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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:

English Riviera Wheel

5 Aug to 28 Nov 2017

At a height of nearly 60 metres, the wheel gives breathtaking 360 degree views across the bay. You will receive a 12 minute ride with commentary about the bay's history and its events and attractions. …

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Dartmouth Food Festival

20 to 22 Oct 2017

The Dartmouth food festival is an event held to celebrate the delicious local produce that is available in the area. Don't miss out on this free day out accompanied by tastint snacks and demonstrations. …

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Halloween Fun At Paignton Zoo

21 to 31 Oct 2017

It's an Unboo-lievable Halloween at Paignton Zoo this year. Make sure you pop along with your little monsters for a spooktacular time! There will be lots of fun things to do for the whole family throughout…

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Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession

18 to 18 Nov 2017

Join us this winter for a festive and magical Christmas Carnival Procession. Plus, you can take your little ones to meet the man himself, Santa! Make sure you pop along to the opening of the…

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Lanterns, Lights & Luminations

25 to 25 Nov 2017

Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a 'Lanterns, Lights and Luminations parade. Throughout the festive evening there will be a lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets…

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Santa In The Caves

3 to 24 Dec 2017

Join Santa and his helpers in a magical underground adventure. It's more than just a grotto! A truly wonderful and festive activity, full of christmas spirit, fun and laughter along the way. You ticket…

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