Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week


Paignton Green, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6ED

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Some things stay the same, other things change and the 171st Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week is no different. We’ve been working hard over the last few years to mix our traditional events with an abundance of live entertainment on our stage and this year is shaping up to be bigger than ever! This year we have over 80 hours of FREE family fun to bring you, based on Paignton Green, Paignton Beach and Torbay Velopark.

Our event is run entirely by a small but dedicated band of local volunteers and all our events are funded through sponsorship, advertising and the support of our stallholders, plus the kind donations of the public who visit us during the week. Our event also supports and raises money for a number of charities and local good causes.

New for 2018: our first weekend of music will be sponsored by Riviera FM, who will be showcasing acoustic live music from local bands in our Regatta marquee. Sunday the 5th also sees the return of our Beat the Tide event, where teams of up to eight people bid to build sandcastles big enough to stand on as the tide comes in. The last team standing is the winner and you can enter your team on the day.

This year our stage comes alive again in the evenings with our series of Regatta Rocks events.  We’re delighted to announce some fantastic headline tribute acts on the main stage including Bon Jovi on bike night (in association with BMAD), The Bee Gees and Take That.

Some of our time-honoured favourites are still on the programme, including the Bay’s biggest firework display. This year's fireworks will be on Friday 10th August at 9:30pm but why no join us for the whole evening as we host a Ibiza Club Classic night on our stage. Our display is fully sponsored by Anderton & Rowlands funfair and supported by Gerry Cottle’s Circus. This is our biggest opportunity to fundraise for our event and our chosen charities, so please bring along any change your can spare and drop it into the collecting buckets carried by our volunteers.

Our final weekend is jam-packed with events, including our fun Dog Show on Saturday the 11th, which this year is co-hosted by, and raising funds for, Animals in Distress.

Other events during the week include the Regatta cycle races and the Regatta Mile running race at Torbay Velopark, plus a day of crazy fun and games with our friends from Torbay Children’s Week.

As well as our stage entertainment, we have demonstrations and displays for all the family; plus a fully-licensed bar, hot and cold food and a number of stalls selling crafts or raising money and awareness for local and national causes. Anderton & Rowlands funfair will be joining us and bringing all the fun of the fair to Paignton Green.

Our free programme will be in shops and holiday accommodation around Torbay from July, plus we will have plenty of copies at Regatta HQ on the Green. If you have a programme, you won't miss a thing!

Opening Times

Paignton Regatta 2018 (4 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018)
Paignton Regatta Fireworks - 9.30 pm (10 Aug 2018)




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