The Dawlish Arts Festival 2020

Up & Coming Events

Past Events



Our aim is to entertain and enrich the people of Dawlish and visitors to our glorious town. We facilitate different aspects of the arts, such as:

  • Tribute bands
  • Theatrical performances
  • Rock concerts
  • Drama workshops
  • Recitals
  • Dance displays
  • And much, much more!

With a full and exciting programme, we are always on the look out for help with the events. Friends of the Festival are always a welcomed and valued support. If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the festival, please contact us for more information. Yearly subscriptions are just £10.

We’d love to hear your ideas for future festivals too!

Dawlish Arts Festival: History

Founded in 1953 by Jim Holman to bring arts in all its many forms for local people and visitors to experience and enjoy. The Dawlish Arts Festival is a week-long festival with events taking place throughout each day, it will include music for every taste, poetry, dance, children’s activities, walking town tours, flower displays, exhibitions, crafts and family events. Plus fringe festival events throughout the year.