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Devizes Diary


The Devizes Diary brings you details of events happening in Devizes and Mid-Wiltshire. Read details of upcoming events, or if you're holding your own event, tell us all about it.


Regular Events

Tuesdays Men's Shed

Men's Shed runs every Tuesday from 10 'til 1. It's open to men and women at Needham House in Victoria Road, Devizes, and it's a chance for you to work on community projects, or one of your own.

Wednesdays Devizes Children’s Choir

On Wednesdays from 4.30 to 5.30pm the Devizes Children’s Choir takes place at the Baptist Church Hall Sheep Street. This is a children’s community choir for children from Year 1 upwards. They have been running for just under a year and their aim is to sing for fun and to go out and about in the community. The team sings at local events in the community, and at places like care homes. There are currently 24 children but would like to increase their numbers into their second year. For more information or to get involved call Heather Flower on 01380 722013.

Thursdays Salsa

The Devizes Salsa Classes on a Thursday Night have moved! They are now at Needham House in Victoria Road, so pop along for the best Salsa fun in town, 7.30pm on Thursday evenings.

Saturdays Slimming World

Every Saturday at 9am and 11am, pop along to Slimming World at the Nursteed Centre. Lose weight and feel great. Join the gang and make new friends whilst receiving some great support to help you lose weight.

First Saturday Each Month Wiltshire Farmers Market

On the first Saturday of the month it's the Wiltshire Farmers Market. It takes place in the Market Square, Devizes from 9am 'til 1pm with local artisan food, crafts and top quality goods available to purchase directly from the producers.


Sat 15 Jun HFT Fete & Barn Dance

HFT is a national Charity Supporting adults with learning disabilities. Their Planning and Hosting Group have been busy preparing for this year’s event, a Fete and Barn dance!

The summer fete includes games, competitions, stalls, BBQ, Café, Cakes and Ice Cream. They look forward to seeing you there.

Then, in the evening, it's the Barn Dance. Weather permitting it will be outside, if not there is space indoors. Music, entertainment and food provided. Soft drinks will be provided, but feel free to BYOB.

It takes place in Furlong Close in Rowde on Saturday the 15th of June - barn dance from 6 'til 9pm.

15-16 Jun Devizes Open Gardens Weekend

The town's Bi-annual Open Gardens weekend will be held this year in support of the Mayor's chosen charities.

It takes place on the 15th and 16th of June from 12 noon - 4.00 p.m.

Gardens across the town, some in places you didn't know existed, will be flinging open their gates to welcome you in - to chat about the season, the weather, the pests, the triumphs and the failures - and some may even have tea and cake on offer! Maps will be on sale from June 1st at the Town Hall, Devizes Books, The Emporium and The Bear Hotel but you will also be able to buy one on one of the garden gates. £5 per adult, children go free and the cost covers both days.

For more information, look on the Devizes in Bloom Facebook page for updates or call Laura at the Town Hall on 722 160.

22-23 Jun Small Animal Weekend

At Rowdefield Farm on the 22nd & 23rd of June, they're holding a small animal weekend. An opportunity to meet the animals and learn a bit about them and life on a real working farm. Also there will be a machinery display where people can hop on board and see what it's like in the machines on the farm, and learn a little about them. The event also raises money for the Devizes Minis rugby tour.


DOCA Devizes Carnival 2019

It's all change this year! Here's the programme of events taking place in July.

Wed 10 Jul Carnival Skittles Night

Sat 13 Jul Devizes Carnival Procession

See what else is happening in August, below...

5-9 Jul Devizes Scooter Rally

The Devizes Scooter Rally comes to town between the 5th and 9th of July. A Fresh New Rally with all the traditional scooter Rally values. Guaranteed to be a weekend packed with fun and quality live music.

There will be trophies, fun and games, 7 bands + DJs, a Beer Tent and food and drink outlets. Rally merchandise available, and everyone's welcome to enjoy the weekend entertainment and camping.

For wristbands and more information call 07702 557 913

Sat 13 Jul Village Fun Day

On Saturday the 13th of July, there's set to be a fun, family event to be held in the beautiful grounds of Bishops Cannings Primary School, with traditional stalls, vintage vehicles, refreshments with a BBQ and licensed bar, pony rides, bouncy castle, pets corner, displays of country dancing, singing, a vintage steam organ and much, much more.

Plus at 2pm the Bishops Cannings 5,000 Metre Dash – now in its 37th year! All runners welcome - to download an entry form and find out more visit 

Entry to the Fun Day is £1 for adults, children go free, with all proceeds to St Marys Church.


DOCA Devizes Carnival 2019

It's all change this year! Here's the programme of events taking place in August.

Sun 18 Aug Picnic in the Park @ Hillworth Park

25-26 Aug International Street Festival

Sat 31 Aug Confetti Battle & Colour Rush

See what else is happening in July, above...


Sat 14 Sep Macmillan Coffee & Classics

On Saturday the 14th of September, it's the Coffee and Classic cars for Macmillan event. 

A chance for you to bring your classic car, bike or scooter and join the team for a coffee. Or just come along and have a look at the show, buy a coffee and a raffle ticket for this worthy cause. It takes place at Bromham Social Club from 10am 'til 1pm.










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