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.
English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament 2017 ~ Torquay
The English Riviera welcomes all bowlers to participate in this friendly but competitive tournament.
Over the years bowlers from all parts of the U.K. as well as from Holland, South Africa and Australia have participated.
We endeavour to provide good facilities and bowling conditions at our three host clubs, Kings, Torquay and Victoria B.C.’s which are all located on the main Torquay sea front and within easy walking distance. We particularly thank those who have regularly supported us over the years, trust they will continue to do so and hopefully introduce new faces.
The tournament runs over an eight day period from Sunday to Sunday and will always be in the week which includes the third Monday in June.
Events programmed for 2017:- 18th to 25th June.
(new competition with enhanced prize money, open to all)
Men’s and Ladies Pairs – There will also be a limited entry “Consolation Men’s Pairs” for early round losers.
Men’s Triples and Mixed Pairs.
Each competition is played through to a conclusion so there is no “finals day”.
BABBACOMBE ROTARY FAYRE
21st June 2017
Babbacombe Fayre is a long standing tradition for this Rotary club, we really enjoy bringing together the local community of all ages.
There are stalls of many kinds raising awareness and money for local causes and charities.
Children from the area take part in the tug-of-war and, throughout the day choirs from secondary and primary pupils.
A great day for all ages, we look forward to seeing you there.
Babbacombe Downs comes alive with this wonderful community and charity based event.
A wide variety of stalls, activities, music, fun & games, in fact, one of the best family events in the bay, with plenty to interest adults and children alike.
TORBAY HALF MARATHON 2017
June 25th 2017 will see the 26th running of this very popular seaside event; with demand for places steadily growing, early entry to this event is advised, as we may well be full before race day.
The Torbay Half Marathon route is a traffic free two lap route which starts and finishes on Paignton seafront, taken in the stunning coastal views across Torbay. Starting with one lap of Paignton Green before heading towards Torquay, where the course will pass the historic Torre Abbey and by the Princess Gardens where you will start the return back to Paignton. See Course Map
£450 to first Male & Female finisher, is part of the extensive prize list worth over £3,000 and includes prizes for all age categories from age 17 to 65+ years,there is also an award for the best Fun Costume! All finishers will receive a Goody bag, Souvenir technical T-shirt, and Commemorative medal.