InExeter run and manage city centre events to draw footfall, create a better perception of Exeter and support business. In 2022, InExeter brought back Exeter Carnival to the city after 24 years. The carnival brought the whole community together, the event saw people travel into the city that otherwise would not have visited and benefitted more businesses than the traditional light switch on. Other events include the Secret Events that encourage people to discover new things in the city and Green Coat Tours which introduce residents and students to the city and inspire them to explore Exeter. InExeter also commission filming and drone footage of events and the city centre.

Markets in Exeter.

At InExeter, we hold a special appreciation for markets and their unique ability to bring life and excitement to our city's streets. Over the years, we have proudly supported the creation and growth of various market events, providing a platform for innovative start-ups and well-established traders.

Events such as the Fore Street Flea, Exeter Independent, Young Traders, and seasonal Christmas pop-ups have significantly contributed to the vibrant street scene in Exeter. These markets have not only driven footfall but also added a dynamic and appealing aspect to the city's atmosphere.

While InExeter continues to be involved in coordinating the quarterly Fore Street Flea, our role in the direct delivery of markets has evolved. We now focus more on collaborating with city partners to support market activities, with Cathedral Green and Princesshay increasingly taking the lead in market operations.

Fore Street Flea .

Celebrating over eight years of community engagement, the Fore Street Flea remains a highlight in Exeter’s calendar. This event temporarily transforms the street into a bustling marketplace, with an eclectic mix of stalls offering everything from vintage clothing and bric-a-brac to original artwork, accessories, and delicious food and drink. Complete with live entertainment, the Fore Street Flea offers a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, making it a perfect destination for a Sunday outing in the West Quarter.

Visit Exeter.

A new partnership to build a stronger city profile and celebrate and champion our city businesses. This partnership will deliver destination marketing campaigns, putting Exeter front of mind for visitors, tourists and residents, As a member business you have access to, contribute to press trips, have a regular blog feature, invitations to networking and benefit from more social media.


The next generation town and city loyalty programme that gives you rewards every time you shop with participating businesses in your area. Turning local shopping into rewarding shopping! Link your existing debit and credit cards to your Mi Rewards account. A ‘token’ system (similar to Apple and Google Pay) lets us know when you use your card with a participating Mi Rewards business where you live. We don’t store your card details. Spend at your favourite local businesses and earn 1 point for every pound you spend. When you rack up 10 points, you’re entered into a prize draw to win that month’s prize for your area. Best of all, once you’ve linked your cards, there’s no need to show a loyalty card. Be in with a chance of winning a prize that showcases the very best of your local area. A hamper packed with local goodies, a money can’t buy experience, a local gift card. There’s a different Mi Rewards prize each month for each area. The more you shop, the more chances you have to win!

Christmas Lights.

Every year, InExeter transforms our city into a winter wonderland with our enchanting Christmas light display. Thanks to the generous contributions of businesses throughout the city, we're able to illuminate the streets and spread festive cheer to residents and visitors alike.

From mid-November, the streets of InExeter come alive with twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere that captures the spirit of the season. Our Christmas lights extend from Fore Street to Sidwell Street, illuminating key areas including Magdalen Road, Gandy Street, Queen Street, Paris Street, North Street, and South Street.

In total, our city is adorned with 262 metres of dazzling LED curtains and 618 metres of mesmerising LED cluster lights. As you wander through the streets, you'll also encounter 56 wall-hung Christmas trees, gracing picturesque locations like Gandy Street and Magdalen Road. And all of our lights are energy-efficient, ensuring that we celebrate the season responsibly.

In recent years, visitors have been delighted by our magnificent 10-meter Christmas tree, a true symbol of the holiday season. Don't miss the chance to walk through our giant bauble adorned with snowflake decorations or snap a photo with the iconic Exeter Letters, adding to the festive charm of our city.

Join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and experience the joy of Christmas in InExeter. From dazzling lights to iconic landmarks, there's something for everyone to enjoy as we come together to create unforgettable memories.