What's on

Plymouth hosts a variety of activities, events and festivals throughout the year. Below are the forthcoming major events, for a full list of Council events see our events calendar.

Events calendar

Thinking of organising an event? We can give support, help and advice on all aspects of events, contact us at eventbookings@plymouth.gov.uk or visit the apply to hold an event on our land webpage.

 

Polar Bear Explorer
1 Dec
2019

Polar Bear Explorer

Sunday, 1 December 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 1 March 2020 (All day)

Polar Bears need our help and they’re bringing an important message to Plymouth this winter.

Venue: Barbican and Sutton Harbour | Millbay | Royal William Yard | The Hoe
VE Day 75
8 May
2020

VE Day 75

Friday, 8 May 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Join in the VE Day 75 celebrations on Plymouth Hoe as we celebrate and remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad

Venue: Plymouth Hoe
Plymouth Pirate Weekend
9 May
2020

Pirates Weekend Plymouth

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 4:00pm

The award winning Plymouth Pirate Weekend returns in May for a family fun packed weekend in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour.

Venue: The Barbican
Lord Mayor's Day Titan Robot
23 May
2020

Lord Mayor's Day

Saturday, 23 May 2020 (All day)

This popular annual event will again be taking place in May, welcoming the new Lord Mayor into their role.

Venue: City Centre
Flavour Fest
29 May
2020

Flavour Fest

Friday, 29 May 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, 31 May 2020 - 6:00pm

The South West's largest food and drink festival returns to the city centre Piazza in June

Venue: City Centre
British Firework Championships
12 Aug
2020

British Firework Championships

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, 13 August 2020 - 10:30pm

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth in August.

Venue:
14 Aug
2020

Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival

Friday, 14 August 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 16 August 2020 - 10:00pm

The Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival returns to The Barbican, 14 to 16 August 2020.

Venue: Barbican and Sutton Harbour
Seafood Festival
12 Sep
2020

Plymouth Seafood Festival

Saturday, 12 September 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, 13 September 2020 - 5:00pm

Plymouth Seafood Festival is set to bring the Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.

Venue: The Barbican
Mayflower 400
16 Sep
2020

Mayflower Ceremony

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 (All day)

A four-nations civic ceremony commemorating the Mayflower’s journey and legacy on the day of the Mayflower’s departure, attended by representatives from the UK, US, Netherlands and Wampanoag.

Venue: Plymouth Hoe
Armed Forces Day
19 Sep
2020

Mayflower Muster

Saturday, 19 September 2020 (All day) to Sunday, 20 September 2020 (All day)

This year, we will celebrate Plymouth's heritage in partnership with the US and Dutch Armed Forces to create a spectacular festival including live displays, interactive demonstrations and a host of other activity.

Venue: Plymouth Hoe