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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:

Open Air Cinema Festival

16 to 27 Aug 2018

Torre Abbey is working in partnership with the Barn Cinema and Dartington Arts to bring an amazing programme of al fresco screenings under the stars. Expect eight nights of cult classics, family favourites…

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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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International Agatha Christie Festival

14 to 16 Sep 2018

In celebration of Agatha Christie's birthday IACF is hosting a weekend of art, talks, films, outdoor fun and special events at Torre Abbey, Torquay Museum, the Palace Theatre and the National Trust's…

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England's Seafood FEAST

22 Sep to 7 Oct 2018

For two weeks you will be able to immerse yourself in England's Seafood FEAST, eating some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to offer.  …

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Coleton Aglow

1 to 31 Dec 2018

Wrap up warm and explore the garden at Coleton Fishacre as it is aglow with festive light. The streams, beautiful trees and exotic features of the garden will be lit for Christmas in spectacular fashion. …

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