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A traditional market town nestled at the Northern end of the Kingsbridge Estuary, Kingsbridge certainly packs a punch with regards to its thriving social calendar. Our comprehensive guide is all you’ll need to find out what’s on in Kingsbridge in 2024.

Citizens of Kingsbridge have been putting on entertaining events for centuries, with the market town’s annual fair going back all the way to 1461 AD. More recent additions to the Kingsbridge social calendar are now starting to become more established, with old and new combining to create a fantastic annual programme with something for everyone.

Use our quick links below to view a specific event, or read on to find out what’s on in Kingsbridge in 2024:

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

Dates: 31st May – 2nd June

The purpose of the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival is to host a “party for the people of Kingsbridge” and visitors to the beautiful town, to celebrate the eclectic mix of incredible tastes and sounds that originate from the area. This volunteer-supported event takes place mostly around the Town Square, where live acts perform while festival goers enjoy some of the best street food from around the region. What’s more, there is a ‘Kids Zone’ with workshops and other activities, making this three-day festival perfect for visitors and residents of all ages!

For more information visit the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival website.

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

Kingsbridge Nature Festival

Dates: 20th – 23rd June

This four day festival celebrates the local environment, connects individuals to nature and inspires them to participate and engage in action to help mitigate and prevent climate change. Hosted by a wide range of local organisations,  practitioners, experts and nature lovers, the programme is rich and varied; you will find it positively brimming with events and activities. Expect an array of nature walks, film screenings, feasts, talks, craft and outdoor wellbeing activities to take part in.

Visit the Kingsbridge Nature Festival website for full programme information.

Kingsbridge Fair Week

Dates: 20th – 27th July

This traditional week-long extravaganza is a key event in the Kingsbridge town calendar and as such, you will find the schedule jam-packed with live music, a road race, carnival procession, raft race, lantern parade and fireworks. The town is a hive of activity during this period, so be sure to visit regardless of where you are staying in the beautiful South Hams region.

For full programme details, visit the Kingsbridge Fair Week website.

Kingsbridge Show

Date: 7th September

Entering its 142nd year in 2024, this lively agricultural show takes place just outside of Kingsbridge at Borough Farm. You will find  a host of entertaining events in the main ring, including motocross displays, animal shows and a range of demonstrations . Additionally, there’s also a countryside tent and food and drink marquee, where numerous local businesses serve refreshments and sell their produce. The show competitions include cattle, sheep, horses, homecraft, floral art and an array of kids’ contests.

For the full lowdown, visit the Kingsbridge Show website.

What's on in Kingsbridge - Kingsbridge Show

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas

Date: December (exact date TBC)

Kick off the festive season Kingsbridge-style in 2024 with Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas. There’s a farmer’s market on the Town Square and festive stalls along Fore Street, representing local shops and caterers as well as those from the wider region. With Santa visits, live music and even a free ice rink this is a Christmas event not to be missed.

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas, hearty street food or just a hot drink on a wintery day, be sure to pop into Kingsbridge to help you start the 2024 Christmas season in style.

What else is on in Kingsbridge this year?

Wondering what else is on in Kingsbridge throughout the year?

How about catching a film or live screening from a leading London theatre? King’s Cinema is a small traditional picture house on Fore Street, which focuses on Hollywood blockbusters along with a range of other films and broadcasts.

Find out what’s on at the Merlin Cinema website.

When it comes to live entertainment, there are regular bands and open mic nights at the Creek’s End Inn on Squares Quay, and it’s worth looking out for other performances at various pubs in the centre. They’re mostly advertised on posters outside the respective venues, so the surest way to find out what’s on in Kingsbridge’s pubs is to walk up Fore Street at the beginning of your stay and keep an eye out – or why not visit the Tourist Information Centre on the Town Square. The Old Warehouse is also a popular music venue, boasting a year round schedule.

If you’re a theatregoer, local amateur theatre groups also perform in nearby Malborough, where Kingsbridge Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) produce a spring musical and Malborough Amateur Dramatics (MAD) put on a Christmas pantomime every year.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to what’s on in Kingsbridge. This pretty market town is just seven miles from Salcombe, where you’ll find more annual events, especially those focused on sailing, like the Salcombe Town Regatta, Yacht Club Regatta and Merlin Rocket Week. Read our full guide to what’s on in Salcombe 2024 here.

Dartmouth, also in easy reach of Kingsbridge, hosts festivals of food and music as well as a major annual regatta. Read our comprehensive blog detailing what’s on in Dartmouth 2024 for the full lowdown.

Find out more about what’s on in South Devon 2024 here.

Kingsbridge Holiday Cottages

Take a break in Kingsbridge this year, discovering fantastic pubs and restaurants, independent shops and picturesque views. Centrally located in the South Hams, Kingsbridge is a fabulous base for exploring the region, from historic Start Bay to the Avon Valley and popular beaches at Bigbury-On-Sea and Bantham.

Browse our Kingsbridge holiday homes