Devizes is a lively place, with many events throughout the year. A regular list of community events will appear here on a regular basis...
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. Find out more about Devizes 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 and features the famous August Bank Holiday International Street Festival, the Confetti Battle, and The Grand Carnival Parade.
The Street Festival and Carnival continues to increase in size and popularity with more and more people getting involved – a true community occasion. For more information, visit the DOCA website
The Devizes Food and Drink Festival offers some ever popular events, like the famous Foodie Quiz, our Food Festival Market with the focus firmly on the best of local produce, as well as some new events too. The festival with something for everyone!
We anticipate that this years festival will take the same format as last year which started at around 2.00p.m. with Christmas markets in the Corn Exchange, Market Place and Shambles.
There will be festive food and drink on sale in the Market Place and town centre pubs and restaurants. Then between 2.30p.m. & 5.30p.m. we anticipate that Father Christmas will again be at his Wharfside Grotto, and carol singing by local school choirs will take place between 5.00p.m. & 5.45p.m. in Wine Street.