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What's On In Tavistock

All year-round Tavistock has a plethora of diverse events for locals and visitors to enjoy, making it an incredibly exciting town to visit. Festivals, markets, exhibitions; there’s always something going on for people of all ages.  

 

Known as a market town, you can of course expect regular themed markets. Aside from the Pannier Market which is open 5 days a week (including Mondays in the summer months), Tavistock also boasts a fantastic farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month on Bedford Square outside the Town Hall. Tavistock Arts Market is held on the 1st Saturday of each month in Butchers Hall and features a diverse group of local artists and craftspeople with a range of handmade art and handcrafted items. From fresh fruit and veg, to handmade pottery and even vintage bric-a-brac, you can find it all at our eclectic markets! 

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  • The Great Big Green Week 2024
    The Great Big Green Week 2024
    Sat, 08 Jun
    Tavistock
    08 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 16 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Tavistock, Tavistock PL19, UK
    08 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 16 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Tavistock, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Taking place from 8-16 June, Tavistock is taking place in the largest event for climate and nature in the UK. There are lots of ways you can get involved for 2024. See the webpage for more details.
  • Father's Day Lunch @ The Bedford Hotel
    Father's Day Lunch @ The Bedford Hotel
    Sun, 16 Jun
    The Bedford Hotel
    16 Jun 2024, 12:00
    The Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8BB
    16 Jun 2024, 12:00
    The Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8BB
    Treat your Dad to a splendid, traditional Father’s Day Lunch at The Bedford Hotel. Three delicious courses, served in the very agreeable surroundings of The Bedford Hotel, in the heart of Tavistock.
  • How Sweet It Is - The James Taylor songbook @ Tavistock Wharf
    How Sweet It Is - The James Taylor songbook @ Tavistock Wharf
    Sun, 16 Jun
    Tavistock Wharf
    16 Jun 2024, 19:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    16 Jun 2024, 19:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    A celebration of one of the most renowned singer songwriters of the 20th Century. ‘How Sweet It Is’ features a body of songs that spans several decades and are loved by audiences all over the world.
  • Tavistock Knit & Crochet Group
    Tavistock Knit & Crochet Group
    Mon, 17 Jun
    The Printworks
    17 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    17 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    Bring along your yarn project and enjoy a couple of hours chatting and making progress on your project with lots of laughs and cups of tea.
  • Print your own Teatowel with Stitch & Splodge
    Print your own Teatowel with Stitch & Splodge
    Tue, 18 Jun
    The Printworks
    18 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    18 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    Come and print your very own tea towel using Indian wooden blocks. Watch a short demonstration and then start printing!
  • Friday Night Games Night with Tic Tac Tabletop
    Friday Night Games Night with Tic Tac Tabletop
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Tic Tac Tabletop
    21 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 22:30
    Tic Tac Tabletop, 2 East End Stores Pannier Market, Tavistock PL19 0AL, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 22:30
    Tic Tac Tabletop, 2 East End Stores Pannier Market, Tavistock PL19 0AL, UK
    We have been running this group for about 3 years. Either bring your own games that you want to try, teach or just play. Or play one of the ones we have on the shelf. It’s a casual game night of chilled play for any and all casual gamers.
  • Karnataka @ Tavistock Wharf
    Karnataka @ Tavistock Wharf
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Tavistock Wharf
    21 Jun 2024, 20:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 20:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    The wait is over! Award winning Karnataka (CRS Best Album, Best Band) are set to grace the stage again and perform their brand-new and much anticipated studio album Requiem For A Dream live for the first time.
  • Tavistock Farmers' Market
    Tavistock Farmers' Market
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Tavistock Bedford Square
    22 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 14:00
    Tavistock Bedford Square, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 14:00
    Tavistock Bedford Square, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Come along an enjoy the best farmers' market in the South West!
  • Tavistock Cream Tea Week
    Tavistock Cream Tea Week
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Tavistock
    22 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 29 Jun 2024, 18:00
    Tavistock, Tavistock PL19, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 29 Jun 2024, 18:00
    Tavistock, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Tavistock has got Talent in Scones! We asked our brilliant businesses to come up with a new and inspired flavour scone to celebrate our history as the Home of the Cream Tea! The second year of our new annual event.
  • Mount Kelly Choral Society Summer Concert
    Mount Kelly Choral Society Summer Concert
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Tavistock Methodist Church
