Festival champions

Welcome to Festival Town Sidmouth!

And as with the BBC, one could say the remit is to ‘educate as well as entertain’.

Five years ago, there was a gathering of festival groups to push the idea:

2017 Making Sidmouth a Festival town – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And it happened again this spring – with more ideas, more momentum and more collaboration:

Sidmouth: festival town 2022 – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Meanwhile, the District Council has put together a strategy:

East Devon cultural strategy launched | Midweek Herald

Here are those festivals – which make up “Festival Town Sidmouth”:

Sea Fest: May:

Sidmouth Sea Fest – Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub CIC

(20+) Sidmouth Sea Fest | Facebook

Pictures: Sidmouth celebrated the sea | Midweek Herald

Tree Week: May:

Tree Week 2022: Our Ancient Woodland | Sidmouth Science Festival

Events Calendar – Sidmouth Arboretum

Jazz Fest: May:

Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival

Sidmouth’s first Jazz Festival hailed a success | Sidmouth Herald

Lit Fest: June:

sidmouth literary festival

(19) Sidmouth Literary Festival (@sidmouthlitfest) / Twitter

Sidmouth Literary Festival postponed after railway strikes | ITV News West Country

Folk Fest: ‘First week of August’:

The Sidmouth Folk Festival – 29th July – 5th August 2022

Sidmouth Fringe Festival

(20+) The Sidmouth Folk Festival | Facebook

Sidmouth Folk Festival – Wikipedia

Sidmouth Food Fest: August:

Sidmouth Food Festival- Saturday 13th August

(20+) Sidmouth Food Festival 2022 | Facebook

East Devon Food Fest: September:

Taste East Devon

Preview: The Return of Taste East Devon – 16 Day Food Festival

Sidmouth Eats Boutique – Unique Boutique Events

Walking Fest: September:

(20+) Sidmouth Walking Festival | Facebook

Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival 2022 – Sidmouth – Visit Sidmouth

Sci Fest: October:

Sidmouth Science Festival | Sidmouth Science Festival

(20+) Sidmouth Science Festival | Facebook

Sidmouth Science Festival – YouTube