Live music of every taste and flavour takes place in just about every possible indoor venue in Dartmouth &endash; as well as in the squares, gardens and along the quayside. Visitors arrive from all over the world, but our berth-holders have a splendid base for enjoying the carnival atmosphere over that long weekend.
Rowing events, stalls, fun and food centred around Waterhead Creek, just to the North of Darthaven Marina.
Classic yachts from both sides of the Channel will arrive in Dartmouth on 5 July and race in Start Bay on 6 and 7 July. On 8 July, they leave Dartmouth, racing to Paimpol – with the event finishing in Guernsey on 13 July. These yachts will present a splendid spectacle during their days in Dartmouth.
This year the acclaimed Inn Theatre Company is performing King Lear, Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful story using the usual stunning open-air setting on the grassy banks and ruins beside Dartmouth Castle. Another superb performance by talented local actors can be expected.
Darthaven Marina sponsors the sailing element of the Regatta. We make special arrangements that week to provide berthing for the large numbers of yachts visiting to compete. We can handle yachts up to 40ft in length, but regret that we cannot accommodate non-competing mother ships. The Joint Regatta Sailing Committee erects a marquee on Darthaven premises to provide food and drink during the Regatta.
Our permanent berth holders have an ideal base for participating or spectating – including a splendid vantage point for the popular Red Arrows flying display.
Local produce can be sampled from the many stalls operating, with special festival menus being offered by several Dartmouth restaurants. Champagne bars, oyster bars, wine and beer tastings, cooking demonstrations by nationally recognised chefs all contribute to a party atmosphere throughout Dartmouth.