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Kick off summer in Devon with these top events in June

Where else but Devon would you find a host of evens ranging from a Victorian Tea Party to a Celebration of Peace all in the same month?
Summer starts in June and Devon has plenty of ways to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Whether you live in Devon or are visiting the area solo, as a couple or as a family you will find plenty of ways to enjoy Devon in June – and return year after year!

If you want live music, beach sports, Victorian tea parties or an Indian themed event we have articles covering a host of Devon’s cultural events this month. Browse our calendar of events and pick out your favourites to attend.

Wade in for the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships on Dartmoor

The first event for Devon in June is perhaps the most international. Devon’s lakes and rivers are known for their excellent trout fishing and have been chosen to host the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships from 2-9 June 2014.

Read all about how the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships began and where you may be able to see the international teams participating in this popular sport.

A royal summons to Ilfracombe Victorian Week celebration

Discover how the Victorians amused themselves by attending the Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration from 7-15 June 2014. There are vintage cars, tea parties, parades, magic shows, Pearlies sing-song and a Grand Ball.

Our newsy article gives you a rundown of the main events each day. Dress up in Victorian costume to feel part of this fabulous week, and don’t forget your hat!

Counting down to the Babbacombe Festival

Running from the 14-22 June 2014, the Babbacombe Festival has something for all ages. We cover the All Saints Fete, Babbacombe Regatta, Proms Night, Fish and Chips on the Downs Music Festival, guided walks around Tessier Gardens and German Oompah Night in detail.

Help raise money for good causes, support our Armed Forces and enjoy a rousing finale to the Babbacombe Festival by attending the Festival Funk Party.

Celebrate midsummer madness at the Gold Coast Oceanfest in Croyde

If you are enjoy live bands, beach sports and keeping fit you will definitely want to get tickets to the Gold Coast Oceanfest in Croyde. Taking place on the Summer Solstice weekend from 20-22 April 2014, this annual festival is suitable for all the family.

It features beach volleyball, surfing, Aquathon, paddleboarding, Frisbee, lifesaving and skateboarding with over 20 live music acts during the three-day event.

Discover the Indian-themed Tagore Festival at Dartington Hall

Another midsummer event is the Indian which celebrates the life and works of Rabindrath Tagore from 20-22 June 2014. Delve into this cultural event which includes music, dance, spirituality and the arts. It includes world-class performances on the theme of a Celebration of Peace to remember the centenary of the start of World War 1.

The quirky Teignmouth Folk Festival includes singing & dancing

If you thought Teignmouth was a sleepy old town, the Teignmouth Folk Festival will make you think again! Taking place from 20-22 June 2014 this lively weekend festival includes a lineup of bands, international musicians and folk dancing on the streets.

Our article covers the venues and programme for 2014 to whet your appetite for this excellent festival.

Have you attended any or all of these festivals? We’d love to know which are the most popular events for families, so give us your input in the comments box below.

About Gillian Birch

Born in Cheshire, Gillian Birch moved to Cornwall at her earliest opportunity and never looked back. After 20 years, her ongoing discovery of popular attractions, quiet footpaths and local eateries has made her a fount of knowledge as she entertains readers with her informative articles on the hidden gems of Devon & Cornwall from a local point-of-view.

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