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SUMMER IN THE ENGLISH RIVIERA

The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has events and attractions occurring throughout the year, making it a superb, value for money destination even during the off-peak months. New and exciting events crop up every year, but there are plenty of annual favourites that will keep you coming back!
 
If you want to know what’s on in Torquay, the answer is - a lot! Torquay is the heart of the English Riviera and plays host to a huge range of festivals for everyone all year round. There are various regattas throughout the calendar and many maritime events to watch. In addition to boats of all shapes and sizes, each event brings with it its own celebrations, so you’ll find live music, markets, fireworks and even Red Arrow displays transforming Torquay into a virtual Mardi Gras, attracting locals and visitors alike.

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Events in the Torbay area over the Summer:

JUNE

Meet Our Animals                                                         1st                                                        Occombe Farm - Paignton
Torbay Air Show                                                            2nd-3rd                                                 Paignton Green
English Riviera International Dance Festival                 3rd-7th                                                 TLH and Riviera Centre – Torquay
Back in Time to D-Day                                                   6th                                                       Greenway House
BMAD Bike Nights                                                         6th – 26th Sept Weds                          Paignton Green
Ukulele Festival                                                              9th-10th                                               Babbacombe Cliff Railway - Torquay
Occombe Festival                                                          15th-16th                                             Occombe Farm – Paignton
SB20 National Championship – keelboats 15th-18th                                                                 Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Belle Voci Concert                                                         15th                                                      Torre Abbey - Torquay
Brixham Trawler Race                                                  16th                                                       Brixham Harbour
English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament                     17th-24th                                               Torquay
Outdoor Theatre:  Pride and Prejudice                         17th                                                       Greenway House
Triangle Race                                                                 17th start – 29th finish                         Tor Bay
Babbacombe Rotary Fayre                                            20th                                                      Babbacombe Downs
Murder, Mystery Night                                                    23rd                                                      Imperial Hotel - Torquay
RYA National Sailboat League – keelboats                   23rd-24th                                              Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Torquay
Torbay Half Marathon                                                     24th                                                      Paignton Green
Wedding Showcase                                                        24th                                                      Imperial Hotel - Torquay
Classic Motorcycles Event                                              24th                                                     Cockington Court
BLDSA Championships-Long Distance Swimming         30th                                                      starts Meadfoot Beach - Torquay
BYC Larks Open Championships                                    30th-1st July                                         Brixham
Dragon Edinburgh Cup – keelboats                                30th–7th July                                         Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Torquay

JULY

Torbay Armed Forces Day                                              1st                                                         Queens Park, Paignton
UDO Dance Championships                                           1st                                                        Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton
Summer Ghost Tour                                                        4th- 31st Aug                                        Kents Cavern - Torquay
Brixham Hap’nin                                                              6th-7th                                                 St Mary’s Park – Brixham
RTYC Offshore Week                                                      6th-14th                                               Torquay
The Rowcroft Sleep Walk                                                7th                                                       Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton
Geopark Triathlon                                                            8th                                                       Goodrington Beach – Paignton
KingsBeer Festival                                                         13th-15th                                               Kingswear Steam Train Station
Torbay Mods on the Green                                             14th                                                      Paignton Green
29er Grand Prix  - youth dinghies                                   14th-15th                                              Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Brixham Dinghy Regatta                                                 14th-15th                                              Brixham
Brixham Dinghy Regatta                                                  14th                                                      Brixham
40th Pedal Car Grand Prix                                              15th                                                      Torre Abbey Meadows – Torquay
Gerry Cottle’s Circus                                                       16th-29th                                              Torre Abbey Meadows – Torquay
Albacore National Championship – dinghies                  17th-29th                                              Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Visit of Astor Cruise Ship                                                19th                                                      Torquay
The Big Butterfly Count                                                   20th- 2nd Aug                                       Greenway House
Jazz Party                                                                        21st                                                      Coleton Fishacre
Super Summer Trail                                                         21st-2nd Sept                                      Bygones - Torquay
Pirate Thursdays                                                              26th -30th Aug                                     Brixham Harbour
Kents Cavern Ghost Tours                                              Weds, Thurs, Fri until end Aug            Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves
Paignton Festival                                                              21st-31st                                             Paignton Seafront
Wedding Showcase                                                          22nd                                                     Imperial Hotel – Torquay
Visit of Amadea Cruise Ship                                            22nd                                                     Torquay
Riviera Classic Car Show                                                 22nd                                                     Paignton Green
Wild Wednesday                                                               25th                                                     Coleton Fishacre
Paignton Carnival Procession                                          26th                                                     from Paignton Green
Outdoor Theatre:  The Merchant of Venice                      27th                                                     Cockington Court
Brixhan Yacht Racing Regatta                                          27th- 29th                                            Brixham
Paignton Harbour Festival Day                                        28th                                                     Paignton Harbour
Marldon Apple Pie Fair                                                     28th                                                     Marldon Village
Sailing Regatta                                                                28th-29th                                             Brixham
Outdoor Theatre:  Pirates of Penzance                           29th                                                     Coleton Fishacre
Dubs at the Beach                                                           29th                                                     Paignton Green

AUGUST

Cockington Fayre                                                           1st                                                        Cockington
B14 National Championships                                         2nd                                                       Brixham
Prosecco and Fizz Festival                                            3rd-4th                                                   RICC - Torquay
2000 Class National Championship – dinghies             4th-11th                                                 Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Torquay
Gerry Cottle’s Circus                                                     Until 28th                                              Paignton Green
Roller Coaster                                                                TBC                                                     Paignton Green
Anderton and Rowland Fun Fair                                    Until 31st                                             Torre Abbey Meadows - Torquay
Torbay Steam Fair                                                         3rd-5th                                                  Churston
Holistic Festival                                                              4th-5th                                                  Lupton House - nr Brixham
Paignton Regatta                                                            4th-12th                                               Paignton
Visit of MS Hamburg Cruise Ship                                    5th                                                       Torquay
Torbay Open Tennis Tournament                                    5th-11th                                                Torquay Tennis Club
Wild Wednesday                                                             8th and 22nd                                        Coleton Fishacre
Paignton Rowing Club Skiff Regatta                              11th                                                      Paignton Beach
Festival of History                                                           11th-12th                                              Lupton House – nr Brixham
Torbay Lifeboat Seaside Special                                     12th                                                     Brixham Harbour
Paignton Rowing Club Gig Regatta                                12th                                                      Paignton Beach
Outdoor Theatre:  The Midnight Gang                            12th                                                     Greenway House
Children’s Week                                                               13th-19th                                             Paignton Green
OK Nationals and National 12’s                                      16th-19th                                              Brixham
Cockington Dog Day                                                        19th                                                     Cockington Court – Torquay
Torbay Royal Regatta                                                      25th-29th                                             Torquay
VX1 National Championships                                          25th-27th                                             Torquay
29er Grand Prix &29er Summer Championship              25th-27th                                             Torquay
Outdoor Theatre: The Adventures of Dr Doolittle             27th                                                      Cockington Court - Torquay
Cowes – Torquay Offshore Powerboat Race                    26th                                                     Torquay Harbour
Torbay Sea Angling Festival                                              31st- 9th Sept                                     Various locations

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