Spellbound at Babbacombe Theatre
Date: Now up until 23 Oct 2013
Every Tuesday and Wednesday to 23rd October, 2013 - 8.15 pm - Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
You will find magic in abundance this year, with the all-new show, SPELLBOUND.
Antiques and Collectors Fairs 2013 - Newton Abbot Racecourse
Location: Newton Abbott
Date: Now up until 2 Nov 2013
Antiques and Collectables Fair (10/08/2013)
Antiques and Collectables Fair (21/09/2013)
Antiques and Collectables Fair (02/11/2013)
Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm
Admission Free to the Public
Stallholders £28 inside, £16 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only).
Race Fixtures 2013 - Newton Abbot Racecourse
Location: Newton Abbott
Date: Now up until 11 Oct 2013
Newton Abbot Racecourse is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside and only a short distance from the coast, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or enjoy superb corporate hospitality facilities, we promise you an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.
- Race Fixture (20/05/2013)
- Race Fixture (28/05/2013)
- Race Fixture (05/06/2013)
- Race Fixture (10/06/2013)
- Race Fixture (evening) (25/06/2013)
- Race Fixture (08/07/2013)
- Race Fixture (15/07/2013)
- Race Fixture (21/07/2013)
- Race Fixture (03/08/2013)
- Race Fixture (evening) (21/08/2013)
- Race Fixture (evening) (22/08/2013)
- Race Fixture (01/09/2013)
- Race Fixture (24/09/2013)
- Race Fixture (30/09/2013)
- Race Fixture (11/10/2013)
Tel: 01626 353 235
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta 2013
2013 BRIXHAM HERITAGE SAILING REGATTA
By kind permission of the Brixham Harbour Master, berthing on the Town Pontoon on the Friday and Saturday Nights will be free. This can be extended to Sunday night, if inclement weather delays your departure from Brixham. Some of the times listed below may vary slightly to fit in with any revisions made by the Heritage Committee.
FRIDAY 24th MAY
Regatta boats arrive in Brixham, (or earlier). As you go straight up the fairway towards Brixham Inner Harbour with the Marina on your left, you will see two pontoons in front of you, berthing in on the right hand ‘Town’ pontoon.
Passage sail in company from Dartmouth to Brixham – Suggested 1100 Start
(See the Sailing Instructions on the Entry Information page)
1700 – 1945 Water Shuttle from the Town Pontoon to Brixham Yacht Club/Bar opens 1700
(Please note that there is no return shuttle to the pontoon, it’s a 12 minute walk)
1700 – 1930 Regatta Registration on board Brixham Sailing Trawler ‘Vigilance’
2000 Complimentary Fish Supper at the Yacht Club for participating Skippers and Crews
There will also be a raffle during Friday and Saturday, draw on Saturday evening.
SATURDAY 25th MAY
0830 – 1000 Pre-booked breakfasts at Brixham Yacht Club, (Subject to demand)
(Full English breakfast plus Tea or Coffee £4. 95)
Tea and Coffee available all day / Bar opens at 1200 until 2300, (or later)!
0830 – 0945 Water Shuttle from Town Pontoon to the Yacht Club
0900 – 1000 Regatta Registration at the Yacht Club
0930 Skippers briefing at the Yacht Club
Return Shuttle to the Town Pontoon once the briefing is finished
1130 Parade of Sail off the Breakwater
1245 Class 1 start
1310 / 1315 Class 2a / 2b start
1320 Class 3 start
1325 Class 4 start
1330 Class 5 start
1730 – 1845 Water Shuttle to the Yacht Club, (please note that there is no return shuttle)
1800 Sailing Suppers from 1800 until 2045, the club will be busy so first come first served !
1900 Prize giving at Yacht Club followed by Raffle Draw
2015 Live music and end of Regatta Party
2145 Fireworks on Brixham Harbour Middle Quay (time approximate)
SUNDAY 26th MAY
1200 – 1345 Sunday Lunches available in the Yacht Club, (booking essential)
English Riviera Geopark Festival 2013
Date: 25 May 2013 - 2 Jun 2013
(25/05/2013 - 02/06/2013)
The English Riviera is a designated UNESCO Global Geopark in recognition of its internationally significant geology. The annual festival really brings the Geopark to life, with an amazing range of activities to enjoy, from walks and talks, to arts and educational events, and even Geopark Cruises to experience our stunning natural heritage from the best vantage point - the sea!
The Tour Series 2013
Date: 28 May 2013
The glamour and spectacle of professional cycle racing hits the streets of the English Riviera when the televised Halfords Tour Series visits Torquay on 28th May.
The event will see Britain’s top riders compete around a testing circuit on Torquay seafront.
