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Torbay Steam Fair

Torbay Steam Fair 2018

Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family. Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic...

Racing Flag, Grand Prix

Rotary Pedal Car Grand Prix 2018 - 40th Year

Watch the very competitive pedal car teams all...

Torbay Steam Fair

Torbay Steam Fair 2018

Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest...

Brixham Trawler Race 2018

Brixham Trawler Race 2018

Skippers dress the boats with bunting and battle...

Royal Regatta

Torbay Royal Regatta 2018

Further Information is available from both the...

Grey Cars Coach Trips

Grey Cars Coach Trips

Various Coach Trips boarding at Paignton Bus...

Paignton Festival (previously known as Torbay Carnival Week) 2017

Paignton Festival (previously known as Torbay Carnival Week) 2017

You may be surprised to know that Torbay Carnival...

Annual Events

The English Riviera has a packed programme of events throughout the year!

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from music events to the arts, and food and drink to sporting festivals. Many of the English Riviera events are firm fixtures on the calendar: here are some of the best to look out for when planning your holiday.

Brixham Pirate Festival

For some serious fun during your holiday make sure you head down to Brixham in May. Here, you’ll find more piratey fun than you can shake a wooden leg at – and you might even get to be part of a world record! There’s live music, games, re-enactments and fancy dress.


Over May Bank Holiday, Paignton Green transforms into a thrilling mix of motorbike spectacles from Bikers Make A Difference. There are awe-inspiring stunts, a beer tent and of course the motorbikes themselves.

Babbacombe Festival

Fun for all the family! Taking place in June on the Babbacombe Downs, you’ll find live music and entertainment, a German oompah evening with beer tent, plenty of award-winning fish and chips and loads more.

Regatta Season

If you’re here in the summer you’ll be in for a treat during regatta season. There’s world-class sailing during Torbay Week, as well as fun fairs, rowing races, carnivals, fireworks and the Red Arrows.

Agatha Christie Festival

A highlight of the English Riviera events calendar, the Agatha Christie Festival is a week of murder, mystery and mayhem celebrating the life and works of the Queen of Crime, born in Torquay in 1890.

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