The English Riviera hosts a year-round calendar of events, from maritime festivals to celebrations of our wonderful regional food and drink.
Take a look at our Out & About page for news about some of the up-and-coming events taking place in and around Torquay.
A Life on the Ocean Wave
With our superb coastal location it is clear why Torbay is steeped with such a rich maritime heritage. The natural harbour of the Bay is the perfect location for all sorts of water based events from sailing to power boat racing and even trawler racing.
August is regatta time, including Torbay Royal Regatta and Dartmouth Royal Regatta. There are plenty of sailing events taking place as well as a host of activities for the landlubbers amongst us, the highlight of which must be the spectacular air displays by the world famous Red Arrows.
July and August sees Paignton Carnival and Torbay week, when you can enjoy children’s activities, all the fun of the fair and spectacular firework displays. For a full listing of the events taking place go to the English Riviera Website.
For a more traditional village celebration, Marldon Apple Pie Fair traces it roots back to the 19th century when the fair centred around the baking of a giant apple pie. Although the apple pie still takes pride of place, todays village event offers attractions including various arena competitions and displays, an exhibition of craft activities and local artists in a large marquee, plus numerous side-shows and stalls. The Fair takes place every year on the last Saturday in July.
Agatha Christie Festival
Time to join on the annual celebration of the life of Torquay’s world renowned crime writer. Events include film shows, river trips, a tea dance, theatre production, murder mystery events and more. The English Riviera Website will have a full list of events taking place.
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