Pirate Days in Brixham 2013
Date: 30 May 2013 - 5 Sep 2013
Pirate Days (30/05/2013)
Pirate Days (18/07/2013)
Pirate Days (25/07/2013)
Pirate Days (01/08/2013)
Pirate Days (08/08/2013)
Pirate Days (15/08/2013)
Pirate Days (22/08/2013)
Pirate Days (29/08/2013)
Pirate Days (05/09/2013
Pirate Days are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side.
The voluntary group Brixham Buccaneers provide piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out.
Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more
Paignton Sailing Club Blaze National Championships 2013
Date: 7 Jun 2013 - 9 Jun 2013
(07/06/2013 - 09/06/2013)
Friday 09:00 17:00
Saturday 09:00 17:00
Sunday 09:00 17:00
Sailing events on the English Riviera
Blaze National Championships
The Super Weekend 2013
Date: 15 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
The Super Weekend returns to Princess Gardens, Torquay on June 15-16th 2013
Be prepared to see some seriously Super Cars, Bikes and Boats on display
with appearances from Superbrands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Landrover, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Aprilia, Sunseeker, and Princess Yachts - this year features the Flyboarding Experience and Jetovator Displays, Big Led screens from Elonex, Helicopter Pleasure Flights from Elite Helicopters (Subject to site confirmation), a Super Vintage Fair at The Torbay Hotel, some Superfood from our onsite caterers and Continental Market from Savoir Fayre plus a host of other aspects.
The weekend also coincides with the finals of Miss England to be held at The Riviera Centre – so expect to see some pretty SuperGirls in Torquay too.
Owners of Supercars/bikes are welcome to bring vehicles along to display – please contact the organisers at : email@example.com
Babbacombe Festival 2013
Date: 19 Jun 2013 - 23 Jun 2013
The 2013 Babbacombe Festival promises to be as popular as ever! There will be a variety of different events taking place including:
- Rotary Proms Night on the 20th June
- Ompah Night on the 21st June
- Armed Forces Day on the 22nd June
- David Hanburys Fish and Chip Day on the 23rd June
So why not come along and enjoy the festival atmosphere in beautiful Babbacombe!
Armed Forces Day 2013
Date: 22 Jun 2013
Armed Forces Day in Babbacombe
Britain's armed forces past, present and future will be honoured at a special event being staged in Torquay on Saturday 22nd June, in partnership with the Babbacombe Festival. Veterans of several conflicts are expected to attend the annual Armed Forces Day, which has been organised by Torbay Council and supported by the Ministry of Defence and other local organisations.
Summer Evening Ghost Tour
Date: 3 Jul 2013 - 30 Aug 2013
In July and August experience Kents Cavern’s famous Ghost Tour. This scary evening happens every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night and is not for the fainthearted.
Journey around these ancient caves by your storyteller as they unearth local folklore about ghostly experiences in South Devon.
With dim lighting and candles you never know who may appear from the dark! Afterwards there is the option to unwind in our restaurant with a 2 course dinner.
Special 2013 price for Ghost Tour and dinner from £19.50. Tour Only £8.50 per person
Booking is essential for the Ghost Tour - Buy tickets online or call 01803 215 136.
BMAD Bike Rally
Date: 12 Jul 2013 - 14 Jul 2013
Friday 12th , Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th July, 2013
- Friday 16:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 09:00 - 23:00
The 3rd BMAD Bike Rally is now gathering pace
They have again been fortunate to secure the facilities of Brixham Rugby Club at Astley Park, Rea Barn Road, Brixham. This is great news as it gives them a massive camping area with all the amenities that go with the club. On site showers and exclusive use of the 2 function rooms with our own bar at rugby club prices !!
There is plenty of hard standing for bikes (and cars if that's your thing)!
Brixham Hap'nin 2013
Date: 12 Jul 2013 - 13 Jul 2013
The main Summer attraction in Cowtown is Brixham Hap’nin (Party in the Park). It takes place each year in July at St Mary’s Park, Brixham and is the perfect event for all ages.
In previous years the variety of music has ranged from local Primary school choirs to rock bands!
The main cornerstone of this unique culture is the warm and open welcome extended to all visitors who wish to join locals in their festival and celebrations.
Throughout the 2 day festival you’ll get to see plenty of live entertainment, both set shows and ongoing performances from street entertainers, as well as live music, food stalls including the hugely popular hog roast, seafood platters, burgers, fish and chips, a beer tent, donkey rides, bouncy castle, a swing boat and a tug of war.
Torbay Carnival 2013
Date: 27 Jul 2013 - 4 Aug 2013
Procession Date Wed 31st July 2013.
Family Fun Day & Cowtown Carnival 2013
Date: 27 Jul 2013
From 12 noon. Come and join in a traditional family fun day at St Mary’s Park, Higher Brixham and then watch the wonderful Carnival Parade, leaves 6.30 pm, as it winds through the main streets of Brixham.
he day will start at St Mary’s Park with many fun filled family activities, including bouncy castles, face painting, beer and food area.
