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 events@plymouth.gov.uk.

 

Polar Bear Explorer
25 Nov
2018

Polar Bear Explorer

Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 3 March 2019 (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
Plymouth Christmas Market
29 Nov
2018

Christmas Market

Thursday, 29 November 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 16 December 2018 (All day)

Pick up a unique Christmas gift for that special someone from one of 60 stalls selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the south west.

Venue: City Centre
Penguins: A LEGO brick trail
3 Dec
2018

Penguins: A LEGO brick trail

Monday, 3 December 2018 (All day) to Thursday, 3 January 2019 (All day)

New for Christmas 2018!  Penguins: A LEGO® brick trail. Santa has called on all his Penguin helpers this year, including the Rockhoppers and the Emperor Penguin, to help him spread some Christmas magic over Plymouth!

Venue: City Centre
Plymouth Pirate Weekend
11 May
2019

Pirates Weekend Plymouth

Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, 12 May 2019 - 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 Festival
25 May
2019

Lord Mayor's Day

Saturday, 25 May 2019 (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
31 May
2019

Flavour Fest

Friday, 31 May 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 8:00pm

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

Venue: City Centre
29 Jun
2019

Armed Forces Day

Saturday, 29 June 2019 (All day)

Plymouth Armed Forces Day is an annual event held in support of the national Armed Forces Day initiative, returning to the Hoe in June.

Venue: Plymouth Hoe
9 Aug
2019

Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival

Friday, 9 August 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 11 August 2019 - 10:00pm

The Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival returns to The Barbican, 9 to 11 August 2019.

Venue: Barbican and Sutton Harbour
British Firework Championships
14 Aug
2019

British Firework Championships

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 6:30pm to Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 10:30pm

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

Venue: Plymouth Hoe
Seafood Festival
14 Sep
2019

Plymouth Seafood Festival

Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, 15 September 2019 - 5:00pm

Plymouth Seafood Festival is back for its eighth year and is set to bring The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

Venue: The Barbican