Devizes Arts Festival
Held in June each year, the Devizes Arts Festival brings some of the best performers from around the UK to the town. From classical music to jazz, rock, blues and roots, the Festival - including its free Fringe festival – has become renowned for providing something for everyone.
Theatre and dance are mainstays, as are talks, walks and lectures, comedy, film and special evenings with celebrities from radio, television, newspapers and politics. The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and receives support from local businesses, as well as Devizes Town Council.
Website: Devizes Arts Festival
Devizes Food and Drink Festival is an annual celebration of the best food, produce and drinks from the Wiltshire area. The not-for profit organisation is run by volunteers and seeks to provide a memorable event for the local community, promote local businesses and raise money for local causes.
Website: Devizes Food and Drink Festival
Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts (DOCA)
Devizes International Street Festival
Devizes Carnival dates back to 1912 and was originally organised to raise money for a cottage hospital. Today it is a major event in the town's calendar, taking place in July each year.
DOCA also organises our famous August Bank Holiday International Street Festival with the amazing Confetti Battle.
The Street Festival and Carnival continues to increase in size and popularity with more and more people getting involved – a true community occasion.
Website: DOCA Events
Christmas Festival & Latern Parade
Attracting crowds of up to 3,000 and celebrating the start of the festive season, Devizes Christmas Festival boasts one of the region's biggest lantern processions.
In 2019, a river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by community participants will wend its way through the town, collect Father Christmas en route and arrive back in the Market Place for the Devizes Christmas Lights switch on. Our Christmas markets are a great place to get special hand made gifts created by local craftspeople and makers.
DOCA Christmas Celebrations: Lantern Parade