South Devon & Salcombe events June 2017

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The best South Devon & Salcombe events in June 2017

With its glorious beaches, independent shops and scrumptious ice cream, Salcombe is the kind of place in which you can quite happily spend the week without feeling like you’re missing out on anything.

The South Devon seaside town and the surrounding area also have plenty of events and things going on to keep you entertained, including plenty of boating events!

So here’s our pick of the best Salcombe events you could be enjoying over the coming months:


June 2nd-4th: Kingsbridge Food & Music FestivalKingsbridge Food & Music Festival

This free party showcasing Devon’s best home-grown food and music is a must!

You’ll kick off summer 2017 with a weekend of incredible eats and catchy beats, at the sixth annual Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival. This FREE to enter, three day food and music extravaganza is a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Set on the stunning waterside quay in Kingsbridge, and featuring some of the best home-grown food and music talent to originate from the region, this family-friendly event is set to be one of this year’s highlights. For the full schedule of bands and musicians due to play this year, visit


June 3rd: Salcombe Community Gospel Choir Summer Concert

This lovely event takes place at Salcombe’s Holt Trinity Church from 7.30pm, with tickets available from us here at Salcombe Tourist Information Centre.


salcombe-regatta-Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club RegattaJune 4th: Salcombe Gig Regatta

Expect hard fought racing and plenty of entertainment during the Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club Regatta on the 4th June 2017 12:00–18:00.

It’s the perfect time and way to enjoy Salcombe, grabbing an ice cream and settling down to a day beside the sea cheering on your favourite teams!


June 23rd: The Bantham Swoosh – Outdoor Swimming Society

The Bantham Swoosh is a world class wild swim event down the Avon Estauray, which opens to the ocean at Bantham Beach and Bigbury on Sea, where you can stay with a number of our accommodation members including The Thurlestone Hotel or Helpful Holidays, who offer self catering properties on the beach and surrounding villages.

Bantham Swoosh - (c) Outdoor Swimming SocietyAccording to the Outdoor Swimming Society: “The estuary is shallow and crystal clear, giving swimmers the sensation of snorkelling over sand ridges, fallen leaves and seaweed as they swim. As you approach the end of the swim the estuary narrows, creating the ‘swoosh’: an increasingly fast moving body of water that carries you towards the sea at 2 to 3 times your normal swimming speed. It’s exciting, invigorating, beautiful and fun.”


June 30th: The New Jersey Boys return!

Back by popular demand, the dynamic New Jersey Boys return to the Marlborough Hall, Kingsbridge for another action packed show which celebrates the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all round entertainer Gary Gould, the vibrant programme includes all the hits such as Sherry, Oh What a Night ,Walk Like a Man and many more.   This year’s  show includes a tribute to another great rock and roll band Showaddwaddy, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing! Tickets now on sale (£16 (unreserved) from Salcombe TIC 01548 843 927 or online:



So if you fancy your own South Devon coastal getaway, or want to book your Salcombe summer holiday, get in touch with us or browse this website to find out more about what there is to do, where to eat & stay and some of the best kept secrets in store for your visit – 01548 843927 /