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The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, plays host to thousands of visitors, all of whom come for different reasons. With a variety of sporting events taking place throughout the year, it’s no surprise that many come to this spectacular setting to watch or take part in the sports they love.

From Hockey to Bowls

When it comes to sports events, Torquay and Paignton have well-facilitated venues that accommodate events on both land and sea. The regatta season is the high point of the maritime calendar, but there are plenty of events on land too. Every year Paignton hosts the Easter Hockey Festival where thousands of players descend to Goodrington to take part, and the popular English Riviera Dance Festival takes place at Paignton’s Palace Theatre. Torquay is the venue for the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament., while June’s Torbay Half Marathon is a much more gruelling event that sees competitors race between Torquay and Paignton along the iconic seafront.

Football

Torquay United Football Club, a Football League 2 team, play their home matches at Plainmoor and the Devon Sharks, Torquay’s rugby league team, compete in the South Devon League.

For fun that the whole family can get involved in, check out the Babbacombe Festival. There you’ll find bowls matches, a display from the local cricket team and a traditional tug of war – all capped off with award-winning fish and chips from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant.

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  1. World Penguin Day

    World Penguin Day

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    Show/Display

    Location

    Torquay

    Tuesday 25th April is World Penguin Day!

    Visit Living Coasts to help us celebrate these amazing birds.

    Details coming soon!

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2017To25 Apr 2017
  2. BMAD Motorbike Festival 2017

    BMAD Motorbike Festival 2017

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    Type

    Festival

    Location

    Paignton

    During the May Bank Holiday weekend each year, Paignton Green is transformed into a thrilling mix of spectacles that will appeal to all ages, whether they have an interest in motorbikes or not.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017To30 Apr 2017
  3. Aqua Adrenaline Racing - Powerboat and Water Ski Racing

    Aqua Adrenaline Racing - Powerboat and Water Ski Racing

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Aqua Adrenaline joins the English Riviera again this year with Powerboat Racing, Waterski Racing, Flyboarding Demos and offering exhilarating Rib Rides for Visitors.


    These fast boats towing skiers will race around a set course to the South of...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017To1 May 2017
  4. SCI Football Festival

    SCI Football Festival

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    Join SCI at Torquay in 2017 for what promises to be an excellent youth football festival at one of the UK's leading Seaside Resorts - Torquay.

    Download a PDF of 2017 Torquay details by clicking here

    The football festival itself is played on good...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017To1 May 2017
  5. Torquay United FC Home Fixtures 2017

    Torquay United FC Home Fixtures 2017

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Plainmoor, Torquay

    Come on down to the English Riviera and support your team. Or ours!
    If you need accommodation, call us on 01803 211211 or book online at www.englishriviera.co.uk

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017To29 Apr 2017
  6. World Thai Chi Day

    World Thai Chi Day

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    Be a part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!
    Last Saturday of April each year (10 am local time) in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017To29 Apr 2017
  7. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2017

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned. Buyers include national processors (for supplying to top restaurants and supermarkets), and local fishmongers and restaurants. A good 50% of the auction is exported worldwide.

    Now in...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2017To3 May 2017
  8. Thatcher Rock Rowing Race

    Thatcher Rock Rowing Race

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    Torquay

    Thatcher Rock Rowing Race
    (skiffs)
    (awaiting further details of timings)

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2017To6 May 2017
  9. Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

    Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

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    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)
    Organised by Paignton Sailing Club
    Originally called The Spring Regatta, where dinghies from Torbay would come and race in one central location.

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2017To7 May 2017
  10. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2017

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2017To10 May 2017
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