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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. SCI Football Festival

    SCI Football Festival

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    Join SCI at Paignton in 2016 for what promises to be an excellent youth football festival at one of the UK's leading Seaside Resorts

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2016To2 May 2016
  2. BMAD Motorbike Festival 2016

    BMAD Motorbike Festival 2016

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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:
    29 Apr 2016To1 May 2016
  3. 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:
    30 Apr 2016To30 Apr 2016
  4. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2016

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2016

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    Brixham Fish Market tours – 2016

     

    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions....

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2016To4 May 2016
  5. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

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    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:
    4 May 2016To4 May 2016
  6. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

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    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:
    5 May 2016To5 May 2016
  7. Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race

    Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    Torquay

    Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Race
    (skiffs)
    •8 kilometre offshore course
    •Prizes for winning crews
    •Rowed under the guidance of the British Rowing Water Safety Code

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2016To7 May 2016
  8. Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

    Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH)

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    Type

    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:
    7 May 2016To8 May 2016
  9. Push the Boat Out

    Push the Boat Out

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Push the Boat Out
    (awaiting further details)

    Dates

    From:
    14 May 2016To14 May 2016
  10. Devon County Show 2016

    Devon County Show 2016

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Exeter

    Devon County Show is a giant celebration of country life full of country and farming competitions, local food & drink, traditional entertainment and masses of crafts.

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2016To21 May 2016
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