TOTNES CANOE FESTIVAL
21st May 2017
A great day of excitement and fun for everyone.
2017 marks the seventh year of our popular community event. A summer day to enjoy on and off the river with an amazing atmosphere.
Admission to the Festival is free!
Come and support sponsored crews of 10 paddle Longbow canoes race in full view of enthusiastic crowds 2000 strong lining Longmarsh, natural parkland on the bank of the River Dart.
Relax and enjoy a family picnic, side-shows, entertainments, explore a variety of charity and refreshment stalls.
There will be food, drink entertainment and stalls for the all the family on Longmarsh from 12 noon to 5 pm.
Brixfest 2017 – Multi Award Winning Event
Welcome to BrixFest 2017 – the award-winning annual family festival in Brixham, Torbay (Devon), celebrating the beautiful town and it’s heritage.
BrixFest is a festival celebrating Brixham’s fascinating maritime heritage and vibrant present day culture. Historic fishing trawlers, seafood, live music and fireworks will be combined to celebrate the best of Brixham past and present.
The Heritage Trawler Regatta is a festival highlight. Local chefs will give seafood cooking demonstrations and locally produced beers and ciders will be available. There will also be demonstrations of traditional fishing-related skills including crab and lobster pot weaving, knot tying and rope making.
Fireworks, children’s day, live music, cooking demonstrations, heritage craft exhibitions, crabbing competitions, vintage car rally
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta
27th – 28th May 2017
The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the ‘King George V Cup’ or the ‘Kings Cup’, to be raced for by Brixham registered sailing trawlers over 40 tons. This was competed for annually from 1919 until 1939 when the war ended racing and sailing trawlers were rapidly being retired. Racing did not resume after the War, but the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta was revived by enthusiasts in 1997.
The dates for the 2017 Heritage Sailing Regatta are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. Consequently, Regatta arrivals can be on the Friday or Saturday with the Fish Supper, Festivities and Fireworks on the Saturday evening and the Skippers Briefing, Regatta, Prize Giving, Raffle and possibly Live Music on the Sunday. It also leaves the Bank Holiday Monday free for crews to sail home. It will be a very similar proven format to 2016.
27th May – 4th June 2017
Celebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark at this years Geopark Festival . A wide range of events will be available to visitors and residents at a number of locations across the bay.
There’s a range of events all week that can help you enjoy, explore and experience all of the different aspects of the Geopark.
A landscape untouched by glaciation, revealing stories unseen elsewhere in the world. Stories of tropical seas and scorching deserts, raised beaches and drowned forests, hippopotami and mammoth, straight-tusked elephant and sabre-toothed tiger, cave bear and earliest man…
TORBAY AIR SHOW
3rd & 4th June 2017
Torbay Airshow has announced the initial military aircraft line-up for when it returns this summer, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.
The aircraft displays from the RAF have been confirmed and will include the world’s premier aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, as well as the Typhoon jet and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, comprising the Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster and the Supermarine Spitfire.
The two-day show, which had its inaugural event last year, takes place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the displays and the perfect location for a large coastal airshow event.
The action-packed flying programme will take place over two full afternoons on Saturday and Sunday alongside ground displays, entertainment, trade stands, fair rides, bars and catering within the event village on Paignton Green. Further confirmation on air displays is expected to be announced over the coming months.
The famous RAF Red Arrows display will span the weekend, flying on both Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June featuring their trademark combination of close formations and precision flying. The full length display will take place across the Bay. All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice.
The event is run by Torbay Council. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up to receive the email newsletter to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and additions to the line up!
Babbacombe Ukulele Festival – 4th Year
Join us for a full day’s entertainment in and around the Music Marquee.
Live Music all day down on Oddicombe Beach from a host of Great Ukulele bands – Free to enjoy.
At the time of posting this event we have fifteen visiting Ukulele clubs performing during the course of the day. each performing in 30 minute sessions. Solo artists will also fill in between bands. Join us and enjoy a singalong,
We have local service providers like Babbacombe Cliff Railway and 3 Degrees Cafe supporting us in making your day an enjoyable experience.
Organising Club:- www.babbacombeukulele.co.uk
- * The Festival is sponsored by Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
English Riviera International Dance Festival 2017
A week of non stop dancing open to everyone with an interest in dance organised & presented by James & Claire Taplin with operational support from festival originators Philip Wylie and Pam Peters.
The English Riviera International Dance Festival is a glittering annual dance extravaganza is open to everyone with an interest in dancing. So whether you want to join in with the social and leisure dancing, learn and improve your dancing prowess, watch champions in cabaret, or enter the competitions, don’t miss out on this spectacular event. – See more at: http://dance.tlh.co.uk
*Social and Competitive dance programmes.
*Masterclasses and supervised practice sessions with top coaches.
*Learn & Improve workshops for social & competitive dancers.
*Gala dinner with Champions in Cabaret on Thursday evening at the Riviera International Centre.
*5 days of competitions for competitors.
*Cabaret by UK Professional 10 Dance Champions Richard Still & Morgan Hemphil.
*2 beautiful ballrooms.
*Social dancing each evening.
South Devons favourite festival returns – and this time across two days!
Lemonfest is a two-day festival which takes place on 9th-10th June, at Newton Abbot Racecourse in the beautiful area of South Devon.
Camping Tickets are available for the Friday & Saturday nights; where we have a small but perfectly formed Silent Disco to keep everyone entertained. Oh, and a late night bar – of course.
Doors open for everyone at 6pm on Friday 9th June, and close for General Admission ticket holders at 11.55pm on Saturday night – with no re-entry past 7pm – however those with Camping Tickets can stay until midday on Sunday.
This Newton Abbot festival – taking place for the 7th year running – hosts an array of top local, national, and international DJs and bands across its six diverse stages of music.
Tickets from £22. Please visit website for full ticketing details.
Occombe Farm Beer Festival
Occombe Beer Festival is back from the 16-17 June 2017 with beer and cider tasting, live music and a feast of food – Torbay’s only festival on a working farm.
The full foot-stomping line-up includes Duke Johnson and the Scorchers, Mammoth, O’Marleys and Alex Dobson, Chris Thomas, the Travelling Blueberries, 3BF, Harbour, NUMB, Joker and Foo Fighters Tribute band – Something from Nothing (with one more yet to be announced).
With 100% of festival profits going to Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, to protect the places we love – Berry Head, Anstey’s Cove, Occombe Farm and Cockington – this festival offers good times that do good. Plenty of reasons to SAVE THE DATE, grab your pals, buy tickets (April 2017) and head down to the farm.
100% of the profits from the Occombe Beer Festival go to local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to protect and care for over 1700 acres of Torbay coast and countryside, so that it can be enjoyed by you now and future generations. We look after some of the most important natural places in the Bay, including Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm and a whole host of magical woodland and stunning cliff and coastal walks. As a charity, we rely on the generosity and support of the local community to continue our work and by enjoying the Occombe Beer Festival, you are doing good. Thank you!
Brixham Trawler Race
Skippers dress the boats with bunting and battle it out with two lap race around the Bay and fun and festivities on the quayside all raising money for local charities.
The winner is not always the first across the line as there is a very strict handicapping system.