Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park Sunday 4th July From midday – 5pm Hillworth Park Devizes launches the Festival Fortnight with this fantastic event at Hillworth Park, one of the town’s hidden gems. Bring a picnic and relax with great music, chilled out family entertainment and copious refreshments of all types! Please note the information and artist … Read more

Festival Quiz Night

21st August 2019
The Shambles
Teams of 4 – £12 per team

A long standing DOCA fundraiser with all proceeds contributing to our programme of work.  Get competitive with local fans and help support next year’s events.

This is always a popular night with a great atmosphere, so arrive early to secure a table or call ahead to reserve your place 01380 728671.

International Street Festival

Devizes International Street Festival 2nd & 3rd May 2021 The Devizes International Street Festival sees a fantastic programme welcoming some of the best street performers, contemporary circus acts, dancers, musicians and walkabout shows from Europe and the UK  to Devizes. Come along and join our audience to be amazed, surprised and entertained over the August … Read more

Colour Rush

Colour Rush Saturday 8th May 2021 Registration from 5.45pm – Warm-up 6.15pm – Race starts 6.30pm Originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour” Colour runs, rushes, parties etc. have become a big thing around the globe over the last decade or so. The festival signifies the victory of good over … Read more

Confetti Battle

Devizes Confetti Battle Devizes Market Place – Saturday 8th May 2021 Entertainment starts from 7.30pm Battle commences 8.00pm As far as we know Devizes is the only town that has a Confetti Battle tradition.  No one can remember the first official battle but we know its roots date back to the old Devizes Carnival in … Read more

Carnival Parade

Devizes Carnival Saturday 10th July 2021 Entrant registration from TBC Parade sets off at 5:30pm Leaving the Green at 5:30pm, the Devizes Carnival Procession brings the town alive with vibrant walking groups, floats, bands and more with thousands of people lining the streets along our 2km route. After an exceptional year in 2019, we call … Read more

Lantern Parade

Devizes Lantern Parade & Christmas Festival 29th November 2019 Markets from 12.30pm Parade sets off at 6.15pm Attracting crowds of over to 3,500 and celebrating the start of the festive season, Devizes boasts one of the region’s most spectacular lantern processions. A river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by our talented local participants wind … Read more

Festival of Winter Ales

Devizes Festival of Winter Ales 28th/29th February 2020 The Devizes Festival of Winter Ales is a fundraising event to help meet the costs of DOCA’s free annual programme of outstanding outdoor arts events and activities, including the Devizes International Street Festival, Confetti Battle, Devizes Carnival and the Christmas Lantern Parade. Held in collaboration with Stealth … Read more

Loz Samuels – Artistic Director

Loz Samuels – Artistic Director Loz started taking an interest in performance at an early age and always knew she was to have a career in the arts. She completed a Theatrical Design Degree, & after a short stint at the Royal Shakespeare Company began working outdoors at festivals in a variety of capacities. Loz … Read more