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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:

BMAD Bike Festival 2018

4 to 6 May 2018

Bikers Made A Difference Bike Festival was founded by local motorcycle enthusiasts Kelvin and Jane Holloran in 2002. Since then it has flourished in to one of the largest events on the English Riviera.…

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Brixham Pirate Festival 2018

5 to 7 May 2018

Ahoy their me hearties - head on down to Brixham for a swashbuckling day out for the family in the 2018 Pirate Festival. The three day event on Brixham's historic harbourside features lots…

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Torbay Airshow 2018

2 to 3 Jun 2018

Torbay Airshow will soar through the sky once again this June with a breath-taking air display over the beautiful South Devon coastline. The two day aerodynamic event will take place over the weekend…

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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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