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There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in Barnstaple and the surrounding area. From festivals, shows and long-standing traditions to everything in between. Here are some of the highlights of events happening in Barnstaple and North Devon to help you make the most out of your stay.  

Country Music Event at The Barnstaple Hotel
The Autumn Devon Country Music Party
Join us for the highly anticipated 'Autumn Devon Country Music Party' at The Barnstaple Hotel, brought to you by Allways Music. Mark your calendars for Friday, 3rd November, as we have an incredible lineup in store for you!
RHS Rosemoor Glow Nights
RHS Rosemoor Glow
As twilight descends, take to RHS Rosemoor Gardens to a breathtaking spectacle of lights and colours, captivating all who visit. Visitors can meander through the enchanting illuminated trail, taking in the light installations and nightly entertainment.
Barnstaple Hotel Christmas Dining Area
Festive Lunches
2 Courses from £19.95 per person | Savour a cosy pre-Christmas lunch whether it's with friends, family, or a small office bash. A 2 course or 3 course lunch is just what you need to get into the Christmas spirit and satisfy those festive cravings ahead of the big day.
girls in party dresses with drinks
Christmas Party Nights
3 Course Meal, Coffee & Disco from £35 per person | We have a long history of hosting amazing Christmas parties here at The Barnstaple Hotel. Choose us for your Christmas celebrations and you’ll discover why we have a reputation as one of the very best party venues in North Devon.
Late Night Shopping in Barnstaple
Late Night Shopping
Join Barnstaple in celebrating the run-up to Christmas with their late-night shopping nights taking place every Thursday through December. From Green Lanes shopping centre to the high street, you'll have your pick of branded shops, Independente stores and chic boutiques.
Museum of Moon makes its debut in Barnstaple
Museum of the Moon
In December, Barnstaple will emerge as the radiant heart of North Devon, illuminated by the "Museum of the Moon," an enchanting masterpiece brought to life by the imaginative Luke Jerram, a renowned UK artist.
Festive dinner
Christmas Day Lunch
3 Course Christmas Day lunch from £99 per person | Guarantee a cracking Christmas Day surrounded by family at The Barnstaple Hotel. We’ve got plenty of festive spirit, a cosy Christmassy atmosphere and seasonal, hearty menus to make the big day a memorable one.
friends at a bbq
Clovelly Boxing Day Barbecue
Quickly becoming a must-do tradition in North Devon, the Boxing Day Barbecue at Clovelly Village is considered to be the perfect follow-up to Christmas day, with a walk and BBQ by the coast in the historical and beautiful setting of Clovelly.
Rock 'n' Roll event at The Barnstaple Hotel
The Xmas Rock 'n' Roll Party
Allways Music returns to North Devon with another fabulous festive Rock and Roll event with us at The Barnstaple Hotel. Prepare for an incredible lineup of six top-notch rock and roll acts from across the UK.
lady dressed up with champagne
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Gatsby Gala Dinner £55 per person | As invites go, this is the hottest ticket in town. Embrace the roaring twenties at The Barnstaple Hotel with our New Year's Eve Gatsby Gala. Much like us, Gatsby had a reputation for throwing the most elaborate parties. Join us for a champagne-fuelled evening where roaring fun awaits you.
50s/60's event at The Barnstaple Hotel in North Devon
1950s/60s Jamboree
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to relive the magic of the 1950s and 1960s with some of the finest tribute acts in the UK. Join us at The Barnstaple Hotel and let the music take you on a journey back in time. It's going to be an absolute blast!
Clovelly Harbour and Seafront North Devon
Clovelly Lentsherd
Lentsherd pronounced ‘Lanshard’, is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom. Historically the aim was to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent and has since been going on for centuries.
Devon Rock 'n' Roll event at The Barnstaple Hotel
Devon Rock and Roll Party
Introducing the sensational event by Allways Music: 'The Devon Rock and Roll Party' set to take place at The Barnstaple Hotel over an exciting weekend from Friday, March 1st to Monday, March 4th, 2024.
Country Music Festival at Barnstaple Hotel
Spring Devon Country Music Party
Experience country music like never before at 'The Spring Devon Country Music Festival' presented by Allways Music! Join us at The Barnstaple Hotel from March 8th to 11th, 2024, for an unforgettable weekend of live performances.
girl holding seaweed
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Clovelly Seaweed Festival is held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits. Combining fun activities with informative demonstrations.
80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings
80th Anniversary of D-Day
In 1944, the stunning coastal landscapes between the Northam Burrows and Woolacombe in North Devon played a vital role in preparing troops for the Allied invasion of Normandy since the terrain closely resembled the French coastline they were destined for.

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