Devizes is a lively place, with many events throughout the year. A regular list of community events will appear here on a regular basis...
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. Find out more about Devizes 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.
Click this link for further details: http://www.devizesfoodanddrinkfestival.info/
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
Christmas Festival 24 November 2017
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. A river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by community participants will wend its way through the town, collect Father Christmas on 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.
Click here for further information: http://www.docadevizes.org.uk/events/lanterns
This delicious celebration of bespoke, warming winter ales and ciders is a fundraising event for DOCA.
The Devizes Festival of Winter Ales is a fundraising event to help meet costs of DOCA's free annual programme of outstanding outdoor arts events and activities, including the Devizes International Street Festival, Devizes Carnival and the Christmas Lantern Parade.
Their artistic programme is free to enjoy but costs thousands of pounds to produce. You can support them by buying tickets for this unique Winter Ale Festival which features live music and Street Festival style entertainment!
The Devizes Film Festival would like to invite all local filmmakers and national filmmakers to get involved in their project. They only stipulate that your films are no more than 15 minutes in length. Click this link to learn more...