Paint The Town!
Saturday April 2nd 2022

A popular annual event since 2019, 'Paint the Town' is a celebration of Spring in Tavistock.


Local shops and businesses reveal their spring window displays featuring garlands created by local school children and other community groups.


The event is designed to bring spring colour, joy and a sense of optimism to the high street. . 

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Organised by Tavistock BID, the event also brings Spring to Bedford Square with activities ranging from making bird boxes with the Dartmoor Rangers, willow bee hotels or taking part in a seed swap with Tavistock Community Gardeners.


.BID Manager, Janna Sanders, explains ‘The idea behind the event is to bring spring colour into the town centre but also to get the community involved in helping the high street and showing support to traders during months that can be economically challenging. This event has a strong community ethos with schools and other groups all involved and working in partnership with Tavistock BID to celebrate our town. We have an amazing response from businesses wanting a garland and groups wanting to create one. The buzz in the town is really special.’

The event is judged by the town's Mayor and awards given for the best garland in each category.


2021 saw St. Rumon's C of E Primary, Mary Tavy and Brentor Community Primary and Gulworthy Primary schools scoop the top prizes. 

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