Bideford's Top Annual Events

Bideford loves to celebrate and every year the town hosts some wonderful community events

. Bideford Evenets 2023 

The year-round event calendar brings buzz to the town. Here are the big town events, including vibrant music events to foodie festivals.  In addition to this annual calendar there really is a lot of other things happening for you to get involved in.  Bideford's event calendar is jam packed! To see more navigate to 'all events' for the full list of Bideford Events including some creative workshops, exhibitions, wellbeing events and of course family fun activities.

Coming up 2023 


To see what else is happening in search the July event calendar or read about whats on in Bideford in July 

Sunday 13 August North Devon Festival of Transport
Sunday 28th August North Devon Mini Grand Tour visits Bideford 

Saturday 09 September Bideford Carnival and Massed Pipes and Drums
Friday 22- 23 September Beer Festival Sham Fest 23

Sunday 03 December Bideford Christmas Lights Switch On

What's planned for 2024 

Date TBC  Bideford Half Marathon

Date TBC Eat Festival Market on the Quay
Date TBC Bidefood Fest Market in The Pannier Market
Date TBC Stepping Out Festival Free to watch Charity Event

Date TBC 10K Run
Date TBC Pigstock Festival Music Event at the Big Sheep
Date TBC Bideford Bike Show Free to watch Charity Event

Date TBC Bideford Fair
07 June until Sunday 09 June Here for the Music Festival Music Event at the Big Sheep
Date TBC Bideford Water Festival & Cardboard Regatta Free to watch Charity Event

Date TBC Continental Food Market Market on the Quay

07 July Bideford Soapbox Derby Free to watch Charity Event
Date TBC Bideford  Rowing Regatta Free to watch event
Date TBC East the Water Community Day
Saturday 09 July Tour of Torridge
Friday 21 July Bideford's Got Talent
Sunday 23 July Bidefood Fest

Saturday 05 August Rainbo Fun Run
Saturday 05 August Bideford Music Day
Sunday 06 August Diversity Festival
Sunday 06 August Bideford Triathlo


For further details and event updates please check the specific event web page