A traditional tug of war and other games will see the park come alive and then in the early evening the carnival parade will set of from the park to the sounds of bands and cheering children.
Totnes and District Agricultural Show
Location: Berry Pomeroy
Date: 28 Jul 2013
Sunday 28th July, 2013
Gates open to the public at 8.30am
Totnes show is over 90 years old and is one of the biggest one day shows in the country. Inaugurated by the local farming and town communities, the show has certainly moved with the times, but one of its aims still is to represent life in the wonderful South Hams. Every year we attract thousands of visitors, young and old and there is something for all of them.
We have exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring. (Awaiting further details).
Amongst a whole host of other things, there’s a Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large Trade Stands section offering a wide choice of goods and services. So come and join us for a great day out on the last Sunday in July.
Purchase tickets in advance from any of our 3 Visitor Information Centres in Torquay (open all year), Paignton or Brixham (open Easter to end of October).
Anderton and Rowlands Fun Fair 2013
Date: 1 Aug 2013 - 1 Sep 2013
Regatta Fun Fair on Torre Abbey Meadows, open from 2pm daily .
Rides for all the family.
Torbay Steam Fair 2013
Date: 2 Aug 2013 - 4 Aug 2013
Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022 this 3 day event is a must for all the family.
Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic cars, lorries, military displays, market stalls and so much more.
- Children's Entertainment
- Craft and Model Tent
- Awning Displays and Charity Stalls
- Catering Facilities
- Beer and Tea Tents
- Disabled Scooter Hire
- A truly special day out, one not to be missed!
Paignton Regatta 2013
Date: 10 Aug 2013 - 18 Aug 2013
Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on Paignton Green. The packed programme of events features rowing, athletics, cycling, cricket, tennis, rounders, live music, RNLI and coastguard demonstrations, fireworks, a fairground and a whole host of other fun and games for all the family. Sailing events take place during Torbay Week.
Childrens Week 2013
Date: 19 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013
Five day fun for all the family returns to Paignton Green
There'll be fun and entertainment for all the family later this month as Torbay Children's Week returns to Paignton Green from 19th - 25th August 2013
Now in its 67th year a new group Friends of Torbay Community Play Days has been set up to organise and run the weeks activities with the support of Play Torbay and the Children’s Week organising committee. Together they successfully applied for an Awards for All grant which, along with Torbay council funding has enabled the event to operate for the full five days.
There will be a packed programme of performances, workshops and events throughout the five days. The majority will be free, however, some have a small charge.
Brixham Regatta 2013
Date: 21 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013
Brixham Regatta, Fair and Fireworks
Come and visit the historical port of Brixham and see it as its very best during Regatta Time.
Fun fair for all the family in the town centre car park.
Date: 23 Aug 2013 - 28 Aug 2013
Torbay Week is fast proving to be one of the most popular regattas on the south coast. Sailors of all classes flock to the English Riviera, ready to pit their wits and skills against each other in exciting races, and the event regularly attracts national and international sailing championships. There are plenty of vantage points around the bay, giving everyone the chance to see seamanship at its best.
Visiting sailors are warmly welcomed into the yacht and sailing clubs at Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Babbacombe with the clubs providing post-race entertainment throughout the week. Within 4 courses out in the bay, there will be several IRC fleets, non-rated yachts, Sonatas, Day Boats and Sportsboats as well as mixed dinghy handicap and junior dinghy fleets.
Two National Championships are also planned as part of the event. The Notice of Race and Entry Forms can be downloaded from www.torbayweek.co.uk. The challenges end with the traditional Passage Race to Dartmouth, ready for the Dartmouth Regatta the following week.
The great thing for visitors is that, whether you’re a boating fanatic or a real land-lubber, there’s as much going on onshore as there is on the waves, for Torbay Week coincides with the Torbay Royal Regatta.
Torbay Royal Regatta Bi Centenary Celebrations will be taking place this year between Saturday 24th and Wednesday 28th August 2013. The Anderton & Rowland Fair will be on Torre Abbey Meadows and will be operating for the whole of the Regatta.
History of Torbay Royal Regatta
The Torbay Royal Regatta originated when an advertisement appeared in Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post offering ‘Two handsome silver cups and other prizes’ to be ‘sailed for’ by ‘gentleman’s boats’ and ‘other boats’.
The Torbay Royal Regatta was the first yachting regatta in the country to gain royal patronage and, as well as organising top class sailing races, the event has variously catered for other sports including: motor boat racing, rowing, running, water-skiing, swimming and diving. The organising committee have also always provided a range of social and recreational facilities for ‘landlubbers’ with a grand ball (since 1813) firework displays (since 1836), funfairs (since 1841) and aerobatic displays by the Red Arrows (since 1988).
The tradition of the regatta is as old as the town itself and, apart from enforced breaks in wartime, the event has continued to flourish and grow in stature for 200 years.
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