.

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