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Events & Festivals near Elfordleigh

There are lots of local events and festivals near Plymouth that take place in the surrounding areas that will appeal to individuals, couples and families. Plymouth is renowned for its spectacular event schedule and every year hosts numerous music, culture, food and dance festivals, concerts and events. 

Come for the South West's largest food festival, watch unforgettable fireworks or listen to incredible live music. Whatever you're into, there's an event or festival in Plymouth for you to enjoy.

Plymouth's top events, include Plymouth Armed Forces Day, the British Firework Championships, Pirates Weekend and food and drink events, like Flavour Fest and Seafest Plymouth.

There are many smaller community based events that happen within the city which are promoted for the local people of Plymouth, but are also open to all visitors, so it's always worth checking what's on.

With our ideal location, luxurious guestrooms, delicious dining and relaxing leisure facilities, Elfordleigh Hotel is the perfect choice when looking for hotels near Plymouth,

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Newton Abbot Hracing
Newton Abbot Hracing


Various Dates - April to October

Newton Abbot Racecourse hosts fixtures between April and October. With weekday, weekend and evening fixtures to choose from, there’s a racing date to appeal to all.

British Fireworks Championships

August, 2024

The world-famous British Firework Championships are once again returning to Plymouth's picturesque waterfront. 

Enjoy astounding pyrotechnics that will light up Plymouth as six of the best firework companies battle it out over this two-night event.

 This is an extremely popular event so we advise early booking if visiting Plymouth this August.

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Seafood and Harbour Festival

September, 2024

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.

Bonfire Night

November 5th

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

Plymouth Christmas Market

December 2024

While staying at Elfordleigh this Christmas, make the most of your time in Plymouth and pick up some unique Christmas gifts at Plymouth Christmas Market, located in the beautiful city centre during 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. Stay tuned for more details.