BrixFest Brixham - CANCELLED FOR 2020, BACK IN 2021


Brixham Harbour, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AJ
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  • BrixFest Brixham, Devon

About Us

​BrixFest will bring hundreds of artists, charities, chefs and local people together with thousands of visitors. Throughout the festival we encourage you to keep it local and spend your hard earned money in the local shops and restaurants. 

BrixFest is a three-day celebration of this charming fishing town, taking place over the Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekend, at the end of May. If you are planning a family holiday to Brixham, this is the perfect time to visit, although book early as it's understandably popular. Highlights include live music, cooking demonstrations, an arts and craft market, a vintage car rally, crabbing competitions, heritage craft exhibitions, a children’s day, dragon boat racing and huge firework display.

Why not stay over for this event?  Click here to search for accommodation availabilty.

Saturday: Food, Music, Fireworks!

This year's Saturday at BrixFest is slightly different to previous years with the inception of this year's inaugural Seafood Festival.

We start as usual with a grand opening on-stage underneath the Old Fish Market with a local legend (TBA). Then we welcome a whole bunch of local legends(!) in Brixham Town Band, who will give us an hour of fantastic music.

​This year, we're moving the usual Saturday cooking demonstrations to Sunday - but don't fret...we're filling the time.

Live music and food stalls have long been the hallmark of a great saturday at the festival, so we're extending the timings to make up for the cooking demonstrations moving. More music. More food. More fun!

​As you're enjoying yourself we'll be setting up the ninth annual BrixFest Firework Display. This year's display will be kicking off at the usual time of 9:50pm and can be viewed from anywhere around the inner harbour.

​All events are weather permitting, and all events are FREE! See you there.

Sunday: Bring on the challenge!

Welcome to the annual BrixFest Dragonboat Challenge - where teams of local people battle it out to be named BrixFest Champion!

​Each team will race a minimum of three heats, plus whatever finals they reach. There can be only one winner.

​Last year's  ace winners (The Manor Inn) are ready to rock and defend their title. Who will challenge them?

Don't forget the course record is still held by the first ever champions, Buoys 'n' Belles. Could we see a new record set in 2019?

Find below some information about what you can expect on the day as an audience member or participant!

​A slide show of images on the right are to get you enthused..fingers crossed for the sun. 

​BrixFest Dragonboat Safety Boats are supplied by Torbay Sea School. 

Monday: Be a kid for a day...

The excitable, fun-loving childish side of our committee and our community comes out on Breakwater Beach at The BrixFest Children's Day! A day full of free family activities awaits those who attend. 

​This year there's a focus on sustainability. The activities will all be geared toward looking after our beautiful environment. Activities will include arts and crafts, drama performances and entertainment for the whole family!

​Get involved in these FREE activities from 11-4pm. 

Opening Times

Brixfest 2020 (CANCELLED) (23 May 2020 - 27 May 2020)
Brixfest 2021 (28 May 2021 - 31 May 2021)





  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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