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Whatever time of year you choose to visit, the English Riviera has a packed diary of events ranging from family-friendly festivals to marvellous markets.

Make the most of our seaside setting in South Devon by heading along to the one of the many regatta’s held on our shores.

If you’re crazy for carnivals, summertime sees a host of processions, fireworks and stalls, while foodies can satisfy their taste buds at the many food and drink festivals that frequent Torbay. Here’s just some of our favourites:

Paignton Festival 2018

21 to 29 Jul 2018

Situated on Paignton Green, this family friendly extravaganza, formerly known as Torbay Carnival, boasts more than 100 years of heritage and is packed full of action. Head along for live entertainment…

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Paignton Harbour Festival 2018

28 to 28 Jul 2018

The Paignton Harbour Festival is a family fun day celebrating the historic harbour.  Enjoy some of the best local produce, demo stage with fantastic local chef, maritime history of the harbour and 100-seater…

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Paignton Regatta 2018

4 to 12 Aug 2018

Paignton Regatta provides 9 days of traditional seaside fun with a whole host of events happening on Paignton Green. The entertainment programme starts at 10am and finishes at 5:30pm every single…

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Torbay Royal Regatta 2018

25 to 29 Aug 2018

The Torbay Royal Regatta is an event held to celebrate sporting in Torbay and consists of sailing, rowing and a 10k run. There’s also fireworks at the end of the regatta to celebrate another…

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Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2018

30 Aug to 1 Sep 2018

The Dartmouth Royal Regatta is an event held to celebrate sporting in the area. Don't miss out on the wonderful air shows and fantastic river events.  There’s also fireworks at the start…

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