    22 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    Tavistock Methodist Church, Chapel St, Tavistock PL19 8DX, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    Tavistock Methodist Church, Chapel St, Tavistock PL19 8DX, UK
    Mount Kelly Choral Society will be performing John Rutter's 'Feel the Spirit' at Tavistock Methodist Church.
  • The U2 Experience @ Tavistock Wharf
    The U2 Experience @ Tavistock Wharf
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Tavistock Wharf
    22 Jun 2024, 20:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 20:30
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    Four outstanding and highly experienced musicians united by a common passion – their love of the music of the legendary U2 across the decades – have joined forces to deliver a breath-taking show that will have you imagining that U2 are performing personally for you.
  • Discover Tavistock Walk - The Railways
    Discover Tavistock Walk - The Railways
    Sun, 23 Jun
    Tavistock Guildhall
    23 Jun 2024, 14:00
    Tavistock Guildhall , Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE, UK
    23 Jun 2024, 14:00
    Tavistock Guildhall , Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE, UK
    By the end of the 19th century, Tavistock boasted not one, but two railways – the South Devon and Tavistock Railway and the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway.
  • TC2 present Joseph @ Tavistock Wharf
    TC2 present Joseph @ Tavistock Wharf
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 23 Jun
    Tavistock Wharf
    23 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    23 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 17:00
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    Tavistock Childrens Theatre present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • Print your own Cushion Cover with Stitch & Splodge
    Print your own Cushion Cover with Stitch & Splodge
    Tue, 25 Jun
    The Printworks
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    The Printworks , Pym St, Tavistock PL19 0AW, UK
    Come and print your very own cushion cover using Indian wooden blocks. Watch a short demonstration and then start printing!
  • Shake The Shelves!
    Shake The Shelves!
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Tavistock Library
    27 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    Tavistock Library, The Quay, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AB, UK
    27 Jun 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
    Tavistock Library, The Quay, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AB, UK
    Don't miss this unique opportunity to check out Tavy's talented music scene. A mixture of new emerging talent, and established artists. Entry fee £2.00, all proceeds to Tavistock Youth Cafe, Zephyr Music Project and Libraries Unlimited. Bring your own refreshments. No need to book.
  • The Steampunk Orchestra @ Tavistock Wharf
    The Steampunk Orchestra @ Tavistock Wharf
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Tavistock Wharf
    28 Jun 2024, 20:30 – 23:00
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    28 Jun 2024, 20:30 – 23:00
    Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT, UK
    Step into a realm where classical elegance converges with the pulsating energy of classic rock, indie, and pop hits. We are not just an orchestra; we are an immersive experience that bridges the gap between musical genres and eras.
  • Tavistock Street Food Festival
    Tavistock Street Food Festival
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Tavistock Bedford Square
    29 Jun 2024, 17:00 – 20:00
    Tavistock Bedford Square, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 17:00 – 20:00
    Tavistock Bedford Square, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19, UK
    We’re bringing a host of street foods and drinks, many from local producers right here in the Westcountry for a delectable evening of food, drink and music in Tavistock’s historic and very beautiful Bedford Square. The perfect chance to meet friends and family for a scrummy Saturday evening.
  • Cream Tea & Bubbles Festival
    Cream Tea & Bubbles Festival
    Sun, 30 Jun
    Tavistock Town Centre
    30 Jun 2024, 11:30 – 17:00
    Tavistock Town Centre, Tavistock PL19, UK
    30 Jun 2024, 11:30 – 17:00
    Tavistock Town Centre, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Join us on Sunday, June 30th 11:30 - 17:00 on Bedford Square and Guildhall Car Park for a delightful community event brought to you by Tavistock BID and Miss Ivy Events. The Cream Tea & Bubbles Festival coincides with Cream Tea Week and promises a day filled with fun activities and delicious treats.

Big annual events are also held in Tavistock. We regularly take part in Totally Locally shopping promotions which aim to highlight the importance of shopping locally. There are trails for the children at Easter, in the summer and for Halloween. In June we host a Cream Tea Week as Tavistock is said to be where this delightful British delicacy originated. The annual Pride festival takes place in July which is a fantastic fanfare of colour and love, followed by the town Carnival. Food festivals take place throughout the summer, whilst in October we hold our famous Goose Fair! In the lead up to Christmas we celebrate the festivities during our Dickensian Evening where the town time travels to the Victorian era and there’s plenty of traditional fun to be had.  

 

Alongside from these fantastic events, we also have regular line music and performances at the Tavistock Wharf, heritage walking tours held by Tavistock Guildhall and several sustainability events throughout the year. 

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